Oh, I'm pretty sure there were more than three coins thrown into the fountain on this day! We shared a late lunch date with my son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons to celebrate the return of school days. The boys had gone shopping with their parents earlier in the day for back-to-school supplies. We were enchanted with tales of backpacks and new shoes and markers!
We met at one of their and our favorite places to dine. This restaurant has a large menu selection. Soups, salads, burgers or a dinner entree are all part of the fare. The main attraction however is the bakery. They bake these huge long cakes in oodles of flavors and sell them by the slice. It is a highlight of the visit, (and a good way to while away the wait for your food) to peer into the bakery window case at all the selections. Choices include red velvet cake, coconut cake, un-birthday cake, strawberry shortcake cake with your choice of either yellow or chocolate cake with the strawberries and cream filling. My husband loves the carrot cake and they have lemon cake and peanut butter chocolate cake, chocolate toffee cake...death by chocolate, oh the list really is endless. We bring the cake home to enjoy for later as the meal is so very delectably filling!
If the weather is nice we dine al fresco, but this was a late August day so we dined inside. After the meal we headed out to the courtyard to make wishes in the fountain and enjoy the lovely sunshine. Trey and Peter enjoyed splashing the water as it burst from the fountain and tried their very best to spray everyone in our group!
Boys will be boys. Their Aunt Elise was ready to play Auntie Mame and contribute to the fun. Coins were flowing out of her purse and into their warm and eager hands!
Trey was very busy using his skills acquired on the baseball diamond...
I love fountains and piazzas...but I think Peter could have used his own sunglasses!
The air is always lighter and cooler around the fountain.
Yes, I do delight in a Sunday afternoon with my loved ones.
And I truly love noting life's milestones...hope you find a fountain and make a wish!