I’m back… just in case you didn’t notice:) Somehow I hit a wrong button so apologies to subscribers who may have now gotten two versions of this post: a draft and the real thing. I planned to publish tomorrow but my fingers accidentally got ahead of me and before I know it, my typos and all were heading through cyberspace. Sigh. Guess my mind was still vacationing. Blog posts and emails need a recall option!
Meanwhile… I am indeed back. And a great trip was had by all. Here is how it unfolded:
Several years ago, this pre-planning over-organizer extraordinaire, started thinking about her husband’s fast approaching half century mark birthday. What should I do to help him commemorate and celebrate this milestone? Hubby is not the party type but I asked if he wanted one, just to confirm. Next idea – take a trip. But how to make it special, not just another vacation? Aha, I said to myself… what better way to celebrate turning 50 than with old (as in long-term and aging) friends who are turning 50 as well!?
So three years ago I started plotting in earnest and contacted the wives of two of my husband’s friends to see if they would be willing to join me in surprising the guys with a group vacation. And the planning and organizing gradually took off and resulted in a great long weekend on Sanibel Island in Florida and some very surprised husbands:) The guys have known each other since attending grade school through high school together. They later were housemates while attending grad school (which is when I met them all) and were in each others’ weddings. But for more than the last 20 years they have moved on with their lives, literally, now living in different states and going years without seeing each other.
Until this weekend, when the three musketeers were together again, wives by their sides:) Everyone had a lot of fun, a lot of laughs, a lot of sun, a lot of reminiscing, a lot of sand, a little frisbee, a little kayaking, a little bike riding (not me), a little shopping, a little shuffleboard, a lot of food… but I will talk about my eating tomorrow.
All in all it was a great trip. Now I am back to reality with a pile of mail on my table and a slew of blogs in my reader. Exercise first… catch up later.