I was so excited because the brunch would be held at T. Cook's Restaurant in the Royal Palms Hotel. This is a fabulous place and so beautiful. President Bush always preferred to stay at this hotel whenever he came to the Phoenix area.
Janet and I arrived early so we would be there to suprise Steve. He definitely was surprised and ...we had a great time of celebration.
I thought I'd share some of the photos I took with you.
This is the entrance to the hotel.
To get to T. Cook's Restaurant, I had to walk through an open courtyard.
It's really a beautiful time of year in Phoenix. The flowers are in bloom and the temperature is perfect in the high 60's to low 70's during the day. I know many of my blogging friends are still dealing with snow and cold temperatures. But hang in there, spring is coming!
Another outdoor courtyard with fountains.
This unique floral arrangement was delivered to our table for the guest of honor, Steve. Terri always seems to remember those special details.
This was my first course. Now, for my Fitness Friday friends, please notice the small portion sizes and the fruit. Very low in calories, Sandy!
But I have to admit, I had a hard time as the pastry chef brought out some freshly made goodies.
Oh no ...my resolve is going!
The lemon tarts and chocolate looked so tempting.
Take a quick look at this fabulous chocolate cake decorated with M&M's. I promise I only looked.
We even enjoyed live guitar music to add to the experience.
The Royal Palms is such a beautiful place to visit.
So, in the midst of these challenging times, do you take time to enjoy the moments? I'm thankful for my generous friend Terri for inviting me to this very elegant brunch. But even times of sitting by a lake or hiking a mountain can be a time of reflection and a moment to simply stop and enjoy! How do you get those times of refreshing?