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I am spending most of my days and nights here at my son's, while they are away in NYC, and upstate New York for 2 weeks. I do go home every day as well, to feed my kitties and spend a couple hours with them.
I'm sure they miss me, as I miss them, and things will be back to normal by next week. During the day, I spend my time at Lora's (daughter) who only lives a few blocks away. It's always an adventure with Lora and my grandchildren...so much fun. Every day there's always a project...can't alway keep up with them. They ar always on the go. If I would start telling you the day-to-day routine, it would take up an entire post for my blog, so I will share something which is quite unique....instead!
There was a new restaurant opening in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida, a couple weeks ago. I was anxiously waiting to go there with my son, Joe, and wife Cara, and a two buddies of my son.
No children allowed becauce it was such a "madhouse" opening, and the place was packed like "sardines"...and why not?
(In the video, those kids must have been the owner's kids.)
All the appetizers were free, and you were allowed 2 or 3 free drinks. They handed you 2 or 4 genuine sea glass when you entered at the door...that was your token for the drinks that you gave back when they brought you the drinks.
In the meantime, as we arrived in West Palm Beach, there was an old car show right smack in the middle of
Clematis Road, downtown. They were featuring cars from the fifties and sixties...of course my favorite was a beautiful red Chevy, I think from 1967...will get to that, as I am taking you on the tour. These were all the pictures that I took with my camera. The theme for "Longboards" is really about a surfer restaurant, tha is one and only in Palm Beach County. My son's artwork on surfboards that is his side hobby is all shown here.
They are all hanging, and adorning this cool place. We'll get to that also!
You'll have to forgive me, I have no idea of the make of these cars, I only know so far that the very first car oln top of the page is a 1959 Cadillac...they sure don't make cars like that any more, with all the expensive chrome and beautiful workmanship...OK...moving on!
I think this is a 1955 Buick...but I could be wrong!
I love this car the most...always have. A 1967 SS Chevy!
Wow...just look at the engine of this "baby"...need I say more?
Now that's a cool old Chevy truck!
Now, the fun begins...this is the entrance of the restaurant...as you can see, there's also a band outside across from the restaurant!
This is the first surf board that was hanging on the wall as we entered. Sargent Pepper, The Beatles, is feautered on here. My son Joe designed and painted these surfboards (but not the nude woman surfboard in the video)...Joe just came up with this concept a couple years ago. He is a fantastic artist, and writer. He published his first novel, and is working on the second.
This is the second surf board...A Hawaiian design!
This is one of my favorite of my son's work. I love the ocean view...the little people, and the palm trees!
It's actually a seafood place...just look at all the fresh seafood at the bar...this was not "free"...of course, even if it was the grand opening!
This surf board was on the opposite side of the restaurant wall, art work of my son Joe. I really am so proud of him, he is so dedicated to his family, work, art, and fun...I'm such a blessed mom...with a beautiful and loving family!
Wall to wall people...I totally missed taking photo of the food trays being passed around. So many chicken wings, they couldn't keep up with them...not to mention mini crab cakes, fish sliders, mini ribs...etc.
I must tell you, in Florida you find all kinds of characters...here's one of them, he just happened to join in the conversation at our table....LOL
He gave me permission to take his picture...but he said "just don't touch my balls"....I don't think that will happen...LOL
The woman on the left...don't know her, but she also plopped her plat as you can see...empty, at our table, and was waiting at the open kitchen for trays to come out so she can be the first to fill up her plate!
There she is...patiently waiting for food to come out...I figured she's a "she" with the pink back pack!
Well, she joined us too, and now she is wearing a Hawaiian "lei"...almost finished with her Long Island ice tea...he, he...and more chicken wings?
Here's Chef Victor...saying "hurry up" with those trays...Got a hungry croud out there!
Let me tell you...that was such a fune night...I had such a great time, don't usually go to places like this, or should I say restaurant opening?
That's what I call a "packed house"...or should I say a "packed bar"
Even a cute litte litttle "pooch" joine in on the fun!
This is what was going on outside as we were leaving. A skate board championship!
Watch the You Tube video...my son Joe ( wearing orange baseball cap) is being interviewed! Just found the video, when I wanted to link to the restaurant!
This was the street scene at night...on a Thursday night...not even a weekend. Very organized event...no disturbance of any kind, except for the woman with her chicken wings inside...who joined us got into a fight with an elderly guy who dumped his chicken wing bones on her plate full of wings...guess he had a bit too much to drink and mistakened it as bones on that dish. She started to clobber him with her pink back pack.
(we have it on tape too...LOL)
So, that's it for now...leaving the event at about 9:30PM...the party was still going strong, but the next day was a working day, and enogh fun for one evening!