So we decided to skip the polishing/shining thing, and instead we packed a picnic and took off to our favorite park.
Where we had pinwheel sandwiches (only took me 2 hours to find the lahvosh cracker bread), roasted beet and miniature tomatoes in lemon vinaigrette, melon wrapped with proscuitto, two kinds of exotic soda from LA and for dessert. . .
. . . Fresh Berry Tart.
And chocolates. And a romantic view of the. . .
smog.When we came back to the car, Riverside City had honored us with a momento of our time there: a parking ticket (we thought we'd checked thoroughly). Truly memorable.
Here's to another twenty-two years!