Pete Is Nearing A Half-Century...Older Than Dirt!
Half a century? It's not fair! Pete still has hair! So, tradition is important and tradition is carried on! The infamous "Monkey Card" exchange...for almost twenty years, Pete and Paul exchange birthday cards and what makes it unique is the card must have a monkey on it!
Aging According To Pete: Old age is when you resent the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated because there are fewer articles to read.
Paul did good this year... Looks just like Pete
after a hard day at work!
The favorite food of 1970 was Spaghetti Bolognese
Believe it or not back in 1970 spaghetti bolognese was a pretty fashionable 'foreign' dish that would be served up at dinner parties up and down the land because of its fabulously 'fancy' ingredients. Guests often spent the evening working out how to get the slippery strands into their mouths while trying to avoid tomato sauce going all down their best dress!
Just down the road a bit (45 minutes) but happily, half-way between the Chartier's and us we will meet at Sarducci's...oops, Trevor's At The Tracks. Robin and Bob are going to celebrate with us and their departure point was Corona. At 11:00 AM we coagulate and begin to party...and watch the choo-choo's come flying by!
Trevor's is located inside the San Juan Capistrano train station!
...and a few short steps from Mission San Juan Capistrano!
We all pulled into the parking lot at exactly the same time!
Looks like a Hollywood couple out on the town!
What is this man thinking?
Love those glasses...Makes you look very stopishticated!
The champagne disappears in a cloud of hiccups!
Pete and Lisa got the electric champagne
We had a super nice room to ourselves!
Lisa 'splains the problem
Aging According To Pete: Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning.
It's a long story!!
Listen for it... The punch line is coming!
She is going to practice the story again... at home!
Before we attacked the Brussel Sprouts!
The Brussel Sprouts were out of this world complete with cranberries
Drunken Cranberries | Goat Cheese Crumbles | House Herbs | Balsamic Drizzle
Daniel made sure no one went dry!
Sue trades champagne for wine... seems like a good deal!
Entitled "Blind Dates" - California Dates | Applewood-Smoked Bacon | Goat Cheese | Balsamic Drizzle
Robin and Bob...A pair to draw too
Robin spots the small burrito
The Burrito that ate Detroit! Paul and Bob pigged out on these
and most of it went home!
Lisa did the avocado toast
Sue went after the Mexican breakfast... delicious
Robin took the easy way out... Simple omelet
"Yes Pete... You have to eat the whole thing"
Aging According To Pete: A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, '"At my age, I don't even buy green bananas."
Sue helps encourage Pete to take every bite
Having fun the entire time
Paul suggested an automotive flare
Bob suggested a flame thrower
Lisa had a can of gasoline in mind!
Robin suggested leftover July 4th fireworks
Pete just took all the guff in stride!
We hope his last glass of "Jack" was more than an hour ago!
The light has been extinguished until next year!
Aging According To Pete: I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.
Don't laugh Lisa... It's your turn next week!
Who? Little ol' me???
Aging According To Pete: I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do