The T-4’s are a group of my friends who get together to talk and have fun once a month or so. For our most recent adventure we headed out to The Pink Ivy Tea House and Gardens just a half a kilometer off of Hwy #1 east about 50 kilometers from Winnipeg. The tea room is in a log cabin made from hand hewn Manitoba poplar.Surrounded by stands of birch and lovely gardens.The interior is as warm and inviting as the exterior and our window table gave us a lovely view out into the gardens. We caught up on each others lives over cups of French Press coffee. Debbie had been helping her daughter get ready for a move into an apartment and I’d been entertaining guests from India and Hong Kong. Glenys was getting ready for a family vacation at Clear Lake and told us about an interesting book set in Iceland she’s been reading. Esther had been to visit her family in Alberta and gone on a trip to Banff and Jasper where she’d tried out the new steel and glass walkway built especially so tourists can get spectacular views of the scenery. Esther had lots of photos to show us.
Esther had a special gift for us. Her nephew Mike Boldt has illustrated the latest Robert Munsch book Get Me Another One. She had brought autographed copies for each of us. We couldn’t decide what to have from the menu so we agreed to order everything and share the tuna sandwich and cucumber sandwichand the egg salad sandwich. All the sandwiches came with soup and were beautifully presented. for dessert we shared banana caramel cheese cake, red velvet cakehazelnut chocolate mousse andand triple layer berry cake. After saying good-bye to the friendly and gracious Pink Ivy hostess we headed down the highway to….. Gepettos a gift and woodworking shop with all kinds of interesting items for sale. The premises also featured a well manicured and beautifully maintained mini-golf course so we decided to play 18 holes. It was a perfect day. The blue sky was filled with puffy clouds and there was just enough of a breeze to keep us cool and mosquito free. During our game we discussed various options for future T-4 outings. Sky diving and hot air ballooning were mentioned as well as bungee jumping and getting tattoos. I guess you’ll just have to wait till the next post about the T-4’s to find out what we do for our upcoming adventures.
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