Last year our girls' camp-out morphed into a camp-in at the Doubletree in Holland. This year we splurged on desserts at Cafe Zinc. Last weekend Kendra and Kathryn finished their college singing tours and headed home for a week before returning to Pennsylvania for the school year. Amanda, Julie, Betsy and I joined them for a girls' afternoon downtown.
After touring an art gallery, we walked to the cafe at the ritziest hotel in town. We showed our ignorance by oohing over the rose centerpiece, sneaking to the bathroom to see the frosted glass stalls, and discussing how to calculate an appropriate tip. We sipped smoothies and frappes. We passed our desserts around the table, nibbling a raspberry lemon tart, peanut butter cheesecake, and cheese and fruit. Amanda chose the dessert-of-the-day, some sort of lavender infused custard topped with blood orange frozen stuff; it reminded Kendra of bubble bath.
It was a wonderful afternoon. We were in our element.