HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNIE!!!! On this day in 1957, Andrea Jean Smith was born to John 'Jack' William and Evelyn Leatham Smith. To celebrate the occasion, yesterday Annie and I took a short trip to Carlsbad, just north of San Diego for a day at the beach with our long time friends, Clark and Kathleen Wardle. That night, The Wardle's treated us to a great dinner at the Fish House in downtown Carlsbad. We stayed at a Hilton just across Pacific Coast Highway from the beach. Access to the beach was a scary hike down the cliffs, but the reward was a pretty empty beach on what was one of the busiest and hottest days of the year. The water was the warmest Annie and I could remember. It felt just like Hawaii. Annie enjoyed her new boogie board that some guy she's been hanging out with for the past 31+ years bought her for her birthday. Brian and Kristin have plans for a small celebration later tonight and even baked a cake for the occasion.