Saturday, May 16, 2020

Shelter in Place - Day 65

Although things are starting to open up, I am probably going to continue to use the "Shelter in Place" tag until I go back to work in the office. We are talking about starting to move people back into the office on May 26.

Saturday morning, Sharon, Jack, Drew and I drove out to Folsom Lake. Placer County received approval last week to start reopening a number of businesses. As we drove down Douglas Boulevard, I was a little shocked at the number of businesses open and the number of people out and about...

The plan for the day was a hike. We hiked northeast along the lake from Beeks Bight towards Rattlesnake Bar. I ran this section of the Pioneer Express Trail when I did the American River 50. Maps and pictures from the hike are here.

Shannon flew up from Southern California late in the day. Drew picked her up at the airport. They joined us for a late dinner.

As part of the rhythm of the last nine weeks, we have been getting curbside takeout on Saturday nights (Matteo's, Rey Azteca, Piatti, Canon, Matteos, Mikuni). This Saturday night, we got curbside take-out from Zinfandel Grille.

We split appetizers of CRISPY CALAMARI [Lightly battered and fried calamari with house made cocktail sauce and lemon aïoli] and SEARED CAJUN AHI TUNA [Rare Ahi Tuna, mixed greens, ginger vinaigrette, tangy orange glaze and jalapeño]. For entrees, Sharon had GRILLED ALASKAN HALIBUT [Fresh Halibut with roast pepper basil butter on a creamy ragout of sweet yellow corn, zucchini, potato with chili oil]. Shannon and I had PAPPARDELLE [House made pappardelle with sautéed shrimp, Andouille sausage, Italian sausage, asparagus, bell pepper, and garlic in a rouille pesto cream sauce with toasted garlic bread and topped with fresh parmesan]. Jack had a ITALIAN MEAT TRIO pizza [pepperoni, salami, Italian sausage, red bell peppers, tomato sauce and mozzarella]. Drew had PASTA BOLOGNESE [Penne pasta in Bolognese sauce with ground filet mignon, pork, garlic, carrot, tomato, onion topped with ricotta and parmesan cheese].

Drew, Shannon, Sharon and I finished the night visiting and listening to the Soundtrack of My Life until after midnight.

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