The terrific Vicki ( http://veganvice.blogspot.com/ ) and her fabulous husband Art were in San Diego last weekend. Cause for celebration for sure! We made plans to meet in the lush, beautiful and massive Balboa Park ( http://www.balboapark.org/ ) where Peter was showing some of his art. (Amazingly, she found me 'n' Mattie just as she was calling me on my cell phone!) A prolific photographer and multi-talented musician, Peter also makes incredible masks out of palm tree fronds he finds. ("Recycling at its best," as Vicki noted.)
After the initial meeting (or re-meeting, since we'd already met last year!) in which Peter exclaimed, "Oh my gosh, you and Vicki look like you could be sisters!" Art, Vicki, Mattie & i meandered about a mile over to the vegan restaurant extraordinaire Kung Food, across the street from part of the huge Balboa Park. I recommended that instead of the buffet being offered inside the restaurant we try the KF Drive-Thru - http://www.kung-food.com/drive-thru.html - where you can get burgers, burritos and so much more. And we ordered by foot, then sat down in a shady spot in the outdoor patio and ate.
At my request, Vicki & Art strike a pose on this sunny day, in front of a sign advertising Kung Food, just a few feet away from the restaurant:
Vicki enjoyed her "Bacon Cheeseburger" & i had the same
burger (and same exact reaction). It was really tasty!
Art had the "Bacon Western Cheeseburger" and said
it was made just like a similar fast-food one, even with
a big ol' onion ring on it! He was impressed. YUM!
Back we walked to Peter's table of art and i thought that
i would surprise Vicki and buy her this one mask she liked
best (and it was my fave as well - so bold & colourful!).
Vicki & Art kindly bought another mask, too. Here they are
with the artist in front of Starlight Bowl in Balboa Park.
Peter's parents also were there and they snagged two of his masks. See 'em all here, if you want: http://petechenard.blogspot.com/