Today is my 62nd birthday and I got to spend it doing things that I like to do. The biggest thing, of course, is that I am traveling across the country at a snail's pace seeing places that interest me. It was in the 80's again today and I had the chance to take a nap outside in the shade during the afternoon. I cannot think of another birthday when I was able to do that. I suppose good things do come to those who live long enough.
Brett was still sleeping when I got up this morning so I decided to take a walk around the camping loop. It was further than I thought it would be but very pleasant. Mother called at about the half way mark and sang Happy Birthday to me. It made me smile.
We are the only foreigners in the campground and many people want to come by to chat. Those with a Maine connection (usually they have been to Bar Harbor) like to talk about it. It got cold last night (in the 30's) and several of them wanted to know if it felt comfortable to us. Well, it did after we turned the fireplace on. We may be from Maine but we are still warm blooded creatures.
Once Brett woke up and I reminded him that it was my birthday he decided that we should go out for lunch. We had been told about a good Tex Mex restaurant so we went to check it out.
Then we had to find a grocery store so that we could get a birthday cake. Junction only has 2000 people in it but they have a nice little grocery store called Lowe's. This one had a stray bird flying around in it which we happened to notice in the laundry detergent section.
Cake (and tortillas) in hand we returned to the campsite where a relaxing afternoon was had. Brett took charge of dinner as well and he built a fire so that we could roast hotdogs. I've noticed that many things taste better when cooked over an open fire. Hotdogs are one of those things. So I am fed and rested and happy. It was a most excellent birthday.