Saturday, November 17, 2007


Becky turned fortysomething today. Our birthday celebration was to be a family dinner out at one of the finer restaurants at Circle Centre Mall followed by the symphony on complimentary tickets. So, our family was dressed for the occasion and we arrived early to allow time for reasonable waiting (our favorite eatery doesn't take weekend reservations). We didn't realize the national high scchool band competition was in fully swing at the RCA Dome, with thousands band members and enough band parents to pack out the mall. Restaurants were overbooked and the waits were measured in hours, not minutes. We ended up with Plan B...or Plan D: celebrating a birthday at the Circle Centre Mall food court! Hey, at least we had to time to stroll the mall and downtown before the symphony.

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