I went to work at 10:00 a.m. It was a relatively light day. I left around noon.
J. and K. got to the house a little before 1:00 p.m. We had reservations at our favorite local Italian restaurant at 1:00 p.m. I went with J. and K., with K. driving, and directed her a back way, figuring that the main road would be very crowded. As we got to the restaurant, Mom called to say that she and Dad had gone the main way, and it was very backed up. I had made the right choice of road, she said. J. and K. and I got seated, and then Mom and Dad found us a little later.
After lunch, we visited for a bit, though K. was finding it hard to stay awake. Mom had gotten a fruit tart instead of a cake. After we'd digested lunch a bit, we sang "Happy Birthday" to J. and had our fruit tart. They took off back to Baltimore around 4:30 or so.
I texted a bit with L.B., and then talked for a little over an hour to A., who appreciates my anecdotes.