Okay everybody, PopQuiz! What is Sam's favourite day of the month? That's right! Minock Day! That was this past Saturday! YAYAYAYAY!
Usually we do something completely different each time. But, if you recall, last month the Minock half of the contingent had the genius idea to stop fighting the summer heat and humidity and see a movie. We thought that was such a great idea that we did it again. Not only did we see a movie again, but at the same theatre.
We met, as we did the previous time, in a very pretty plaza in St Pete's, just in time to get our tickets and select our seats and watch nearly 30 minutes of previews (!!) I honestly do not mind watching previews but a half hour seems a wee bit excessive. Maybe all theatres do that now, I don't know, we don't often go to the movies. Regardless, there we were settled in to watch our movie. This time, Rambo: Last Blood. I know I know, I don't seem like a Rambo watching kind of girl. But somehow I have seen all of the previous ones, so it just makes sense to come full circle and finish the series.
Afterwards we walked a few blocks to Fords Garage for a late lunch. Or perhaps it was an early dinner. We could call it dunch. Or linner. Tim and I had not been to Ford's Garage restaurant before. It was adorable! As one might expect from the name, the decor is very "Model T". The sinks in the bathrooms are made out of tires, the menu's have leather covers, the photos are black'n'white pictures of wonderful old Tin Lizzies and and and...okay, I'll just say this....the decor is consistent with the theme throughout. I appreciate that kind of dedication :) The menu is primarily a wide variety of different kinds of burgers although the burger itself can be replaced with; Portobella mushrooms, chicken, veggie burgers, Kobe beef and so forth. That's nice. I appreciate having options. We each ordered something different and all of it was good.
After lunch, we walked down to the waterfront. It turns out to be only about a couple of blocks away. As we ambled along, we passed intriguing shops and interesting restaurants. Once we arrived at the end, we saw a Museum of Fine Arts, a marina, a lovely park and some gorgeous water front condos that were available for just under $2 million dollars each. I'm sure that was a tremendous bargain.
After a nice leisurely stroll around that area, we saw that the sun had started to set so we headed back to our usual comfy outside seats to talk. We are always reluctant to end our MInock days. And by the way, I am still so wowed that we found a place with big comfy chairs, under a fan, by a fountain to just sit and talk. And talk we do. All of us. Yakkity yakkers. But we are also listeners. So we take turns talking and listening and laughing a lot.
One of the more interesting topics of conversations was the house that our friends are going to build. We talked about finishes and paint colours and looked at lighting options and fans. The absolute tonnage of decisions that have to be made before a single spoonful of dirt needs to come out of the ground is mind boggling. And hopefully that all begins soon. The sooner begun, the sooner done. And it's so important to be in your own home. Tim and I really understand that!!
The other thing we talked about a lot was the movie. We talked about it as we left the theatre. We talked it as we walked to Ford's Garage. We talked about it while we ate. We talked about it while walking around that lovely park and while we were sitting in what are obviously "our chairs" in the plaza!! I mean it wasn't the only thing we chatted about, but somehow we kept circling back to it!
As always we had a GREAT time! (we always do) but eventually it was time to do the great baked good exchange and head our separate ways.
About half way home, I texted Marsha to say that Tim and I were still talking about the movie. She texted me back to say that they were too! Hah! Great minds think alike :) I will say this about this last Rambo movie. It was certainly not the best movie I've ever seen, but it absolutely was worth a lot of discussion!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.