Monday, February 18, 2008

Birthday celebration!

Saturday night we had our big birthday dinner celebrating our five family birthdays in February! Dinner was at "Lucky 32" in Raleigh and there were 17 of us at a table and booth. It was great fun and the food was delish!

On Sunday (which was my actual birthday) Galen and I decided to take a road trip and spend the day at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. We took Otis and Riley along. They love to travel and you can see by the photos how they enjoy being with us in the car. Along the way we stopped to see the new Carolina Crossroads (Randy Parton Theater) aka the Branson of the East. It's a huge theater and since no one was there we stopped to let Otis and Riley run around and get some exercise. Then it was back on the road again.

This is the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (located in Richmond, VA). We had lunch when we got there in the Marble Hall Cafe ~ a shrimp caesar salad and for dessert a chocolate raspberry tart! YUM!

The exhibits were wonderful! The special featured exhibition was the French impressionist artist Eugene Boudin (1824-1898). Ah, beautiful paintings! We also saw the Faberge exhibit and the American art. Unfortunately we didn't have time to see everything and thought we'd save the European Art for another trip. I was so inspired when we left!
What a great day!


Rosie's Whimsy said...

So glad you had a fabulous birthday weekend! Otis and Riley look like such snuggle buddies :-) Rosie

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Donna - what a wonderful birthday weekend you had! Otis & Riley looked like they had a fun time too :-}

Anonymous said...

Oh, they are such sweet travelers, and it looked like a great party!

Sheila said...

I'm glad you had a good birthday. And a lovely road trip..!
Eugene Boudin is a great artist, I would love to see his work. Some years ago on PBS, an artist, called John Stobart had a series and often mentioned him and showed his work. Stobart is a magnificent maritime artist himself, if you don't know his work, check him out on line..

farmerjulie said...

Happy Birthday Donna!

Sunnispace said...

What fun, Mom - those dogs crack me up!! Happy, happy birthday to you!

Suzanne said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday weekend!