Once we got the motor home parked beside Mark's Mother's house in the panhandle of Oklahoma, it was time to start celebrating! We celebrated two special birthdays together, because Mark and his Mother-in-law have the same birthday. Denisa's Mother turned 93, so we think that's a pretty special birthday. We celebrated by eating out with the two birthday celebrants plus Mark's 95-year-old Mother. We played cards and ate birthday cake and ice cream. It was a pretty wild birthday party when we had to stop in the middle of all that fun for a nap.
Mark turned 62 on this birthday, so he earned that very special Senior Lifetime National Park Pass. The next day we drove to Marion Lake because it was the closest place that sold the senior pass. We paid the $80 fee that gives him a national park pass good for the rest of his life.
We've been purchasing an annual park pass for the last ten years, so we are glad that we won't ever have to do that again. More importantly, we get half-price camping at national park, Corp of Engineer, and most Forest Service campgrounds now. This is a very special birthday for Mark!
Our son and his wife cooked Mark's favorite meal, and that was very special. Our granddaughter wanted to make a special birthday desert for Grand-dude. Since Mark's favorite animal is the polar bear, she wanted to decorate a polar bear sugar cookie for him. We didn't have a polar bear cookie cutter, so Gram had to free-hand cut the cookies. We sang "Happy Birthday" and celebrated with sugar cookies. So Mark got another birthday party.