Saturday, January 14, 2006

Haircut, Lunch and the Trolley

Sharyn needed a hair cut so off we went to Fantastic Sam's in the Terra Nova Plaza.

I waited in the car and took some dull pictures of cars passing in front of me at a rate (yes I counted) of 37 cars per minute. So I figure that's 740 cars in the 20 minutes I listened to the PBS station while I waited. I did like this parked truck with the window shade that looked like an Hawaiian Dress.

I also liked this Hummer even though I think they are an unnecessary evil.

After the haircut we went to the Agave Grill on H Street just west off Broadway.

The Pinata ceiling lights were pretty cool in the grill.

The grill was a colorful place but mostly empty at the early hour we arrived.

There were a couple of "dudes" (Californian for casually dressed men) across the way and later one of their wives and son came in to join them.

All the way in the back by the red wall was a huge dance floor so I suspect it's more of a night spot than a lunch place.

They are getting ready for Valentine's day and had hearts all over as extra decorations.

The waitress was kind enough to get a picture of us at the table.

I also got a shot of the cooks preparing our seafood dishes.

I like the creative little display of mugs.

I also thought this Trump d'oleil on the wall was colorful and worth a shot.

The exterior was very nicely decorated with the Agave the focal point of the rock garden.

I didn't check very closely but I think the jars and crane sculptures were metal.

Even the side of the building mostly hidden had a nicely landscaped garden.

I'm really not sure what kind of bird this is supposed to be but it looked great.

On the way back to the Musemobile we had to stop for a trolley heading downtown from the Mexico border. Nice day without much fanfare. Matthew did call and it was nice to talk with him can't wait till he arrives.

No Scrabble today

Quote of the Day E&L&G
"“Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low, could still be saved"” ~ Soren Kierkegaard quotes (Danish Philosopher, 1813-1855) ~ Especially forE&L&G

1 comment:

Becky said...

ok scream at me!! I am JUST NOW getting in here to read this!! Looks like I have some reading to do to keep up with you two!

Paul, I love how you use the photos, as you do with your poetry, to invite the reader into your world. :o)

Much love to you both! Oh, and Sharyn, your hair looks wonderful! :o)

~ Becky


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