Monday, September 07, 2015

Labor Day weekend recap

We had an absolutely wonderful weekend!  The weather was beautiful, I was off work, and our dear friends Bugsy & Roger visited us.  There was a lot of time spent on the screened porch, but here's what else we did, in words and photos.
Fri evening Bugsy & Roger, Spouse & I, and Steven & Thad met for dinner at Honey's Farm Fresh.  We had a great meal, then sat on the screened porch and talked until bedtime.

Sat morning we had coffee on the porch and Marvin & Walter shared a chair in the sun.

Once we got dressed we walked over to the farmer's market where Roger bought some fruit and veggies.  I ran into some clients of mine and had a nice chat with them.  Then we went back to Honey's Farm Fresh to eat breakfast.  We even had the same waitress from the night before!  I had yummy chocolate chip pancakes.  Then we went to an 'attic treasures' sale where Roger bought a Thai cookbook for 50 cents.  Then Bugsy and I sat on the porch with the dogs while Spouse and Roger went to pick up some things at the grocery store.  

When they returned Spouse made a 4-layer lemon cake with cream cheese icing for Thad's birthday, and a peach pie for those of us who don't like lemon cake.

After cocktails on the screened porch, Spouse & I and Bugsy & Roger went to dinner at Dos Locos where we met up with Steven & Thad, Joe P, and Carolyn & Derwin.  As usual our food was great and Bugs & Rog enjoyed it.

Since Thad's birthday was the next day, the restaurant staff placed a large sombrero on his head and lead the other patrons in singing 'happy birthday'.
The group went for a walk on the boardwalk while I checked in and got ready to perform as Elton John in the LEGENDS show for my last time this season.  Bugs & Rog had not seen the show before, nor had my longtime friend Kathryn who drove from VA to be there.  It was nice to have my friends there.

Sun morning we had coffee on the porch and then Spouse & Roger made us breakfast.  Then we went for a walk into town, then over to the Canalfront Park.

Then it was time to get ready for Thad's birthday dinner.  Spouse made steaks, macaroni & cheese, and ginger sesame broccoli salad.  Our friends Rick & Nick and Steven & Thad came and we all ate on the screened porch.  When it got dark we lit candles and mercury glass luminaries and stayed on the porch until bedtime.  Thad loved the homemade lemon cake (he'd specifically requested it) as well as time with friends.

Mon we had breakfast at the Crystal restaurant with Steven & Thad and Joe P.  When we returned home unfortunately Bugs & Rog packed up their stuff and headed back home.  Spouse took a nap and I relaxed and watched TV with Marvin & Walter asleep on my lap.  It was the perfect close to a wonderful, fun and festive weekend.

1 comment:

anne marie in philly said...

OMB, I would LOVE to try the lemon cake AND the peach pie!

PLEASE tell me steven & thad, and joe p., and carolyn & derwin will join all 4 of us in october!