School's out for the summer and a change of scenery is always nice.
Plus I promised a hotel pool and a fancy shopping mall, always a plus.
I recently got a change of address card from my oldest and bestest friend from first grade.
She moved back to the CA valley after being away for 15 years.
I shot her an email and she was going to be around, perfect!
When I pulled into the driveway of her house, I saw her and my insides did a happy dance.
She was in tears of happiness.
It has been 10 years since our last quick visit. Her oldest and my middle were just babies.
She looked fabulous, as usual, she was always the hot one.
All the time that had come between us dissolved.
We caught up, we shared about the kids, typical mom stuff.
We talked about our parents, mine were with me, and it was like old times.
Yet, everything was different and so the same.
We promised to see eachother at a local wine event in the fall.
We left on more tears, hers.
I miss her already.
We grew up together, even lived together in college, were in eachother's weddings.
Life is so different now.
But we are only 3 hours apart.
I didn't shed a tear on the visit.
My feelings process later, when I try to understand them.
I cry now for the happy memories, and the friendship I've missed.
And for wanting more but knowing it doesn't always work that way.