You haver voiced the basic outline to a successful marriage ! Congratulations! Hopefully the SoCal Roadfooders will find this sort of activity to be so much fun they will do 'follow-up' sessions more often than the past intervals !
Also, Hopefully the cost of travel will remain at or near the current level, so that driving to a meet-up isn't a major budget buster!
You are absolutely correct on both counts. I recently celbrated my 35th anniversary of very happy matrimony mostly peaks, just a few small valleys along the way
We left Pasadena about Midnight, I like traveling at night- on our leisurely drive up the central artery of Cali to the state capitol Sacramento-Sac Town arriving about 10am after having breakfast along the way and taking a few rest stops, no hurry were we. We haven't been to Sacramennto in about 7 or 8 years, it is no long as Lakers coach once called it, a "cow town", it 's very urban and cosmopolitan now, they did a wonderful job along the Riverwalk area where we had a fine late lunch. The one thing we didn't coumt on when we planned this trip 5 weeks ago was how much the cost of gas has gone up
I know all of you will have a good ol' good time, Phillipe's is a magnificent eatery and is in a great part of Los Angeles, China Town, the former Litttle Italy and Olvera Strret all right there. Union Station, the Red Line, the Scatter Around mini-bus, Elysian Park, Dodger Stadium, Little Tokyo, not too far from Downtown, Bunker Hill, Grand central Market, Angel's Flight, the Disney Performance Theater, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, no shortage of things to do and see. Heck, even the original Daily Planet building is in view :>)