Yesterday .. .a group representing the Mennonite Girls Can Cook travelled across the line to meet up with Ellen, our one American Mennonite Girl Can Cook to help her celebrate her birthday.
It was a co-ed party .. .so we all brought our husbands along as did she.
We travelled down the Pacific Coast along the scenic Chuckanut Drive.
It is narrow and curvy and I took a bit of ginger before we left to ward off the car sickness that often comes along with me on scenic routes such as this.
We met half way .. .Ellen and the rest of us.
Since we met late afternoon .. .
we had the restaurant almost to ourselves.
When we sang happy birthday in four part harmony to Ellen. .
a little three year old girl came over to our table with her daddy to see Ellen.
It seemed that it was her 3rd birthday .. .
so we treated her to another round of happy birthday in four part harmony. .
to which we received a smile. ..
and a personal goodbye later when she left.
The restaurant has plenty of windows facing the west side towards the ocean.
I'll be craving more of this crab in the days to come.
The food was fantastic.
Ellen had crab cakes.
Some opted for very healthy halibut.
Only in a blogging group can you get up from the table when the food arrives to take pictures of each others food.
Ellen was given the ceremonial loaf of bread to take care of until our next occasion to be together.
Before she took it into her safe keeping. .
the bread for the journey was signed by those who have kept it safe since summer.
The girls stood together for our group photo with Ellen on her birthday.
(l-r .. Marg, Kathy, Anneliese, Ellen, Lovella, Judy)
We have noted that the Mennonite boys that eat the cooking. . .
get along just fine.