What's the Deal With Steve's Birthday?
Indio, California: The first thing
on the agenda this morning (after exercise) was to watch the US Olympic Trials
Marathon trial live from Los Angeles. We gathered in our covered patio and
discussed every move, every step as the racers pounded out 26+ brutal miles in
brutal LA heat.
Breakfast Scramble: potatoes, onion, peppers, turkey sausage, spinach,
tomato, eggs and cheddar.
For our afternoon entertainment, we went to Old Town La Quinta to walk through
the displays at Art Under the Umbrellas and try a beer
at the new La
Quinta Brewing Company tasting room.
Artists booth along the streets of Old Town La Quinta
Brother Steve brews his own beer and enjoys a good craft brew
La Quinta Brewing Company
La Quinta Brewing Company: Beer (and a few wines) only. No food.
As we continued our stroll, we also found
- a new ice cream store that freezes your ice cream order instantly on-site
via liquid nitrogen. It was interesting and I am happy to report the ice
cream was really good.
Nitroinfusions in Old Town La Quinta
Making ice cream with liquid nitrogen
The ice creams we ordered were organic vanilla. Left is topped with crushed
pistachios and olive oil. Right, salted caramel. We shared.
There were four luxury coaches on display at the Motorcoach
Country Club this afternoon, so we took the tour. Not one was priced under
two million dollars, so we looked very carefully. Luckily for DT, none came
with radiant heat in the floors, so I didn't want a new coach.
Steve and Kris really liked this Marathon coach, but
left their check book in Denver. Dang.
My Bro is here (again this year) to celebrate his birthday. Last
year, we took him to El Mexicali Cafe as part of his birthday dinner pub crawl.
The owner put on quite a show and insisted on giving The Birthday Boy a
free shot of tequila - that somehow ended up on our tab.
So what's the deal with Steve's birthday that tonight, when we took him to
Bistro to celebrate his birthday... when we told the waiter it was his
birthday, our table was presented with a beautiful small tray with three small
desserts and a birthday candle... only to find the sweets on our bill? We did
not order the dessert. Too funny and we now have another year to tease Steve.
One more thing - when Kris and Steve were with the kids a few
days ago in Los Angeles, they went to the zoo and snapped this super-cute photo
of Leo and Lucy on the carousel:
Until my next update, I remain, your ripped-off correspondent.
RV PARK: The
Motorcoach Country Club
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