Monday, July 30, 2012

"best birthday ever!!"

{Dan's response to our fabulous day together yesterday!}

Though we had a hard time remembering ALL of his previous birthdays, it felt pretty good to know that I'd planned the perfect day for his 27th birthday!

After a visit to Tom's Donuts for breakfast, we headed out on bikes to explore our city.  We have been meaning to hit the trails and explore the many bike paths throughout Fort Wayne for some time now.  The city has invested a lot in the past few years to build a pretty elaborate trail system throughout the city, with more trails to be added in the near future.  Yesterday proved to be the perfect day for a long bike ride.  The weather was amazing, not too hot and just a slight breeze to keep us cool.  The trail itself turned out to be mostly shaded which made it even better.

We started at Johnny Appleseed park, where we were able to leave our car safely, then headed into the city on St. Joseph Pathway.  We turned onto Maumee Pathway and followed the river to Kreager Park where we took a break to walk around and get our feet wet in the splash pad!  Then we headed back downtown for lunch.

We had lunch at Toscani's Pizzeria, highly recommend this little restaurant if you're in the mood for Italian!  After lunch we headed to the Wells Street Corridor for some more exploring and shopping.  Unfortunately, we didn't consider that it was Sunday and most places would be closed.  We did however, stumble upon this incredible book store.  We'll definitely be visiting Hyde Brothers Booksellers again soon!

Back at home we spent the afternoon napping and just relaxing around the house.  And since the burn ban has been lifted, invited a few friends over for a bonfire in the evening.  So much fun to finally be able to enjoy this favorite summertime activity!

It was a wonderful day - a much needed break from working on the house - and a fantastic time spent together.  So happy he enjoyed it as much as I did!

Happy Birthday Dan!!!

Dan's 26th birthday
Dan's 25th birthday
Dan's 24th birthday

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