A few weeks ago, I traveled with a group of old friends. Most of us met at an early childhood education class soon after our first children were born, and we’ve added two dear friends along the way. We planned to drive a few hours north to Duluth Minnesota to tour the Glensheen Mansion together. We decided to make a weekend of it—a girls’ getaway—something we had not done together before, if you don’t count all those 100 degree weather camping trips we took with our families when our kids were young.
On a refreshingly cool summer weekend, we toured the impressive old mansion, ate dinners together, hiked along the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior, and laughed about old times.
My birthday fell during the weekend, and although I am not enjoying this growing older business, celebrating with friends certainly took some of the sting out of it. These friends sure know how to make a girl feel special.
Now that our kids are older and will soon to fly the nest, I wonder if we’ll travel together more often. I certainly hope so. What about you? Have you gone on a girls’ getaway, or enjoyed traveling with old friends?