|Rob enjoying a Moscow Mule on his birthday.|
Like everyone who's celebrated a birthday during the pandemic, you make the best of it. And that's what Rob and I did this past Tuesday on his 51st birthday.
We both booked the day off work, so it started off great! He started his day with a nice breakfast and presents. We weren't really sure what we were going to do for the day, but I lucked out, as I had seen a post on Facebook a few days earlier letting me know that Mountsberg Raptor Centre had started a new Raptor experience called Talons and Tailfeathers, perfect for these times. I quickly purchased tickets for his birthday.
It was nice to get back there and see not only some feathered friends, but a human one as well.
|Jazz, a beautiful Barn Owl.|
|Lara holding Jazz who's saying, "Where's your glove Rob?"|
The experience takes place in the "flyway", and the birds are flown, perch to perch. We saw a variety of species including a Kestrel, Barn Owl, Broad-winged Hawk and a Harris Hawk. I was also treated to a showing of "Echo", an Eastern Screech Owl.
I'm not going to lie, we missed not being able to hold the birds, but it was still a very enjoyable experience. I noticed different things about them, like their beautiful colouring, flying by so close.
|Echo, the Eastern Screech Owl.|
|Even during these tough times, we must take time to smell the flowers.|
We have been doing Raptor Encounters at Mountsberg for over a decade, and this was the first time I did not get to hold Echo, but it was wonderful to see her.
After a great afternoon out we went home for a couple hours and then went to one of our favorite local restaurants, Toast on Bloor
for drinks and dinner.
|Celebrating at Toast on Bloor.|
|We were too full from dinner for more cake at home, but he made a wish.|
All in all, I think he had a pretty great birthday! I always joke that I have a great time on his birthday because I always plan it! LOL!!! Here's to making the best of it!
Happy birthday Rob. It sounds like it was a good day in spite of the pandemic.
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