The first order of business was a trip to Walmart in Berryville. We took the Equinox because Sherm doesn't have a bike with him and Lucky Al needed beer and Gatorade. We also stopped at the Verizon store so Sherm could ask about how to do wired file transfers from his new S9+ phone. It seemed newer and better meant arbitrarily removing some features that people used.
Back at the ranch, the Gambler clan arrived including young Freya, who was now four years old. Sherm laid out some motorcycle items he brought to sell.
More people rolled in as the day went by.
A group of us decided to go to Myrtie Mae's at the Best Western of the Ozarks, a local fixture for years. They have a large soup and salad bar and an a la carte menu. They set a table for eleven of us in short order. I had a mushroom Swiss burger with no bun and the salad bar. Sandy had the same.
We mingled on the new deck that Stonegate built. Then Laura and Bubbles brought out a chocolate birthday cake and the sang Happy Birthday to me. It was a great place to celebrate another year older. The cake was goof, too. I cheated and had a piece.
Sherm, Sandy and I retired early. The TV was dominated by Hurricane Florence news. I sorted photos and notes for the day before hitting the sack.
Sandy had a new Nikon Coolpix B500 and used the 40x zoom to get some candid portraits as the day went by. I thought a few of them were exceptional and included them here.