Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Life is Good

Friday, I was able to celebrate my nephew's graduation from U of M. I couldn't be prouder of Lance (yes, we have two Lance's in the family)! He worked very hard to get to this place.

We rode in a big limo bus, sipping wine, to the Hunt Club about an hour away. It was a gorgeous evening. The grounds were beautiful, the daffodils and tulips were showing off, the grass was a carpet of green, the birds were singing a wonderful tune and the squirrels were acting as squirrely as can be.

The lodge was elegantly rustic with the heads of the most amazing animals and birds staring at us from the walls. I do have to admit that I am not a hunter and would be happier if those animals and birds were alive and running around in their own habitat. Even so, they were so impressive looking down on us. Out in the court yard, there was a waterfall and the most beautiful Magnolia tree in full bloom.

Dinner was all evening long. It has been such a long time since I took four hours to eat a meal. Appetizers were cheese and crackers, Salmon Pate`, Smoked Pheasant and Elk Meatballs. For the soup course, I had Ham and Pea soup, Salad was a Spring mix with oranges, grapefruit and raspberries with a lemon vinaigrette. The Entree I chose was Elk and Quail, the presentation was beautiful. It was so delicious and tender. And desert was a choice of Fried Ice Cream, Creme Brulee, Cheese Cake or a Chocolate Torte. I had the Torte, again it was so beautifully presented.

Kevin was sick and unable to attend, which I felt bad about, even so, I had a wonderful time chatting and visiting with people I haven't seen in such a long time. On the way home the boys (I should say young men)sang and let lose, it was a noisy end to the evening, but it was theirs to enjoy.

Congratulations Lance! Isn't Life good?


Letters From Midlife said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I'm glad you got to go even though Kevin couldn't.

Donna's Book Nook said...

You're so right--life is good. So glad you had a wonderful time. The Hunt Club sounds beautiful. Sorry Kevin was sick. Donna

Rebecca said...

What a place! What a menu! What a blessing to celebrate in such style!