As I’ve previously mentioned I love Druid Hill Park, so I was quite excited to spend the afternoon there. My friend Lindsey rented one of the pavilions to celebrate her birthday. Despite the predicted hot and humid forecast it actually turned out to be a very lovely afternoon. The shade of the pavilion kept the sun from beating down us and there was a great breeze that made it just about perfect weather. The pavilion we were in overlooked the reservoir so we even had a lovely water view, which is kind of hard to see in this picture but it’s there.
Of course being in Maryland, what better way to celebrate than with crabs, which I also love. I got to enjoy my first crabs of the season. They surely won’t be my last.
I offered to bake a cake for the birthday girl. She requested a funfetti cake, but I don’t do boxed cake mixes if I can help it. Thus I went on a quest to find a recipe for a homemade funfetti cake recipe. There are a number of them out there on the internet, but I settled on using this one. It was very tasty and I’m sure I’ll wind up using it again in the future.
The birthday girl “blowing out” the candles. There wasn’t much to actually blow out since the lovely breeze that was keeping us so cool also made it impossible to keep the candles lit long enough for her to actually having something to blow out.
It was an excellent start to the summer. I look forward to much more summer fun in the upcoming weeks. I love summer!