The Week in Review
Dave and I had a few days to relax a little and enjoy the warm
sunshine, before we head back to Los Angeles.
It has been very quiet in the resort all week. Though
over 275 coaches are present, most of the occupants have flown home to
be with family (i.e., grandchildren!) over the holidays.
Gravlax from La Brasserie Bistro
We went back to
La Brasserie Bistro in La Quinta for dinner one
night. Happily, it remains most unchanged with the same
servers who were happy to see us again (but not as happy as
we were to see them again).
Spicy Chipotle Chicken Salad from El Mexicali Cafe in
And another day we went for lunch to
Mexicali Cafe in Indio. Again, happy to see each
other and happy to enjoy some spicy food! This place is
a classic. It sits about two inches from train tracks
and if you don't experience at least one train rattling
your chair during your meal, you didn't stay long
I don't know if you all remember this photo from a few
years ago, but Mexicali (in Mexico... just over the
border... a few miles south of here) has a
huge Chinese population. The Chinese settled in
Mexicali to work in agricultural irrigation canal and
railroad construction and have integrated themselves
into the local culture. Assimilation often shows itself
in food... which is why El Mexicali Cafe is famous for
their peppers stuffed with shrimp... served with soy
sauce and mayonnaise. Soy sauce in a Mexican restaurant.
It's how things happen down here.
I did a bit of cooking at home as well.
The last night of Hanukkah was celebrated with green
And gifts! (No.5!)
And a margarita on Thursday to celebrate the 68th
a certain singer I kinda like.
Until my next update, from Los Angeles, I remain, your rested correspondent.
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