Happy Valentine’s Day

For some of you this is a day early, for those on the other side of the world it’s right on time. We decided to go out to dinner (a rarity for us) to celebrate our love. However, to avoid the crowds we went out on February 13.

We chose Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant in La Quinta. Although Arnie as been dead a couple of years, the restaurant continues the tradition of serving many of his favorite dishes and some fantastic new ones created by their excellent chef. We began with bacon/fig skewers and tomato burrata salad, then progressed to sea bass with forbidden rice. Both were accompanied by a wonderful malbec wine. Dessert was butter cake surrounded by fresh berries and whipped cream accompanied by a glass of port. Each dish exceeded our expectations! What a fine evening.

Our daily walks continue to be close to “home.” There are beautiful desert mountains

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and some interesting flowers that bloom a little more each day despite the lack of rain.

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Morning doves sing to us every morning.

The reflections in the many ponds around our complex are stunning.

What a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to spend the month of February.

Ciao!

Paul

 

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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5 Responses to Happy Valentine’s Day

  1. Antoinette Wills says:

    Butter cake. I’m jealous.

  2. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    Happy Valentine’s day to both of you. Looking at your pictures, I have trouble realizing this is February, a month when I can only contemplate indoor African violets if and when I have been good with them! Lovely scenery indeed. A big hug to you both, JP

  3. redharparts says:

    Happy V day. Glad you had a lovely dinner and are enjoying your stay there.

  4. Wendy says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you both–great photos!

  5. candacedavis2013 says:

    Happy Valentines to you guys as well! Abrazos y besos, Marco & Ace

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