On Saturday, May 29, Nanzie & I & Belle, my puppy, went on a morning birding trip to The Laurels Preserve, a property of the Brandywine Conservancy located off Route 82 in Uniondale, PA. Had a great time! It is a lovely place, open only to members of the Conservancy, kept in a pristine state. I brought sandwiches from the wonderful Talula's Table in Kennett Square (they are really into conservation and local sourcing, so I feel good buying from them); after 4 hours of walking the Preserve's trails, Nanzie & I both needed a sandwich and Belle was hungry, too. For Belle, I brought "Stella & Chewy's Chicken Dinner", a really good quality dry food. And of course lots of water for all of us. A fun time was had by all.
On May 16, two friends and I went to the Bucktoe Birding Blitz sponsored by the DE Nature Society. The birding was great and the weather perfect. As an added bonus, a free lunch was provided by Talula's Table of Kennett Square, PA. We ate at picnic tables in the middle of a meadow, surrounded by the beautiful preserve and listening to bird songs. What a great setting and what a delicious meal! There were a number of different types of wraps, both meat and meat-free, as well as some of the tastiest quiches I have ever had. The vegetable quiche in particular was delicious.
Talula's Table is a small gourmet restaurant with limited seating. But all items on the menu are available for take-out as well. I especially like their seasonal olive mix, their salads and their scones. Talula's also has a large cheese selection and always has samples on hand.
Yesterday, Nanzie and I took a road trip up to Immaculata University, near Exton, PA, to attend the annual Art Show. It is quite a large show, with a wide variety of works in different media and styles. Both of us found things we loved and since the show is a fund-raiser for the University, part of the cost is tax-deductible. Unfortunately, the amount of time (and money) we spent at the show ruled out a chance to dine out. But it was a fun day nonetheless.