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My senior mom had a doctor appointment last week with a new doctor. Doctor appointments are always a bit stressful for her and that’s especially true if it’s a new physician she’s never met. This doctor had come highly recommended but still, you never know. It didn’t start off all that well as we had a very hard time figuring out where their office was. Not their fault, of course. It’s one of the joys of a growing community here in Roseville. AND the fact that we have many excellent doctors and doctor offices throughout the city in all parts of Roseville – both independent medical practices as well as groups like Kaiser and Sutter Health. But I only had to go into one incorrect office. The staff there was wonderful and gave me excellent directions and on we went. (And yes, I would have been wise to get more detailed instructions from the get go, but I thought I knew the area better than I did. Again, more growth. But with that growth comes lots more great choices. 🙂 ) Eventually, we found the office, were able to park quite close, and even with the slight misplacing, we were there early. And after that, all went well and she really liked the new doc! Hooray!
Afterwards, we had planned to go to one of her fave restaurants, Olive Garden, on Galleria in Roseville, directly across the street from the Westfield Galleria Mall at Roseville CA. Because her new doctor was not only very nice, but unusually prompt (awesome!) we were out of the office much earlier than we expected. So early, Olive Garden wasn’t yet open. She was QUITE tired! Too tired to wait, so I talked her into another fave, Mimi’s Cafe, which is in the same shopping center. They open earlier as they serve breakfast and brunch in addition to lunch and dinner. From the looks of it, that is a very popular option.
Since mom was so tired she waited in the car while I went in and got our order. She enjoyed resting and watching the many MANY cars driving by on Galleria where she also had a good view of the Mall as well as the Fountains at Roseville, also across the street from this shopping center, which as you can see, includes Bed Bath and Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, REI, and other businesses including Chipotle and AT&T to name just a couple.
I have to say, I love Mimi’s Cafe’s ambiance. The soft jazz music playing in the background coupled with their gorgeous rustic look – a country home decor style I have loved for years!
I had fun snapping a few photos before taking our French Dip and Tomato Basil Soup
and, of course, their delicious baguettes and breads home with us. Oh my!
Even with a great experience at the doctor’s and a lovely lunch smell on the way home, my mom was so tired she headed for a nap as soon as we walked in the door. An hour later, after reheating her soup, she beamed up at me and stated, “That’s the BEST soup ever!” Isn’t it great that we can enjoy yummy deliciousness at home without having to do the cooking on top of the doctor’s appointment! 🙂
A delightful doctor appointment, a fun stop at Mimi’s and a delicious lunch at home. That’s what I call a mega success story for us that day in sunny and sweet Roseville California! QUITE nice indeed!