Tuesday, 30 September 2008
We certainly enjoyed the many different and often lovely views that we passed through as we skirted around the Waterloo Battlefield on this September afternoon. With weather conditions due to change later this week we wanted to savor the end of the Indian Summer days we have been enjoying the past several weeks.
About 10 of us were able to stay after the walk for refreshments which we found at the cafe across from the Butte du Lion and the Visitor's Center. We settled into a cozy corner and put several tables together to accomodate all of us. By this time in the afternoon though ... the group had had enough photos!
Friday, 26 September 2008
Here we gathered for this afternoon's group photo with Jane (left) pointing out a sign recently posted warning us not to pick any of the many varieties of mushrooms in the forest. We had a good turn out for the very beautiful fall weather we were to enjoy through out walk today.
It was indeed beautiful in the forest this afternoon as we made our way around the route. We were stopped by a forest ranger on a short cut to the tennis club for trespassing on a path for horseback riders only. Since we were almost at the end of the path we were let off with just a warning. We will probably not be traversing this route again until next spring. Whew!!!
Okay ... here's the sad story! We got to the Intero Tennis Club only to find it CLOSED!!! How could they do that on such a beautiful afternoon? A person in tennis attire said they would not be opening until 3:30pm this afternoon which was too late for us. Most of the walkers chose to go home after our return to the cars but 5 of us headed to Au Repos des Chasseurs where we had our refreshments on the terrace. With apologies to Christa who did not appear in this photo ... she was seated next to Lisa (right). Unfortunately the photo she was featured in did not turn out particularly well. Hopefully, next time ...
Monday, 22 September 2008
Here is the first of our group photos which includes the Butte du Lion in the background. If you look carefully between our 2 Janes ... you will see we have left a space for the distinctive mound in the distance. Here we stand with the wind in our hair and spashes of sunshine in our faces and with Sue leading us today we enjoyed a great walk as well as great views.
Those of us who could stay for refreshments met up again after the walk at Miam. We were happy to have Sheila (2nd left) join us here this afternoon so that we could all catch up with her. We all enjoyed the time to relax after such a nice outing.