Friday we drove back to Raleigh and went out to eat with his parents that night. Saturday we had the "surprise" birthday party for my dad...yeah, that man doesn't miss much of anything so not too much of a surprise. I guess finding the keg hidden behind the bushes didn't help when he went spraying for deer Saturday morning. Regardless, it was a REALLY enjoyable party. Several people from his side of the family showed up in addition to quite a few old family friends, people from church, and several of his co-workers (I think we ended up wth ~47). It was a very relaxed party which fit my dad well.
Kathy made an AWESOME train cake to go with my mom's present to my dad (train trip across the country) and luckily it tasted as good as it looked! This morning I drove Alister to the airport (sad, but used to doing it!), went and had breakfast with his parents, and then drove back to my parent's and downed numerous Mimosa's with mom, dad, Alice, Bud, and Sam. Kathy and Joanne arrived in the afternoon and the production line made some excellent (as always) Egg's Benedict (along with more Mimosa's).