Friday, November 29, 2019
Wow! It's hard to believe Thanksgiving has come and gone. After the six hours driving to Thanksgiving and the three hours driving back, we needed a little sleep in. Darla graciously agreed to drive us down to Jackie's house on Friday, so we could hang out, play with the puppies and kitties and eat at their favorite Chinese restaurant, Bamboo! Jackie and Darla already know what they want.
With mai tai in hand, we are ready to begin our feast. Sorry, no pictures of food, we were too busy eating all the good shrimp with candied walnuts, barbeque beef, slippery pork and silky tofu. The leftovers sustained us for days!
Back at Jackie's house, it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
We didn't end up with any puppy or kitty pictures, we were too busy solving all the problems of the world. It is always fun to catch up with friends. It may be a couple years between visits, but it always feels like coming home.
However, you can never have enough Christmas light pictures.
Saturday, November 30, 2019, was our last full day in Riverside. It was time to say goodbye to Little Ruby. Auntie Darla agreed to kitty sit while we travel to visit family. After getting Ruby settled in her room at Darla's house, we took off on a culinary tour before leaving for the deserts of Arizona.
First on our list, was some real cheese. We made a stop at the Cheese Cave in Claremont where we picked up some 10 year old cheddar and Rogue River Blue Cheese. The Rogue Creamery took top prize at the World Cheese Awards with this cheese. It is delicious.
Our mission to stock up the RV would not be complete if we didn't add more beer to the pantry. Dave may have had a little too much coffee at our last stop.
Deciding which ones are coming home with us is always a challenge, but Darla and I are always up to the task. While Dave is happy to snitch some from our tasters, he likes to pick a beer and just sit back and watch the show.
It seems appropriate that we end our visit with one last dinner at Anchos.
Darla promises she'll take good care of Ruby while we are gone. We are sad to give her up, but we know we will see her again next month. Thanks Darla!
One last chore before we go. The 27 tortillas have to be carefully packed and frozen so they will be there for us when we return from Myanmar.
This may be our last blog for a while. We hope to take lots of pictures during our family visits, but we won't have our laptops with us to prepare blogs. So, we'll take this opportunity to wish all our family and friends Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Joyous Kwanzaa and Happy New Year!