Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Trip Around the Sun: Day Seven

What can be better than a sunny summer day, some time to work in my garden, and then lunch with girlfriends? Almost nothing!

Today I joined fellow members of 'The Group Formerly Known As' for lunch at Friske Orchards just South of Charlevoix.

Let me first describe "The Group Formerly Known As". We were all long-time members of Beta Sigma Phi, an international sorority. We're 'former' members because we'd all reached a stage in our lives where we were no longer interested in belonging to a formal group...we were tired of dues, officers, meetings (in our homes, no less...that was work!), and projects. We didn't care if we sold another raffle ticket...ever! However, we so valued our friendship that we continue to get together informally once a month to do what we do best: EAT and TALK!

Today we chose Friske Orchards , a three-generation family farm near Charlevoix that was established in 1962. Nearly all of the farm's 300 acres produces a large variety of apples, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, strawberries, raspberries, and asparagus. Since it's Strawberry Season and I'm still celebrating my Birthday Month, I just had to order the Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. It was wonderful!

Did you know that foods consumed during your Birthday Month have no calories? It's a fact!

It was fun to catch up with what we'd been doing over the past month and just relax together. Of course we also have to that's when we decided to have our picture taken...I always knew I'd turn into a pumpkin some day!

What do you do 'Just for Fun'??

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