“If you want to relax, watch the clouds pass by if you’re laying on the grass,
or sit in front of the creek; just doing nothing and having those
still moments is what really rejuvenates the body.”
Hilltop view of the Casino and Catalina Island Museum from condo.
Today I woke up so refreshed, I decided to do nothing. Just hanging out, reading, writing, playing my banjo and enjoying the views.
Around 3:00 in the afternoon I wanted some Chinese food to go from the only Chinese restaurant on Catalina. Unfortunately, when I arrived at the restaurant they are closed on Wednesdays. So, I drove up the main street and found a small cafe that looked like they would have good food.
The Cafe Metropole serves a small variety of healthy food, from salads to sandwiches. The lady behind the counter took my order and also made my food. I ordered a half a tuna sandwich and a large shrimp, mango & avocado salad.
The cafe was very busy for 3:00 in the afternoon, and it took her over 20 minutes to begin preparing my order. I was getting a little impatient and asked her how much longer. She replied rather annoyed, that she was just making the salad. I watched her take fresh lettuce from the refrigerator and chop it up. I left for a short time to pick up some other goodies around the corner. When I returned, she apologized for how long it took and handed me my order.
When I got the food home, I just ate the sandwich and wanted to save the salad for dinner. I must say that the sandwich was delicious. It wasn’t just a thrown together tuna salad. It had lots of ingredients added to the tuna. The salad was spectacular! Everything was fresh, from the large cooked shrimp, to the fresh mangos and avocados. The homemade dressing was an orange citrus cumin combination, which was just the right blend for the ingredients in the salad.
Tomorrow I plan to stop by Cafe Metropole and thank this hard-working woman when I see her. I also plan to try out her other entrees and pass up on the Chinese food.