It was birthday weekend. We love doing birthdays up around here 😀 Please enjoy my self-indulgent post.
I wasn’t totally sure about biking my age in miles like I usually do and it actually wasn’t in my plan, but as you know, plans can change.
We went riding early Saturday making a stop along the way at a garden center (of course!). This is Toadflax.
There are multiple greenhouses you can go into as well.
I could spend forever in there, but I was geting hungry! We rode back to town and hit up Spot coffee for a snack:
On a whim, we decided to bike further and by the time we got home, we had already done 32 miles. I thought, you know – it’s only another 16 miles. That’s not even 1.5 hours of riding. It was still early, so I ate lunch, put on more sunscreen and headed back out. John stayed behind to get working on my cake 😀
I made quick work of the remaining 16 miles and my legs felt great! I could go a lot farther, for sure. I almost am thinking about doing 100 miles again, but then I remember how exhausting that is, and how it takes all day long.
I don’t look a day over 47!
Since the plan was for cake party on Sunday (my actual birthday), dinner out was had Saturday night since I didn’t want to eat a dinner and have cake on the same day. We went to Druthers Brewery in Saratoga. Delicous beer: I highly recommend the Scottish-style 80.
And Buffalo chicken mac and cheese because birthday and 48 miles 😀
I had to bring some home. This looks smaller in the picture than it was in real life.
Sunday was a really rainy day, which is why the riding happened on Saturday. John made the most delicious cake. White cake (doctored box mix) with a salted caramel frosting drizzled with caramel.
This was delicious! It was almost like a spreadable praline. Yummy.
And yes, we serve cake on mismatched plates because we are classy like that.
Wonderful gifts, too.
Fairy garden items from my in-laws, gift certificates to garden centers — including Toadflax!, lacy shawl, lots of camera gear. These are my cool new polarized glasses with bling for riding when it is cloudy, but bright – or I can use them in the car for night driving.
They are actually a blue color, which doesn’t come through.
A very good weekend. And thank you to all that have been wishing on Facebook!