Last weekend we had a Hail and Farewell. (For you non-military folks, a get together to welcome new people and say goodbye to people leaving the squadron.) It was at a hotel and restaurant about 45 minutes from our house. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t this! The place was just gorgeous with all the lights and the stream in front and behind it. Apparently this place was an old mill of some sort and they still had all the old mill parts in the lobby and the watermills behind the place. I would love to go back and visit it during the day, but it was completely enchanting at night.
Everyone else took buses to get to the place, but since I’m so close to giving birth we didn’t want to risk us having to ruin everyone else’s fun by me going in to labor. So we drove separately, which was nice because we got there a few minutes before everyone else and that’s when we took all the outside pictures!
The food was AMAZING! We had a guessing game at our table to try to figure out what most of it was, but whatever it was, it was good. One of the courses were fig stuffed dumplings and another was some sort of cheese something under crispy proscuitto. REALLY good. I loved it all, but I was afraid to eat most of it since I’d just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes earlier that day and I still didn’t know what I could and couldn’t eat.
We had a wonderful time with our friends and a really nice evening out. I didn’t get any pictures of Mark and me (bummer!!), but I did get a picture with my friends, Laura and Jennifer. Next time I’ll get a picture of Mark and me!