I arrived in LA in the early afternoon yesterday and was immediately whisked away in a car up north where my family had an invitation with old friends for a barbecue dinner.
And what a dinner it was . . . chips, hummus, mango salsa, green salad, potato salad, ribs, hot dogs, hamburgers, and hamburgers with jalapeños, man were they hot! Then there were the desserts, ladyfingers with custard and raspberries, watermelon and chocolate cake. Yummy!
The company was also fantastic. Many members of my family along with most of the members of the host family. We've known each other a long time, so it was a joy to talk, tell funny stories on ourselves, laugh and generally enjoy each other. I even got to lie down in a really cool hammock!
A wonderful evening at the end of a long day. Thanks to all involved, it was a great first day in LA.