It’s A Date
This last week Dale celebrated his birthday. We went to lunch at one of his favorite places, The Lighthouse Bakery. The drive to Umpqua was refreshing and fun. After lunch the next stop was the hardware store in Sutherlin and then a meander through St. Vinnies where I found 3 blouses in great condition!
Saturday, we went to the anniversary/birthday luncheon with the SKP’s at Sizzler. Since we are going whole foods diet, salad was on the menu. I did have a couple of nice hot wings though! And Dale had ice cream and a brownie. Getting together with the folks here always turns out to be a fun time. A lot is accomplished over food for this group!
My gift to Dale this year was a night out – yes, a date – to the Grand Victorian Mystery Dinner in Myrtle Creek. Neither one of us has been to Myrtle Creek and we agreed we need to come back in the daylight.
The play was set back in the 1940′s and called “The Secret Box.” We had to determine which box was the secret box, who had the secret box and what was the secret. So we had to really pay attention to the play!
We were seated at table 9, with 9 people to a table. What was interesting is that the people at the table were from Sutherlin, with 2 women from Asea (friends of the other ladies). So we had that in common and chatted with everyone.
Our table was decorated with 1940′s paraphernalia.
This table setting reminded me of the time I went with my daughter and family to Medieval Times down by Los Angles. The waitress we had so so accommodating and helpful. She kept us supplied with water, tea, coffee, rolls and anything we asked for. The waitresses were also dressed in 1940′s costume.
We were even given our own “Secret Box” with a peppermint candy inside.
We had two choices for dinner – Prime Rib or Garlic Chicken. Everyone at our table ordered the Prime Rib but Dale and I! I’m so glad we did because the chicken was delicious. Our first course, salad and rolls, came after the first scene where the main characters were introduced. Dorothy and her older adult children, Shirley and Lilly, and Grandpa (who kept us laughing all through the play).
After the 3rd scene, dinner was served and they did a very good job of getting the food out without it getting cold. We enjoyed the meal immensely.
The 4th scene was at a dance club where everyone was enjoying a night out – with secrets.