04 August 2014

ROAD TRIP.



My glorious weekend is threatening to ruin a perfectly good Monday I tell you. So let's reminisce about it because that kind of laughter only comes around once a year. 

It wasn't even in the books. It was more of a game time decision between the Erins and me to drop by Tallahassee to give Lindsey a day-long hug. We missed that girl at the last reunion, and the hopes of all six of the original crew getting together this year just wasn't looking possible. So, sometime on Thursday, we made the final call to go.  Erin Hutch picked up Erin Huff in Chattanooga around 1 o'clock on Friday. Then they were on their way to Atlanta with a mojo burrito in tow for me.

Oh, and can I just pause to give a shout out to a girls' weekend away? Saying goodbye to Marin got me a little weepy, but next thing I knew I was greeting my old friend, the open road. Delicious, glorious FREEDOM with a capital F tastes gooood my friends (but only with a couple FaceTime sessions sprinkled on top of course).

Now, did I already tell you this trip was a SURPRISE for Lindsey? And since all surprises must be handled delicately, we came up with a plan. Once we got to Tallahassee we started taking pics of places Linds would recognize. We sent the pictures to her phone just before we knocked on her front door. From her porch we actually heard, "What is this? Wait, are they coming here?!" We stayed up late, laughing and catching up.

We spent Saturday on their family boat. The wind, the water, the friendships...my heart just about exploded. Saturday night we celebrated an early birthday for Linds with her husband Ben's family. THE nicest people, conversation, and meal. It was a complete pleasure to spend time with everyone. Oh and did I mention the meal?? We topped off the night at a bar because that's just what you do when freedom comes calling... or when Carlos the bartender starts muddling limes, dried apricots, and magic.
We stayed up chatting on the back deck until two in the morning like the good old days. On Sunday we packed up and said our goodbyes.
 I just love these girls and am beyond grateful for their friendship.
By 4:00pm on Sunday I was smooching my baby and my hubby. Helloooo, full heart.


(Oh and hats off to our boat driver this weekend;) You made it all happen, 007.)














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