Last week my friend Kerri came to stay with me, a most welcome visitor. Kerri and I have been friends since college, and now have the misfortune to live at opposite ends of the country—me in Florida, and Kerri in Washington. We haven’t seen each other in more than a year, and there was much talking (an understatement), eating, puzzling and general merry-making. We crisscrossed the state meeting other friends, both mutual and new to me (hi, Deb!). Despite our late hours and our busy schedule, I feel refreshed and energized by her visit. There’s nothing like the tonic of time spent with a good friend.
Beautiful St. Augustine:
|Castillo de San Marcos|
|Aviles Street--purported to be the oldest in America|
|St. Augustine Lighthouse|
|View from the top of the lighthouse|
Our 1000-piece puzzle. It was tough!
The beautiful Rainbow River (we floated down it on inner tubes with our friend LuAnne):
On the morning Kerri left, we had a most unwelcome visitor—a coral snake:
Prudy was stalking it (!!). We quickly got her and it out of there.
My life would be barren without friends—they are essential for my happiness. I’m incredibly lucky to have the ones I have. I need to make sure that time with friends stays at the top of the priority list.
What have you done with your friends lately?
|I miss her already|