They were delish! Paula Deen’s fab recipe here.
As we began packing and cleaning, Elliott harvested his last crop of oyster mushrooms. He ordered the Back to the Roots Mushroom Kit from Amazon and has been tending to them (and harvesting crops!) for the past month or so. With these mushrooms Elliott combined a lot of fridge leftovers and made us elaborate omelets for lunch. Yum!
I cleared out all our food from the kitchen to give away to Lewis and Bekah. Lena had fun discovering that pile! Hippie child hair.
Suitcases filled our once-tidy little apartment… sigh…
I was alerted by my friends Sarah and Johanna that Starbucks was having a 2-for-1 holiday drinks sale, so we headed down the River Walk one last time for this treat. Grande peppermint mochas… yessss. On the way back we took a final saunter through Hemisfair Park and a tourist offered to snap this photo of us at the bottom of the Tower of the Americas (where we went for a date recently).
That night Lewis and Bekah took us out on a group date. We got all gussied up, and I wore one of Elliott’s birthday presents to me: lovely earrings designed by my nursing school classmate and dear friend Tara Montgomery.
They chose Carmen’s de la Calle, an incredible tapas bar with live music. Flamenco dancers performed that night to live music, and they left our blood racing! Innovative dishes, fabulous decor, sangria that went down oh-so-easily, and some of the sweetest friends… it was quite the farewell to this lovely town.
Thanks, dear Lewis and Bekah, for welcoming us and loving us so well while in your hometown. We miss you. Keep dreaming and planning that visit to Sicily!