Monday, July 13, 2020

Dinner Out with Friends

I am happy to report that I finally went out to dinner with friends for the very first time in months the other night!!! It has been so long since I had a night dinner out with friends. (Side note - restaurants here in Southwestern PA are again closed so it's good we got it in before they closed again - HA!)

I met up with two of my favorite people; Kathy and Carol.

We met up at the Walnut Grille in Fox Chapel. This required me to drive over the rivers in Pittsburgh and head to the "other side of the city" from The South Hills. If you live in Pittsburgh you know what I mean.

We rarely travel over the river to other areas - HA!

here we are in our outdoor seating on the patio. Now masks were required when you got to you table outdoors. We did however keep social distance and no hugging....sadly! I felt super safe though.


Carol brought Kathy and I a birthday cake! Mine was in May and Kathy in June. We had not been able to get together since February!!! WOW! She is sooo super thoughtful - it was delicious!


One more picture before parting ways. Dinner lasted for 4 hours - we had so much to catch up on!!  I love these ladies!!! We are planning a Top Golf ladies get together at the end of July if it is still open then - fingers crossed.

That day I got new masks from my company. They sent each employee two and they are super comfy - thanks Bayer!! I am going to be so sad when my time there is over - it's getting closer every day :-(

I hope everyone is happy and safe!!

Thanks for stopping by and HUGE HUGS TO EVERYONE!!

Have you eaten out in a restaurant yet? Have you met up with friends at all? Did you feel safe? Do you know anyone that has been infected with Covid 19? Are you safe and well? How are you feeling today?


29 comments:

  1. So good that you had a nice time out with friends, as we did with family. But we are locked down again now. It is for the greater good.

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    1. Absolutely Andrew! I completely agree - we are getting stricter here also. Whatever it takes to get through this alive!

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  2. My daughter and I ate at Red Lobster right after restaurants reopened and felt perfectly safe. Only certain tables were open, the staff all wore masks...it felt so go to do something normal. Other than family, the only people I get together with on a regular basis is my bible study group and we are like family. We don't wear masks when together, but we're all pretty careful in the rest of our lives so don't worry about it together. Westmoreland Co. restaurants were reportedly supposed to close again, but that proved to have been false and so far they are staying open with safety precautions in full force. As for feeling safe...yeah, I do. I know they keep reporting all these cases but I don't know a single person first-hand who has had the virus. It's always someone knows someone who knows someone.

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    1. Same here Stacy! Things are about where you guys are and everyone is still wearing masks in public in PA as it is a law. My parents know a few people at their lake with it but it seems that they have not infected any others once the contact tracers do their job so that is good. I am really to be through with this virus - bring on the vaccine for me! Have a great day!

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  3. We both had the virus, so boyfriend and I weren't very concerned when we went to our favorite seafood place. Very casual place, you carry your tray of food to your table. Half the tables had been removed, so it was quite comfortable, and most customers were wearing masks.

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    1. Well, go you! I guess that is a good feeling that you had it and made it through! No worries now right? I felt safe too - especially outside. Have a great day!

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  4. Nothing better than time with sweet friends. Stay safe♥

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    1. Definitely will Linda! I really was sooo happy to see them! Hugs to you - have a great day!

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  5. Yes we got to go out to eat a couple weeks ago and now they are only doing take out and outdoor dining. Oh well.

    I don't know anyone that has been affected with this virus.

    The cake looks really good.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

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    1. I wish I were so lucky. You must live in a very isolated state. Stay that way. :-) Be safe

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    2. Definitely Sandee! Still being very vigilant everyday!!! Have a great day!

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  6. No, I have not nor would I. I wouldn't be sitting this close to others either. You were not wearing masks. This is why I won't go out. Thankfully in our state non of that is allowed.

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    1. No we were not. We are allowed to eat outside together but not inside. Seems strange to me but I am staying as vigilant as I can for me. After reading your comment though - I have realized I have become a little more lax - time will tell I suppose. Hugs!

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  7. I haven't eaten in a restaurant since March. We have got take out a few times and drive thrus too.

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    1. Smart to stay safe though! Everyone is trying to do what is best for them - glad you are all safe!!! Have a great day!

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  8. We don't go to restaurants that much. I don't think I'd feel comfortable sitting inside but mayb outside with tables spaced apart and the waitress/servers wearing masks I wouldn't mind.

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    1. That is the same with me - I hardly ever eat out and when I do it is to meet up with friends; at least back in the pre-covid days. Have a great day!

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  9. NOpe- no eating out for me. I'm good with it - it freaks me out to be out in restaurants. I'll run in & get to-go orderes with my mask on & just see people talking & laughing way too close to each other. I'm happy to take the food home.
    But glad you got to see your friends!

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    1. Thanks Rebecca Jo! It was really nice to see them! HUGS - have a great day!

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  10. Glad you were able to get out with your friends. Sounds like you had a good time

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    1. Thanks Ann - we really did! HUGS - have a great week!

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  11. Our restaurants are still open to 50% capacity and we have taken advantage of them many times. Glad you got out with your friends before your restaurants closed again. Hope your gold outing goes on!!

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    1. Thanks Terri! Hugs - stay safe and have a great day!

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  12. It is a friggin mess here in the Bay Area. The counties around me have outdoor dining and my did too until Friday night as people in the county I live (Alameda County) forgot to do paperwork and the restaurants had to close their outdoor dining. County officials didn't issue an order but a press release instead. People are pissed. Outdoor dining had been open for about two weeks.

    But some cities in the county like my city Hayward were planning street closures of main drags that have restaurants and told the county, that the press release wasn't a legal order and issued this statement: "The City of Hayward intends to go through with the street closure event as planned and will support local restaurants who choose to participate- whether by providing outdoor dining service or just takeout service," and they encouraged people to come out and dine.

    This so crazy but I am glad that you were able to get out with your friends. Looks like a wonderful time.

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    1. Thanks Patrick! It was super nice to see them in person...no hugging but eating together was like old times! Have a great day - HUGS

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  13. I have eaten out with a friend for lunch and my husband and I have eaten dinner out with friends. The restaurants weren't crowded and I did feel safe. My husband and I have eaten out a few times since restaurants could open for dine in. For the most part, we were the only people or there were 2 or 4 others; very well separated. I do think there will be a relapse because people are getting lax about taking precautions.

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    1. We are doing about the same thing here Robin. Stay safe - glad you got time with friends out too! HUGS - have a great day!

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  14. I'm craving face-to-face friend time. Glad you got out with Carol and Kathy - how thoughtful to include a birthday cake!

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    1. She is super thoughtful Abby! And yes, it meant everything to see their smiles and chat in person! Have a great day - stay safe! HUGS

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