A very good day!

The work schedule has been busy for me lately, so I plan to really enjoy these two days I have off. We started out last night at Hitchcock Under the Stars, on the front lawn of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. We watched North by Northwest, with Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. Great movie, and the night was beautiful!

This morning, we started out with a bike ride around Salem Lake, one of our favorite rides.

Later in the afternoon, we went with our friends April and Brent to check out the North Carolina Beer Fest at Tanglewood Park. There was an unbelievable number of people trying to get into the park. It took about an hour, but we finally parked amidst an ocean of cars. Then we found out it cost $30 to get in, for the privilege of sampling as many beers as we wanted. None of us thought that was worth it, so after all that, we left! No big deal, we had fun just being part of the craziness. We ended up having a nice dinner at our favorite Winston restaurant, the Village Tavern.

After that, we all went to catch our first Winston-Salem Dash baseball game, on another glorious evening of fine weather. It’s a great little stadium, brand new this year, and we beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans! Yay us!

So far, a most excellent weekend! I think I’ll add to this post with whatever tomorrow brings! 🙂

Okay. So today is “tomorrow!” I started the day asleep! I didn’t set an alarm and slept in a bit. It was wonderful! Then I lounged around in my underwear. (Oops. Can I say that on a blog?! — Of course I can! It’s my blog dammit!) Then I ran on the treadmill, and later ran a few errands with Princess Gail. It was a great, mindless kind of day.

We spent the evening with a bunch of new friends. They were all absolutely wonderful! A very welcoming and fun crowd! We had a delicious dinner at a funky restaurant in downtown Winston, Sixth and Vine. The place has a fun schedule of activities, so I think it will become one of our favorite stops.

All in all, an excellent weekend! 🙂

9 thoughts on “A very good day!”

  1. What a wonderful weekend indeed. I so remember waiting for weeks for the weekend to show up. I’m glad you made the most of it.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you both. 🙂

  2. Mike~
    Thanks! Glad you could come along! 🙂

    I’m not complaining. I get plenty of time off. But this has been an exceptionally busy time, and I am grateful for these couple of days. I wanted to make the best use of them! 🙂

    1. Yeah, you’re right! It was a bunch of fun moments all strung together over a whole weekend! And you know, any weekend with the word “underwear” in it can be really good, or really bad! This was really good!

      Still can’t get over your spoken-poetry-video. You’re in a class all by yourself! 🙂

  3. I love mindless days! I had one two weeks ago, and I still enjoy thinking about it! (having a mindless day is intentional; being stupid is not, just to clarify that neither one of us ranked as a stuper – short for a remarkably stupid person, as you know).
    What a spectacular place to view Hitchcock films, under the stars! Wish I was there!

    1. You are exactly right, as usual! The mindlessness I alluded to was indeed intentional, more like a resting of the mind. At my advanced age, the neurons tend to overheat and smoke comes out my ears. I need to shut down once in a a while and let them cool down! 😉

    1. Mike~
      Earl just blew past and turned out to be no big deal. We are lucky, though, that it did not make a direct landfall, because it was packing 140 mph winds past NC! It didn’t bother us at all in Winston, about a 4 hour drive from the coast.

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