Ok, so it has been a while since I have posted anything. Hopefully that won’t be the case anymore. It’s been a few months and life goes on. Since it has been a while, here are some things that have happened in no particular order.
The Cold Springs Tavern is a great little restaurant in the hills above Santa Barbara. Mabel and I went there for a meal and were really happy with it. This rustic old place has been there forever and you can tell. It is well worth the drive if you want to eat good food and experience a little bit of history in a peaceful surrounding. I remember that it was a cold day when we went up there but it was perfect because the drive was nice and beautiful. I didn’t bring our big camera that day and I wish I had. The surrounding area was nice and green with a stream running through that you could hear just outside the restaurant. There were people going down to it just to have a look around and there were various paths and trails that led out from it. Maybe one day we’ll go back and have an adventure.
Inside we found good food at a decent price and some interesting items on the wall. We sat by the wall that had pictures of all of the dogs that the owners have had over the years. You could tell these were not only loved animals but members of the family as well. I had the country fried steak and eggs and I know that I enjoyed it. It was just what I wanted at the time.
Easter came and went. We had a nice dinner with Cheuk and Amy. Mabel made a salt
crusted prime rib. Now I may be biased (so what) but I have to say…BEST DINNER E-V-E-R! It just tasted so good and Mabel just did a great job with it. I know she will make it again some days and I can’t wait. The recipe/directions were fairly straight forward. I have to say it was wierd seeing an entire box of kosher salt emptied into a bowl and then caked onto a prime rib but the result was pure food heaven. I mean just look at this:
Next there was our first baseball game of the season. Now being from San Francisco, Mabel and I are originally Giants fans. Now living in LA, it is nearly impossible to follow them. We can’t be Dodgers fans but we do like to follow the Angels. Yes, they beat the Giants in 2002 but we overlook that since we love baseball and the Angels are a good American League team. Mabel and I went to the game on April 11. They happened to be playing the Oakland A’s. It was a good game and tickets were a good price. It’s too bad the Angel’s lost but it was nice to get out and see a good game, have some good food, and just enjoy the ballpark. That’s one thing we like to do is walk around the stadium just to see all the fun stuff that is around. One day we hope to hit all of the baseball fields and I am sure we will.
And lastly, we made a quick jaunt up to the city to see some family. It was our normal quick trip, up to San Francisco and back in less than 48 hours.
Crazy I know but fun just the same. It was good just to hang with family and catch up. Just plain old having a good time. The food was great and it was nice just to relax and enjoy each other’s company.There was food, fun, and Roxi. Yep, Roxi came up with us this time. It is good that she doesn’t mind the travel. She does very well in the car and it is so funny that when we get off the freeway she starts getting antsy because she knows we are almost at our destination. She is a kick. What’s more, most people are happier to see her first than us! That’s just because she is so cute and a very good dog, if I do say so myself. And I did, so there. A short vid if you are interested.
That’s about it for now. I’ll have a diabetes update soon. So much to write about that. Thanks for reading, and to make you smile, a picture of Roxi: