No, the San Francisco Bay Area Loreto Bay homeowners did not fly all the way out to Tuscany for our latest get-together. However, it sure felt like I was transported back to Italy when I arrived at the latest event hosted by Mike B. and organized by Jane L. and Sharon D..
As I carried in the “Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza Bites” appetizer I made earlier in the day, I marvelled at how I had the foresight to bring something Italian. Ok, maybe it was more coincidence than foresight and my propensity for italian dishes.
Earlier in the day, we experienced the first rainfall in ages in the Bay Area. With the dampness in the air, I had a yearning for the smell of freshly baked pizza dough, warm mozarella, and the accents of pepperoni and mushroom wafting from a hot oven. And since it was the weekend after an eventful workweek, I gave into my desires for pizza bites!
A sprinkling of mozarella, a half a piece of pepperoni, a chunk of mushroom (use a flavorful one like shitake, oyster or porcini…I used a special type that my mom brought over last time but I threw away the container and can’t recall the name), another sprinkling of mozarella creates a scrumptous stack.
I love this photo of the foyer area. The serenity of the foyer and the expectations of a party which is only revealed by the mirror on the right. I think I see the back side of Chuck in his colorful party shirt.
Hear some of the action here:
Dusk settles in and the party keeps going. I wonder if Mike knew what he was getting into when he decided to host this event. I found out he needs to leave for Loreto tomorrow on a 8/9 am flight! Such a bunch of jetsetters, no?
I still haven’t figured out who provides these wonderful, large full colored maps of the area so that we can all scribble our names and lot numbers on at each of these events but I think it is a great idea.
Loreto Bay meeting is called to order by Jane L., Sharon D. and Mike B. Jane has put together a touching slide show of all our greatest moments. This was the part I got a little embarrassed because Clint had sent quite a number of photos to Jane to select the 3 she requested. Well, all the photos ended up all getting put into the slide show. Sorry to make you all sit through many photos of Clint and I.
Intent audience listening to the instructions around getting and keeping an FM3 in Loreto. After this, Jane showed a video of a could of the homes in Loreto Bay including our beloved Agua Viva Lot 25!
Clint and I were able to grab a pair of seats at the round dining table with Al and Lois. I actually grabbed Al’s seat by accident and we spent the rest of the dinner arguing who was actually going to sit in the seat. We almost got into a fist fight as he absurdly suggested he kneel at the table while I got to sit. I didn’t allow that to happen but who ever said chivalry was dead?
Lisa W., Bill and Gail B. and the rest of the crew. If I don’t recall your name it can be because of three things. You weren’t annoying enough to me at the party, you didn’t post a photo of yourselves in the Loreto Bay Homeowners Yahoo Group “Group Members” album and/or my brain is failing me.