40th Birthday Mountain Extravaganza Day 1


We woke up early on August 1st and got to the DMV fast as we could so I could get my license renewed.   We were in and out in less than 20 minutes.  It would have been faster if I’d known that the sign is Divided Highway and not Island! Go Around the Island!  Luckily I had a really nice instructor!  Yay!

We went back home to pack up last minute stuff and do one last load of laundry.  Then we hit the road for Valle Crucis.  We had to take 421 up since they were doing construction on 321.  421 is the boring road.  Sigh.  But soon enough we were in the mountains!  We pulled up to the house and Sara and the boys were already there.  Sara decorated the house for my birthday!  She went all out!  It looked SO good!  Check it: (click on pics to enlarge)DSC_0008 DSC_0009 DSC_0010 DSC_0011 DSC_0012 DSC_0013 DSC_0014 Sara hung banners in every room and out on the porch.  She made me the coozy and tiara AND the cool Celebrate dragonfly hanging!  Plus there were balloons in every room all over the floor.  I was blown away!

CSP & Brotha Marc did a little fishing after we unloaded the car while I visited with Sara, the boys, and the pugs.  Then it was time to freshen up for dinner.  We met up with Kristie and Chris at Red Onion Cafe.   We started out with Key Lime Pie Martinis.  SO good.  We had a fabulous dinner with great conversation and wonderful company.  Next thing we knew it was time to go home.  We made a quick pit stop for breakfast goods at Ingles then went home and were in bed by 10!