Birthday 68

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. 

Older Than Dirt!

We had a bit of Happy Hour before heading to Newport Beach and surprising Bob at his birthday dinner! We made it just in time by taking PCH from Long Beach to Newport Beach! Donna schedule the event perfectly!

Remember: Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Bob's 68th birthday surprise
Racing right along in Huntington Beach

Bob's 68th birthday surprise
We arrived just in time ahead of Donna and Bob... In we go!

Bob's 68th birthday surprise

Bob's 68th birthday surprise
The hostess had a great desk for a restaurant

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The garden was beautiful

Bob's 68th birthday surprise
There were herbs and lettuce attached to the walls

Bob's 68th birthday surprise
The tomatillos were a surprise to Donna

Did You Know? - The tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica), known as the Husk Tomato or Mexican Husk Tomato, is a plant of the nightshade family, related to the cape gooseberry, bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit of the same name. Tomatillos originated in Mexico, and are a staple of Mexican cuisine. Tomatillos are grown as annuals throughout the Western Hemisphere. Tomatillos are generally eaten fried, boiled or steamed.

The tomatillo fruit is surrounded by an inedible, paper-like husk formed from the calyx. As the fruit matures, it fills the husk and can split it open by harvest. The husk turns brown, and the fruit can be several colors when ripe, including yellow, red, green, or even purple. The freshness and greenness of the husk are quality criteria.

Bob's 68th birthday surprise

Bob's 68th birthday surprise
Many different kinds of basil and a gigantic eggplant

Bob's 68th birthday surprise
Sue walked around the garden getting some ideas

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Great outdoor cleaning and prep area

Bob's 68th birthday surprise
Hanging on the wall is a good idea... Walk up and pick what you like

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Bob walked in and was surprised

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Donna had her phone camera going

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Our table is in the garden

Bob's 68th birthday surprise
Doesn't look a day over 102!

Bob's 68th birthday surprise
Looking back into the inside of the restaurant

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Hugs and kisses

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Spectacular sunset even with the trees

Bob's 68th birthday surprise

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Bob's 68th birthday surprise
Salt Roasted Garden Beets, di Stefano Burrata, Avocado,
Tangerine Aigre-Doux, Chard, Sherry-Maple Vinaigrette

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We were... All evening

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Roasted cauliflower

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Veal chops

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More chops...

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Donna wondered about the architecture...
The post is protected by the steel from getting bumped and from earthquakes

Bob's 68th birthday surprise
"Bob! I want my garden this high"

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Our friend the wine

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Birthday cake and wine.... Life is good

Bob's 68th birthday surprise

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All smiles... Trying to get enough wind to blow out the candle

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"I'm sorry... Didn't mean to blow the cake off the table"

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Time to sit and chat.... We closed down the place

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