My wonderful afternoon began as I joined Wendy waiting by the steps of Salute E Vita Ristorante. Ms. Neal soon arrived and we all started chatting, taking pictures, and obsessing over the vintage cars parked in the parking lot.
As we enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Marina Bay and the chilly, refreshing air of the bayside, Gabi, Mahi, Cindy, Diana, and Ms. Maher arrived. Unfortunately, Erin and Esme couldn't join us because they were out of town.
We took lots of pretty pictures before entering the restaurant.
|A team at Salute's.|
One of the most interesting points of the afternoon was when Ms. Maher shared fascinating historical information about how women in California courageously worked outside of their homes in various industries to help the war effort during World War 2. The Rosie the Riveter Memorial in Richmond commemorates these brave women and their tremendous contributions. It highlights women who were part of the Kaiser Shipyard workforce of Richmond. It was incredible when Ms. Maher recognized Mary Torris, an inspiring personality who was part of the outstanding women's workforce during World War 2, in the restaurant. I was stunned when we got a chance to meet her! She was very kind and enthusiastic about sharing her experiences.
|A legendary moment.|
|Having an awesome time!|
|The delicious Pizza Con Funghi.|
|The yummy cheesecake with oreo crust.|
I am thankful that a Meet and Greet was organized. The intention of the Meet and Greet was fulfilled as I got to know a little more about some of my cohort members. The countdown to an awesome summer begins now!