Beautiful Day For A Thank You!

November 02, 2012  •  6 Comments

_MG_0404 My job with the San Diego Visitor's Center is ending as of January 1st.  Beginning then, I will be doing essentially the same job, but I will have a new employer - The La Jolla Merchants Association.  Change always makes me a bit nervous, but it sounds as though working for the Merchants Association is going to be just great.  First of all, we'll be in a building that's nearly 2400 square feet...as opposed to the approximately 40 square feet we now have!  And, we'll have a bathroom, a really big improvement as far as I'm concerned.  In addition, the Association is planning on some neat interactive technology for our new information center.  Should be very cool.

I volunteered for ConVis for two years, then became part time staff a little over two years ago.  While the other staff members have been given gift cards to mark their five year anniversary, I obviously will not reach the five year point...so last week they gave me a Thank You gift certificate for lunch at the La Jolla Shores Hotel.  Rich and I decided to go this Tuesday, a glorious, sunny day at the shores.  The food was very tasty...ending with the butterscotch bread pudding you see above.   But before we had dessert there was warm bread and butter, a tasty, lightly dressed salad, and some delicious crispy skin salmon.

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A beautiful presentation, don't you think?  The foamy stuff is some kind of butter and pine nut mixture...interesting.  And Carol, the pretty green "bed" the salmon rests on is chopped Brussels sprouts.  Since those are definitely not on MY "approved" vegetable list, I decided they were strictly for looks.

Our table was right by the window, with an up close and personal view of La Jolla Shores, so we spent most of the meal watching visitors enjoy our beautiful beach.  There were kayak classes, fishermen, scuba divers, sun bathers, joggers, paddle boarders,  swimmers, and surfers to watch.  We had a great time, and probably prolonged our meal by about 30 minutes because of all the rubbernecking we did.  Certainly a fun afternoon, and a very nice thank you from ConVis. 

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Comments

Andy(non-registered)
Screw the damn brussel sprouts. Why don't you take pictures of Mary & I kayaking??
Sue Mason(non-registered)
I don't like Brussel Sprouts either - but I ate the ones under the salmon and they were delicious! Who knew. Awesome photos CJ - glad you enjoyed your afternoon at the Shores.
Beth(non-registered)
CJ, I love the food shots! The lighting is perfect to show off the delish food and salmon and Brussel sprouts are 2 of my fav foods. And the dessert looks sumptuous! Nice beach shots...shows the diversity of people using the beach. Looks like a wonderful afternoon for you and Rich.
Carol Leigh(non-registered)
Ooh, Brussels sprouts AND salmon? My two favorite things! Alas, totally wasted on you . . . Love your photo of the bread pudding, a much better photo than the one you sent to me via your iPhone, a photo of a scraped-clean plate!
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