Up here in the foothills of the California Sierras,
thousands hundreds of miles from the coast, we took a risk for our first Paradise kossacks meet-up and chose the new Japanese Restaurant in town, Ikkyu. None of the Chico kossacks were able to make it...this time.
Standing: Steve, Darryl House, Mrs House (Teri), smileycreek. Sitting: paradise50, chantedor, Shawn
Since good restaurants are so rare in our woods, a few of us had our doubts about this new one...
Paging Caddisfly....your order is ready....
...but it all turned out, as you will see under the piece of pickled ginger...
pNut staked out a table with our sign
Because we all had lots to celebrate this week!
Darryl House was just the gentle soul we thought he would be.
And he talked Mrs house (Teri) into wearing her Gulf Watchers T-Shirt. We discovered that she had taken care of the previous owner of the house we live in.
chantedor brought her local friends Steve and Shawn, who she had just introduced to Daily Kos. She and Darryl House who are both old timers brought them up to speed on the site, including the Original Pie War.™ Shawn is a born networker who promised to introduce us to many Democrats any time we're ready for some activism, and Steve recalled fun times taunting Fox News Republicans. Good times!
Actual excellent Ikkyu Rainbow roll, by paradise50
Wasabizilla not Included
We're already making plans for the next meet-up!