The tennis ladies had a day out. This is one of the seven Christmas parties that I will have been to by the time it is family party time. They are all with the groups that I have joined since retiring. I go to more parties now than when I was a teenager. "Making hay while the sun shines" (before I'm too old to do it. Party that is).
Anyway this great bunch of old girls went to Cleveland for the day. We all went by train and bus so we could all be together and chatter all the way.
We stopped for coffee when we arrived at Cleveland by train. The service was quick and friendly. We were on the deck and the outlook was pleasant although it was a bit breezy.
After coffee we walked to the bus stop and caught a bus to The Grand View Hotel. It is the oldest licensed hotel in Queensland. It was built in 1851. We were early for lunch so we checked out the "Heritage Hall."
The eating area is in the back garden overlooking Moreton Bay. We had booked our own little gazebo. It was very breezy and so the plastic walls had been dropped down , which was nice as we still had the view but no wind.
The view of Moreton Bay and Stradbroke Island from our gazebo.
The service, food and company was excellent. I had a chicken salad.
We talked and laughed our way throughout the day. We also had a Secret Santa game.
From L to R Kay, moi, Sandra, Judy, Helen, (Marie, Val, hiding) and Bev.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Waiting for the bus in the shade of the Banyan Tree with its aerial roots.