We are cruising to eat at every restaurant on State Street in Orem.
Steve and family were in town visiting and cousins enjoyed a great time playing together. In honor of the occasion, we took everyone to Carl’s Jr. for two reasons. First, they have a play place and we made good use of it. Second, Steve worked here for his very first job when he was fifteen.
While we were ordering, I asked Steve if he knew the best sizes to order to get the best value. James had that info down well when he worked at a competitor. But it had been too long for Steve. When he worked here, I liked to come and order their cheesecake. Definitely not as good as the cheesecake Suzy makes, but it would do to satisfy a craving in a pinch.
I also remembered that Phil was just 3 years old then and he like to come visit Steve at work. He called it “McDonald’s Star.” Today, as we eat, he denies that and says we just made up that story. Another connection, I realize that Phil is 15 years old, same age as Steve was when he worked here. Despite the poses in the picture, Steve is taller than Phil for another week or so.