My dear wife Karen’s email asked if I’d like to meet her for lunch at Festa Italiana.
I got there early enough to take out my iPhone 6 to share my view of the fountain at downtown Syracuse’s Hanover Square on a lovely 85º F mid-September afternoon.
No mattter that Karen meant the next day because the Festa had not yet begun.
The bubbling was quite nice.
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The way the fountain fits into the surrounding architecture seemed natural. The blue sky and just a smattering of lounging lunchers added to the ambience.
I met Karen outside her SMG offices, and we walked around the corner to the new Liehs and Steigerwald for my first try at that spot. I had a L&S hot dog with chips and a pickle. Spicy mustard requested as dressing made the bite of the deli-made dog just right. Karen liked her BLT wrap as well. Bonus: My good friend Donnie Webb, whom I’d worked with for more than 20 years at the big daily, was just finishing up his lunch, and he saddled over for a bit of catch-up.
And I still had the next day to meet Karen at Festa Italiana.
Have you ever blown the day of a date, and if so, were you late or early? Were you able to make the most of it, and if so, how? Which is your favorite photo, and why?