Some weekends are great, some are blah, and some are wilder and busier than all the rest. This past weekend was filled with activity. There were two birthdays last week in my family and we usually get together to celebrate multiple birthdays on the same weekend.
We started on Friday evening with a dinner at a local restaurant. Everybody likes Italian food so we went to an Italian restaurant that has a good reputation for consistently good food and good service. We exchange birthday cards and presents and enjoy a fine meal. Then we load our full bellies into the car and go home. The trouble with eating so much good food is that we’re ready for a nap within a few minutes. We have to stay awake to drive home and then, maybe we can catch a nap.
Saturday morning I needed to go to the grocery store so I took out my scooter and rode the four miles to Publix for some essentials. The temperature was around seventy-five degrees and it felt great going down the road. This is the first time that I rode the scooter with this temperature and it was so comfortable that I wished that the ride had been longer so that I could have enjoyed more of it. Then, my husband suggested that we shoot some pool. We haven’t done that in over a year. We went to the pool hall and discovered that we were the first people to decide to shoot pool that day. We had the whole place to ourselves; it was great. Actually, I think he suggested the activity just so he could get a glass of Guinness. It was an enjoyable couple hours of pool and eating. Maybe we can do this again before next year!
On Saturday evening some friends came to the house and we had a fine meal (they brought the main course and a birthday cake). Then we felt like – a nap. You can bet we slept well on Saturday night.
On Sunday we decided to ride our scooters down to St. Marks. This would be the longest ride (35 miles, one way) that we have taken thus far. There was also the possibility of rain and thunderstorms; we didn’t want to get stuck on the road during inclement weather. My husband advised against riding on wet pavement because of the possibility of skidding so we took a chance on making the trip. We got to our destination high and dry, no trouble. While we were at St. Marks, the clouds gathered and the rain came down in torrents. By this time we had taken shelter. We and the scooters were dry. We looked at the storm activity on the computer and picked a time when we had a window of dry weather. We rode back home with only a light sprinkle of rain. By the time we were halfway home the sun had dried up everything and we had no trouble getting back.
All and all, it was a great weekend. We did numerous things and had no mishaps. Maybe we can have more weekends like this one.