John and Taryn just returned from their annual trip with Dallas’ Mom. This year they went to San Francisco. As always, they had a great time. They toured Alcatraz, went to a baseball game, took a private tour around the city, and dined at fun restaurants.
John was excited that they got to see Robin Williams’ house on the tour. He told a friend who hadn’t heard of Robin Williams. I asked if he knew Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, or Dead Poets Society. Nope. John asked, “Have you seen Flubber?” Seriously, Flubber. Of all the Robin Williams movies – that’s the one he came up with. Flubber.
The dinner part also tripped up John.
The first night out they went to a nice steakhouse. John ordered prime rib. He has never eaten prime rib, but he saw the word “rib” and figured it was just like Chili’s. He said, “you know how at Chili’s they say half-rack or full-rack? Well, this place had it listed as ounces – but I thought they were just being fancy so I picked the one in the middle, 14 ounces.” He went on to say he was confused when the server asked him if he wanted it rare or medium rare. He said he thought, “Umm…just with barbecue sauce.” Luckily Grandma Diana answered for him.
Imagine his surprise when the food arrived. Not baby back ribs – prime rib.
The next day they went out for sandwiches. John ordered a crab cake sandwich because, “I thought it would be lobster.” He was shocked when they brought it, “it was a cake, I couldn’t believe it. I was like, why is it a cake?” He did say the sandwich was delicious and, “it was a lot like lobster only you have to eat it sideways.”