La Quinta, California: When I left you, it was Ten Ten and we were celebrating it up. Ten days later, and I am now 66 and getting ready to drive up to Oregon to fetch our bus. Time flies when you are busy.
I had a great birthday, even though it was just me and DT. I walked 6.6 miles in the morning and cooked my own dinner - filet mignon, luxurious au gratin (3!) potatoes and green beans. Dessert was vanilla ice cream with fresh passion fruit scooped on-top. Perfect.
Fancy apps: onion sandwiches rolled in parsley garnish, and anchovy butter with radishes.
Yep, same candles from Dave's 66th in April. Should we flip/repurpose them for our 99th?
The 4 L's sent fancy chocolates.
Then, as if that wasn't enough, our neighbor, Jill, baked a 4-layer (chocolate and almond) cake for me! Happily we shared with other neighbors, but a huge hunk still came home with me. Isn't Jill just the sweetest (pun intended)?
We are going to stop in Los Angeles for a few days on our way to Oregon. We have not been to Los Angeles since - get this - March 2020! We all went into COVID lock-down just a few days after we returned to Indio.
After bailing our bus out from Cummins, we will reverse our route, taking a few extra days to enjoy her new purring engine and perfect new brakes. We have a few exciting stops planned on our southern route. Follow along!
Until my next update, I remain, your aging correspondent.