Have crutches, will travel. Two weeks into a two month gimp stint and the CE is not letting any grass grow beneath his RoboCop-booted foot.
The less intrepid might have canceled travel plans, but the CE forged ahead and off we went to Newport Beach last weekend. Lots of fun with the grandkids!
Baby Caleigh is sooo close to walking!
We found time to do just a little bit of shopping:
We grown-ups went out for dinner one night at the wildly popular Fig & Olive restaurant at Fashion Island. Amazing crostini!
Tina and John had a commitment to wig out the next night for the kids’ school auction gala so the CE and I enjoyed dinner that evening at the Pelican Grill. Lovely setting and great food.
On Sunday morning Tina and John introduced us to the Mariners church in Irvine. Wow! Now we know what a mega-church looks like!
That morning Senior Pastors Kenton and Laurie Beshore unveiled their “Fearless” campaign to “put radical generosity in action”. Mariners is doing good work locally and globally and it was exciting to be there that morning and to hear about their plans.
After church, we all went to brunch:
And then, for dinner, Evie and Viv came over to order up some room service at our hotel:
Back home for three days and then we re-packed to head down to LA. Had a lovely dinner Thursday night with a camera-shy Victoria (those darned spring allergies!) at the stylish WP24 restaurant atop the Ritz-Carlton in downtown LA.
John and Tina drove up yesterday from Newport Beach and took us to the Lakers-Wizards game last night at Staples Center. Amazing seats – it’s the closest I’ve sat to the basketball court since I was in high school!
So now we head home and unpack the suitcases…for a few weeks, at least.