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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Celebrating “60” In Egypt!!

As some of you know I have been on a three week vacation to Rome and on a Mediterranean cruise.

 Hubby and I went with two other couples that are long time family friends. While we were on this trip I celebrated my 60th Birthday. Here are just a few pictures of what I did on my 60th.

It all started the night before where Hubby surprised me with a Birthday dinner in the beautiful Murano restaurant on board ship. The dinner was amazing and the company was the best!
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I am the Birthday girl sitting at the table with the love of my life.

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A special Birthday cake. Yum chocolate, my favorite!!

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The waiters singing Happy Birthday with all kinds of accents and notes!!!

The next day off to Egypt to see the pyramids!! My son wrote this Happy Birthday note to me……..
I wanted to wish Mom a Happy Birthday! Not sure I'm comfortable with the symmetry of being born on Friday the 13th and visiting the Pyramids, a place renowned for ancient curses and all other manner of spooky stuff on the same day, but to each his...her own. ;) Hope you enjoyed your day and I'll see you guys when you get back. Love you!

That is right I was born on Friday the 13th 60 years ago!!! Love his sense of humor.

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It was a bit windy but warm and lots of dust in the air. The little numbers on our shirt are our bus numbers. Trust me there were a LOT of buses there!!!

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This picture not only shows the line-up of buses but the two largest pyramids and the Sphinx. It was truly amazing to be there in person.

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A close-up of the largest pyramid. Our tour guide told us the pyramid weighs over 11,000 tons. Amazing!

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This is a great shot of the individual stones and how they stair step upward.

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Full length of the Sphinx.

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I had to take a picture of this image.  Yes, even in Egypt they have one of these……….
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Then we sailed off into the sunset……….
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………Tired and full of awe. This is a Birthday that this girl will never forget!!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

♪♪♪Happy birthday, dear Kathysue, Happy birthday toooo yoouuu!!! ♪♪♪ How fun to spend your birthday at the pyramids! And how sweet of that hubby of yours to plan a surprise dinner! It sounds heavenly! I know you must still be on cloud nine! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Acanthus and Acorn said...

What an amazing trip! You do not look 60!!! I just loved the birthday wishes from your son...too cute!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

So lovely to see pictures of you celebrating your birthday, Kathysue! And, that sunset is stunning!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kathysue, what a terrific trip. Love the photos. Those things are huge. I have not been to Egypt. Would love to see those in person. I know photos don't do them justice.

Unknown said...

oh how fantastic - i ALWAYS wanted to go there!! - happy birthday!

*kiss kiss*

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designchic said...
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designchic said...

Happy Birthday. Thanks for the photo tour of Egypt...it's beautiful!!

Jemsmom said...

Oh my heart be still! Egypt is a dream trip for me. I am so glad you went and are sharing your gorgeous pictures! Happy Birthday!!!

Unknown said...

Kathy, love the pictures. What a blessing it was to share your 60th birthday with you and D on this "dream come true" trip! I have loved making memories with you over the years and this is one of the sweetest. You disprove the superstition that Friday the 13th is unlucky! Love you, Vicki

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures, makes me want to go there!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

When I was little I wanted to become an archaeologist in Egypt, so these pictures are making me very jealous!! Ha ha. Looks like a great time!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Oh, I'm so glad you stopped by..., or I might have missed this (I know, I'm soooo bad). Happy, happy birthday! What a wonderful trip!! To see the pyramids in person -priceless! I think they're still not a 100% sure how they were actually built, lots of theories but no certainties. I'm turning 50 next year, and am planning a little trip too!

Karena said...

Kathysue Happy Birthday. A dream trip, lucky girl, well deserved!!

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Kat said...

Kathysue, these pictures are amazing. What an unbelievable birthday this must have been. You look so happy, I'm just overjoyed for you. Love the shots of the pyramids, I had no idea that the individual "bricks" jutted out like that. And the shot of the sun behind is wonderful. But my favorite is that breathtaking sunset. Glorious! Hugs, Kat

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Kathysue,

Happy 'belated' 60th birthday! You just beat me with 3 months and 3 weeks... But the figure doesn't mean a thing; it matters how one feels. You were having a blast of a time, as evident!
Did you know that in Germany the number 13 is considered a LUCKY number? I have one on my silver charm bracelets, bought in Germany at the time... So it is just a matter of where you are and what you believe!
Don't fret about it...
Have a great time and indeed those memories will be a treasure for the future; always to look back on with happiness in your heart!

Sunny greetings (after yesterday's rain) from Georgia,


Pinky said...

First of all you do NOT look 60! Trust me, I know:):) Thanks so much for sharing these pics! So beautiful and awe inspiring! My sister wants SOOO badly to go there, I hope someday she gets there! XO, Pinky P.S. Happy belated birthday!!!!

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

Agree with everyone, you don't look your age at all. Happy Belated birthday....looks like a spectacular trip!!!! And how wonderful you could share it with your husband and dear friends!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a spectacular birthday you had! You are adorable and you look so happy and joyful.
I had no idea the pyramid and sphinx were this large...HUGE! Wow, the line of buses is huge too! I'm sure this is a birthday you will never forget! Gotta love your son's humor!
Happy, Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Kathysue! You sure know how to celebrate! :-) Looks like you had a great (and interesting) trip.

Thank you for your comment on my post yesterday. I appreciate it!

Rachel Rose Mercantile said...

Simple amazing...... wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing!Yeah you!

La Dolfina said...

Thank you so much for sharing this special birthday with us. It was great to finally see a picture of your Doug! I'm so happy you were able to take this trip, one you will treasure for a lifetime!
You make 60 look great too!!!
So good to have you back :)
I was just thinking it's been almost one year since we met at Eddie's flea market tour!!!!

Marcus Design said...

Happy Birthday Kathysue!! What amazing photos. And I have to admit that they make me want to go back there right now!! I am so glad that you had a great time, those pyramids are pretty darn incredible. I hope we get to see a bit more :)
Nancy xo

Sue said...

You look great at 60! I can't imagine being there in person...what a wonderful way to celebrate!

Kathysue said...

Thank you, Thank you!! You guys are so kind with your comments. I am always so reluctant to put up a picture of myself, but at my age I should be over those worries. I guess we never are though. Thank you for being so kind to me and all the birthday wishes. I just love my readers you all are the best!!

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kathysue! I am so thrilled you got to do up this birthday in high style, what an adventure! Janell

Lauren said...

Kathysue- happy birthday!! what an amazing trip and how romantic. perfect


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my Kathysue, I have been so busy, I almost missed this. You look absolutely gorgeous and your pics are just stunning. Love them. I am so happy you had a great time and your Birthday was so special. Love you bunches. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Belated happy birthday, KathySue! What a way to celebrate, Great pics!..Christine

Cashon&Co said...

happy birthday Kathysue! These pictures are fantastic. You look great and so happy and it is so neat to see you with family & friends.
I have never been to Egypt but have always wanted to go. it looks amazing. The whole trip looks incredible!! wow. thanks for sharing with us! and happy Birthday again!!

Tatieva art said...

Wouah, fantastique, amazing !
Grandeur et décadence de l'Egypte, merveilleuse terre où les pyramides et connaissances ont vu le jour, quel merveilleux voyage !
J'aimerais, j'aimerais y aller un jour...

Ampersand Design said...

Sorry I'm late.


Looks like you had an amazing time - fantastic way to celebrate.

Sandy K

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Happy Belated birthday! What an amazing trip!!