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!


  1. 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?

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

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

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

  4. 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!


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