Sunday, February 14, 2016
Happy Valentine’s Day to my favorite girl.
Since it was Valentine’s Day, Gerry, Rachel and I went to see “Brooklyn”, a certified “chick flick” about a young Irish girl leaving her mother & sister behind and coming to the US in 1950. It’s a story about the difficulties she faced in the US during that time frame. I won’t go into detail about the story but it was a good movie. I even enjoyed it. The movie was actually filmed in Canada from what I could tell. It did look real though with old brownstone homes.
The movie theatre was an old one in the Paddington section of Sydney. There was a new experience for us in that we had "adult beverages" during the movie. The drinks were served in glasses. As we entered the theater we were even treated to a Hershey kiss in celebration of the day. There was a table set up for us to deposit our glasses as we left. The area where the theater was located was once a working class neighborhood & has been “gentrified” as they call it here.
After the movie we went to a Lebanese restaurant that Rachel is fond of. Gerry & I both enjoy Lebanese food so it was a win win choice for us. They served up a super meal & we were stuffed when we left a couple hours later.
The restaurant was a BYO place meaning you brought your own liquor. There was a “bottle” store next door so the girls went there and bought a nice bottle of French Rose wine. We managed to finish off the wine and then made our way home. We slept good that night.