Monday, February 22, 2016

Brooklyn On Valentine’s Day

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.


  1. Your header photo is awesome.

    Now Lebanese food is one type we haven't had. Looks yummy.

  2. While you two are enjoying Australia, Australian government is in Tucson observing our street car workings. Miss you.