Retirement is a week filled with Saturdays and Sundays interrupted only occasionally by a holiday.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Rick...and Cher is Rick's birthday and he always likes to tell folks that he and Cher share the same exact and year. He also likes to admit that Cher looks a heck of a lot better than he does but that a little "nip and tuck" would certainly help him "turn back time" too.

We had a lovely day here in Carlsbad. First we ate breakfast at our very nice hotel and then headed off to a local course for a round of very frustrating golf...sigh. That was followed by an outdoor lunch at an Armenian cafe across the street from the beach. We then drove south along the coast to the northern part of the city of San Diego before getting on the freeway and heading back north to our hotel. After taking a very short nap, we went out for a lovely dinner at a high-end Steak and Seafood restaurant and they were kind enough to treat Rick to a Creme Brulee dessert to celebrate his big day...yum! Then we stopped at a local Starbucks for a relaxing cup of decaf and now we're back in our room watching a little television and playing on the computer.

Tomorrow is our big golf club fitting day. It supposedly takes 90 minutes of hitting golf balls over and over until they have all the measurements they need to proclaim the best set of clubs (irons and woods) for you. Rick originally thought we could play golf afterwards but I've put my foot down. No way am I going to hit golf balls for that amount of time and then spend another 4 hours doing the same on a golf course!

We leave Carlsbad on Thursday and I've told Rick I might be willing to stop and play a round of golf somewhere between here and home. What can I say...I'm a glutton for punishment.


Renee said...

You're such a nice wife to do all of that for your hubby's birthday. I'm sure that once he had to do all that hitting, he won't feel much like playing either.


Patti said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

That's a lot of golf ball hitting. Yikes.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

happy birthday to him and yes, cher looks good! but i do wish she wouldn't do that puffy lip look that i hate. but the body? wow...

smiles, bee

sari said...

Glad to see you're back. Happy Birthday to Rick and hope you had fun golfing!

Linda said...

A belated happy birthday to Rick!

I wish I had the courage to pick up my golf clubs again but I've been afraid to ever since my back surgery in August of 2005. If my back still didn't give me problems now and again I would be even more tempted but as it is every time I see my clubs in the basement I get a little depressed.

Anonymous said...

Here's another thing they have in common...Cher is Armenian..and so was the cafe you ate at.. : )

ms chica said...

Belated birthday wishes to Rick. I hope te two of you enjoyed your getaway.