Recently I posted about what I would consider a perfect weekend. I mentioned sun and sand or trips to Paris, and concluded that even at home snuggles could constitute a great weekend. Last weekend I added another item to that list - a girls weekend away. And I don't mean with my little girls...with girls whose ages were in the double digits! And OMG it was so much fun!! I am big believer that sometimes to re-energize you need to just get the hell out of dodge...after this weekend I'm even more convinced!
Not only was I with 3 really amazing women, but I got to shop all weekend. Need I say more?? Although it may be hard to imagine, I *gasp* had never been to Watertown, Syracuse or Waterloo to do any shopping. Now that I know what I was missing, I will be returning. The deals were fantastic!
The shopping was awesome (the fact that we needed a van to bring our wares over the border is a testament to that), but truthfully the best part of the trip was hanging out with some pretty fantastic friends. I haven't met anyone that I have clicked with so well in a long time. I giggled so much my cheeks hurt (and it wasn't just because they introduced me to vodka and 7up as a drink), I discovered we have lots in common, and I was introduced to some new phrases (a few of which I will not post on my family oriented blog :-) ).
As the saying goes, good friends are hard to find - and I feel lucky to count this crew on my list of good friends. Needless to say I am already looking forward to the next one (I'm hoping for at least one per year). Hmmm...maybe I can convince them that girls weekends are even better when we are somewhere sunny. I'll work on it.