L.A. Woman?

It sure seems like I’ve been in L.A. a lot lately.

Last weekend was my daughter’s birthday.

I grabbed a couple nice bottles of wine from my Napa trip and headed to L.A.

(I also packed a cooler with fresh cherries, a few extra-yummy cheeses and La Panzanella crackers.)

One of the nice things about having an adult child is being able to do things like have a wine and cheese picnic together.

It’s so much better than the old days of popsicle picnics, right?

I also made a dinner reservation for a celebratory dinner out on Sunday evening.

We ended up *not* going where I had originally planned.

Instead, we ended up at Mercado in Santa Monica – a restaurant I love.

(I swear, it was my daughter’s choice – I didn’t force excellent Mexican food on anyone.)

We were seated upstairs in a loft area … the mezzanine.

It sure shook a lot when there was a small 3.8 earthquake (or two) nearby in Westwood.

At first I thought I might have just had one too many glasses of wine, but no –

It was just a little bonus shaking with dinner.

Smallish earthquakes don’t faze us.

There was a momentary pause as we wondered, “Is it going to get bigger?”

But then, we could feel the shaking decreasing and our conversation resumed before the quake was even done.

Have I ever told you I’m a fifth generation Southern Californian?

My daughter is, therefore, a sixth generation Californian.

In a state of imports, we’re unusual …

And, not easily fazed by earthquakes.

All in all, it was a great weekend –

Perfect weather and a lot of fun.

P.S.  I had to exercise an extra lot yesterday in an attempt to work off all that yummy wine and food!

4 Responses to “L.A. Woman?”

  1. Jan's Sushai Bar

    Okay, I’m gonna have that song in my head all day, now. 😉

    One of the great things about being a grandparent is that you can have both the wine and cheese picnics AND the Popsicle picnics. I love it.

    • Suzanne

      I bet it’s a lot of fun to be a grandparent.
      I have a feeling, if I ever become a grandparent, my grandkid(s) will be photographed an awful lot!
      : )

  2. Julie in Michigan

    Sounds like a great birthday celebration. Mexican food is my favorite too!

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