Our second in night Maryland we went to Olazzo for Uncle Laurey's 90th Birthday! (I'll get to the food in a minute.) 90, that is a nine and a zero people, can anyone really fathom that? I can't. I hope that on another visit, I can sit with Laurey and Faye and learn of their vast experiences as the world and their perspectives have surely changed, over so many years.
The birthday boy and his wife have been together for 60 something years, again, this is unfathomable from my point of view. These two, besides just
being completely loving and amazing the first time I met them, are an inspiration. I always thought I didn't want to live that long and maybe I would like to "go" at an earlier age that I won't disclose, but now, now I know that people not only live it but they do it with style, grace, and dignity. Equally amazing is how adorable this couple is together after all of these years. I’m not saying their perfect, I didn’t see otherwise, but one must assume that after so many years they might get on each other’s nerves at times. I can only hope that Brent and I can feel so loving after so many years and I am thankful for witnessing their display first hand.
Now, the food: Olazzo was this great little quaint Italian restaurant. The place was reserved for our party and what a great choice, as it was the perfect size and coziness for such a special occasion. The appetizers were beautiful and tasty. I sampled the eggplant-tomato bruschetta and Brent had a fabulous looking meatball slider; there were also risotto balls going around but I didn’t get a chance to try one as I was snapping away with my camera. Drinks poured freely from the bar and oh how this family can imbibe! For dinner I had the pasta primavera which was fresh, garlic laden and flavorful. When dessert came around, a tiramisu and cannoli, I was so full but I tasted each and they were yummy.
You can view my pictures here of the great food. In case you don't make it to the next link, below is my favorite pair of shoes from the weekend: an awesome pair of shoes worn by my definitively stylish new family member, Judy.