Paradise ponders... I managed to take the puppies for a two-mile walk yesterday. We didn't see anything particularly exciting. The air was a bit hazy; water vapor as the bright sunshine evaporated water from the fields wet by our rain a couple days ago. That rain brought out some flowers alongside the road:
In the late afternoon we headed for Murray, Utah, just south of Salt Lake City. We were first going to take a look at a car, then heading for dinner with some of Debbie's dog agility friends.
Red Iguana, where we met up with seven fellow dog people – eight women and me. :) The dinner did not disappoint, of course. I had one of the specials, a dish they called chili relleno nogales. I call it heavenly; there's a photo of it at right. The chili (done perfectly, of course) tasted like an Anaheim chili, but I've never seen an Anaheim chili that big. It was lightly breaded in egg batter, like a chili relleno should be. The stuffing was complex. I could pick out the tastes of cheese, mushrooms, and raisins – but the spices I couldn't reverse-engineer. There were pomegranate seeds sprinkled on the top. Black beans and rice accompanied it. Despite the size of that thing, I still had room for dessert: flan and Mexican hot chocolate, both wonderful. Debbie seemed just as pleased with her selection, though after tasting my chili relleno she thought maybe she'd made the wrong choice. I'll note, though, that none of her dinner remained by the time we left :) We went home with very happy tummies. It was nice to see all the dog people, too. We did get to talk some, but the restaurant was so loud that it was challenging to have even a short, simple conversation. No matter; just being with each other, surrounded by smiles and happy faces was more than enough.
It was a very nice day...