We love Friday nights! For me, it's the first day of my 3-day weekend (I work 4-10 hour days). For Jim it's another Saturday. And we have dinner with our friends Sharon & Mike! Mike was on Jim's survey crew for years and we met Sharon when she and Mike began dating.
I'm pretty sure you could count the number of restaurants in the Stanwood Camano area on a dozen fingers. We've tried all but 2 of them. Some good restaurants have closed. Some bad ones should. Some were good initially but things went downhill when they began hanging on by a thread.
We all love Mexican food and discovered our current and all-time favorite about a year ago. The staff greet us when we come in & they know our drinks. We ask one of the waiters how his new baby is doing (latest report, the little man is growing like a weed!). There's just so much to love about this restaurant--I can see us sharing a meal here for a long time.
But without question, the best part of our Friday nights at this restaurant or any restaurant are Sharon & Mike. Jim catches up with Mike on how things are at work. Sharon & I talk about our grandkids and our furry friends (she has a 9-month old Vizsla pup named Stella). We talk about the world at large and about our little corner of it. We laugh, eat & enjoy every second!
Mike is having a house built in Casa Grande AZ and Sharon, who is already retired, will be spending winters there. I'm so happy that we'll be able to share some Friday night dinners with her while we're in Arizona next winter. Friends are so important to our lives and sitting down to break bread with them transforms us into companions.