Dessert Table
The Dessert Table

  Picnic Time   Warming Up   Grilling Franks   Piling It On   Working It Off

Eating Sweets

As if we hadn’t eaten enough, desserts lurk at the other end of the buffet table, tempting us with their rich textures and sweet smells. One thing Mature Friends never skimp on is dessert. As you can see, we had quite a variety, from cakes and pies to cookies and fresh fruit — well, actually, the fresh fruit ended up on the appetizer table for some reason. Luckily, some of those huge, beautiful strawberries still sat untouched, just waiting for folks looking for a healthy alternative to the sweets.

Enjoying Desserts

Enjoying Our Just Desserts

True to past experience, most of the desserts had been gobbled up before we began the afternoon’s activities. After gorging on the sweet stuff, it was time to clean up and get to playing croquet, our only activity this year. For some reason, nobody wanted to play a cut-throat game of Pinochle or Bridge.

In the past when we'd meet in Woodland Park, our walkers would head down to Green Lake in a futile attempt to burn off the calories they'd packed in. Now at the Wallingford Center, we had two choices: Help clean up or play croquet. In fact, our Wednesday Green Lake walk leader cut out right after dessert. But shhhh! Don't tell him I said so.

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