Last night was fun! A group from church had planned an outing to Lambert’s Cafe, a popular restaurant in our vicinity that is famous for throwing rolls at their customers and giving them far too much to eat. We invited our friend, Liz, and she accepted even though she didn’t know any of the other people that were going.
After meeting up at the church and carpooling an hour to get there, we were informed that the wait time was 2.5 hours. Although I had been there before and expected this, it didn’t bode well with some members of the group, who decided to scope out other local restaurants in the area that would afford a shorter wait time and a palatable menu.
We finally settled on an Italian place that had a wonderful atmosphere, with a large burning fireplace in the middle and fantastic food. This was the first time that we had attended one of these outings, and it was nice to interact with people in a different environment. I developed a crush on an elderly lady who guessed me about 10 years younger than I actually am.
The best part of the evening to me was actually the drive over and back. We rode with Bubba & Linda, two beautiful souls who shared their life experiences with us through intelligent, meaningful conversation. I love to hear other people’s stories about life and relationships, and find it especially rewarding when those stories validate my own viewpoints and feelings about issues.
We can learn so much from one another if we only take the time to listen.