Friday, March 6, 2009

I had a birthday!

I woke up Tuesday on my birthday to a Happy Birthday banner hanging from the picture window in the living room. There was a nice bag of cookies on the computer desk. The day of sweet tooth-ery had begun. Jamie arrived shortly after with a chocolate cake from the local vegan friendly bakery.

On the road, headed toward Alabama. Hours later we arrived at the entrance to the Cathedral Caverns. This place was huge, sadly we misjudged the time change and had an hour or so to kill before the tour began. We found a fun little local restaurant / bakery called Mimi's. Mimi's like a little house that had several small rooms with tables to sit at and eat. Each room had a theme and specific decor. It was fun and they could not understand that we did not eat meat and dairy. It is Alabama, what are you going to do?

Back to the cave, where I got to eat cupcakes! We headed inside. Sadly our tour guide was an unpleasant person. I was not going to let her rush me though, it was my birthday and her cigarette break could wait. The cave was huge. By far the biggest cave I have been inside. I really enjoyed it and could have spent far more time inside.

Back in the car, we headed to Desoto Falls. The fact that the waterfall was blocked off was a bit disappointing and we did not stay long because of it. I was also a little annoyed that they had built a damn in front of it. It was still nice and I still really enjoy a good waterfall.

Bakc to the house, stopping to get take out, and eat cake! All in all it was a good birthday.


Tara said...

Your birthday sounds wonderful!
Guess what? You are one of my PIF winners! That means that sometime in the next 365 days I'll be sending you a package of handmade goodies. It would be very helpful if you would send your shipping info to me! My e-mail is kindlystraycat(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday! The cave and waterfall look cool.

twoveganboys said...

Happy belated birthday! The bakery story made me laugh. It is like that in Texas. "You don't eat meat or dairy? Well what do you eat?" That is a common question out in the country. They look at us as if we are from Mars. They usually mutter something under their breath like "cityfolk". Oh well, what can you do? The caves look beautiful. Sorry to hear your oven is out of commission. Ugh, that would be horrible for me. I bake way to much. I am attempting my first rye bread tomorrow. Have a terrific day.