Saturday, March 21, 2015

Friends (Birthday Month Adventure #3)

When I decided to have an adventure each week during birthday month, I hadn't realized how hard it would be to include adventures in my schedule.

I defined an adventure as something I hadn't done before, which alleviates the pressure somewhat. All I had to do was go to a library branch I hadn't visited or take the train somewhere new. But due to unforeseen adventures this week, ones I won't be blogging about (but they're good), I didn't have time for an adventure I could blog about until the last minute!

Whew! Thanks to my friends, I made it. And I had a wonderful time. Here we are outside Flintridge Proper, a restaurant/pub I hadn't visited before, where we enjoyed happy hour and each other's company.

I don't suppose a woman of my age and obvious sophistication has a BFF, but it sure is nice to have very good friends. Here are (left to right) Karen E. Klein, Desiree Zamorano, Janet Aird, Karin Bugge, me and Margaret Finnegan. Aren't they fabulous? Don't worry about me, being photographed like this is how I decide which clothes to put in the Goodwill box.

Many thanks to the nice young man who took our picture. I asked him to make us look "hot, sexy and fabulous" and I believe he managed.

Thanks for dinner, dear friends! Most of all, thanks for your friendship.

18 comments:

altadenahiker said...

I think that's pretty darned nice of you to consider us an adventure. (Hey, I don't know if you lined up the photo this way on purpose, but pretty cool the way you got the hillside in the reflection.)

Ann Erdman said...

I have a real, true BFF. That's a good thing at any age!

Keep the adventures coming!

William Kendall said...

A good portrait of you and your friends, Petrea!

Petrea Burchard said...

Our young swain photographer did the work, Hiker. I trimmed a little but I like how he caught it.

Thanks, Ann!

Thank you, William.

Karen said...

So much fun to see you and happy birthday. Have more adventures!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, I will!

Jean Spitzer said...

Happy birthday, Your guest photographer did a fine job capturing time and place.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, Jean. I agree, and I should have asked his name.

llandudnopictures said...

Great portrait, keep trying to fit in your adventures. They will be worth it!

Pasadena Adjacent said...




Looking forward to your impression of birthday adventure #4

Petrea Burchard said...

We've both been sick today, PA. I must get an adventure later in the week.

Franko said...

Happy 60 to both of us. Us and Moses Malone!


Hard to believe.


The good news is that I am now retired military. All those Army Reserve meetings are finally paying off.


The sad news for me is that my wife Debbie passes away January 24 from complications from diabetes. She was a good lady. I feel privileged to have been her husband.


Hope things are well in California.


Best Wishes,


Frank V. Ebbecke

Katie said...

Wonderful photo. Hanging out with HS&F VGFs is a great way to celebrate your Birthday! Enjoy your special day, and the rest of your Birthday month!

Petrea Burchard said...

Hi Frank,
I'm sorry to hear your sad news. I imagine that, at least for now, it outweighs the good. Time helps, they say, but I don't know.

Thank you, Katie. All writers, too, so we had much to share.

altadenahiker said...

Oh, sorry you're not well, Petrea. I suspect it's because last Friday you were hitting those Shirley Temples like there was no tomorrow

Petrea Burchard said...

Hee hee, that's gotta be it, Hiker. You know me, one Shirley is my limit.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Oh no! well, you'll get there. Home of the worlds largest Douglas Fir - now thats something to blog about.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, PA. We will get there and I want very much to go.

I have to figure out how to write a post about adventures I can't talk about.