The ultimate guide to observing the moon

Allow me to suggest a somewhat simple minded method to observing a full moon. With a few friends, on a veranda at a Chinese restaurant , seated in high backed rattan chairs, with a snifter of Brandy, but sans the cigar ...... just observe the rising full Moon. It harkens back to the novel "Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad. It's a fleeting feeling of times long past which compliments the unique beauty of the Moon. (Do read the novel, if you haven't).