When I saw the game planned for last night.. I knew it was for me. The Friday theme at the Park at the Park was Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett calling all Parrotheads) … and on my birthday. I knew that had to be for my birthday party. This particular birthday was a little special because it was the first time in 3 years I was home to celebrate…the last 2 years I was in Canada. My family agreed it was for me. We got the tickets and the special themed t-shirts and the party was on. Surprise…the band was my favorite local Buffett band. Oh how perfect …the leader, John Bowe, has become my friend. As soon as we got there John gave me a big wave from the stage…fun. The drink line was so long …why not…$5 Margaritas. I was planning on one drink but family and friends bought for me …So it was 2 drinks. Yum.
Then John announced to the crowd that a long time Parrothead and a good friend was here and he had them sing Happy Birthday to me. Then all the Padre girls gathered around me for a cool birthday picture. I was given …just what I needed a Margaritaville cookbook with a forward by Jimmy. Knowing I don’t cook the kids said it could be my coffee table book.
The park was set up for fun…the kids ran all around it. Bruce was happy he got a Tri tip sandwich. They had a ball in the photo booth. Shoshanna brought her polaroid camera and we got some fun ones.We had so much fun there that we were late getting to our seats and missed the first inning. Caleb and Lee-Ann got on the big photo cam.
The game was exciting and tied for awhile but in the 9th the Padres scored and we won the game. What a night …how’s that for a fun birthday. My friends said best party ever.