A long time reader and commenter on our blog, Yusuf, made his first trip to San Clemente today. What fun it was to meet him and his friends Shelly and Gary who have a home here in San Clemente. Shelly and Gary do not call Clemente their full-time home they visit several times a year and happen to be in town.
We had a lovely conversation but Gary and Shelly needed to leave. Yusuf, Joe and I walked down to Viviana’s for a quick lunch and he almost missed his ride back to Manta. So sorry it was our fault that he was late.
Yusuf came bearing gifts. A container of curry spice, a baggie of mung beans and his personal recipe to make them as well as two beautiful pictures painted on leaves from India. You know how many times I talk on the blog about not being able to get certain spices and herbs, the curry and mung beans will be savored and I see a blog article on recipes from them coming very soon. I will forever treasure these beautiful picture gifts, what an exceptional gift, we cannot thank you enough Yusuf for your thoughtfulness.