To celebrate my birthday, we decided to stay close and spent the night at a hotel in town, The Cheshire. It's a really neat and historic place, with themed rooms based on English authors / characters. We had the James Bond room, which was super neat. The hotel itself just has a really cool atmosphere, which we loved. Unfortunately, the service wasn't great, and a few things in the room were kind of annoying, like a phone that didn't work, so I don't think we will be back again. Still super glad we tried it out though. Boundary is right across the parking lot from the hotel, so we opted there for dinner. We have been for brunch before, and I have to say, the brunch was better than the dinner. They did have a super good cocktail, a 1904 Mule, that we both enjoyed. After dinner, we headed back to the hotel and got drinks at the bar in the hotel, Fox & Hounds. It was SO NEAT in there, very dark, with lots of comfy chairs, a fire going - very small and intimate. I can definitely see stopping there again for post dinner drinks some night out.
I chose Southwest Diner for breakfast. We started with the sopapillas which is ridiculously good, and then I went with the huevos rancheros for my meal. Again, very good. I love going to the movies, so next on our list was the movie theater to see Logan. It got such great reviews, and I have to say it was very good. A bit more sad and deep than your normal Marvel movies, but I think that was the point, since it's the end of an era, really. They gave us a taste of Deadpool 2 before hand, which was great. Ryan Reynolds is just great in that character, and I cannot wait to see what the second movie brings, because the first one was so good! I was on a Mexican binge Monday, so it was off for some margs and cheese dip, before heading home to relax for the rest of the evening.
It was such a great birthday, and I am excited, because it's going to be a full birthday week. Lots of love Monday from family and friends, lunch with my best gal pal yesterday, a big birthday present / purchase, and then celebrating again with my family this coming weekend.
I think when you hit a milestone, it brings you a lot of reflection. When you are younger, you have an idea of what your life will be at these ages, more than year-to-year birthdays, and often times, what you think will be is not. But then you think of all that has happened and where you are now, you realize that, although different, it's just as good, if not better than what you originally had 'planned'. So cheers to 30 - may you be the best year yet!
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