Monday, October 12, 2009

When I'm Sixty-Five

This weekend, the Geeky family went down to Charlottesville, VA to celebrate my father's 65th birthday. We visited Monticello and Michie Tavern and skirted over to UVA Sunday morning and walked around a bit. Geeky Boy declared it too big a school for him to consider.

We celebrated pretty simply, having a late lunch at the tavern after a tour of Monticello. Instead of a big dinner in what would have been a crowded restaurant (given that it was homecoming weekend), we had cake and wine in our hotel room. We had a big brunch Sunday at the Boar's Head Inn, where we had celebrated my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary about 10 years ago.

My dad does not seem 65 at all. Despite having an artificial hip and knee, he's still very active, more active than me actually. He rides his bike and golfs. He's still working full time as a lawyer and shows few signs of slowing down. Mr. Geeky declared that he hoped he made it to 65. I figure I'll make it. I want to be like my dad when I get there.
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