Friday, September 01, 2017
To Carmel and Back
Leaving Carmichael about 7:05 am, I headed for Carmel. It took me about three hours and forty minutes with two quick stops. I am always surprised how long it takes to get to the Monterey Peninsula; it seems like it should be shorter.
The plan for the day was to meet Drew, Morgan and David for lunch at Flaherty's Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar at 11:30 am. Getting there early, I walked down to beach and back.
Unfortunately, things went awry. Drew got into some kind of kerfuffle with his mom about going to lunch with me. This spilled over into an argument between Drew and Morgan. The end result was that only Drew showed up for lunch. Drew and I had a nice lunch and visit.
Although I was philosophical about it with Drew during lunch, I was very disappointed not to see Morgan. I am deeply hurt that she wouldn't meet me for lunch. I had been really looking forward to see both of them.
It is hard for me to understand how there can be so much acrimony after more than twenty-five years. As Drew and I discussed at lunch, I can't imagine the running amok that is going to take place around the first wedding... I don't think that Drew's mother appreciates the secondary impacts of these kinds of trials and tribulations to Sharon and Nicki. The situation also caught me guard because I probably have come over to Carmel five times in the last ten plus years to have a meal with either Morgan or Morgan and Drew.
It took a little over four hours to wind my way home. Given it was the start of three day weekend, this was probably pretty good time. I was back in Carmichael a little after 5:00 pm. It was a long day with almost eight hours behind the wheel.