WORKOUT – Ran with Pam 10.0 miles/1:14 flat, no music, a little rain
I should have titled this post “I love taking pictures of myself” because I do.
Please get yourself together and stop acting crazy.
Your other normal hand.
It was great running with Pam because she really pushed me; my legs were tired but we finished with a 6:59 mile. booyah.
After church yesterday morning (our church meets in a movie theater; try focusing on God with movie theater extra butter popcorn smell wafting through the vents….) we decided to go out to Mother’s Day brunch somewhere.
Marni was really rude and didn’t get me any sort of gift, but brunch made up for it – we went to the Ramos House Café in San Juan Capistrano. One of the most interesting restaurants I have ever been to. amazing.
The owner John Q. lives in the tiny little house that was originally built in 1881; he bought the house about 15 years ago, restored it and created a restaurant outdoors under the patio. The coolest part is that you can go in and hang out in this 100 year old house while you wait for a table!
I felt like a total creep peeving on his living quarters, but it’s all part of the charm and he invites everyone in – southern hospitality at its’ best.
These pictures are from google images, but obviously it all looks the same. We sat outside to the right of the house under the awning:
Mother’s Day brunch was not cheap, but it was so so good and different in the best way possible. It is just a really interesting place with a lot of history and fantastic food.
Since our wait was over an hour, I started out with a bloody mary that had so many accoutrements it would be a full day’s meals for LeAnn Rimes: there was a fried scotch (quail) egg, crab claw, and pickled green beans.
All the drinks come in canning jars:
Jaymo took a few phone pictures because I forgot my camera at home. I never do that; I wasn’t thinking straight since I was still obviously butthurt over Marni not giving me a Mothers Day card….
“Everything is made from scratch. Herbs are grown in the garden. Wines are kept in the cellar. Ice cream is hand turned out back.”
The fountain outside:
The food was kinda like Southern-Cajun-New Orleans style. For example, JJ started with cinnamon apple beignets that were like hot apple donuts balls dusted with angel smiles.
We both said repeatedly that we wished our moms had been there for the meal… mostly to foot the tab… i’m kidding.
If you are ever in San Juan Cap, you have to check out this house/restaurant; it’s seriously so cool. Like almost as cool as I am.
Do you have a running buddy? Who is it? Do you guys run faster together or enjoy your time and go slower?
**The winner of the Mission Athletecare giveaway is #1 Christa Barlow! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.