KELLY'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!! (and Jim's)
Mar 15, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
Then Margaret, Jim and Base turned up ready to get our bikes and head out to meet Jim at the end of his trail, thy also were kind enough to get me a birthday card :) when we got there, after about an hour and 15 minutes driving, me, Jack and Anne got on our bikes and made our way down the bike trail in search of Jim
. We found him about 4 miles later and turned round to do the last leg with him. That didn't work out so well because we were too slow for Jim and he wasn't going to let us slow his time down, so he went ahead of us. We made it back just in time to get a photo of him crossing the finish line.
Time for lunch, we set up on some picnic benches by a beautiful lake and ate our sandwiches. Back at the house we had just enough time to relax a little and swim in the pool before it was party number 1 time! Jim's close friends and family came round and Frank did surf and turf on the BBQ, very nice! This was followed by a night of drinking and chatting before finally everyone agreed it was time for bed and headed home. All in all, i'd say i had a pretty good birthday :)
I woke up to a small selection of cards and presents from family and a few others, which was really nice, more than i expected! I got a beautiful watch off Jack :) (which i told him not to get me!) and money owards my Canada train from Mum and Dad, which i really appreciate as it will definitely come in use on that expensive train ride.Downstairs i was greeted by more Happy Birthdays, and cards off Anne and Jim, which was so nice of them. Jim had already left for his 60 mile bike ride, and their friends Robin and Frank, who were here form North Carolina for Jim's birthday. I also got a very good present of Anne and Jim, kind of hard to explain, but basically and arm for our camera so that we can take pictures of the 2 of us together more easily, very handy in our situation!