When asked, he said he wanted to go on a cruise for his birthday, but he didn't want to leave the house. And so, we created the Ozark Cruise just for him. He was given a ships itinerary and we took off! We started the morning with sleeping in and no power. A quiet beginning, but utterly relaxing!
As with any real cruise we had mega amounts of food - I believe that is a rule! Lunch was served followed by the ever important siesta. Soon following we headed outside to play Bocci ball and badminton which was slightly derailed when we discovered seed ticks marching up our legs.
More food! Dinner was a simple sweet potato enchilada, but the star of the show was our daughters famous chocolate cake. This thing takes two hours to make, but it is worth ever minute. The recipe is from Cook's and takes three kinds of chocolate, heavy whipping cream, and the steady hand of a kitchen scientist. That girl makes a heavenly chocolate cake - which we devoured all weekend. CAKE!!!
We then played a sligtly silly round of charades. Quick, what do YOU think of when I say Barney? I meant big purple dinosaur, but HE thought I meant Rubble. Then we realized that we could have meant Fife. Oh, the confusion!
We rounded out the evening watching True Blood which just can't get grosser, can it? A fabulous birthday aboard the Ozark Cruise and we didn't even leave home. He is a beautiful man and I am thrilled to sail the seas with him for another 47 years!
1. Our daughter discovers Kiwi shoe polish that I brought home from #AWBU and my dad's De Luxe shoe shining kit. 2. Tuna sandwhiches, barbeque Kettle Chips and fruit for lunch. 3. Greg helping make the chocolate cake or just showing off his moves. 4. Bocci ball before we discovered the seed ticks. 5. Amazing, heavenly chocolate cake with 4 white candles and 7 blue for the 47 year old. 6. Oh, yes! We dress for the Captains Table on our Ozark Cruise. 7. Photo booth props and the fun of the timer on the camera!