Anyway, obviously I survived (although I wondered if I would there for a few minutes) and we all had the best time.
We went out to a restaurant for supper, son and his wife and my oldest boy and me. Great restaurant too but the food was delicious and so I finished what was on my plate and I should not have. OH. My. Stomach. WHEW. Had to have some Tums for the tummy immediately we got to my son's home again.
Anyway, gifts were opened. Wait'll you see his cake! I got him a subscription to Sky and Telescope and a hard cover book by Shel Silverstein. I hope no one ever gets too old for Shel Silverstein's books. I know he enjoyed the first one a few years back.
His wife came up with the great idea to have friends both at work and social as well as his family and anyone else we knew who knows him, submit a reason why they like him; even something like "You always smell good" is one she gave as an example to get the respondents going. So she had a jar full of strips of paper, one for each year he has been on this earth for him to open and read. They were in a mason jar that was beautifully ribboned at the lid. He loved that cake. What a great idea.
We had cake and ice-cream and talked awhile and then, oldest son and I took off like big birds and made it to our separate homes.
Anyone who knows my boy knows he is a fabulous photographer although that is not his profession. We are Nikon fans as you will be able to tell here shortly. Look at the rendering of the camera strap as well as the camera. I LOVE it! Son had the lens served to him. I got part of the back where the various dials and view screen are..and so on. Hope you enjoy.