Sue and I just had a really nice, and relaxing birthday celebration for me.
It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the low 80s. After Sue got back from her walk with Beau, we had some lunch, and then jumped in the car for a scenic drive.
We stopped in Wolfeboro at The Front Porch restaurant on South Main for an ice cream treat. I wanted to see the bay, and so we drove down to the town docks. Wow! Was it crowded down there, or what! Tuesday, and there wasn't a spot to park. Okay, I saw the bay and was happy with that.
We drove over to the old train station and parked in the back lot because that whole area was also filled with cars, and there were people walking all over the place. We were glad to see that most had face masks, and put ours on, though had to keep slipping them off to finish our ice cream before it melted away!
We walked over to the improved portion of the rail trail that runs along the riverbank. From the park we had seen a bunch of small remote controlled sail boats in what appeared to be in a regatta and strolled over to where a dozen or so enthusiasts were controlling their boats. I totally enjoyed watching the action, and could probably have fun with one. But, really, I've got so much other stuff going on that I don't need to get into something else.
From Wolfeboro, we drove up the back roads to Spider Web Gardens in Tuftonboro to see if they had any blooming poppies. They didn't, but it was such a nice drive up there, and then we took another way home. Just a really lovely drive.
We got back home just as the ship's bell toled 4:00 signaling that it was okay for retired folks to raise the flag for some wine!
While I got that going, Sue put together a small snack tray. We had a great time out in the screen porch playing backgammon, and sipping our wine.
Down a punitive (to me, anyway) 12 points cumulative for the week so far (Thursday through Wednesday), I just slinked off to pour more wine into our glasses.
We then headed into the kitchen to get dinner going. For my birthday dinner I had wanted to fix a meal that Marissa had prepared for me on Monday 01/11/10 (and then again on 01/19/10) as I was recuperating from my hip replacement — chronicled in my post 01/06/10: The Great Hip Replacement Ordeal. It's just scallops in a pesto sauce, but it's very special to me.
I didn't realize how tired I was until the movie (Netflix 2020 Extraction) was over. Sue was as well, and so we just dragged ourselves upstairs, and tumbled into bed by 9:45. I didn't get up until 8:00 am Wednesday — that's how tired I had been!