you know how much i love my birthday, and while last year was really freaking outstanding, i'd say this year was pretty damn awesome too.
i kicked it off with a birthday ride on the ol' peloton.
and a peek in my gmail inbox yielded this:
i also had a bunch of lovely birthday greetings via social media and text, and it's always nice to hear from friends and family - some who i chat with regularly and some i haven't seen in years.
i'm sure you'll be shocked to see where our family outing was for the day.
we met up with the old lady and the old man, and then we made a beeline for new orleans square. the hub had used one of his connections to get us through this magical door:
of course, we had to take some fun photos in the courtyard before heading up the stairs.
because i am a basic ass bitch, i had to take this.
we stepped inside and glanced up to find the old audio-animatronic bird that had also been in the original club 33.
we were escorted through the club and into the dining room, where we were seated at a lovely table near the balcony.
after my backpack slipped off of the back of my chair, the server brought over a little seat of its very own.
it's club 33's 55th/emerald anniversary, so everything is green - plates, stir sticks, drinks.