Happy Birthday Julie!!!

We celebrated Julie’s birthday today by all meeting at Five Guys Famous Burgers & Fries for a late lunch.  Eight of us enjoyed a nice burger and fries lunch followed by this chocolate cake that Barb made for the occasion.  Note the lack of candles on the cake.  Apparently fire regulations strictly limit the number of candles allowed on birthday cakes in Palm Springs. Nothing over 44……so sorry Julie :)
Chris & I were a little put off with Five Guys after our last trip there with Brian & Judy last month.  The burgers weren’t good at all and the fries were cold and greasy.  Today however, everything was wonderful and we all enjoyed our lunches.
Wood Frame Building HDR
I posted a version of the above photo from our hike at Whitewater Preserve yesterday but wasn’t happy with how the HDR effects turned out.  I spent a little time this evening using the HDR routine in Photoshop CS5 instead of Photomatix Pro and much prefer how this one turned out over the one posted yesterday.  The colors are much more vibrant and there is much more details in the windows.  In fact, you can even see Chris in one of the window panes sitting by the fish pond outside.  Please click on this photo to view a larger version in my Smugmug gallery.
Moving day for Phaeton Place on Monday as we head down the road for a week at Catalina Spa.

One Comment

  1. Dennis and Donna March 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Sounds like you had a great time…the food looks great..especially the cake!!! Happy Birthday Julie!!!