Saturday, May 17, 2014

Birthday Party

We headed west in Toad II this afternoon for a birthday party at the terminal at Moses Lake's Grant County International Airport. Our friend Bernie was 70 today and his wife Madeline and his children, Derrick and Christin, planned quite a party for him. Bernie knew there was going to be a party. but that's about all he knew -- he didn't even know where it was going to be until this afternoon!

The airport terminal is a great place to have a party. There are no longer any commercial flights out of this airport since Horizon left a few years ago. It is lovely, almost new space. Madeline and her crew had set up and decorated tables with balloons and party favors. Live music was provided throughout the afternoon by a six piece band -- and some accordion pieces by Bernie! The meal was catered and featured green salad, corn bread, scalloped potatoes, fresh fruit, grilled chicken breasts and pulled pork sandwiches. Another table held red velvet cupcakes frosted in a variety of colors. There were a variety of beers and wines at an open bar. It was quite a party!

A bonus for Forry and I was the presence of many of our adopted Franz family, none of which we had seen since last fall! These are the youngest two: Aidan and Ethan --

And Vic, the oldest one --

It was a lovely afternoon. Good music to listen to; good friends to chat with and good food to eat. What more could a person ask for?

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