Monday, July 26, 2010

Birthday Fun!

Terry acting

This is my husband, Terry. This Sunday was his birthday, and we spent the entire weekend doing things he really loves to do. Although he looks like he's in pain in this photo, he's actually having a lot of fun because he is acting! Terry loves to write and act, and lately he's been writing comedy bits for a series he calls "Manchester Gallery" for our friend's internet show "Sunday Morning Coffee With Jeff." We spent a good part of Saturday filming various bits that will be used in the near future.

P-51 Mustang-1

On Sunday, we went to a nearby airport to get a close-up look at some vintage WWII planes. Terry's favorite plane is the P-51D Mustang, and here he is posing by a P-51C, an earlier model.

P-51 Mustang-2

We watched as the Mustang took off, made a pass across the viewing area and dipped it's wing in our direction. Then it came back in for a landing and parked where it was on display once again. Terry really loved seeing his favorite plane fly!

B-24J bomber Witchcraft

Here's Terry by a B-24J Liberator bomber. We got to walk through this plane and explore its interior.

B-17 Flying Fortress-2

And here's Terry by a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber!

B-17 Flying Fortress-1

We also got to tour the interior of this one.

B-17 Flying Fortress-3

Lincoln Park

In the afternoon, we headed over to the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. There, we had lunch in our favorite hot dog joint, followed by a decadent mint cupcake at one of our favorite cupcake shops! We walked over to Lincoln Park Zoo, but by that time, the zoo was closing, and we needed to catch a train back home.


That evening, we ate dinner at our favorite restaurant, followed by a nightcap at a local bar.

Hollies hat

The morning of his birthday, I gave Terry a hat with the logo of his all-time favorite band, The Hollies. Terry and the hat were inseparable all day. Well, he did take it off when we went to the restaurant.

No Victorian activities this weekend, but spending the whole weekend having memorable adventures with Terry was a whole lot of fun!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!
Sounds like a day well-spent!!
Have a Great Day!!

July 27, 2010 at 6:07 AM  
Blogger Sea Witch said...

I love love love this post. Happy Birthday Terry and it looks like you had a marvelous birthday "day". It's always a wonderful thing when you surround the one you love with the things they love. Sea Witch

July 27, 2010 at 6:09 AM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Thank you, Marilyn! It was a lot of fun. :-)


July 27, 2010 at 6:52 AM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Sea Witch-

You are so right! Most days, we're off doing our own things. But devoting a whole weekend to sharing one person's interests makes memories that last a lifetime!


July 27, 2010 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Una said...

Hi Pam

Happy birthday, Terry.

You have a very special wife.



July 27, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger La Petite Gallery said...

Happy Birthday Darlin!

What a fasinating Day you had. I was in a B-17 years ago. I got such a chill all over me. The same thing happened at the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. Goose bumps and the hair on the back of my neck..weird feeling. Live every moment and enjoy it.

July 27, 2010 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Una!

Good to hear from you! Thanks for checking out my post about Terry's birthday. We had non-stop adventures all weekend!

Love, Pam

July 28, 2010 at 6:46 AM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...


You are so right, we have to live in the moment every day. You're right about the B-17. We saw the bombs inside, which reminded us what this plane was for.


July 28, 2010 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger The Rustic Victorian said...

Happy Belated Birthday Terry!!! what fun doing the things he loves Pam.
I was glad to see you at my blog!

July 28, 2010 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Marcie-

Terry says Thank You! :-)


July 28, 2010 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger The Dusty Victorian said...

Hi Pam,
Looks like you made sure Terry had a great one.


July 29, 2010 at 5:48 AM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Anyes-

I tried! And hopefully succeeded!


July 29, 2010 at 7:04 AM  

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