Strolling Through the Orchard – Part 1

My friend Elizabeth and I had a girl’s day out, finished with pizza for dinner after Larry got home from golf and the remainder of the mixed berry custard tart for dessert.  Mixing the Berries  So I was not in the kitchen cooking at all.

The original plan was for Elizabeth and I to go paint, but once we got to the painting place, we found it it was closed.  So we headed over to The Orchard outdoor mall instead.  Though the flowers and murals were beautiful and very colorful, there were more stores and restaurants closed than open.  The whole scene was a very sad sight to see.  The streets were basically empty with the exception of the few hopeful shoppers.  It was like walking through a ghost town.  But as usual, we made the best of it and still managed to enjoy ourselves.

The plants and flowers.







The artwork and murals.






Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

7 thoughts on “Strolling Through the Orchard – Part 1”

  1. I’ll be impressed if there is a single brick-and-mortar retail chain that escapes a financial restructuring after this mess. It’s Amazon’s dream come true. Masks and social distancing, fear-mongering, and the state of the economy have made it so no one goes shopping just to browse. We went to Hobby Lobby here on Saturday afternoon to pick up some art supplies. On a normal day, they would have had a crowd there and I’d be waiting in line forever. We were pretty much the only people in the store, and they didn’t even have a cash register open (!) We had to wander up and down the aisles to find a staffer to open a cash register to check us out. We have a heat index over 105 here. I can’t wear a mask for more than a couple minutes before I just give up, and I am an extremely active person. It’s totally stupid and unnecessary, all of it.

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    1. I know! There won’t be anything left at all if continue down this path of fear mongering and stupidity. Scary, scary times. I am with you. I can’t wear the masks for too long either, AND we don’t have the 105* temps and humidity that you have either.

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