It started well because my first thought was Happy Birthday, Elijah! 35 years ago I got me a son! And every year, that initial crazy Mama love just keeps growing with him, through the downs and ups and up higher.
|Hair is shorter these days but I'll have to get out there and take a photo for myself!|
|This is near the top of the Sauratown Mountain, only about 15 minutes away from Steve and Lisa's own home. photo credit: Stephen Harding|
|And this is the view. Wide open space with a mountain skyline...how big is that?|
Yesterday was a 'get thee to Fajardo' day. The passenger ferry was there, the moon was still shining and the Spring Break passengers were all in good spirits.
The publico ride to town made its usual slow way through the longest and shortest stop light in the world, there was plenty of time to look around.
|A sign I hadn't noticed before. Somehow, the Chili's logo just seemed wrong for the rest of the sign. I wanted a pig pit.|
|Which came first, the porch or the sidewalk?|
|Come in! Welcome! oh...no one is home here anymore.|
The big wave that splashed them didn't seem to deter the shoot, but it did get a lot of laughter from the rest of us, eclipsing the guy that had a bad stomach incident that I apparently missed completely while dozing on and off. Unfortunately, the really nice girl sitting next to me was not so lucky, but she had such a great attitude. "At least it wasn't any other body fluid." Sanguine indeed!
Finally we were back, and not too much later than we would have reached otherwise. Tina and I had plans to start celebrating her birthday early and my son's birthday vicariously. Let the plans begin!
After a happy hour time at Dinghy Dock we headed to Susie's for what turned out to be some of the best food I've eaten in quite awhile. The kind you rave about, to the chefs, to the servers, to each other. The kind your mouth remembers. Oh yes!
We weren't really dinner hungry so we ordered the salmon roll and the tuna tartar. I wasn't sure what I'd think of the salmon roll as we were told it was done as tempura. I like tempura but I've had it done well and I've had it done...not so well. This was the best I've ever had. Barely dusted with an almost translucent coating of batter but crunchy and crispy, the salmon was the star. The tuna tartar, served with chips drizzled with a sauce (hoisin? something good) took a lot of restraint to eat in small bites, but small bites it was to make it last longer. I'm pretty sure we didn't lick the platter. Pretty sure.
|Serious carrot cake|
|Nooooooo....not a photo!|
And on to the day!
Have a wakeful Wednesday! Do something warm-hearted.