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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Date Night!

Date Night!

After sitting around in our pajamas until 3:00 yesterday afternoon, my BFH Cary suggested that we go into Bend to McMenamins for dinner and a movie. At risk of this entry being free press for the St. Francis School, we had a wonderful time and I highly recommend the joint. (We have stayed at the Olympic Club in Centralia and at Edgefield in Troutdale, and for the $60 a night they are much, much better than a Motel 6.)


After parking our car across the street, we noticed this sign. It says that this baseball field used to be flooded and used as an ice skating rink, groomed by the street sweeper. Grandma Jill, did you used to skate here when you were little?


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
For those of you unfamiliar with McMenamins, they buy up old, historic buildings and turn them into restaurants, hotels and movie theaters. The one in Bend used to be a Catholic school.



Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
These people know how to garden and decorate!


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
We got there early and sat in the Fireside room.
I had a hamburger.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The billiard table in the Fireside Room.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
You cannot smoke in bars anymore in Oregon,
so Cary had to go outside to smoke. At this place
they give you a heater, which I thought was nice.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The movie theater is right down the hall.
Get there early for a good seat!
It only costs $3.00 per person.



Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
You get to sit in nice, roomy, comfy seats.
There is a bar and snack bar right there.
Cary ordered a pizza.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The movie was funny.  It was called Role Model. We are going to buy a copy when it comes out on DVD.  It really isn't for kids though ... a lot of cussing.
I dressed as a gypsy.  It was kind of fun, because the rest of the people there were Bendites dressed in their earth muffin wool and fleece outfits. (If you are from Eugene or Bend you know exactly what I am talking about.)


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
After the movie, we left and stopped by
Timbers South on our way home
for a game of pool. Cary racks up the balls.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Oh, he is soooo handsome!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Of course, I lost the game of pool,
but I didn't do too bad.  I was a little tipsy.

We had a wonderful date!

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