This weekend is a busy one for Marti and me. We are planning to spend Friday night at Judy’s home in Cayucas, CA. Enjoy a beautiful morning watching Morrow bay and the rock before heading to Arroyo Grande to meet Alex and Whitney for breakfast and then heading over to see Reg’s and Judy’s just- completed Lopez Lake home. After taking the tour of the new home we will head out to watch John and Paula recite their wedding vows at “The Chapel Hill” church. Then it is off to the reception that will take place in Pasa Roles at the Park Ballroom. At the end of the reception we will return to Judy’s Cayucas beach home for Saturday night. In the morning we will visit with Ellen and Jay before returning to Aptos, CA.

Through the county and over the pass we are on our way to Judy’s beach house. The drive is very pleasant and the valley is beautiful with farms, vineyards, and the coastal hills in the distance. Before arriving we stop in Templeton, CA to enjoy our dinner. Our first choice is a small place that Marti remembered from another time however it is booked solid and we do not want to wait until after 8:00 pm so down the street we go. Lucky us, we are able to just walk right in and be seated at the original A J Spurs restaurant. We waited for about ten minutes before our server arrived with a large bowl of soup and two serving bowls. We were informed that the soup, salad, main course, and dessert were included with the meal. I wish I knew that before being seated, oh well it was too late now. Hungry, I looked over the menu and choose a bacon cheese burger and Marti selected a flat-iron steak. We ordered and then started on the soup. The soup was very good with a hearty stock, real vegetables and nice size pieces of meat. On the table were some crackers to accompany the soup. The crackers were your standard fare, saltines, Hi Ho, and some short bread sticks. No one refilled the crackers so if you both ate one type it was possible to run out. Next the salad arrived. It was your basic green Iceberg salad with crushed croton, blue cheese dressing, with some crushed blue cheese on top and some old carrot strips. The salad would have been better without the old carrot strips. The main course arrived. The flat-iron steak was hot and cooked as ordered. It was served with some rice on the side and Marti was happy with her meal. My burger was ok but it was no better than a double whopper at BK. We asked for Ice Cream for our dessert and were served some Ice Cream that had been in the freezer way too long. The ice cream came packed with ice drops throughout. (Hint: My suggestion is to order the soup and salad less the carrot strips. You will enjoy your meal.)

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