So, today is my birthday (assuming you’re reading this on January 22nd). Having a birthday in January has always sucked for a girl growing up in Pittsburgh. It’s dark and gray, it’s cold and depressing, and you’re limited to mostly indoor activities for your birthday party. So I’m feeling a bit “eh” about my birthday, but reminiscing about some lovely past ones. I thought I’d share one here.
When I lived in San Francisco, my roommates and I used to plan birthday surprises for eachother. Planning the birthday was as much fun as being the birthday girl (or boy)! One of my favorite birthdays began with my roommates giving me Dramamine, telling me there was a very windy drive ahead. We arrived in Monterey for a whale watching excursion which was AMAZING (and the real reason for the Dramamine). This was my first whale watching trip and I’ve been told you often go out and don’t see any whales. We did. We saw many orcas, dolphins, and seals. There was a kill (I think the whale took down a seal), then National Geographic turned up and made us move out of the picture (seriously!). We spent the rest of the weekend in Big Sur and I had my birthday dinner at the beautiful Nepenthe. It was a chilly and rainy weekend, but the view from Nepenthe, with VERY thick fog sitting in the mountainside, was breathtaking.
So here’s the giveaway part. I’d like to hear about your birthdays. Post one of your most memorable in the comments section below. Post only one comment and on January 23rd I’ll randomly select one person to receive a pair of my Stars in Stripes drink coasters in your choice of Bluegreen, Raspberry, White, or Red White and Blue.