Monday, July 22, 2019

Birthday on the Barge

A gift from Mr. Larry
I celebrated my birthday on Saturday doing things I love to do. Ukulele Workshop in the morning at  Boulevard Music in Culver City. Our instructor, Cali Rose, sang an original birthday song for me! I'm honored. After workshop I had a bahn mi sandwich for lunch with Mary Jo at Pho Show. Delicious! A bit later that afternoon I zoomed down to Santa Monica for my regular meet-up with the Ocean Park Fiber Artists. We ALWAYS have a great time! Thank you, Ruth, for the beautiful yarny gift! 
Home again, Audrey and Jeff came over and Larry drove us toward San Pedro to The Chowder Barge in Wilmington. We'd been to The Barge last April and loved it. Tom and Ellen joined us there.

We walked down to the dock and entered the Harbor's only floating restaurant. The Barge was built in 1934 as a support vessel for the original movie, "Mutiny on the Bounty." Later, it was moved to this spot and plastered over for stability. The exterior is not a particularly architecturally significant building, but the inside was worth the drive.

We ordered a round of beer and enjoyed the nautical / tiki interior of The Barge. It was so much fun having Audrey, Jeff AND Ellen and Tom with us. 
Jeff, Audrey, Tom and Ellen's arm

Tom Underhill (we are probably related) and Ellen Rooney Underhill 
We were a convivial group!
We ordered clam chowder (of course), a variety of dishes including salads, fried fish and more. Everything was delicious, especially the chowder. You know the chowder is good and thick when a spoon will stand up, all by itself, in the middle of the bowl!

We LOVE The Chowder Barge and plan to visit as often as we can! Thanks Audrey & Jeff, Ellen & Tom for joining us!
We are the Ellen Underhills!
Maybe Ellen and I should start a ukulele band...The Ellen Underhills!

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At 2:08 PM PDT, Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

What’s perfect birthday for you! The barge looks
like so much fun for a birthday dinner.

At 4:01 PM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Thanks, Gale! It was the PERFECT spot!


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