Maybe I should work backwards, because right now what happened Friday morning is almost as vague as what went on in the afternoon, but what happened Friday night I remember like it was, well, yesterday.....:-)
We had planned to meet my brother Philip, and his wife Jeannie for dinner in Pasadena Thursday night, but those plans fell through so we went to plan B, which was to meet them Friday night in Monrovia Old Town for dinner. Every Friday night Monrovia shuts down their main drag, Myrtle, for a block party, so to speak. We agreed to meet them at Rudy's Mexican Restaurant at 7 pm, so we left Riverside about 6:00 to make the drive knowing Friday night traffic in SoCal is unpredictable to say the least. As it turned out we arrived at the restaurant just before 7 having traversed 6 different freeways on the drive. As it turned out waiting one night meant we got to see Ryan, their son, his future wife, Yvonne, and their (Ryan's and Yvonne's) daughter Ghia, who is the biggest cutie ever.