Bon anniversaire

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

Satchel Paige

IMG_0971We met at the Bugambilia rooftop bar, where Mary and I both gave L earrings and Diana gave her champagne. Then we went to the opera and made it through the Rigoletto act, but our birthday girl decided she’d rather go from rooftop bar to rooftop bar instead of listening to the Carmen and Aida acts.  It was cool enough that Diana and I asked for blankets as wraps.  Then it was on to a midnight taco truck and shots of tequila at a bar near the Jardin.  IMG_0967I left a beer untouched at one bar and switched to drinking water around 9 pm and this morning was much the better for that decision, but that didn’t stop me from falling (again) as my feet went out from under me on slick flagstone on a somewhat steep decline.

The cranes have returned to the Jardin to nest, coinciding with the blossoming of the jacaranda trees.

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