January 2, 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012
Happy New Year - 2012
This is one more posting of people before we leave Temecula tomorrow, and thus ending the round of enjoying family and friends for this holiday season.
John and Marijean graciously opened their house to their long-time friends for a most fun New Year's Eve get-together. Since they have a four bedroom house, everyone stayed at their place except Jerry and me. We are at the Pechanga RV Resort, a short distance from their place.
Before I show pictures of the group, let me tell you about the FOOD. John and Jerry (both chefs in their own right) made the bulk of the dishes. Others contributed, too. We ate and munched for five hours. We had (not in any particular order): caramelized onion tarts, deviled eggs, marinated mushrooms, various cheeses, french onion soup, cornish game hens with Minnesota wild rice (made with bacon), smoked pork on the grill, potatoes, cream style corn, raspberry cheese cake (took Dee three days to make), and pinot noir chocolate port cake with whipping cream -- and then a little champagne!
Bob, John and Jerry
Patti and Linda
Marijean and Dee
Nancy and Bob
Greg, John and Bruce
Nancy, Dee and Bruce (something shocks Dee)
The Group taken with my cell phone panorama
The Group taken with Nikon timer so that we all could get into the photo
The next day, we went to the Chinese Restaurant in the Pechanga for our traditional New Year's Day Chinese food. Eating Chinese food on New Year's Day is suppose to bring you good luck for the year. Jerry's family has been faithful to this tradition for years.
Everyone has now left Temecula. We plan on joining John and Marijean for dinner yet tonight. And then, Jerry has plans to get the air conditioner checked on the RV here in Temecula tomorrow before we head out of here. Going back to the beach in Ventura.
We sincerely wish nothing but the best for everyone in this new year. It is the year of the Dragon in Asia which denotes power and success. May everyone experience a successful 2012.