There once was a family Hacienda in the heart of Old Towne, that became a hotel, then a cannery, and back to a hotel. Then sometime later it was abandoned. The old Hacienda under went many changes in its life time, until it was transformed into the most delectable restaurant known as Casa de Bandini.
There once was a girl who loved to munch on fresh chips and salsa, in the courtyard of this restaurant, while listening to the gentle rhythm of the fountain and happy sounds of the strolling mariachi band. And on special occasions she would treat herself to one ice cold margarita…only one mind you.
It was at this very restaurant where the girl, and the boy she married, had their first meal as man and wife.
As the years rolled by the restaurant moved back in time only to become a grand hotel again. A grand hotel where the girl and boy decided to stay for their 16th anniversary.
They woke from their dreamy slumber in the comfort of the old antique bed.
|The smell of hot coffee and sugar coated scones were waiting outside their door.|
They wandered the streets and explored the back alleyways, to see what they could find.They visited the old synagogue where they said “I Will”
It seemed like only yesterday, when they exchanged their vows, and yet many years had passed. Much remained the same and yet much had changed.
|The old Victorian, where they spent their honeymoon, had been shut down and purchased by a huge corporation. A corporation that cared not for its history or the beautiful old furnishings that adorned the rooms.|
They contemplated the years of their life together… things they had done…things yet to do.
They sat and listened to the thundering of the roaring sea…
and as the sun cast its golden beams across the water, she was reminded that there is much to be thankful for in this life.