Went for a short road trip today mainly just to get out of town for the day but made the trip worthwhile by going down to Riverside to put flowers on Raymond’s grave, (Raymond is Cindy’s first son who she lost at four months and seven days old) the cemetery was really nice today as a lot of people were there placing flowers for the Memorial Day weekend, never actually thought of that until we found Red, White, and Blue carnations we just had to buy to add to the bouquet Cindy already had picked out, we got all the flowers arranged and added the pinwheel we always bring with us to place on his grave also. The grave next to Raymond’s is a little girl who we have seen no visitors to in the whole time we have been together, last year I went ahead and dug up her vase and now each time we go we also add flowers to her grave, we make the joke that it is now Raymond’s girlfriend and this is how we refer to her, actually the whole time our kids were growing up, our house was the one that all the kids seemed to gather at and we unofficially adopted a few of them who still call Cindy Mom so why can’t it be the same here I mentioned while we were sitting at the cemetery, I told Cindy it’s no surprise that we have adopted yet another kid, but that’s OK a few extra flowers is not that big of an expense anyway.
After leaving the cemetery we decided to go to lunch before heading home, we drove to the Riverside Plaza which was quite impressive as we had never been there before, we parked and walked a little bit enjoying the music and cleanliness of the area, there were a good many choices of places to eat but outside the scenery was very nice, I actually enjoyed the view of the flowers blooming and the birds singing, Cindy said my blood sugar was low but I think I was having a good time anyway. We chose the Chipotle Mexican Grill for lunch, the food was good and we sat outside of our own choice not because they made us and it was really neat eating with the sparrows, Cindy is not much for eating with birds but it really doesn’t bother me.
We noticed a Marie Callenders Restaurant when we left that was kind of out of the way across from the plaza and after Cindy pointed it out I mentioned that I didn’t know that restaurant was over there, Cindy said hey I didn’t know it was there either, we could have eaten there, I said yea we could have eaten there had we known it was there, I bet you only know it is there if you are a person who already knew it was there, Cindy said this is true I bet had we known it was there we could have eaten there, I said the only problem here is that we didn’t know it was there, OK so I suppose we can eat there next time we come here if we remember it is there.
After we got our heads cleared after that conversation we drove past the Do Not Enter signs that lead us right into Sees Candy and spent a good bit of money for some really good candy which I will surely regret buying after I get into these Dark Chocolate Covered Raisins that Cindy twisted my arm and made me buy for myself along with the box of chocolates for her Mom, making a left at the No Left Turn sign we headed back toward the freeway, do you ever notice some of the signs along the road you just have to laugh at, like the one that says “Slower Traffic Keep Right” and immediately following is another sign that says “Right Lane Ends Ahead” or even another that said “Lane Ends Merge Left” I kid you not I actually saw these sets of signs today along the freeway, another sign that said “Right Lane Turns Right Ahead” now I really didn’t expect to go left from this lane or to stop on the busy highway with the sign that says “No Stopping On The Road” OK enough of that, the sign we finally saw that we really enjoyed seeing was the one getting us off the freeway and heading back toward the house.
We had a good day and got away for a little while, Cindy’s blood pressure is getting some better and these little road trips seem to be helping.