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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Vacation Week

     Well there goes another year.  Dad just turned 57 (and he calls me an old fart?), and he's back to work after a relaxing week of what he calls staycation.  Once again, they kept it low key and low cost and just took it easy.

     Chapel Hill's Festifall was last week, and mom and dad walked downtown to take in the sights and sounds for the second year in a row.  Face painting, fun activities for kids, homemade crafts and art and music filled several blocks, and mom and dad got to sit and quench their thirst with an annual favorite while listening to the wonderfully talented kids from Chapel Hill's School of Rock.

     Octoberfest was on tap at Carolina Brewery, and the young musicians pumped out an incredible set on a nearby stage including their renditions of hits from Ozzy Osbourne, Alice in Chains and Metallica.  Yup, just another day of fist-pumping rock and suds sipping in the sun.

    For dad's birthday mom got tickets for Bohemian Rhapsody, which they'll be going to see in a couple of weeks. 
Dad's older brother turned him on to Queen in the 70's, and when he first heard about this movie earlier this year he said he couldn't wait to see it (dad rarely gets overly enthused about anything, so mom knew this was a big deal).
     They also made sure not to pass up Top of the Hill's annual offering, Blue Ridge Blueberry Wheat ale, which they try to catch at least once (or twice) while it's available in the fall.  
     Beer and music, music and beer.  Dad's sitting here buzzing like a saw.  Chill out mister.  You're back at work and back to reality.  Calm down. 
     As fun as all that sounds I spent the week doing what I do best and enjoy the most.  As you can see, time off from work and turning another year older mean nothing to me. My week was filled with:
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So anyway, Happy Birthday again.  Now get back to work. You gotta get rid of them extra pounds you soaked up during your semi-active week off.  And as much as you'd like to keep these damn balloons rolling around all year long mom says they gotta go.  Sorry Birthday Boy.  I'm sure mom'll get you some more next year.




Brian's Home Blog said...

You look very pretty sweet Cleo and it sounds like your Dad had a grand time. Happy Birthday to your Dad from all of us!

My Mind's Eye said...

Cleo you dad really knows how to enjoy himself on his bday staycation!! The festival sounded like fun and you had good weather.
LOL if you think your dad is old at 57 I won't even tell you how old I am..'casue I'm sure you will think I roamed the world when the dinosaurs did.
Hugs Cecilia

Annie Bear said...

Looks like your dad had a very enjoyable time on his time away from work. However, we think you had the better time, especially when sunning your gorgeous tummy!

The Island Cats said...

Looks like your dad had a great staycation...and a fun birthday.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your Dad! Tell him not to fret...he is younger than my Mom!! (psssst: she turned 63 yesterday so she is REALLY an old fart!!) Love that your Dad got tickets to Bohemian Rhapsody...great gift!!

pilch92 said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Dad! Sounds like he had a nice birthday.

Summer said...

You guys live in a city that makes it easy to have a fun staycation! Happy birthday week to your male human.

The Swiss Cats said...

We're glad your dad had a wonderful birthday celebration ! Purrs

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

that looks like an amazing bday staycation!! and it looks like you and Amarula have the same favourite things! especially napping

Eastside Cats said...

Happy Birthday to your dad, Cleo, and he's a year younger than me...so there! We're just getting good now; all the kid stuff is gone, and we can be as wacky as we want to be..Heehee!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo; happy belated to your dad; sounds like his staycation AND birthday
were totally fun; and tell him 57 is better than 75, so I"ve heard. ☺☺ we hope he enjoys the movie and hope it's as awesome as some trailers we've seen and 984 PAWS up to the choice of tunes at the brewery ...rock on ~~~~~~ hugs from dai$y =^..*= ♥♥

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