Tuesday, May 15, 2007

reconnecting with friends

we drove to Davis on Saturday night to have dinner with friends i had not seen in almost 10 years.



Phil and Carol Hayden were my colleagues at Taiwan Adventist College. we were there from 1990 through 1993. as the chair of the music department, Phil was my boss. Phil and Carol flew in from Raleigh, North Carolina, to spend the weekend with their oldest of four children, Katie, who now lives in Winters, a small town near Davis. Katie plays the viola and performs with various orchestras in the Bay Area. we got to meet her husband, Scott Miller, for the first time. Scott is a composer currently pursuing post-graduate studies. visit his website and listen to demo samples of his work.

we had dinner at Bistro 33 located in the historic city hall building in downtown Davis. had a great time catching up and getting acquainted. sorry, no photos of the excellent food we had. for starters, we had the Artichoke and White Bean Puree with Olive Tampanade that was served with crostini. for dinner, i ordered the Butternut Squash Risotto and Dave had a Tillamook Cheddar Cheeseburger. the restaurant has a lovely ambience. the outdoor dining area with a "burning rock" fireplace will make a great summer dining venue. i highly recommend it. thank you, Phil and Carol, for a lovely dinner treat!

Annabel, if you're reading this, Phil and Carol said to say "hello."

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