Sunday, July 10, 2011

Old friends. The best kind.

We've been meeting since 1980.  At that time, only two of us were married.  Now, in 2011, all of us have been married, some of us divorced, and all of us have had children.  All of our children have now left the nest.  Some of us even have grandchildren.
This is our gourmet group, together for over 30 years.
Once a year, we have a picnic, usually at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT.  Today was that day.
What glorious weather, what a glorious setting!

Harkness Memorial State Park borders Long Island Sound.  This is the view from our picnic table

Grilled veggies, courtesy of Sharon and Barry
Grilled veggies with panko.  Yum!

Bill grilling pork tenderloin
Salad of arugula, goat cheese, and grapes, with mustard dressing, courtesy of Alice

Dogs are definitely welcome in this group.  Here's Barry talking to Mocha, one of our two standard poodles.
Blaze, a shiba inu, belongs to Sharon and Barry.

Dessert, a lemon-nut torte with summer berries

The menu:

Sharon & Barry

Chris & Bill

Diane & Joe

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