Sunday, April 18, 2010

Happy birthday weekend to me! And, oh yeah, Casper weekend #3

Saturday was the big day...the big 3-3.

But, because of Todd's schedule, we decided to have a birthday dinner on Thursday night.  I have been craving sushi, so invited a very eclectic group of Casper friends to have dinner downtown at House of Sushi

I want to take this moment to say: Casper restaurants are good.  They're open to new foods; and Asian cuisine abounds.  To boot?  Casper seems to "get" the idea of downtown shopping/eating and the importance - yes, importance - of dining outdoors. 

House of Sushi didn't disappoint.  And it was fun catching up with folks!

Friday night, we kind of celebrated again with a trip to the wine/martini bar Vintage.  I have been curious about this place for a long while and it was well worth the visit.  They have good wines, good martinis, good food, and a good atmosphere - and outdoor seating.  What the heck more could you want?  Oh, how about knowing the manager? That's nice too.  She was one of my lil' helpers when I worked at Casper College after graduating from UW and we spent some time catching up.

The inside of the bar...


Our hummus plate.  Delicious...


A wine flight - which I highly suggest doing...


And Todd's final drink - a bloody Mary.  Look at that presentation!


Saturday - the actual day - I treated myself to an iced coffee at the Metro coffee shop I discovered  downtown.  I'm rather obsessed with this place... 


Then Todd and I went out looking at houses.  We ended the night with a burger and beer at the old Wonderbar downtown... 


Talk about a happenin' place that night!  Funny story: When I lived in Casper after graduation some friends - a couple from the sushi dinner - and I went to a Halloween party at this bar dressed as the Gang from Scooby Doo. We took first place and won a decent-sized bar tab!

Then tonight Linds H. and Jonna came over from Laramie to take me to dinner!  We had a right nice meal at the Capitol Grille downtown Cheyenne.

And my birthday present...?  You'll recall this book from this post... 
 


All in all it was a great birthday weekend with lots of new discoveries and lots of friends!

4 comments:

MOM said...

Wow, the places to eat in Casper look great. I like the coffee shop. I tried calling tonight, so assume you were out with Jonna and Linds. What a birthday wrap-up! Are they staying tonight, too?

artemisia said...

Ok. So you made going out in Casper sound kind of fun. Too bad about the housing though.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stacey said...

Well sorry I didn't get to talk to you on your birthday. I'm glad to hear you had fun. Happy Belated birthday.

April said...

I'm sorry I missed out on your birthday festivities. I have a really cute present for you, so we'll have to find a time for me to make it up to you!