Monday afternoon was no exception, so I'm trying to post this early Tuesday morning...hey, where did my coffee go?
Luckily we had planned for our girls day on Saturday even though the weather forecast was calling for rain. We were so lucky, nary a rain drop fell. We even had hazy sun for most of the afternoon.
Once we unpacked all the food and beverages, raspberry vodka and pineapple juice was poured, we headed for the dock and some rays.
Our little group of friends have been through it all, as life goes. Happiness, sadness, loss of friends, family members and jobs, health issues, elderly parents, but through it all we have had much laughter, actually, laughter until we've cried. We have shared many experiences, travels, training and races but most of all we have made fabulous memories together.
We were missing one of our Wooo Hooo friends, Brenda, due to an emergency appendectomy earlier in the week! We missed you Brenda....get better soon!
Because of our busy schedules with family, jobs and training for events, we try to get together to just chill'x a couple of times a year, this being one of them. It's always pot luck and everyone converges with some sort of cocktail recipe to boot.
Normally the food venue is very organised and this causes us to bring the same sort of salad time after time. However, this time I said, well if we all bring Caesar salad so be it. In my subliminal mind this would make us to come up with something quite different.
It worked!! We had an amazing assortment of different salads and snacks, along with an assortment of meat for the barbecue. (Although we did forget about dessert, sorry Barb).
Some of us, who shall remain nameless were adventurous enough to go swimming! The water was beautiful, cool and refreshing!
After our swim and much laughter we headed back up to the house to try out Anne's new Martini recipe!
Nancy, Anne, Glenda, guess who and Jen
It was one of those days were we all just kicked backed, laughed, told stories of past races and shared fears and hopes for up coming events. They were even trying to talk me into an Olympic distance instead of a Try-a-Tri, girls, give it up, I don't have a proper bike for that!!!
The day flew by, what with the stories, a few more and various cocktails, we headed back up to the deck to fire up the barbecue. Chicken marinated in a fantastic sauce, salmon with peppercorns and onion, potatoes and of course a wonderful selection of salads.
We were so lucky with the weather, it was warm and pleasant and we had no bugs! Our meal was out on the deck over looking the water, WOW!!
Our day concluded with a final visit to the dock to watch the sunset, while the fishermen were out in their boats for the last catch of the day.
Nancy and Anne with Minnie
It was one of those "you had to be there" days, hard to explain but we had a GREAT time.
Life's fun if you don't weaken,
p.s. My personal favourite cocktail of the day was one I stole from Carly
Recipe for Beer Margaritas (oh, let's think up a name for this)1 Cup Tequila
1 Can of limeade
lots of ice!!
Mix and serve cold.