Y'all come back again, ye hear?
September 21, 2016 | And they did! Jim and Angela decided to come to the desert for a weekend, now that both of them are retired and free to gad about.
The gang and I simply swept them up into the normal swing of things. Saturday is our usual go-out-to-dinner night, so everyone came chez moi and I made a big pan of lasagna. As usual, we filled up on far too many appetizers, and when faced with a square of lasagna on our plates simply could not; doggie bags were requested all around. Nevertheless, everyone still managed to save room for Réal's apple crisp.
And on Sunday, in a departure from the norm, we all went to brunch at 360 North. Réal usually has to work on Sundays (which is why we switched from Sunday brunch to Saturday dinner) but he decided he was going to take a day off so we could all do brunch. And we did. I would have ordered the lobster pot pie, but they were out; so I ordered the veal pot roast instead, another of my absolute favorites.
Faithful readers will remember that in photos of previous gatherings, Angela is most often seen with a book in her hand, reading, reading, reading. (Not that there's anything wrong with that; in fact it's a good thing.)
But the Angela who visited this time is a new person in two ways: first, she has shed some weight, and second, she has become addicted to Pokémon Go. The books have been replaced by the phone and supplemental portable charger, lest any Pokémon go uncaptured.
A highlight of the visit was a trip to the Palm Springs Air Museum. The museum specializes in military aircraft, and many of the "warbirds" are airworthy; in fact, the museum offers rides and participates in fly-in exhibitions. In two hangars, the collection and the stories it tells are both inspiring and deeply saddening. It's a sobering reminder of the reality of war, and it's one politicians who are always popping off about bombing the "s*t out of them" should have to face.
One of the exciting discoveries at the museum is their library! You would expect to find oral histories, and such, but they also have newspapers, movies, magazines (a complete collection of Life Magazine). We could not resist sitting down and leafing through old issues, marveling at the stories, the ads, the style, etc.
Last updated on Sep 22, 2016