After circling the airport and stalking baggage claim to find her since her flight was delayed due to another spring snow storm in Denver, (when was the last time you picked up someone from the airport without a cell phone? Another story.) and then learning the many facets of Fancy Feast cat food (again, another story), we were off to the Mission for dinner at Maverick.
For starters the "Meat at Maverick".
It has been determined that I am officially not a big fan of sopressata. I don't care how pretty you try to make it on the plate.
Then, the short ribs and paparadelle with mushroom ragu in the background. Deelish!
And don't even get me started on the wine! (A Donkey and Goat, anyone??)
Wandering around the Mission on a Friday night, we decided to pop into the Elbo Room. I made a beeline to the back of the bar, as a photo op was awaiting us...
I know that first shot looks a little questionable, but that was my terrible attempt at channeling Sophia Loren.
The weather was amazing, so the next day we decided to round up a couple of cruiser bikes for a jaunt over to Tiburon. Erika had the wild idea to take out the tandem. NOT a good idea. After a few trials and tribulations, and laughing so hard we practically needed a change of pants, we opted for our own bikes. Phew!
We started out smiling, because we didn't really know what we were in for.
The map of our journey
The trusty steed
T. lovin' the ride
Once we made it to Tiburon, we had lunch on the patio at Guaymas. Hands down the best tamale I have ever had....ever!
The chips n' guac were not too shabby either!
Erika enjoying the sun
We did not go wrong with the mussels and champagne!
And there's always room for one more big birthday glass o' wine!
Happy birthday my friend!! Here's to many more celebrations together! Until next time.....