Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Yesterday, two of my sons and I celebrated Father's Day by taking my husband to lunch at Aldo's at the Santa Cruz Harbor. It was a beautiful day as we sat on the deck at the edge of the water, and we enjoyed this view while we ate our delicious lunch. We had fun watching the sailboats that were going out along with a few paddle-surfboards to enjoy the wonderful summer day in California.

Aldo's was an appropriate place to celebrate Father's Day for another reason. I learned about Aldo's from my own Dad before he passed away in 2001. Regrettably I never got to visit Aldo's with Dad, but I'm grateful to know how much he and my mom enjoyed it. While enjoying our time at Aldo's yesterday, I kept thinking of my Dad and how much I miss him. With the sentimental connections, this charming cafe is a very special place for my mom and my family to come.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hoppin' Prop label

My oldest son brewed Hoppin' Prop for his graduating class from flight school in Jacksonville. The plane on the label is a P3. Classmates and teachers enjoyed celebrating their big milestone with this special brew. All of the new P3 pilots are now off to their first squadron assignments. Congratulations to the new P3 pilots!!