Fred and Lupe came to celebrate our 43rd anniversary and my 63rd birthday. We went to STIX, out at Legends, to have a Hibachi dinner. Habachi is always fun with the chef’s quick-handed, knife wielding of the flaming teppanyaki grill. The meat, vegetable and seafood dishes are cooked on a high heat, melt cooking plate. The chef made a volcano with onions and oil, then light it. A huge flame and steam rose from the onions. He then separated the onions to make a train. As he cooked, he stopped to throw shrimp into the air for us to catch with our mouth. Rice and veggies are cookie on the cooking plate and served with the meat dishes along with onion soup and ginger salad.

After dinner we went to Crancer’s, a Leavenworth event center, to listen to some jazz music by Everette DeVan, Matt Hopper and Dionne Jeroue. As the trio performed, we enjoyed a nice selection of drinks, comfortable couches and chairs. The music, along with good conversations, made for a relaxing evening,

The girls gave us this huge bridge picture we had seen at Ikea, so Steve and Fred went about putting it together. It took a little while to figure out the instructions but they got the frame built, the print stretched out and mounted. It was then ready to be hung on the back porch.

About 20 minutes from us is Theatre in the Park, the largest outdoor community theatre in the country. It is a wonderful outdoor amphitheater, tucked into 10 beautiful acres. The gates opened at seven and the show started at 8:30. This amphitheater is perfect to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and baskets for a picnic. There were families that bring freebees, balls and toys for the kids to play with until the play started. We chose not to bring our food, opting for doing dinner before hand. There were also concession stands for food, drinks and snacks. We also paid for the sites ground level seats so we would not have to take a bunch of stuff. The play we saw was Children of Eden.

Children of Eden, a two-act musical, with Act I telling the story of Adam and Eve, Cain, and Abel. The second act is about Noah and the Flood. Even though it was June, it was a VERY cool evening so we left before the end of the play.