While loading some pictures on Facebook on the 10th, I noticed the name Luke Ashcraft in the upper right hand corner under the heading “Birthdays”. It was Luke’s birthday and he hadn’t said anything! We made the rest of the day all about Luke. He got to pick the activities of the day, and I was eagerly anticipating his undoubtedly thrilling choices. Unfortunately for me, he chose engine work.
We did go out for dinner and drinks at a restaurant called Rancho Viejo to celebrate. It’s a lively authentic Mexican place where they prepare the meat right on the sidewalk at a big metal cart. The savory aromas encourage passersby to stop for a bite. The tacos are served without embellishment, just meat on a tortilla. A platter of accoutrements is served along side that includes minced cabbage, red onions, hot sauce, pico de gallo, guacamole, jalepenos and limes, so you can dress your taco yourself. The food was fabulous! There were also two cats, one calico and one tabby, that came to sit under our table and mewl for scraps.
We went home to make popcorn and have a movie night with Netflix. Annoyingly, we discovered that you can’t watch streaming video while in a country other than the U.S.! Not even Hulu would work. Major bummer. So instead we all read our books and went to sleep. All in all in was a happy day.
I know this is a blurry photo, but it’s the only one I have of Luke on his birthday (somebody deleted the others).