No Sushi for You! :-(
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As I suspected, we woke up early and well, I woke up even earlier as Mel tries to be slick by pulling her laptop under the covers (like I am not going to see the screen still!!! LOL). We wander over to the registration area for our free breakfast which wasn't bad - Mel and Julz both made belgian waffles! They had eggs, sausage, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, and danishes. It was pretty good although we had a little problem finding a place for us to all sit initially.
We hurried up and got ready, heading back down to Irvine for our sushi date and to do our post meet activities. Julz, Angel, and I stopped by Angel's house to drop off the luggage and change cars and we were off.
Angel gets a call while we are parking from the restaurant, Maki Maki, indicating part of our group showed and then left. They said they were going to give our table away. Angel told them we were parking and would be in there in less than 5 minutes. We all get there and get seated in the entirely empty restaurant (give our table to who???).
So we headed out to the Yard House, where they could easily handle our party and we could choose whatever we wanted off the menu! LOL. I love the Yard House and used to hang out regularly at the one in Long Beach. Next to my love for wine, I am quite the micro beer lover! 250 beers on tap is my kinda place!!! :D I ordered the Ahi Steak sandwich, RARE, and one of my fave local beers, Lost Coast, Downtown Brown.
We enjoyed lunch and great conversation, and it was time to head to Dave and Busters for a little fun! Should've known since Jamie plays video games all the time that he would be prepared with his own Dave and Busters card. HA HA. Upon entering the place, we spot the security guy who's name is Jules. LOL!! Had to get a pic of our Julz with their Jules. :-) We played for a quite a while, including basketball, skeeball type horse racing, trivia games, regular skeeball and Tracy boxed, Julz and Jamie shot things (Jamie was a little intense with that gun...see the pics). Although he couldn't figure out how to reload his gun andJulz had to help him. And he's licensed to carry.
It was a great time and we used all our tickets to get Sebastian something to remember us all by. He couldn't figure out what he wanted so we wandered around and made him take pics with all the pink things in the store to match his new shirt!! HAHA. We ultimately decided on the Dave and Busters Bear and Angel said we could sign his shirt just like the TB shirt! LOL. Yeah, we are goofs I know.
We hurry out and scatter to head to the beach since we are now running behind schedule for our planned excursion of the boat rental on Newport Harbor...........