We choose to walk to a local diner, called Mel's , they are apparently all over the world. The theme has not changed since they opened , and is 1950's all the way from decor to music. The food is decent and the prices affordable. We both got the special , steak and eggs, sourdough toast, and for me coffee. YUM....was so worth the walk down there, and I was proud of me, I gave half my steak to the hubby and left half the potatoes, so saved room for the second piece of toast and still felt as if I was doing ok ( especially since I knew I would eat only yogurt for lunch) . Wish I had a photo...seems people that remember to take a pic and load it up on the web copy right it...seriously, a basic pic of steak and eggs and you feel the need?? Anyway, trust me it was yummy. Looked it too. Simple and good. I have read reviews of other Mel's , not so good, but if the chain has been around since the 40's they must be doing something right. But this was definitely a simple pleasure.
( wish pic was better...looks like he had his thumb in the way LOL But I forgive him , hot day, melting ice cream, ( he had one in his hand too) you get the picture.....well of course you can see the picture.
You already know of my other simple pleasure....I am addicted.
We really enjoyed ourselves, and I think I shall start going again on a regular basis and see if I can not make some friends. One lady, Kate, says she goes every week, and early, so maybe we can sit together again.
Then it was off to dinner, at Olive Garden....Angel and Rebecca's treat , we had a wonderful time there, and good food, and of course there was dessert! These donut like things are our favorites, and the chocolate sauce to die for...again simple , but very good, and all a pleasure...... And Robert seemed to enjoy them as his birthday treat...