(Joliet, IL) Hi 70 Lo 51 -- It's cool here. We put another blanket on the bed last night. I slept in until 9:30 because it's my day. I'm 65 today. I think that classifies me as OLD.
This is our new view out or back window. We see little rabbits come out of the trees once in awhile.
It was a fabulous day, bright blue skies and a little wind. It was great for a walk to the hotel for our free continental breakfast, then a nice long walk around the perimeter of the casino parking lot. The whole loop is a little over a mile. We hope to walk it every day while we're here, weather permitting.
Here's the casino across the big parking lot. These were taken from the edge of the RV park up on a small hill.
I crocheted and read a lot of blogs, and we watched some recorded TV shows to catch up for the week. We watched some big motor homes arrive in the park today. It's fun to see how full it gets here for the weekends.
This evening we went to Red Lobster about 20 miles away in Orland Park to meet our son Rick and his wife Laura, who joined us for my birthday dinner. I've been having a lobster dinner on my birthday for the past 15 years, a tradition that hopefully I can continue for a very long time. I ordered clam chowder as an appetizer, and on my first spoonful I got a mouth full of paper. It appeared to be a label off of something. I was real nice about it to the waitress, who was very apologetic. A few minutes later the manager came out and also apologized, and then said my meal was free. I didn't expect that, but what a great birthday present!
We had a great visit with Rick and Laura. I'm bumming because I totally forgot to get their picture. I guess I was too excited about my lobster dinner. It's been a great birthday, but I'm not going to get any older from now on. This is enough.