It’s October and time for fall leaves, pumpkins and soon Halloween. Let’s take a look back at what we did in September.
My company’s annual summer picnic was an outing to an afternoon San Diego Padres game. They rented the rooftop of the Western Metal Supply Co. building which is now part of the park.
The Padres were honoring the military this day so the Navy Seals brought the flag in from above.
We had hot dogs, peanuts, and popcorn for food along with beverages.
It was a beautiful day out in San Diego and fun to go downtown for a few hours.
Plus the Padres won!
There was a lot of cooking at home this month but we did dine out a couple of weekend evenings. Steve had a hankering for the jambalaya at The Barrel Room and we were happy to sit on their patio as the weather was perfect.
They don’t serve liquor so I went with a pinot noir flight and Steve had a Stone brew. He had his jambalaya and I selected an old favorite, pistachio crusted seabass for my entree.
We split the salad starter and the ending, peanut butter dessert for an enjoyable and delicious meal.
A couple of weeks later we met friends at Chicken Charlies. The patio wasn’t available (looked like about 20 people out there for an event) so we sat inside. No pictures but we enjoyed our fried chicken dinners and split a funnel cake for dessert.
There was just one business trip in September but with three cities so lots of traveling time! I started out in New York.
By the time I got to Yonkers it was dark. I had a cheese plate on the plane which served as my dinner along with warm cookies at the hotel. The next morning it was raining but thankfully that subsided before I left the hotel for a customer meeting.
My coworkers and I then drove to Pennsylvania and Danville specifically.
This is where I had my one good meal of the trip. We ate at Old Forge Brewing Company in the old downtown area.
We saw that every table was getting a pretzel to start so had to do the same.
For entree, I went with the steak special which was ribeye with a mushroom cheese sauce over mashed potatoes and green beans. Yummy and definitely the highlight of my trip!
I didn’t get a photo but being a brewpub, there wasn’t hard liquor here either so I had a cocktail made with dandelion wine. It was good but a little too sweet.
Our last stop was in downtown Philadelphia where I enjoyed the beautiful old buildings. We drove by the Rocky steps on our way to the hotel.
Also got to snap the striking Mormon Church as we went by.
The view from my room was busy but not as scenic.
Dinner was from a local Italian restaurant delivered by Uber Eats and was nothing worth writing about (although it filled me up). On the way home… another cheese plate!
Annabelle got a new bed she loves.
She likes to sleep in it on our bed. Charger is doing well.
As a senior guy, he likes to do a lot of napping. I don’t blame him, I enjoy napping a lot more now than my younger days.
That wraps up the month. How was your September?