23 May, 2010

So far being middle-aged isn't all that bad...

Hello from beautiful, sunny Lake Garda! I celebrated a milestone birthday yesterday and did it in style. We arrived on our favorite campground at 6pm-- I mentioned at reception that it was my birthday and asked if they could recommend a nice restaurant. She said she'd look into it, and about 15 minutes later someone arrived at our campsite with a map and the news that a reservation for us had been made in a restaurant at the harbour about 10 minutes walk away! What a nice surprise!

We enjoyed some really nice food and wine and then drank espressos while looking out over the twinkling lights of the harbor. (The espressos were, luckily, decaffinated so as not to tax my now middle-aged body and cause me to go into shock. ;-) )

Today has been really relaxing with an early morning hike, a good book, a snooze in the shade and a run through some really beautiful countryside. This evening I'll make a big salad and some fresh pasta and sit out back in a deckchair and enjoy the view with my sweetie.

Man, if this is any indication of the coming decade then I think I'm going to enjoy my 40's!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't usally comment, but I do enjoy your blog. And since Face Book has suggest we be friends. I would like you to know 40 was fantastic. BTW how does Face Book do that?

Betsy said...

I don't know. That's a little scary since I never linked this blog to Facebook. Do you have my email address in your address book? That might be the link...

Glad that you enjoyed 40! Most people I talk to are full of gloom and doom, so I'm plugging my ears and singing: Lalalalalalala, I can't *hear* you!" ;-)

Expats Again said...

Happy Birthday. I hope to make it to Lake Garda one day soon. I've heard so much abuot it. (BTW, 40's are doable, ;-)

Anonymous said...

The 40s were my best years yet! When you're 40, you don't care what people think of you anymore and life's lessons teach you to appreciate every day. You realize that you've hit that middle age and you do what you want without thinking, I'm too old or too young for this. I turned 50 so I can honestly say, I made it! Lordy, Lordy, Betsy is 40. Happy belated Birthday. Cheers and a bow to you. I wish I was in Italy now too.
Lisa in Indy.

Laurie said...

Great way to spend your 40th!
Forty is barely a bump in the road--you're going to live to at least 100, like M's Grandma, right?

Goofball said...

Happy happy happy birthday to you in Italy!!!!!!!!!!

La vita e bella

Kelly said...

Beautiful view--can you bring it home with you?? I'm glad you had a nice birthday dinner and that you're soaking up the relaxation now!

christina said...

Happy Belated Birthday! No way that you're 40. Someone must have made a mistake. :-)

And Facebook can be so creepy sometimes! It knows everything.

Astrid said...

Happy birthday Betsy!!! :) Sounds like you had a fabulous day!