Lunch on the Rainbow River

@BelleStarr (38412)
United States
January 20, 2017 8:31pm CST
We decided to go out for late lunch today. It was around 80 degrees and seemed like the perfect day to take advantage of the weather and dine outdoors. We drove to the next town and got a seat outdoors overlooking the river. Last year we were entertained by an osprey but no birds showed up this year. It just seems wrong to be eating outside in January lol
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@Gillygirl (17329)
• Sutton, England
21 Jan 17
How lovely and here it would be weird to eat outside in January. You may need to adjust the stunning pic as it is sideways.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
Okay that is weird I downloaded it from my phone and on my phone it is right side up
@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
I fixed it with my laptop. lol Thanks for telling me.
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@Gillygirl (17329)
• Sutton, England
21 Jan 17
@BelleStarr That's better, lol I turned my laptop to an angle so I could see the photo. It is truly beautiful.
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@velvet53 (16636)
• Palisade, Colorado
21 Jan 17
I couldn't of ate outside in January where I live. I hope you enjoyed your dinner and the view.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
The food was okay but the atmosphere and view was lovely
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@velvet53 (16636)
• Palisade, Colorado
21 Jan 17
@BelleStarr Sorry about the food but I am glad everything was good.
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@TRBRocks420 (77867)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Jan 17
Glad to hear you had a good lunch.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
Yes it was nice to outside enjoying the weather.
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@Juliaacv (30493)
• Canada
21 Jan 17
In some locations, like where I am, it seems wrong to be eating outside in January, but......you aren't here in Canada, so I would say enjoy!
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
Yes but I am feeling a certain amount of guilt, lol but it makes me so happy to have sunshine!!
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@Juliaacv (30493)
• Canada
21 Jan 17
@BelleStarr No, you should not feel guilty, you've earned this by working thru all of those years, and maintaining your health so that you can go now that you're retired. That's the name of the game!
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
23 Jan 17
@Juliaacv lol Your right of course and it is lovely to have this time when we are still healthy and able to enjoy it.
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@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Jan 17
That is a nice temperature. Nice for eating out. Sorry you had no birds to entertain you.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
23 Jan 17
Yes it was rather entertaining last year but I did enjoy watching all the people enjoying the river.
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@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jan 17
@BelleStarr .....We have Canadian geese going over almost daily.
@LadyDuck (158003)
• Switzerland
21 Jan 17
I remember it was very common to eat outside in January when we lived on the French Riviera, not here in Switzerland.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
That makes sense, it has to be warm enough to enjoy being outdoors
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@LadyDuck (158003)
• Switzerland
21 Jan 17
@BelleStarr We had wonderful warm and sunny days in the South of France in January. I have to say that I miss to be there in winter.
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@DianneN (78467)
• United States
21 Jan 17
We ate by the water, too. It was only 81 here lol, but we had lots of birds to keep my brother's dog amused.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
I think there were just too many people around, the restaurant was busy and as you can see in the photo, so was the river.
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@DianneN (78467)
• United States
21 Jan 17
@BelleStarr The more, the merrier in my book!
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jan 17
Do you have flies over there that spoil the experience of eating out?
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
No there were no bugs at all. I don't see a lot of flies around here, lots of other things that creep and crawl but not flies. lol
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jan 17
@BelleStarr That's good. When they are bad here it is difficult to eat outside.
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@shubhu3 (14279)
• New Delhi, India
21 Jan 17
The idea was beautiful and serene. The landscape is perfect for an amazing lunch.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
Yes it was and we enjoyed relaxing and soaking up the sun.
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@shubhu3 (14279)
• New Delhi, India
21 Jan 17
@BelleStarr That's wonderful.
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21 Jan 17
Very nice.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
Yes it is
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Jan 17
What a lovely view. Our temps have been really warm the last few days...very weird for January.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
23 Jan 17
Last year it was cold in Florida at this time of year and warm at home. This year it is warm both places. Today it was 67 degrees which I find perfect.
• Midland, Michigan
21 Jan 17
I was going to ask for a picture of your blue sky today, but this one from yesterday will do. Yes, it does seem a bit wrong to be enjoying the weather outside right now, but other than the gloominess, it's not as bad as normal up in the northern states either. Although, I wouldn't consider eating outside. It's not quite that nice.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
I know it is unseasonably warm up in Connecticut and here too. It has been sunny just about every day since we arrived.
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@JohnRoberts (57378)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jan 17
A lovely river scene.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
Thanks John, yes it is a pretty spot.
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@toniganzon (50049)
• Philippines
21 Jan 17
That looks beautiful. Nice view.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
Thank you it is a pretty river.
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@andriaperry (50802)
• United States
21 Jan 17
The tree`s are blooming here, they are confused!
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
I am surprised that my flowers are not in bloom but they are not but some of my neighbors are.
@jstory07 (67239)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Jan 17
That is the perfect temperature to eat outside.
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@BelleStarr (38412)
• United States
21 Jan 17
It is, the umbrella protected us for the first part of the meal but by the end we were in complete sunshine which was a bit much for us northerners lol