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    Ain't Easy Being Cheesy CheeseLouise's Avatar
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    Happy Fifty Plus(50+) Birthday to Cheeseflavor

    Today my dear, sweet Husband turns 52 years young.

    We are getting ready to go on a "ride your age" ride of 52 miles. It has been 3 days since the weather has been nice enough to ride. It is a balmy 35 degrees here in MinneSNOWta. But, there is no rain, snow or wind so it should be plenty warm I think just being able to get out and ride is going to be a great b-day present for Steve.

    Happy Birthday Steve!
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    Well October seems to be a big Birthday month. Happy 52nd!
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    Happy Birthday!

    October 19 is an important date in American history. Here's some background from a Google search:

    On October 19, 1781, British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, giving up almost 8000 men and any chance of winning the Revolutionary War. Cornwallis had marched his army into the Virginia port town earlier that summer expecting to meet British ships sent from New York. The ships never arrived.

    In early October, some 17,000 American and French troops led by Generals George Washington and Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau surrounded British-occupied Yorktown. Off the coast, French Admiral François de Grasse strategically positioned his naval fleet to control access to the town via the Chesapeake Bay and the York River.

    The Franco-American siege exhausted the British army's supplies of food and ammunition. With no hope for escape, Cornwallis agreed to the terms of Washington's Articles of Capitulation, signing the document at Moore House on October 19. Hours after the surrender, the general's defeated troops marched out of Yorktown to the tune "The World Turned Upside Down."


    During his occupation of Yorktown, General Cornwallis set up headquarters in the Thomas Nelson house pictured above. The residence saw wartime action again during the Civil War, when it was used as a hospital. For more Civil War photographs of Yorktown, including images of troops, camps, and artillery, search on Yorktown in Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865.

    Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown effectively ended the Revolutionary War. Lacking the financial resources to raise a new army, the British government appealed to the Americans for peace. Almost two years later, on September 3, 1783, the signing of the Treaty of Paris brought the war to an end.

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    Ain't Easy Being Cheesy CheeseLouise's Avatar
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    Almost 52 miles...okay, only 42 but we ran out of day light and didn't have our lights with.

    But....we did stop and have a great Vanilla Latte and a piece of wonderful Apple Pie Al-a-mode. No wonder we ran out of day light

    Ahhhh....but it was a wonderful ride and it felt great to get out and ride on Cheesflavors' b-day!
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    A big birthday shout-out!

    Good ride, good companionship and pie . . . everyone should be so lucky!
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    Happy Birthday, Steve!!

    I see you two love birds made a day out of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Cornwallis had marched his army into the Virginia port town earlier that summer expecting to meet British ships sent from New York. The ships never arrived.
    Of course not, they were still in New York trying to "sail their age" and enjoying pie...

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    A 52 mile ride and you quit at 45 because you ran out of daylight? Methinks y'all stopped for more than just a latte and apple pie .

    Anyway Steve, Happy Belated B'Day! Sorry they messed up the name on the cake ....



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    Thanks everyone for the wishes I will post the pie pics when I get home from work today.

    Take care!

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    Happy Birthday!
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    Get A Life - Get A Bike cheeseflavor's Avatar
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    As promised, here's the pie pic. At the 31mi point, we stopped at this place in Loretto, MN called Retro's Grill. Great little place. Great coffee and tasty pie of the day. This day was apple



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    Ain't Easy Being Cheesy CheeseLouise's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseflavor
    As promised, here's the pie pic. At the 31mi point, we stopped at this place in Loretto, MN called Retro's Grill. Great little place. Great coffee and tasty pie of the day. This day was apple



    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheeseLouise
    Today my dear, sweet Husband turns 52 years young.





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    Happy belated Birthday!
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