This past week/weekend I got to celebrate my birthday. I love birthdays, and this year I managed to spread my birthday celebrations out over a few days. Extra points that it happened to fall on Memorial Day weekend so I got an extra long weekend AND made sure to not book any weddings so I’d be able to enjoy it with my friends and family. This year was the big two-five for me. And what I enjoyed most was not the turning a quarter of a century old part, but having an excuse to get all my close friends together and hang out doing whatever activity I decided I wanted to do. Hopefully they found it as fun as I did.
Last year I was a bit more adventurous. I’m not sure what it is about me and animals but I sure to enjoy seeing them. Since I was in San Antonio for work anyway, I decided to take an extra day and go to Sea World with a friend as a kick off to my birthday weekend. It definitely brought me back to my days in junior high and high school where I thought I might want to be a marine biologist. Not for the science part of it, just so I would have an excuse to train, swim and work with dolphins and whales. Yes, I think I made the right decision to forgo that career path as well. And even though the day at Sea World left me stuck on a roller coaster for a half hour (more on that to come at a later time) and wishing I could have a pet shamu I still had a ton of fun.
The night before we went to dinner on the river walk. I took this photo during our walk to dinner. It kind of reminds me of that scene in Selena.
And this photo on our way back after dinner.
This is what left me with that feeling of “oh my goooodness a pet whale would be so much fun!” (Free Willy is still one of my favorite movies to this day.)
Feeding the dolphins.
Friday (my actual birthday) was spent with my mom and dad, and Saturday I had dinner with a small group of my close friends and we went midnight bowling.
Me with one of my oldest and dearest friends, Krista. We’ve been friends since something like fourth grade.
Now that I’m old enough to rent a car without insane penalties in fees, I’ve been told that the next big birthday is when I turn 60-something and social security kicks in. Oh joy. A huge thanks to everyone who celebrated with me. You made it that much more special!!!