"Malibu Five" Was A Blast

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. - Aristotle

Time To Go Greek....

It's time for our semi-bimonthly yearly whenever we want trip to Malibu to dine on exquisite Greek food and then hike back into the mountains to visit the Malibu Family Winery.... Donna, Irene, Sue, Herbie, and Paul made the adventure this time! We sure missed Bob!

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
Herbie and Sue arrive first... We get to park in the front today! Must be a good omen!

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure

Greek Quotations To Remember:

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one. - Epicurus

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it. - Epicurus

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. - Plato

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato

Only the dead have seen the end of the war. - Plato

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. - Plato

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. - Plato

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. - Plutarch

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. - Plutarch

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
What should I order???

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
Irene explains the drill

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OMG... The food keeps coming and coming.... Look for the "Fries With Eyes"

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
The Saganaki arrives.... In style

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Flaming Saganaki.... A meal in itself

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Herb and Paul ... A pair to draw to!

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
Watch these two... Paul is picking up a secret signal from Herb....
Sounds like wind whistling through his ears

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Irene wants to be one of the boys

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All smiles until they found out its the last glass of wine

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We is stuffed.... Heading out

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After our Greek lesson

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Tonights dinner special just walked in!

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Fearless ... But not the national bird of Greece

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Did You Know? - In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix (Ancient Greek ?????? ph?ini?x) is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.

During the Classic period, the name of the bird, ??????, was variously associated with the color purple, 'Phoenician', and the date palm. According to an etymology offered by the 6th- and 7th-century archbishop Isidore of Seville, the name of the phoenix derived from its purple-red hue, an explanation that has been influential. This association continued into the medieval period, albeit in a different fashion; the bird was considered "the royal bird" and therefore also referred to as "the purple one".

Did Someone Say "Dance" Around This Group?

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
Always time to dance

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
Dance lessons provided in the lobby

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Herb directs the dancing...

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A visit to the statue of Bob is required

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Just a few steps away

Suddenly We Are Confronted With "The Statue Of Bob"

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An amazing resemblance

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
The eyes... the ears... the teeth.....

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August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
Paul and Herb try to recreate it as best we can

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Look at the legs on those guys....

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Now they have the giggles

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What no legs???

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"Dang! It does look like Bob!"

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OK... Enough... It's time for wine

To The Malibu Family Winery

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Right off Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains

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We has arrived

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The grounds were beautiful

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The morning delivery was just made

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Look pretty good for 84 years old!

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Love the colors

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Living the Life Of Riley

Did You Know? - The expression, "Living the life of Riley" suggests an ideal contented life, possibly living on someone else's money, time or work. Rather than a negative freeloading or golddigging aspect, it implies that someone is kept or advantaged.

The expression is of uncertain origin, and is first attested from around World War I, particularly in American servicemen. Various theories exist as to the origin, such as to an origin in the 1880s, a time when James Whitcomb Riley's poems depicted the comforts of a prosperous home life, but it could have an Irish origin?after the Reilly clan consolidated its hold on County Cavan, they minted their own money, accepted as legal tender even in England. These coins, called "O'Reillys" and "Reilly's" became synonymous with a monied person, and a gentleman freely spending was "living on his Reillys".

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
The ladies to the heavy lifting... Sampling the vino!

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Slurp... Gurgle... Swish

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Dang... Running dry already

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Paul watches over the ladies to make sure they stay stober

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1950 was an excellent year but a mint green pickup???

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Discussing the vino was a full-time job

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Herbie enjoys the afternoon

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Straight vodka... A man's drink!

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Neat lighting idea....

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Paul's eyes seemed to be green this afternoon

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Previous vintages on display... We remember them well

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Love the old trucks

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Made the year Donna was born! They both look pretty good!

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She was going to pour it in the gas tank!

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A leg man at work ... The legs are in "Mint Condition"

Did You Know? - Mint condition is an expression used in the description of pre-owned goods. Originally, the phrase comes from the way collectors describe the condition of coins. As the name given to a coin factory is a "mint", then mint condition is the condition a coin is in when it leaves the mint. Over time, the term "mint" began to be used to describe many different items having excellent, like-new quality.

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
Mint green??? The legs or the truck??

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
Wagons ho! This is what Herbie remembers!!

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August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure
Time to dance

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The grass will never be the same

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Watch out for your toes Donna....

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Movin' movin' movin'

August 2013 Malibu Greek Adventure