Sunday, October 14, 2007

Molly Bee's BirthdayPaloozah!

What a wonderful weekend! Mr. Bee treated me like a queen and managed to squire me all over the countryside to celebrate the upcoming completion of my forty-second successful mission completely around the sun. My plan to live forever is coming along nicely.

Yesterday we headed to the shores of Green Lake to go to a most interesting bookstore. The first interesting part was trying to find it. You'd think a bookstore in a manure storage bin wouldn't be difficult to find, but you'd be wrong. There are no signs-no nothing. But with a little help from a scruffy looking local the Kwik trip we finally got there. It was well worth it. There are actually 5 buildings of books on the farm-lots of antiques etc. But the building that intrigued us the most was this one:




Yup! It's a manure bin. Castle Arkdale. I wish I had taken picture inside, but it was a little dark. It was absolutely beautiful. Wood walls and a second story balcony that went all the way around; just gorgeous! You could poke around in the treasures for days. It's definitely worth the trip.

From there we stopped in at Ho-Chunk; no big wins or losses to report and on to Middleton to the Blue Spoon Cafe for dinner! Yummy chicken salad with craisins and almonds!

This morning we took off bright and early and headed for The Fireside in Ft. Atkinson where Mr. Bee surprised me with brunch and tickets to see 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. It was amazing! Brunch was great. I was treated like a queen with a BIG cake, champagne and a balloon. They even took our picture and had it framed and waiting for us when we left. And the play was outstanding. I've always wanted to see it after seeing a couple of numbers on the Tony Awards a couple of years ago and it didn't disappoint! I wouldn't have been able to imagine how they pulled off a big musical in a small theater in the round, but they did it with panache!

*Blissful contented sigh*. It sure is going to be hard adjusting to being a mere mortal again...

8 comments:

Sus said...

How very fun! It looks like I could easily spend an entire day in that place. I'm so glad you had a good celebration!

YarnThrower said...

Your weekend sounds fabulous! And thanks for the tip about the manure bin. DH and I are going to have to check that out!

Beth in WI said...

...and then you went to Fort Atkinson with not so much as a wave at me. I swear, woman....

Oh yeah, happy birthday and all that. Did you talk Mr. Wonderful into driving down to the yarn place in Milton?

Mum said...

As you commence your 43rd circle around the sun, I just want to say Happy Birthday, and glad you got a chance to celebrate in true "Bee" style..

brooke t. higgins said...

Happy happy birthday!! October birthdays are the best, and I'm glad you had a great weekend to celebrate!

dale-harriet said...

Happy Birthday - and lookie that, a gift to US (the mention of a heretofore-unexplored bookshop!!). That does sound like an Outing. I've wanted to go to Fireside for ages but never knew anyone who had -- I'm going to watch for a show I really want to see and start whining and carrying on until *I* get to go too! And Mazel Tov on another round -- may you have many MANY more trips!

knitnzu said...

a manure bin??? How cool! Sounds like a blast.

Cindy G said...

A belated Happy Birthday! Sounds like a wonderful celebration.

I saw a picture of that bookstore recently somewhere, and thought it looked so charming. What fun to be able to go in and browse.