Monday, November 8, 2021

Big boffo birthday weekend

Saturday was my 64th birthday. I worked in the morning and then we went to a party in Escondido for another friend who was also having a birthday. Faro Trupiano catered it and we had a nice opportunity to hang out with his family and friends.

Afterwards we drove up to Lake Wohlford and had a short hike on the Osprey Trail. So pretty up there.

Leslie bought me dinner at Vintana later that evening.

Such a beautiful space and the food was great too. 

Definitely the best architectural setting for dining I can think of in North County. Located above the Lexus dealership, I really recommend it for the special occasions in your life.

We were both still stuffed from our afternoon repast so we split everything, a farmer's salad with strawberries, goat cheese and mandarins, an ahi dish and a bacon wrapped filet. Could not have been better.




We finished the meal with a nice little cobbler dessert. Could not have eaten another bite.

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red tailed with nicitating eye shield
After the Gay Pride event yesterday and a quick date shake at Hadley's I drove back through San Jacinto and did a little birding.

Nothing outstanding but got a nice hike in and saw the merlin on the same branch he was [perched on the other day.

kestrel
And a kestrel.

And a red tailed hawk.

And this pretty hawk, which might be a dark morph ferruginous, will have to check with an expert.

Merlin
Honestly, I got home happy but totally spent. What a day, what a weekend!

3 comments:

Ken Seals said...

Happy Birthday!! It's good to know you had a great. I sure enjoyed the nice pics of Leslie and the birds, too.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful picture of two cool human beings. Happy 64, Robert. May there be many more!

Debbie said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! Sounds like it was wonderful! I know you are much younger than I so your celebration was probably much wilder than you are reporting πŸ™ˆ
Love love Vintana. Agree with you wholeheartedly. Leslie is a class act. Great choice!
The pics are amazing πŸ‘
Here’s to a great year ahead Rob! 🍾πŸ₯‚