My sister-in-law Janie and I decided we'd celebrate our 60th birthdays with a road trip, to Versailles, Missouri to visit the Shady Gables Tea room.
These were one of the many gifts we received. Thank you Marla for the adorable wine glasses. (Sorry mine was backwards)
On the bus ride there, I believe two bottles of wine were consumed. But I will plead the 5th here.
We were greeted with a Happy Birthday board.
It paid to be at the smaller table, as we were served our tea first.
These girls are still waiting for their liquid refreshments. They had over 100 varieties of teas to order.
Here is the menu we all chose.
"The Queen's Choice" Full Afternoon (Luncheon) Tea Meal(Served from 10:00am-3:00pm)
Choice of Tea*
Rosemary Chicken Salad Croissant
Individual Quiche Lorraine
Various Homemade Buttermilk Scones
Imported Lemon Curd
Assorted Savory Finger Sandwiches
Frozen Fruit Sorbet
Look at this food. As my cousin-in-law, Rita, would say, it's all in the presentation!
Raspberry sorbet, delicious but way too small of a portion. I could have eaten a pint at least.
Janie and I were each presented with a tea pot shaped sugar cookie after our meal.
Thank you to my son Jeremy, his wife Lori, my daughter Sarah, and her husband Rusty for the birthday gift of the bus ride! It was a fun trip! After dinner Terry, the owner, gave Jeremy his sympathy for driving the bus!
We all posed outside of Shady Gable for one last group photo.
The bus ride home I believe involved 4 or 5 bottles more of wine. Just sayin'.
Thank you to all my sister-in-laws, my mother-in-law, my BFF, my daughter-in-law, and nieces for a great time and great gifts!
The least I could do was give them all a goodie bag. It included candy, emery boards, a bottle of my homemade hand lotion and a bar of the blacksmith's hand made soap.
Here's to another great 60 years!!