Sunday Joe, the poodles and I were invited to stay at the Tokeland Hotel for High Tea at Tokeland, a fundraiser for HAvA where it turned out I was the guest speaker. I wasn’t sure what adults wanted to hear, so I pretended it was a room full of 5 year olds, which worked out nicely. Oh, I’m Kidding!
Katherine and Scott White own the historic landmark hotel, and hosted this very successful first annual Tea. They served everyone a platter, not a dish, a huge platter of tiny filigree tea sandwiches and baked treats. The brownie was over the top good. The best I’ve ever eaten, and I love brownies. The recipe came from Rebekah Denn, my old P-I colleague. She’s not old, old as in we worked together many years.
Gina Lewis, a veterinarian who practices in Raymond, WA and does 100s of free spay and neuters for the animal rescue, HAVA was there. Very gracious, sweet woman. Her oldest son helped serve the tea, along with other kids from a volunteer group I can’t remember the name. Sorry.. I was a bit distracted from learning I was it, The speaker, and not one of a 1/2 dozen, like I thought.
I think the fundraiser did pretty well for HAVA. There was a silent auction, generously donated to.
Andy, GoGo and LaRoo had the run of the hotel. Their role as poodle ambassadors upheld regally in every way. I should say, Andy and LaRoo were very good… miss GoGo kept trotting into the kitchen and finding trash cans with napkins, her favorite treat outside kleenex.
I didn’t get to see Charley, the ghost, so we need to go back and hang around Room 1 & 2 some more. No matter how hard I tried, I could not scare myself. I wanted to.Too homey and safe. Deer in the back yard when we woke up. A beautiful place. Fun, relaxing and so many nice people to meet. Thanks again, Katherine, Scott, and Gina.