The weekend of Jo’s birthday some of our best friends stayed with us to help celebrate and make Jo’s 40th special. Drew, Maika, Mike, Lisa, and Lori all stayed with us. We went to an A’s game of course, then it was back to our place for food, drinks, and laughs.
Jo and I went to Miami South Beach to celebrate our birthdays. We meet her brother James and her sister Mary and to our surprise, her sister Melissa came out as well. We had a blast. Jo’s sister Mary has a favorite hotel she stays at when she is in Miami. The Sherbrooke hotel was perfect. The owner Mitch and the lady of the hotel, Maggie were gracious and welcoming hosts. We did most of our dining a few blocks down from the hotel at News Cafe. It was a great time, eat, sleep, beach, drink, and enjoy the scenery. Oh and we can not forget Chabookas. If you don’t know what Chabookas are, you’ll have to ask. It’s kind of an odd story.
This is Jo, James, and Melissa one evening when we actually didn’t eat at News Cafe. We had a great dinner at Barolos, an Italian restaurant, further down South Beach. The dinner was great, the wine was better, and the conversation was exceptional.