3.30.2011

29 is a prime number and a prime age


My birthday was superb. It began with an endeavor to make carrot cake. It turned out to be delicious, and I must say, cream cheese frosting is one frosting that I find hard to pass up. Since this is the case, I put half of the cake in the freezer, seeing that Jess, Oliver, and I should probably not be eating carrot cake every night for a week. I think I'll pull it back out, say, hmm, tomorrow.

Then Jess came home and offered up a wonderful surprise of an early rockin' weekend. Hoorah! We decided to spend part of our weekend checking out Luray Caverns (see previous post). This place was amazing. We spent most of the tour in the back, lazily walking along, taking in the whole experience without the group. Just as we'd catch up to them, the tour guide would say, "Now if you'll just follow me, we'll move onto the next location." Perfect timing.



Much to our surprise, the Luray Caverns has a wonderful Carriage and Car Museum. This place had several, one-of-a-kind cars that I'd never seen before (plus some awesome mannequins dressed in the fashion of the relative cars' times). I felt like I was at a wax museum car show. Both of which I get a kick out of, so it was a great combination.


We drove home on Skyline Drive and took in the Blue Ridge Mountains, while eating apples and almonds. Nice.


Other weekend fun continued with the National Trolley Museum, Mia's Pizza, and a friends' home for dinner. Cheers to 29!


(Thanks to Oliver's free balloon from the grocery store, this photo looks very birthday-esque.) And thanks to all for the calls and cards and well wishes. Those are one of thee best parts of a birthday.

8 comments:

Chap said...

cuteness!

Amesbury said...

Oh My goodness, I can't believe I missed your birthday. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I'm glad that it was such a good day!

Natalie said...

Happy birthday Ash! I wish I could go get Thai food with you. Or at least a burger. :) I'm glad you made it to the caverns. They're so cool aren't they?

jo said...

love the birthday gig! great way to celebrate 29.

Holley @ Lunges and Lashes said...

those caverns look so cool! score for jess on the cool birthday plans! i think everyone should hear something nice about them for their birthday. so to you ashley i say... i am so glad you are my sister in law! someday we will live closer and i will get to have more great conversations with you. because conversations with you are always interesting and entertaining. :)

kel said...

what? you're 29?

AnnaM said...

I'm sorry I missed your birthday - happy belated birthday! We are driving through that area later this month to take Lucas down to see SVU, so maybe we'll have to stop and check the caverns out.

ash said...

Thanks to all for the nice comments. It means alot.