It was a year in the planning, but we were able to surprise Don for his birthday. Yes, we did it AGAIN. What helped was holding the party at my sister’s house (which is absolutely gorgeous, about 8 km south of Golden, perched on a height of land overlooking the Columbia river). On the way home from our motorcycle trip, I just casually said, “Hey, why don’t we visit my sister on the way home?” and Don said, “Okay.” So we stopped in for a cup of tea and had a surprise birthday party instead, with all our family, as well as his siblings from Ontario! Bingo.