We were so impressed by the lowering of Salt Creek’s level that we went over after a sushi meal to see if the Elmhurst Quarry (used for flood control) was similarly chastened. Well, it’s down quite a bit, but nothing very dramatic. Here’s how it looked just before the sun called it quits today:
Even though that’s actually a heap of acre-feet missing, folks, there’s so much more yet to go the picture fails to thrill. Tomorrow we’ll be speeding westward on the Oregon Trail, so some other intrepid reporter will have to keep you updated on Evaporation in Elmhurst.
Here’s where we ate before venturing on our fact-gathering mission: Sushi Nest. It’s our number one favorite restaurant in the area. We can always count on Sushi Nest to set things just right no matter what. Tonight was no different: it stepped gamely up to the challenge and soothed our bedraggled house-moving nerves with udon, tempura veggies and two kinds of maki rolls. Green tea ice cream sent us contentedly humming into the autumn evening.
One of the photos shows their awning with the Sushi Nest logo: a fish jumping out of bird’s nest. It seems to be trying to say something. The other photo is of the ink painting that welcomes you in the foyer: yin-yang carp.