October 31

Birthday Weekend

Posted 10/31/09

We are halfway through BIRTHDAY WEEKEND - Gary's birthday is Monday, so we are having a long weekend down the shore. In past years I have taken him to Seattle (where it rained) and Bermuda (where Hurricane Noel made a close pass to the island - and it rained). Funny, he didn't seem to want to travel anywhere with me this time.

I was in Orlando earlier in the week but since we had been there earlier in the year for one of his medical conferences, we didn't want to go back there. He had Friday off so we came down Thursday night and had snow crab claws at "Crabby's" restaurant for dinner. Yesterday, I had some work to do and a couple of conference calls, so we stayed close to home and then went out to a local place, Tomatoes, for dinner. Very nice - we had ceviche and fried artichoke hearts to start, then lamb and duck for mains.

Today we went for a short bike ride - the weather was mild (mid 60's) but windy. We stopped at a local deli for lunch and lazed around this afternoon. He opened his presents from Mom early and is now happily playing an X-Box game (thanks Mom!).