A momentous day
A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/perfection/
Today, my Aunt from Texas is coming to visit. I can’t remember the last time I saw her – it’s been probably 30+ years! Really? Can’t be…
Anyway, she’s my dad’s youngest sister, grew up in Ohio, lived in Michigan with my Uncle for years (I vaguely remember there house there) and then at some point in the past few decades, they moved to Texas, near Austin. My Uncle passed away a month or two ago, and now she is coming up to Canada for a visit. We are very much looking forward to seeing her and showing her the sights – now, if only it would clear up and get nice (it’s been beautiful for weeks, and today is cloudy and drizzly…of course!).
It’s also Kevin’s birthday today. I won’t tell you which one because, a) he wouldn’t want me to and b) it would tell you how old I will be in October.
Before we get to his birthday celebration (a nice dinner out to our favourite restaurant last night), I of course first need to catch you up on my walk yesterday. Down to Clover Point, then up to Cook Street and through the Park back home. Here are some of the sights from yesterday:
A random sailing ship
The destination: Clover Point
I have NO idea how someone got a bike on the cliff there – it looked impossible (although it’s hard to tell from the picture here).
Another random sailing ship.
I have no idea…
Random driftwood art on a front lawn on my way to the Park
The chip trail along Cook Street by the Park
One of the Gary Oak meadows in the Park
And now, Kevin’s dinner! We always go to Olo for special occasions and have their 5-course family meal, so we don’t have to make any decisions.
This was a really nice Pinot Noir from Oliver in the Okanagan Valley.
Yummy Pork Rinds!
Sunflower Seed Risotto – to DIE for!!!
Flank Steak (I forgot to take pictures of the Smoked Salmon which was delicious – this was delicious too)
And finally dessert!
And now, time to get ready to pick up my Aunt!!
Posted on June 18, 2016, in Daily Post and tagged Daily Post. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.
I never realized that you lived in Canada. Which city?
We are originally from Regina, Saskatchewan (Go Riders!!) and now live in beautiful Victoria BC!
That food looks incredible!
Tastes even better than it looks!!
Yum! That meal is making me hungry!
And it was delicious!! 🙂
Happy (late) birthday to your beloved!
On Sat, Jun 18, 2016 at 12:03 PM, Zombie Flamingos wrote:
> eschudel posted: “A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing > Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/perfection/ Today, my Aunt > from Texas is coming to visit. I can’t remember the last time I saw her – > it’s been probably 30+ years! Really? Can’t be…” >
Goodness, I don’t know why the email-reply from Gmail does that, I’m so sorry.
No worries! I was wondering why that was happening… Thanks (from Kevin) for the birthday wishes!
Thanks for being so understanding. 🙂
Your meal looks so good and the wine.. even better haha
Always better with wine (or just wine…. ) 🙂