Andrea, who is usually the quintessential couch potato (Home is where the heart is), wanted to be out and about all day on his 87th birthday!
We first went to our favorite Springfield hang-out, the Swiss Bakery and Cafe (aka Nancy and Tom's Place). We both had our usual grilled cheese sandwiches. They were delicious, as usual.
Andrea with his grilled cheese sandwich at the Bakery
We then went to our favorite cinema in Shirlington Village and saw Helen Mirren in "Woman in Gold." We both liked it very much.
Then Andrea expressed his desire to return to the Swiss Bakery to choose pastries to enjoy at home. So back we went. He chose Apple Strudel and I chose a slice of White Chocolate Mousse cake. We stopped at Starbuck's on our way home so that I could pick up my favorite drink, a tall non-fat chai. We came home and enjoyed our goodies.
Andrea getting ready to order the pastries and a French baguette
Andrea's Apple Strudel
Christine's White Chocolate Mousse Cake
Andrea then said he wanted to go out for dinner. I had offered to cook
dinner but he was eager to go out again. (Very unusual behavior but I
guess he was really feeling his oats.) We went to another favorite local restaurant. We think it is the best Afghan restaurant in the area.
Andrea with his rice and beef dish
Christine with her Vegetarian Dish: pumpkin, spinach, and eggplant with Afghan bread
A close-up of the Vegetarian Dish
It was a wonderful day! But his celebrating is not over yet. Stay tuned for more celebrations on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.