Sunday, July 26, 2009

9:30 pm

At 9:30 PM I pulled the covers over Gary as he went to bed EXHAUSTED. My battery was still going, but his was expired...You see, this is the start of Gary's Birthday week. Amy and I always seem to stretch out our birthday's so I decided to do the same for him.
A birthday greeting....On Saturday, I decided to treat him to a trip to Maryhill Museum. He had never been there and they had an Ansel Adams show up. (Adams was a famous photographer) So after packing the car, stopping at Dutch Brothers for him and then getting a bit of a false start, we headed up the Gorge. Once we reached the museum and put on our walking shoes, we saw...quite a few peacocks and an amazing view. We sat in the "King and Queen for a day", chair-
we saw some amazing outdoor sculptures-
the Adams show-
the Rodin exhibit-
some amazing chess sets-
We had dinner in Stevenson at the Big River Grill,yummy!
On Sunday morning I treated him to a Starbuck's breakfast and he worked on his photos from Saturday's trip. We picked Amy up around 11 and on the way home she was relating a story about going to Pix Patisserie. He didn't know what or where that was, so we decided to take him for lunch.
We ordered the lunch tray of dry proscuitto, cheese, olives, marcona almonds and toasty, salted bread. Plus a Brioche and Shazam-(Rich and creamy caramel mousse, salted almonds, dense chocolate almond cake, and more caramel) Triple yummy!!!
We then took him to SCRAP. A fun place for the inner artist in you-On the way home we admired some houses. Loved this green one with a red door.
Dinner with Amy, Karl and my Dad of Paninis and spinach salad. For dessert, tiny lemon cakes with raspberry mascarpone whipped cream and blueberries or chocolate. Maybe I should plan a few walking adventures next!!
Then presents...

Yep, he had a good reason to be pooped out.
Tomorrow, dinner with Amy/Karl (she saw what I planned to make and her pregnant self invited herself over) Tuesday, dinner at the Claim Jumper with Nick and Gabriele and also Karl and Amy because that "sounded good too." Wednesday is coffee time with his best friend. Thursday and Friday should be salad nights I think...
We will have eaten out more this week than we did the whole last few months!!

1 comment:

dotoner said...

WOW! What a fun and active b-day week! I am tired just reading about it! Love how you celebrate every thing so well - I am going to take a page out of your book!

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