|Great Landing Spot|
|Packing up the bikes|
|Piled in and moved the car to the street|
|Right next to this sweet spot|
|So beautiful I stayed outside|
Thought the two would be ready for lunch. But they wanted to let me shop a little first, pick out something for Mother's Day....anything I wanted they said!
First shop I entered, I decided to try on a t-shirt, went into the fitting room and my cell rang. The Primary. Guess he was hungry after all. I left the store and ran right into him. "Compose yourself", he commanded, "Billy Joel is down the street." I said nothing and started walking. Inside my head, "BILLY JOEL, BILLY JOEL!!!!" Honestly the primary had every reason not to trust me. Years earlier I may have tackled a few elderly women as we were all waiting to shake hands with Jesse Jackson. We don't run in to celebrities often so my track record looks pretty bleak. The celebrity in question though was special, from the time Dennis sang New York State of Mind in 1979 on that crazy road trip before we had any kids, to singing We Didn't Start The Fire at the top of our lungs with the kids, to Brendan going off on New Year's Eve to MSG to see him perform in person, right up to the Showtime special we all watched at Christmas without any heat, The Last Play at Shea (OMG), we knew how to enjoy the Piano Man. We all did catch a glimpse of him when Glen Cove co-hosted America's Sail in 1998; but this was different. Except for insisting we eat our lunch al fresco at the same restaurant where Joel was eating al fresco, I was well mannered and brought no shame on the family. The primary was border line, quickly downing 3 beers and making friends with a young couple, their dog!!!(not like the primary at all) and their beautiful baby boy Landon.
|Billy dined at the table just beyond Pat|
|Feeding the Primary is key|
|Will not be duplicating this recipe at home|
|Little more shopping|
|more good manners|
|another treat on the dock...1964 Studebaker Avanti R3..they liked it|
|Walked back to the car and left for home.|