Rebecca will please forgive us (again). Fox made a parting aesthetic choice about the cake, pictured above. Her original presentation was simple elegance.
The birthday dinner party last night was silly fun and delicious. There was lamb (!), asparagus, and orzo masquerading as rice, plus chocolate Bundt cake topped with Ganache and freshly whipped cream. That was all the delicious part. The silly fun part was an improv acting competition between Woody and Neal, as well as an evening-end movie called "Justice Revenge" whose characters were as follows:
The robber -- Woody
The assassin -- Daddy Honey
Johnny Q. Law -- Neal
Innocent Bystander -- Rebecca
Film crew -- Charlotte
Fox and I were in the other room during all the acting reading Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back because Fox had accidentally hit Rebecca in the head with a tinker toy intended rather for his brother's head, and that took a bit to come back from.
We stopped by the Arlington National Cemetery on the way out of town. It wasn't the favorite experience of the trip, but some parts were good.
Further along in Virginia, we played for a while at a rest stop with a particularly lovely view. It was good to run around and stretch out. There was something there that I want to write more about some day, an attendant sitting at a not-too-near picnic table looking out over the ridge. Just behind him on the ground was a bowl of clean water, several pieces of lunch meat, and six shiny, bright-eyed feral cats sharing the meal.