Monday, January 25, 2010

On the hunt for our next meal

Something Toni and I like as much as traveling is food, not just fast food but really good food. So if we have to travel or drive for it, that's just the way it is. Last Sunday 1/24/10 presented that opportunity, as most of you know my San Diego Chargers are again sitting at home watching the rest of the playoffs from their homes, and this allows my Sundays to be filled with carefree activities and no more frustration, sense of betrayal, or just flat out disappointment on a team who are the NFL's equivalent to the Chicago Cubs. Some one must have put a hex on these guys.
Back to our day, we started our day with Jeff and Kristi at the 'The Pancake House' in El Cajon, I enjoyed a great California Omelet, and great company. Once finished we headed to check out Jeff and Kristi's new digs. Very, very nice we won't see them finished till May, but I could tell both Jeff and Kristi were very excited. Lets get back to our day, we were just beginning, we headed over to our friends Steve and Vennesa to see what was happening, after a few I don't knows and what do you guys want to do, we decided to head north up to Rancho Bernardo Winery. There wasn't much was going on. So, the what shall we do's started up again. Steve put a stop to it all by getting us a nice bottle of white wine, this helped us relax and really allowed us to focus on the task at hand. What shall we do today? The trek up to Mt. Laguna was a no, Wild Animal Park no, how about lunch somewhere we have never been too, yes. Leave it to Steve, Orange here we come (City of Orange South of Los Angeles). Steve and Vennessa had made the trek before, but Toni and I had not so it counted as a place we had not eaten before. That's a stretch. So the hunt was on for Shabu Shabu and we found it in the City of Orange, at a place called 'The Block' an out door mall with many shops and neat restaurants, amongst these eatery's was the place we drove up here for 'Koji's Sushi and Shabu Shabu'. Steve and Vennessa were experts already but Toni and myself got a lesson in this type of cooking, very cool, I had "The Around the World", beef, shrimp, chicken, veggies, and noddles. This meal really hit the spot. Well worth the drive, but the best part of the day was the company of friends. when you combine friends with good food, what more could you ask for. Till the next Adventure, goodbye for know.

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