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Happy Birthday to Me


It is a weird birthday. I will spend the day at the San Diego airport by myself. Well, not the WHOLE day. Brad is dropping me off about 9 a.m., and my flight is at 2:25. The good news is I will be in Venice TOMORROW night! Since this year my birthday is sort of strange, I will tell you about a couple of past birthdays that were AMAZING!

When I turned 40, my ex-husband threw me a fun party! We lived in the Bay area then. 36 of my friends met at 4 p.m. at the Top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel on Nob Hill in San Francisco for the beginning of the festivities.

We were organized into teams for a night-long scavenger hunt around the city on a motorized cable car. Teams had to get items in Chinatown, North Beach (where we also stopped for dinner), jokes, songs and quiz on the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf, and we ended up at the now closed Tonga Room at the Fairmont for drinks, dancing and cake! It was a fabulous party.

When I turned 50, Brad gave me an extravaganza in Las Vegas. We began on Wednesday with Ida and Bill at Caesar's Palace.


Wonderful dinners as more friends arrived in Vegas:


A night at the Bellagio for drinks while watching the water show:



A Dinner at Rosemary's:


Cocktails poolside at Caesar's:


and finally an AMAZING dinner at Valentino's at the Venetian!


It was a memorable few days with 30 friends!

Domani I will be in VENEZIA!

Comments (6)


Happy Birthay! See you soon! 50 was a fantastic 5 days in Las Vegas!What great memories! Safe flight today and I'll talk to you later.


Sorella!!!! I was blessed to attend BOTH of these "special birthdays" and still smile at the memories!!!

Barb Cabot:

You know how to celebrate every day of your life! You are ever so special my dear Palma. Enjoy your day today flying to your lovely Italy! Happy Birthday and may the year ahead bring you something joyous every single day!


Happy, happy Birthday, Palma! And have a wonderful time in Italy!

Buon Compleanno! It's finally here-have a wonderful celebration in Venice! You're arriving and soon I'll be on my way home...


Happy Birthday! A Italia!

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