The first weekend in October my "baby" turned 19! Unbelievable! It is so nice having her so close as we were able to attend Cam's regatta in the morning on October 4 (Nic's 30th birthday!!), jumped in the car, drive to Syracuse, pick her up, come back to Rochester and catch Cam's second race in the afternoon. Whew! No wonder I'm feeling so tired with all the running around we do!
After Cam's race, we went out to dinner for Nic's birthday, which Carol and Paul had come for as well. On Sunday the 5th, Annalisse's BIG DAY, we got up, had a nice birthday breakfast, took our annual trip to Power's Farm Market to check out the pumpkins and teepees, went grocery shopping, and headed back to Syracuse. Before drop off we went to Pastabilities in Syracuse, which has an amazing "spice hot tomato oil" sauce which is awesome with bread or on pasta. Alex was able to join us for most of the weekend's festivities, which obviously Annalisse enjoyed very much. He's a very nice young man, and we also enjoy spending time with him.
On Monday, I went out to dinner with pals Meg and JoAnn for our 23rd Annual Libra Dinner (we are special and we know it!). This year we went to Tony D's which was okay...not great for all the hype it gets.
Wednesday the 8th was my BIG DAY, which was not too exciting as I had to work all day, and when Mark and I got home we were really focused on doing laundry and getting packed for Chicago the next day (see Chicago blog post!). We went to our fave Fairport village restaurant, Donnelly's, with Nic and Patrick, and Mark got me 1 1/2 half dozen roses, some of which were pink - as a joke, since he knows I'm not all into the pink=cancer thing. Still, they were quite beautiful, despite being pink!!
And on Friday the 17th, we celebrated Mark's birthday. Again, we just sort of rushed home, had dinner at Donnelly's, stopped into Fairport Brewing for an Apollo 8 (it was a beautiful night...we spent time sitting outside next to one of their firepits). We got to bed early as Mark was to hit the road early on Saturday to catch Cam's race in Boston at the Head of the Charles. Attending the HOTC was on Mark's bucket list, so he was very excited to go. Cam was also very excited to have the opportunity to wrap up his RIT crew career at this world famous race. His boat (the Men's 4) came in 38 out of 44 ~ which I'm sure he was fine with seeing RIT's team is a "club team" (not Division I, II or III), and they were competing against some of the best teams in the country. Mark actually drove there and home in the same day, getting back around 11pm last night. Crazy person.
Also on Saturday, Mary and Larry (and Drew) picked up Annalisse on their way through the Syracuse area as we were headed to the Book of Mormon at 2pm. I guess you could say that seeing the BOM, while not exactly on my bucket list, was something I've wanted to do for several years. It was very funny, irreverent, insulting, and full of heart.
Today, we take Annalisse back to Syracuse. But the fun is not over yet...next weekend we are on the road again to Cam's race in Saratoga at the "Head of the Fish." I'm thinking by now the car could drive itself up and down the NYS thruway!!!
|So happy together!|
|Libra birthday buddies|