Monday, 30 June 2008
Twenty of us gathered for this photo at the 11am (+) start of our walk this morning in front of the lakes. We later had 5 more walkers join us for the picnic event that followed about 12:30pm. Sandy led the group on the walk and helped coordinate the items that the ladies brought to share for the meal. We were fortunate to secure 2 large picnic tables near the lakes which could seat about 12 each comfortably.
Our "thanks" go to all of the walkers who contributed in such a fine way to make this event a success ... and to Lis who was kind enough to send a salad even though she could not attend herself! Ladies ... you were just great!!!
Hey ladies ... instead of starting with Plan "B" ... we start with Plan "A" and an hour an a half walk to work up our appetites. Therefore, we started from Dr. du Comte at Dr. de Tumuli in Watermael-Boitsfort for our exercise. Actually, the weather cooperated today and we had somewhat overcast skies with a temperature around 20C which was perfect for our trek through this part of the Foret de Soignes.
Well, at least I got a photo of ONE of the desserts before they disappeared so quickly. Here Christa unveils her delicious Tiramisu topped with a mixture of fresh red berries .... Yum ... just one of the many beautifully prepared treats we enjoyed this afternoon!
Sunday, 29 June 2008
The weather looks good for our picnic tomorrow.
It would be helpful if we had some idea of how many are coming on my last official walk on July 7 though of course the odd extra would be fine. I have Maggie, Janet. Jennifer, Martha, Christa W, Moira, Paulette and Sandy so far. If you could let me know by Monday evening (picnic day) because we are going away for a few days, that would be helpful.
Great walk on Friday and now we all have the directions, everyone could lead it. Sheila
Saturday, 28 June 2008
Our many "thanks"go to Martha (blue WIC shirt) for leading us on such a splendid walk around Sept Fontaines in Rhode Saint Genese this afternoon. What a beautiful area for us all to enjoy any time of year. With temperatures at about 20C we were able to still stay comfortable in spite of our exercise. Here Martha shares her planned route with us.
For the most part it was a perfect setting and conditions for our walk this afternoon with lovely rural views and country lanes to follow. Toward the end of our two hours the wind picked up and we started to get some splashes of heavy rain drops but with the usual luck of the WIC walkers we got through with Martha's guidance! "Thanks" Martha for the outing today and following up with sending those of us who attended the details of the route we followed afterwards. We have missed this walk that Alison use to do a variation of for us.
Confronted by the excesses of overcharges on the billing, our waiter, insisted there had been price increases that didn't appear on the printed menu. We decided that we would not stop here again unless there was a different person serving us and/or we double check on the prices before ordering! The view; however, was really great.