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Dear Huz,

Happy birthday last Sunday! I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend getaway celebrating you. It was fun seeing your eyes light up as we toured Maker’s Mark distillery (you lush, you) where you dipped your finger in the fermenting bourbon,

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which was apparently pretty strong by your neck-bending reaction.

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It looked like bubbling oatmeal to me.

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I wonder how old those wooden vats were (they were two stories high and I’m sure you wanted to strip down naked and take a bourbony swim, but thank you for refraining).

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Besides, when people dive in like that, the bourbon spills on the floor and that’s dangerous.
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I’m glad you were turning the ripe old age of 32, lest you be deprived from dipping your very own bottle of Maker’s.

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I loved that it was a beautiful day and that the skies were blue – kind of like your eyes.

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I loved stopping by that local winery and sampling wines before buying a couple bottles. Touring their B&B was cool too, especially when we learned about how there were gun fights in the house and we got to see the bullet holes in the brick wall of the bathroom. Weird place to have a gun fight, but I suppose it wasn’t a bathroom back in the 1800s when it happened. Remember the cows out front and how I said I’d take a picture for my Mom, who’s scared of them? That’s hilarious to me. Oh, no! COOOOWWWSSS!!!

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The best part, though, was our lovely B&B out in the country on the hill far from any thing else. The mansion was built in 1851 and was full of character and charm.

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Of course my favorite part about the B&B was the gracious hosts and our honeymoon suite complete with a fireplace and double Jacuzzi, but I also really enjoyed all the animals outside. The alpaca farm on site was really great and I love that I bought two skeins of yarn from 3 of the alpacas there (“oh that’s got a little bit of Romeo, a little bit of Layla…”). They remind me of ewoks with long necks.

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The resident dogs were really sweet too and reminded us both of our childhood golden retrievers, huh? Nigel was mine and Amber was yours.

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And who could forget the outdoor kittens on our private stairway entry?

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I really enjoyed the drive back home with you too, as we stopped off and toured Mammoth Cave. It kind of freaked me out with all the steep stairs and the limestone ceilings dripping on my head, but you loved it and that made me happy.

I guess I’m just trying to say that I love you and am so glad I was with you to celebrate your 32nd year. Here’s to many more; may they be happy and fulfilling years, my darling.

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