Jared's birthday was a fabulous success! He was surprised beyond belief when the blue towel was lifted and beneath it was a birdcage! This dear Jared has such a huge heart for animals of all kinds. There is one problem, however . . . the severe allergy I have to anything with hair (dander). He'd probably sell his bedroom if he could have a dog! Sorry to say, it's me or a dog and I'm not going anywhere!
Sometime ago, he zeroed in on birds, specifically parakeets. Knowing this, the Main Man and I worked to prepare a birthday surprise of shocking magnitude for this homestead. (So far, all we've ever had in the way of pets is a few goldfish!) After we had lunch at his chosen spot of Chipotle, we headed to the back of the car to give him a couple of presents. He unveiled the birdcage and was informed that immediately we were headed to the bird farm to select his new parakeet. His skin was crawling with excitement! We found just the "right" guy to bring home who was quickly given the name "Stonewall" (in honor of Jared's favorite guy from the Civil War).
Stonewall's been here about five days now and we're all enjoying the "life" that he brings from that corner of the breakfast room! Welcome to the family, we're glad you're with us . . . especially Jared!
Bratislava & Vienna - Our first stop on the cruise was the quaint little city Bratislava, Slovakia. We spent the morning walking around and seeing yummy things like this... Ice ...
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