|Rained overnight so it was not so humid in the morning. Roby took us on an hour walk around the neighborhood. Very nice park-like residential area with ponds, fountains etc. Is also very conveniently located to Costco, Whole Foods and other necessities. Forgot to ask about Trader Joe’s.
Roby made us French toast and bacon for breakfast. Yummy. He fried the toast in bacon grease with butter and added cinnamon and brown sugar to the batter. It was cool enough to eat by the pool. Pepper had a great time finding a nesting spot in the monkey grass.
Roby lent us his car so that we could drive to Fort Worth to the Kimball Museum to see the Clark Age of Impressionism exhibition. Traffic was like LA! Bob’s GPS ran out of juice on the way but we fortunately had my iPhone and Verizon access. There were so many old people wandering about we thought it was odd.. It was half price for seniors! There was a buffet priced by size of plate. Stood in line for a half hour but was worth it in the end. ½ black forest ham sandwich, avocado soup, quiche and several salads for $10. Exhibit was very good, over 30 Renoirs, many Manet, Degas in the collection.
Short stop at Whole Foods and then home to cook dinner. We made large shrimp with stone crab mustard sauce, rack of lamb with pecan mustard coating, potatoes fontecchio, asparagus and assorted cheeses for dessert. Thersa provided home made fudge! We provided the NV Taittinger champagne and Roby provided the 2011 Nautilus sauvignon blanc, 2000 Carruades de Lafitte and 1997 St. Jean Cinq Cepages. Roby’s ranch contractor and family (Todd, Rita and their son Cullen) were in town for follow-up hand surgery and they came late for dinner. They thought the lamb was beef (they don’t like lamb) and we did not dissuade them! They also don’t drink so we selfishly finished some very fine wines!