Joe the Birthday Boy

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Like most celebrations this past few months, Joe and I tend to always go back to Viviana’s for all the right reasons. Sitting at a beachfront restaurant sipping a cold Pilsener is probably one of the most perfect things on earth to do at this stage of our lives. As you see by Joe’s smiling face he and I are in total agreement on this fact.

Next, the food. Perfection. Yesterdays birthday boys choice was Arroz Con Mixto. This is a rich brown rice packed with your choice of two fresh from the sea treats. Joe’s choice – shrimp and calamari. When he was given his plate Eva the chef had thrown in baby pulpo (octopus) as well. AND papas fritas.

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Now don’t say a word, Joe wanted french fries (papas fritas) but Eva said that she did not have any so he changed his order from Shrimp in Garlic Sauce with French Fries to the Arroz con mixto  dish. But when his plate was delivered Eva had found him the potatoes he wanted…a starch fest for sure. Joe did not complain.

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Viviana and her cousin were out walking on the beach and stopped by to say hello and brought Joe a piece of birthday cake. This was tres leches which is a very rich cake with three different types of cream added to make it even richer.

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Viviana and Joe sharing a hug. She is a lovely young woman, a great entrepreneur and has a wonderful family that is so supportive of her and the business.

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On our walk back down the beach, Joe had to show his cliff diving stance with the beautiful South Pacific sunset in the background.

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What a great way to celebrate a birthday….we need to do this every week. Oh I forgot we do make it our Sunday ritual to visit Viviana’s for a late lunch each week. How blessed are we?

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One last photo of last evenings sunset. Happy Birthday Joe may this year be filled with blessings beyond your wildest dreams!

24 thoughts on “Joe the Birthday Boy

    • Now Debbie I think I hear a bit of sarcasm in your statement ha ha, Joe says that’s his way to stay in shape!!! Don’t you just love it! xxxooo N

  1. Tell Joe Happy Birthday – We can’t wait to get back beginning of March for some arroz cameron, pilsner beer and the wonderful pastries from the Panaderia –
    Love the pics.

  2. Happy Birthday Joe! May all your blessings continue to flow. with luck we’ll run into you there when we’re down (5 weeks to go and counting!)
    Marilee and Penny

    • Hi Marilee, Joe reads the comments and I know he appreciates your blessings and well wishes. Where are you coming from? If we do not email before have a safe and UNeventful trip. Nancy & Joe

    • Patricia, thank you so much for your well wishes for Joe. We try very hard to enjoy each minute of every day God has given us. You also be blessed, Nancy & Joe
      PS any plans for a trip to the coast???

  3. Happy Birthday Joe. You guys do looks so happy. I’m jealous. What a fantastic place. I think I could get used to that life. Take care.

    • Hi Janet, thanks for your well wishes for Joe. Like Joe always says we are enjoying our itty bitty life here, Nancy & Joe

  4. Happy Birthday Joe! Sorry I did not know it was your Big Day! I love the pic. The sunset is breath taking! Wish i was there. You look so relaxed and comfortable! Hope the day was everything you wanted and then some!!!!

    • Thanks Karen, how are Micheal and you doing? Joe is always very happy when we can go to Viviana’s to eat…but he was also very happy yesterday when I made pork and beef BBQ with Willamson’s BBQ Sauce (a gift from our friend Libby who just moved here from Atlanta)…the boy likes MEAT! ha ha Nancy

  5. Happy birthday Joe. Sure looks like you and Nan are having a great time living on the coast. Mary and I hope to make it down in March. Can’t wait to finally meet you guy’s. Steve from South of Zero

    • Steve & Mary, It sounds like you are getting settled in your new town and you both deserve a world of happiness. I am so happy to hear you are planning a trip to the coast in March, we look forward to meeting you both. Blessings, N & J

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