Every year, during our annual January visit to sunny California, we make the short drive to Pasadena to visit one of our favorite vegan restaurants, The Green Earth.
Pasadena is a beautiful small city not far from Los Angeles. In fact, all the cities of southern California seem to run together, being one big city. We're always amazed at how little distance (less than ten miles) separates such well known cities such as Santa Monica, Burbank, Pasadena from the city of Los Angeles.
As regular readers of this blog know (and you know who you are), I go vegan when Pat and I partake in one of our travel adventures. One of Pat's favorite vegan restaurants in Toronto is The Green Earth restaurant. That restaurant just happens to have a sister restaurant (run by the same Vietnamese family) in Pasadena. Pat and I visited the Pasadena restaurant the first time last year. We had a great vegan meal followed by a fabulous dessert.
|Our delicious vegan lunch at The Green Earth restaurant in Pasadena, CA|
This year we returned to our host, "Tranh" (I think that was his name) at The Green Earth restaurant in Pasadena. We had another fabulous vegan meal followed by yet another spectacular dessert.
|Pat had vegan chocolate cake (delicious) and I had vegan cheesecake (also delicious!)|
The only difference this time with our meal was a crazy man stopped in from the street and interrupted our meal. He seemed sane enough at first when he saw me and Pat and said "Now there are to men who look like they're enjoying life" (we do). But then the more he talked, the crazier he got. Then he asked to see the menu from Tranh. While looking at the items he kept saying "Too much! Too much!" Then he asked Tranh "Where do you get your vegetables?" He didn't like Tranh's answer. All the while Tranh was trying to stay pleasant, which a forced smile. Later we found out that he thought The Crazy Man was our friend. WHAT? Tranh said when he returned to our table he saw the man talking to us and that's why he assumed he was our friend. Thank goodness The Crazy Man finally exited the restaurant. Just another adventure for the Ron and Pat Road Show.
|Selfie of Pat, Tranh and me at the Green Earth Restaurant in Pasadena, California|
After lunch we stopped in a modern furniture store in Pasadena.
|Pat considering this couch (you already have a modern couch Pat, from CB2)|
Pat loves these modern furniture stores. Actually I do too. At one time in my past life I had considered going "modern" but you know how life is. Over time Bill and I have accumulated different types of furniture here and there and before we knew it we had the typical American Household, which is just a conglomeration of all styles of furniture that (hopefully) is comfortable. Works for us.
Maybe in the future if I should reach a very old age and find my current home too much, I may opt for smaller quarters and decide to get all new furniture. If I do I will go modern.
We had a fine visit to Pasadena and we will return next year. I love setting new traditions. I just hope we don't run into any more Crazy Old Men.