We both took a nap. We needed it. We did haul out the wedding photo album and found this photo of 20-year old Michael taken just a day after our wedding. What a cutie!
We cleaned up, dressed up and had a surprisingly easy drive into the city for dinner at Bix. What a place! Our first time there. They are renown for their Manhattan's and Michael said it was delicious! What really made him happy was that they had an impossible-to-find 12-year bourbon that was made by Heaven Hill and shipped off to Scotland. It was aged and bottled unfiltered and a very limited number of bottles were produced. Alchemist. He was VERY happy.
The two other couples near us were also celebrating their anniversaries. The sweet young couple next to us were celebrating nine years and the older couple next to them had celebrated their 43rd just a month ago. We all toasted to each other.
The surprise of the evening was that British Don had been to the restaurant earlier in the day and had paid for our entire meal. Including tip! Stunned. We need to have another evening at Bix and include Don as our guest.
What a lovely way to spend the day together, talking about our wedding day and the forty-three years that followed. We both agreed it just flew by.