It’s amazing how you see some friends often and some friends only now and then, and yet you still have a strong friendship with those you only see here and there. Several years ago I met Laura and then schedules made it so we rarely got to see each other, though we did stay in touch through online means. Our schedules finally synched up so she could meet William, of whom she had seen so many photos.
We arranged to meet at The Original Pancakes house, a favorite place for us both.
As usual, the popular place had a long line of people waiting to be seated. I got there early to get on the list. As the place was crowded, I had William’s stroller up near the cash register while we waited to get seated.
As promised, we were seated rather quickly, perhaps as the owner loves little babies. She, along with both waitresses on duty the last time I went in, at about eight months pregnant, all correctly guessed I was carrying a boy.
Laura was fascinated with William. He, on the other hand, was a bit distracted by all the people and noise around him.
When her order arrived, he had to be held back from wanting to try the dish in front of him.
As usual, I got my favorite clam pancakes with a side order of crispy bacon. I rarely get bacon in restaurants as it’s not usually crispy, yet I knew this place had good bacon.
Laura had brought along a gift, just perfect for this time of year, a soft white stuffed bunny.
While William tends to favor toys he knows well, he did enjoy the bunny later when he realized how soft it was.