Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Birthday

Today I will celebrate my birthday once again.  I won't tell you how old I am, but for those diehard Redskins fans it is the same number of former Redskins defensive tackle Joe Rutgens.  If you know much about football numbers and how they are assigned to different position players, that will give you a hint.  Or, you could find out his real number; that is if you really care to know how old I am.

We made plans to visit with our friend Hanne who is visiting with family down in Front Royal, VA.  We drove down there in heavy rain all the way and people were even slowing down on I-81 due to the rain.  You know it was raining hard when drivers actually drive at or below the speed limit.

Hanne, Gerry and I went out for a light lunch at Panda Express in Front Royal and had a nice meal.  We have tried Panda Express in a number of places and have found they are a good value for the money and the food is always good. 

The girls wanted to find a Kohl's store and Gerry plugged it into the TomTom GPS and away we went.  It took us down a small road and through an industrial area and said "you have reached your destination".  Huh!  It was the Kohl's warehouse for that area and not a store.  So much for the accuracy of the GPS.  We did manage to find a Kohl's and they got their fix.

Later we stopped back where Hanne was staying and visited Allan & Lisa for a couple hours.  While we were there neighbors of theirs came up the hill in trucks and jumped out with drinks for all.  They had managed to rig up a blender jar to a weed whacker and proceeded to mix up a batch of  Singapore Slings with the device.  It was the funniest thing I have seen in a long time.  I was waiting for it to slip and have the Sling hit the fan as they say.  Nope, it worked fine and I got a video of it.  Great bunch of friendly and outgoing people and we enjoyed the visit.

Then it was time for the 90 mile trip back to the cabin in the fog.  We did stop and visit with Cassie for a while on the way back and surprised them by stopping by so late.

Happy birthday Marilyn, wherever you are!

That was my day.

1 comment:

  1. Dear friend, I'm sorry I missed wishing you a happy birthday this year. It slipped up on me while we were gone.

    Happy Birthday. See you soon.