Isn't that SAD?
Derek was on the road to taking 30 pretty hard too. (not really, but it was a good excuse to party & not cry) So, we loaded up and went exploring Ames, IA. It was a fun day, and maybe next year we can get to the things we missed this trip.
Enjoy the pictures!!
First stop - Birthday Lunch at Hickory Park Restaurant, boasts of best BBQ, and an entire menu of Blue Bunny Ice Cream deserts.
They also had LEGO sculptures throughout the grounds. They were quite remarkable. Here are a few.
Derek was a bit grumpy in this photo, and I can't remember why...
but this is what he gets for being grumpy on his birthday.
Fun day, for sure!
Lucky for Derek, his birthday actually fell on a Monday. I couldn't let the actual day go unnoticed even though we celebrated on Sunday. SO, I made his favorite foods as per his request: Stuffed Bell Peppers, Guacamole, & homemade Apple Pie.