It's that time of year, and we are back in Palm Springs.
While much of the country is facing another attack by the not-so-elusive Polar Vortex, here, the sun is shining and the daytime temperatures are in the 80's. I'm happy as can be.
As I headed out this morning to meet Rosie for coffee, I was delighted to find Marilyn still here. She was supposed to move on last Spring but the City fathers ( and mothers) have managed to keep her here on Palm Canyon Drive, at least until March 27. Then, she really has to move to Connecticut where the artist who created her is having a major show of his work. Hopefully, Marilyn will eventually make Palm Springs her permanent home. She really fits right in here oh so well.
We met at Koffi in The Corridor and even were lucky enough to find a place to sit outside on the lawn garden. Rosie caught us up on all Palm Springs news and we also discussed the menu for the Academy Awards party she is catering this coming Sunday.
Two wonderful hours later, we parted, until our next visit next week. I spent the afternoon at our pool.
Dinner tonight was at Thai Smile, one of our favorite spots. In the past year, Thai smile has moved to a much larger location at the corner of Indian Canyon and Tahquitz Canyon Drives, right in the center of town.
The food is as good as ever and , even at 6:30 on a Monday night, there was a line of people waiting for a table
We started with the Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls and then had Panang Curry with Shrimp and Pad See-Ew, a noodle dish made with wide rice noodles, broccoli, and egg in a sweet black bean sauce. We chose sliced pork for the meat ingredient. The noodle dish was new to us. Everything was delicious and we even came home with leftovers. In the many years that we've dined at Thai Smile, we always marvel at their well-prepared dishes that are made with the freshest of ingredients.
And, so ends our first full day in paradise.