Monday, June 13, 2016

This Dear Lady Turned 80!

This year was a big birthday for my mom as she turned 80! Always the planner I am, so of course I came up with some ideas of how we could celebrate. One idea was to invite some friends to join us on the Blue Heron Cruise on the Cumberland River and go to dinner afterwards at The Riverview Restaurant in Ashland City. And that's what we did!

But first, Mom's actual birthday, June 2, I brought in some dinner for us from Panera, and we ate and spent the evening together at her apartment. She'd already been treated to lunch the day before and to a luncheon in her honor with some friends, so she celebrated all week long!

Some of the birthday cards she had received during the week.
Then on Sunday, June 5, a group of twelve of us met up in Ashland City to go on the Blue Heron Cruise. This was my fourth time to go and I think that many for Mom as well (though not all of our cruises have been together). Captain Jim runs a fun boat and he was very accomodating to our group. Even though we didn't rent out the whole boat, we ended up being the only guests, so it was like we were on a private cruise! Captain Jim took us up the river to a marina and off into a little tributary to see some nature up close. It is always a relaxing ride and it was very fun to be together to celebrate Mom's birthday!

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