Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lunch With Dad and the Ladies

After a brisk walk on the beach early this morning..........

I decided on where to take Dad for lunch today. Tuesdays are my day to make sure he has a good meal and to do any shopping for him. I gave him a call and he said that he would like to get out for a change. He and my Mom used to frequent this place in the summer....it's called the Rose and Kettle Tea Room.

It is in Cole Harbour which is a 'bedroom' community outside Dartmouth which is a 'bedroom' community outside Halifax.

 My Dad lives in Cole Harbour and knows the community well. When he could get around more easily, he'd be out and about giving the sales people a hard time and enjoying their comments back at him. He is a real joker........non-stop!

We got there around the noon hour and the place was full ....... with women. Not a male in the place. Dad said that it is always like this. Don`t know what would scare men away. Maybe too frilly for some guys....who knows.

  We were assured that it wouldn't be too long a wait. It wasn't but it was just about to test Dad's patience when we got a table. Whew!

We placed our order of Fish Cakes and Baked Beans. While waiting for the order to arrive we noticed a stream of ladies coming in with bright red hats on and heading for the far table in the back. They call themselves the Red Hat Society and do charitable work around the community. They are usually quite gregarious but when I approached them with a camera they seemed to turn on their best behavior for the shot.

The meal arrived....it was great. The fish cakes were made with salt cod, the only way my Dad will eat them and came with a nice green tomato chow. The beans were also good.....full of flavour. Dad had a rhubarb square with cream cheese strawberry topping. He kinda liked it.......

This Tea Room is situated in a farm setting with hens, goats, geese . It has been preserved and every summer it is run like it was years ago. It is dab in the middle of suburb houses. But what a time warp it is........no wonder it is always packed with people wanting to take time to relax.

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