Friday Night and No Pizza. How did that happen? Actually, it happened at our get together the other afternoon. Joy, mentioned that they were going to eat at Meirer’s in San Clemente to get goulash. She said how good it was and she had been there several times. Apparently, they sell booze at good prices in an attached liquor store, too. Everyone seemed to think it was a good idea, except for LaFaye and Kaylin, who have to waitress at the Pizza Place. The biggest chore is finding a ride. Joy and Harold were going with Glen and Marcia who have a car, Jill, Sy, Leo and I were going to hire Jimmy, the unofficial taxi, to take us. I am not sure how Dave got there. I didn’t realize who all was going but it ended up being 16 of us.
We pushed a bunch of tables together. There was a new couple visiting from Canada, Diane and Guy. We all had a good time. At least 2 of the couples had just gotten back from the States for their Christmas back “home” with family. So we caught up on their fun. Jill and Sy announced that they had a new granddaughter, McKenna Jane, born that day. They were more than happy! They will be going to Canada to meet her in a few weeks.
We all ate goulash or pizza. I forgot they did have pizza there, too. After we were there for about 1/2 hour, the electricity went out until about 15 minutes before we left. Luckily they cook with gas. Most of the time we were there before dark. Later they put candles on the tables.
When we got there, there were a lot of gringos there from San Clemente. At first, no one acknowledged us. Then Katherine from San Clemente came over and introduced us to her new tenant in a condo she bought and we all introduced ourselves, talked to him and her and she said, wow, you all are fun, you all made the new guy feel welcome. They and another couple are coming to Pizza Night in Crucita next week.
Jill, Sy, Leo and I had to wait an hour after our gang left, because Jimmy the unofficial cab driver came late. That is just one of those things where you go with the flow. We kind of hedged our bet, by not paying him for the ride out there and told him we’d give him the full amount when he returned, so at least we were not stranded. We had a very nice night.