The Big Four-Zero For Michele

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.  ~George Santayana

Michele's 40th Birthday! To The Vineyard Room

Vinyard Room At California Adventure

“Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.” - Helen Rowland

“At the age of 20, we don't care what the world thinks of us; at 30, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at 40, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all.” - Unknown

“Forty isn't old, if you're a tree” - Unknown

“At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment.” - Benjamin Franklin

“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.” - Victor Hugo

“Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.” - Christian Dior

“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.” - Robert Frost

" Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that'll get you home earlier" - By Dan Bennett

To The Vineyard Room

The Entrance   Signs
The Vineyard Room is a delightful location above the noise and with a view into the lake and California surf-city motif!

Grapes Are Growing, A Good Sign   We Ate Upstairs
Real grapes grow outside the winery but just far enough away that they cannot be "easily" picked!

Sue   Paul Waits In The Cork Shirt!!
Paul & Sue got there a little early and staked out a good table!  It was August and the weather was outstanding... Not to cold and not to hot!

Sue & Franklin   Sue & Franklin
We "paired" for hours drinking red, white, and pink wines!  The vegetarians had a super supper while the carnivore had a delicious steak!

Paul & Michele   Michele
You can tell who the drinkers were... Michele kept singing "Dinner without Theo, Oh Boy!" and Paul kept thinking "Hope the Chihuahua's don't find out!

Awaiting The Parade   The Parade
When the music started we all got up and watched the parade from above...  The music and lights were as we remembered!

Michele   Franklin
The dessert monster struck with desserts disappearing before our eyes!  Michele is showing off here earrings and cl....., oh well!  We know what she said, don't we!

Walking Out   Stumbling Out
We closed the park and had to be escorted out!  It was ten PM and we had been "pairing" for three hours!  Afterwards we went for a walk through Downtown Disney and stopped at Catal for a nightcap!

Michele Wanted To Dance!

She was raring to go but alas, the evening had caught up with us and we needed to head for home so here is a photo of Michele and Franklin dancing the last time we went to Disneyland!  Hope this works!

Michele Wanted To Dance!
Dancing the night away

Arriving In Style

New Car, Arriving In Style!
The new hot rod