a recap of the weekends birthday festivities.....
( Phase I )
( phase II )Phase II was about a day spent with friends. my buddy DrE came up from Olywa and we went to the Noble Horse Gallery in Pioneer Square where I met my dream saddle (only $2800!! its the same ones the mounted seattle police use. *sigh*), and then to sir_rapheal s homecoming bbq. followed by a lovely dinner with a small handful of folks at www.baroloseattle.com/
I had my favorite octopus salad, a taste of the fois gras (wht a cherry sauce!!), and some calamari sauteed with capers, etc. entree was the rack of new zealand lamb with more cherries, and dessert was pannacotte with peach puree. lovely :). I love that place.
that night was also the torchlight parade for seafaire, but we seemed to avoid most of the craziness, which was good.
( phase III )Phase III was all about horsie fun!!! the amazing DrE conspired with C, the owner of the barn where my horse lives to make a PONY PARTY!!! they hid gift bags in the woods and gave us clues and we went and found them. there were some clues just for me, that Dr E stashed on my favorite trails. me and Raji ran about the woods like crazy things. if a horse could giggle, you know he was :)
even though it was screaming hot, and I got a nice toasty sunburn, it was LOVELY. even got to ride China a bit, which affirmed how awesome Raj is :). China is a peach but egads, she's a lot of work....
I'm tired and muscle sore and sunburned and have yummy indian food stashed for lunches for the week. in short, blissfully happy :)
next stop, PENNSIC!