A Day Just For Christie...

Our youngest daughter was in town for a conference this past week.  It was nice to have her home again, sometimes this house is just too big for one person. 

The day she turned 31 her daddy passed away, so she didn't get to have her customary dinner of her choice.
Today I treated her to a movie and dinner. 

We went to see How To Train Your Dragon 2 in 3D at the IMax Theater at the Warren in Moore, OK. In two words...wait for it...truly awesome.  What a story, what visuals, what animation and it really moved me. It's not everyday that you get to see something that is cinematically spectacular. They really outdid themselves this time around.  The animation should get an academy award.  

If you have not seen the movie be prepared to be moved emotionally.  I had to wipe my eyes a few times.

Afterwards I asked Christie where she wanted to go to dinner at to which she replied "wherever"  "No" I said, "this is your birthday dinner and the birthday person always gets to choose where they would like to go, so where do you want to go?"  "Tarahumaras"

Tarahumaras in my estimation has undoubtedly  the best Mexican food in Norman. Where can you go, where the the chips, salsa and cheese are already on the table waiting for you?  It is very authentic and the story behind the restaurant is rather interesting. 

Christie enjoying her dinner of Carnitas del Puerco
Efrain Romero had this idea for a Mexican restaurant, wonderful fresh food, beautifully presented and delicious as well, courteous service at a reasonable price.  Problem was, no bank in Norman wanted to give him a loan to get the business started. So Senior Romero went to the next town south of Norman and they were very willing to loan him the funds to start his restaurant. He went
Carnitas del Puerco
in remodeled the inside of an old Dairy Queen, got his menu together and hired his staff.  The doors opened in 2001, Norman loved his food and have not stopped loving it. 90 days after opening his doors he paid off his loan and proceeded to borrow more to start expanding.  They have expanded 4 times, purchased 3 houses to the west of them and made the area into a parking lot as original had long seen better days. 
Margarita Swirl 
I had the Carne Asada

Afterwards we came home to watch some World Cup Soccer and went on a wild roller-coaster ride with Portugal tying the USA in the last 30 seconds of the game.  It was so disappointing to see.  We thought the USA was going to be able to hold them.  We will have to beat Germany for sure to advance. 

Well, that was our day in a nutshell.  Hope you had a great day filled with adventures.

194 days and counting!


  1. have we been there?

    1. I don't think you have J. It is wonderful! Next time you are in town we will go for sure!


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