It was a special occasion for us today: lunch at Vivace, a favorite restaurant in Tucson, with some of our treasured family and friends: (cousin) Rosanna and (aunt) Carol, and (friends) Doug and JoAnn Dubrouillet. Though we have been in the SW since Christmas, we have not had the chance to get together with any of them yet… and we will be heading west to California soon.
We planned lunch as a bit of a surprise party for Carol (Auntie Carol to me). We missed her birthday, but we knew she would be up for lunch in Tucson. Since Carol and Rosanna are friends with Doug and JoAnn – and famous Fillmore, who they have hosted at their home – we planned to surprise Rosanna and Carol with a table for six rather than four.
Well, Fillmore was the giveaway – Rosanna saw his distinguished poodle head sticking out the window of the Dube’s truck when she walked past. By the time Odel and I arrived, after a spell of sitting in construction traffic, the surprise had already happened and the other four of our group were deep in conversation and laughter (standing in the parking lot) when we arrived.
Doug got the jump on me tonight – he has already written about our lunch over on his blog, Living Our Dream (though he didn’t delve fully into the deliciousness of the food we consumed). However, I managed to get the elusive good shot of Fillmore! Click on any photo to enlarge it.
P.S. (added 2/23): I should have mentioned that all of our plates looked just as empty as the tiramisu plate when we were finished. Delicious!