We detoured to the farm where we dined in style on frozen pizza (after it was cooked of course). We ended up going for a simple walk on the trails that turned into a two hour survival hike through the wilderness!!! I talked David into cutting through the woods and following the creek down the edge of the property. FUN, but BIG MISTAKE.....wow I'm sore. I saw a lot of the property that I had never seen before. He had walked it, but I never had.
After our walk, we took a well deserved nap at the farm house. We did do a little work while there. I varnished a new door to the kids' bedroom and pulled weeds. David worked in the shed and fertilized. The day wasn't a total wash.
We wandered home on the back roads and stopped at the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie store for dinner. Not a bad way to celebrate a birthday.
Bonus: Seeing kids at the end of a long day of NOT seeing kids. You have to get away once in a while to reappreciate what you have waiting for you at home. Correction....I have to get away once in a while to reappreciate what I have at home.
Thus, long day...no new kid stories....no new kid pictures.....just a nice day alone with my favorite spouse in one of his favorite places.