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Linz Turns 30 in Vegas

L to R: Me and Linz

She actually turned 30 about three weeks ago, but her birthday celebration was this weekend in Vegas.  Lindsay is one of my favorite people in the world.  I met her my freshman year at San Diego State in the dorms.  It turns out we grew up in neighboring home towns.  We quickly became friends and stayed friends ever since.

In college we took many memorable road trips to Vegas, and some of my favorite memories in that city have Lindsay in them.

Lindsay is the kind of friend you can always count on.  She is supportive, caring, generous and fun. I was lucky to have her as a bridesmaid in my wedding and even though she lives in LA now, she came down to almost every single one of my fund raising events when I was walking the Breast Cancer 3 Day.

When she invited me to her birthday weekend in Las Vegas, it was a no-brainer!  I got to Vegas on Saturday morning around 11 a.m. and left Sunday at 3:30.  It was a short trip, but it was big on fun! We spent much of the day at the pool and then rallied at night to go to Studio 54 at the MGM Grand, where we used to go in every time we went to Vegas in college (Linz has VIP hook-ups there).

As long as I have a say, Lindsay will always be my friend.  It was so great to see her and have fun in one of our favorite cities in America – VEGAS!

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Gotta Love Americana

What’s not to love about Americana – football, Applebee’s, rock n’ roll?  Because of this love, we opted to have lunch at the Americana Cafe in Del Mar. 

This little cafe has long intrigued me, as for the past three years we have walked through its patio on the Breast Cancer 3 Day route.  Patrons would sit on the patio with their dogs and cheer us on. 

Rather than walking through, this time we stopped in to sit and eat.  We had the dogs with us, so we sat on the patio where other patrons were very keen to having four-legged friends in the mix. 

Scott, a self-proclaimed chicken salad connoisseur, had the chicken salad sandwich and was quite pleased.  I had the salmon on a bed of spinach.  It was cooked perfectly – slightly rare on the inside with a natural crust on the outside. 

The staff was friendly and the ambiance – inside and out – was charming.  They serve breakfast until 3 p.m. and have an excellent three-course prix fix menu  at dinner time for $30 per person five days a week that comes with a glass of wine.

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