We stopped for breakfast at Coco's in Baker before arriving at Tom and Susan's house where the party will be held.
I started on cooking the different components of what would ultimately become spring rolls while Maggie, Jan, and Susan made centerpieces of sweet peas for the dinner tables. After a while, we needed some fuel to energize our bodies after getting up so early to make the long drive so Jan made a batch of Asian Pear Mojitos. (She found the recipe through a Google search and apparently, it is the recipe from a P.F. Change bartender.)
Sometimes, while flying on Canada flights or transversing the oceans on Jet Airlines, one does feel like going for some time travel backwards. To the days of nice old car rental deals and countryside,where getting a car rental was no big deal at all. Also because these formal stays at expensive hotel rooms remind one of the nice pay guests tradition.