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.
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.
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!
Here's Terry by a B-24J Liberator bomber. We got to walk through this plane and explore its interior.
And here's Terry by a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber!
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.
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!