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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Andi-sandia Marr-gott ~ Gtano's w/ Jennifer ~ Tap Rock ~ Small World ~ Epiphany

Good 37º VERY foggy morning.


(Alexandria Margaret... 2 days old^  .. or as she pronounced her name as she was old enough to talk..."Andi-sandia Marrr-gott~! LOL)

Today is SPECIAL. It is my Alex's birthday. OMG, Jelly Bean, how did you get to be 19 years old so fast????

You are a wonderful kind and loving person and a beauty and smart and, my love, you have it all! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A SPECIAL GIRL! I love you!!!! oxoxxoxoxo Be REALLY REALLY good to yourself. Choose the mountains to climb and do your very best. Rewards will come.... Don't EVER "settle". 

Historically this date....
1838 – Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
1912 – New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.
1974 – In response to the 1973 energy crisisdaylight saving time commences nearly four months early in theUnited States.
1994 – Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit.
And births this date include....
1880 – Tom Mix, American actor (d. 1940)

1912 – Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)

Father of Marlo.

1913 – Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)

1925 – John DeLorean, American auto maker (d. 2005)

1926 – Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)

Husband of Jayne Mansfield - father of Mariska 
1931 – Capucine, French actress (d. 1990)

 Sadly, committed suicide.

1960 – Howie Long, American football player and analyst


Yesterday I met up with Jennifer at Gtano's for lunch. 

I had one of Juan Carlos' Peruvian Margaritas. OMGOOOOOOD!!!!! Best Maggie EVER!
(AND... even got a hug from Juan Carlos! Missed seeing Lily though.)

Jennifer had chardonnay....

Karen (adorable, sweet, fun girl) fixed us guacamolé right there at the table. It is THE BEST guacamolé ever!

We had the 'lunch special' which was steak, stuffed with veggies and cheese, and shrimp. HEAVEN!

It comes with a little side of corn rice and black beans...

OINK OINK. I could eat there every single day, but then I'd be the size of my truck! If you haven't been to Gtano's...GO!!! Everything they serve is FRESH. Go for lunch (opens at 11), go for Happy Hour (appetizers awesome!), go for dinner! You will LIKE!!!

After lunch I wanted to stop at the Elks for a glass of wine and to buy the tickets for the "All you can eat Crab Feed", but they weren't open til 2pm. So, we went to Tap Rock.

I love coming here. The view is super fun. The decorations throughout the restaurant are fish and bears.. on everything... from the towel holders in the restrooms to the walls and everywhere!

We had some chardonnay...
The view...Caveman Bridge...

Across the river in the park kids were feeding the Mallards and Canadian Geese....

The interesting thing about being at Tap Rock was when we were leaving. There were 4 gentlemen at a table close to us. When they were leaving one of them put on a Harley jacket. I commented, of course!, by asking if he had a Harley. Yes he and his son did. Then we got to talking (no escaping me) and found out they were visiting from So. Cal. LIGHTBULB.  Come to find out he has a house in Temple City! He worked for CHP in ELA! OMG, then the chatter really started! His name is John and he knows the Salvatore's (Mike and Dan... both ret LASD). And it turns out that my son Brian, is his friend's (cabnetry business up here) State Farm Agent! SMALL world.
Jennifer went on her way and I stopped at the Elks and got the Crab Feed tickets. Then home...

Didn't have dinner. Was till full from lunch, but did taste Jennifer's lima beans she gave me. AWESOME! Thanks Jen.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 6th
Epiphany or Twelfth Night
Three Kings Day
Epiphany (Koine Greek: ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, "manifestation", "striking appearance") or Theophany
 (Ancient Greek,Τheophaneia meaning "vision of God") is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, and thus Jesus' physical manifestation to the GentilesEastern Christians commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, seen as his manifestation to the world as the Son of God.
In some Western Christian denominations, especially in the past, and also in the present-day Church of England, the feast of the Epiphany also initiates a liturgical season of Epiphanytide.
The traditional date for the feast is January 6. However, since 1970, the celebration is held in some countries on the Sunday after January 1. Eastern Churches following the Julian Calendar observe the Theophany feast on what for most countries is January 19 because of the 13-day difference today between that calendar and the generally used Gregorian calendar.
In the Church of England, the eve of the feast used to be celebrated as Twelfth Night. The Monday after Epiphany is known as Plough Monday.