Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Foodie Goes to Fallbrook

I trekked into Fallbrook last night to have dinner with a new friend, Skydiver's Mom. She works at one of the doctor's I do transcription for. We met at El Jardin Mexican Restaurant. I felt like I had been transported to Sun City or Hemet. It was a pretty small place. Our waiter was kinda cute with a funny looking mustache, kind of had mutton chops on his mustache if you know what I mean. Great margaritas and the food was good. I wish their enchilada gravy had been a little tastier but everything was good, even the beans. I could never figure out how On the Border managed to mangle their beans so badly. The chips were good and the salsa was not as good as La Caseta's but it was still yummy. (I was very sad when Albertson's stopped selling their salsa.) We were there sort of early for dinner but the place was jam packed with walkers, canes, and gray hair. It was cute to see how everyone seemed to know everyone else~! Made me kinda miss Lubbock, Texas where I spent a few years back in the 1980s.

It has been a long time since I have been to Fallbrook. Driving down Mission Road seemed like a blast to the past. My friend said to look for the post office and then go past Jack in the Box to find the restaurant. I like when people give me directions like that on top of the north, south, east, and west. You see, that way I know when I am getting close. And I have to know what side of the street the place is on so I don't have to make a quick lane change~!

I call her Skydiver's Mom because her youngest son, age 29, is a skydiver and a CPA. He was recently traveling all over Europe making jumps. He had a BAD accident a few years ago but recovered and is jumping again. Ah, to be young and stupid. He is pretty famous in the skydiving world though, so he must be good. I would love to jump in one of those squirrel suits, you know, where you look like a flying squirrel. (I can hear the nut jokes already.) It looks like how I used to dream about flying.

I think my next run into Fallbrook will be to La Caseta; I'm making myself hungry for their salsa~!


just a girl trying to find her place in this world said...

I love mexican food... This post gave me a craving! :)

Karen Carter said...

Yes to the chips and to diving out of planes. You are "nuts" But I love ya

Jeanne said...

I loved this post. It told me about you and I kinda felt like I was there with you. Thanks, man!