What an exciting visit! It's always a fun visit with the California kids. The weather was heavenly - maybe a bit cool for my Southern blood but it's nice. They seldom need air conditioning and the roses love it. They were in bloom while we were there and some were as big as saucers. And the colors were simply spectacular!
We always eat well when we are there. Many bistros, cool restaurants and cafes are within walking distance of Paul and Shea's house. Nice living!!
We had mussels and roast chicken at the little French bistro, Cuisinett. This little spot is unique and is owned and run by a young man, Geoffrey, from France. I always tell him he should franchise his lovely boutique restaurant. He says he prefers to control the food and the experience his guest receive. It's one of my very favorite restaurants!
My little garden at home had begun to produce so I packed some of the pickings in my luggage. On our second night I made a dinner of fresh green beans, new potatoes and ham with roasted veggies, coleslaw and homemade cornbread. We invited Paul's father, Ed, and Nick, Paul's son. We ate and ate and laughed and laughed! What great company!! Ed could not help himself from nibbling and nibbling on the cornbread as we entertained each other after dinner. For a California man, he sure liked southern cooking. He took the little bit of leftover cornbread home with him.