March 8th, in addition to being Laura's grandma's
91st birthday, was Women's Day. This seems to be the main gift-giving day of the year (for women anyway). It's sort of like Valentine's Day and Mother's Day rolled into one, but focusing only on women (all women, even those who aren't mothers).
Many women we saw were carrying roses. We didn't actually happen across a rose vendor but we did see a garden with Laura's favorite "to pick" flowers, daffodils. As tempting as it was, she did not pick any.
We chose to celebrate by going to the Italian restaurant. It is much more authentic then the Mexican one. This does make sense considering the proximity of Italy compared to Mexico. The food was excellent, and we even were served cake "on the house" although we have been told that everytime you go in you get "free" cake, they just figure it in to the cost of your meal.
Steve found the olives to be wonderful, and the bruschetta was simply out of this world. The meal was also very good. And the cake was pretty awesome too.
It was a lovely day, and we enjoyed it very much.