I had a great day yesterday! I tell you, though, my email and Facebook exploded, which was cool – but overwhelming!
I had taken the day off, so I knew I wanted to bike ride, but not for how long. Then Shelley mentioned that she ran 4.9 miles on her birthday and that I should do 44 miles on the bike. I figured “why not?” That is a normal good riding distance for me and I had the time. I was just concerned about the weather cooperating. It was 49 degrees when I got up. (It’s June, right?)
Bundled up! I decided to let John sleep in a little bit before breakfast – earning Best Wife points – and headed out for a 7 mile ride. I came back home to see if he was up (he was) and then we headed out for a breakfast bagel! We biked to Coffee Planet:
Oat bran with cranberry walnut cream cheese! It was weird being there on a weekday morning as this is our Sunday place.
We biked home and I left John behind. I had 19 miles done already at that point before 10 a.m.! I thought it might rain in the afternoon, so I knew if I wanted the rest of the miles, I better get them in. I packed up a few snacks and then headed out for some loop riding. I went on some quieter roads:
With a snack:
Some downtown roads – which had too much traffic. Midday weekday riding is something I am just not used to. (no pictures of that). I tried to stay on quieter roads, though, and just have a nice “thinking” ride.
Then some path riding. I stopped for a long break at mile 35 to eat this Luna bar and enjoy the quietness of this place.
This is that 1 mile byway we recently discovered.
Then the last 9 miles home. Not sure how I got it this exact without a planned route, but I guess I must have been a cartographer in a previous life or something.
I am a cool 44 year old!
John and I had to run out and get an extra cake for the evening. Then I got a private piano concert:
I had requested 3 pieces that he play for me on my birthday. Thanks John!
Then dinner time! My dinner of choice -
Local seafood place. We don’t go here too often because it is a little expensive, but good food. Check out this picture staring at John.
You will eat your fish, sir, and you will like it!
I had some crab bisque to start with.
And then my plate. I couldn’t decide between the scallops and the shrimp and our server said she could just have them make me a half and half plate! Yay! I chose the broiled version.
With a baker and sour cream. This was very, very good. I love scallops and wish they weren’t so pricey to purchase for home.
Then it was cake time! These are the 2 cakes.
This one is a chocolate pecan torte. Layers of mousse and chocolate cake.
We did the emergency run for the red velvet cake because we thought there was going to be 2 people for cake, which turned into a few more.
A couple present highlights:
Puzzles (this one is a 4 dimensional puzzle)
I have wanted one of these:
It’s the regular Kindle (not the Fire). I guess it is a Kimble Kindle? Say that 10 times fast!
Overall a great day was had and thanks to everyone for the well wishes (and presents!!).