Saturday, June 13, 2009
A Grand Tea
As you might have caught in the previous post, I have been looking through some pictures in my computer tonight. Here are a few from five years ago, combining two of our favorite things: tea and Walt Disney World.
In 2004 we organized a group from St. John's and went on a bus trip to Disney. It was an incredibly fun week!
One of the things we try to do on each trip to the "Happiest Place on Earth" is to take tea at the Garden View Lounge at the Grand Floridian. This tradition began on our honeymoon, when we were able to simply walk up and be seated. (Normally, one must make reservations far in advance. We did not make them far enough in advance for our December 2008 trip, and were saddened to miss out on a "Christmas" tea.
On this trip in 2004, Ruth and Davie joined us. This was also the first time that Ben experienced tea at the Grand (although he had gone with us to the Drake and the Ritz in Chicago.)
Tea at the Grand is delightful! We had the traditional courses of savories, scones, and sweets. Also a delight is that it is all served on Royal Albert china -- the Old Country Roses pattern, which is our china pattern.
As at the hotels in Chicago, Ben had hot chocolate in his tea cup, and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. That made him happy.
Of course, as delightful as it is at the Grand, and as amazing as afternoon tea at the Drake Hotel is, I have to say that a Kristi Heinz tea still tops them all!