Sunday, November 30, 2008

northern exposure

We spent Thursday in the City with friends and then planning a bit of a getaway we drove off into the night. We were on our way to visit her and her brood, finally accepting an invitation that was long overdue. We arrived up north the next day and were captivated all weekend long by the smells and sights of the woods and the coast. We ate a delicious beyond description meal cooked with love and hard work and child dodging by Mr. Egg, went hiking through redwoods and creeks and ferns and sand, tended to exuberant children and in between snatched moments of adult conversation.

Our daughters were the stars of the show, racing around their lovely wooded home squealing and laughing and tumbling and shrieking while adults juggled wine glasses and beer bottles and tried to stay out of their way. We talked the spectrum, from childbirth to politics to travel, travel, travel, a mutual lust for us all and by the time we drove off headed back south we felt full and happy, M sobbed a good fifteen minutes for Monkey obviously knowing she was leaving too soon. It wad lovely to be welcomed so entirely and the ease of conversation and just being together was special indeed.

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9 comments:

hele said...

Oh, how awesome it all sounds. I love it.

flutter said...

This sounds absolutely wonderful

QT said...

I hope you both had one for me!

kgirl said...

Nothing like a day spent with friends, whether the first or five-hundredth visit.

Magpie said...

That sounds like such fun.

Defiantmuse said...

we had so much fun, dude. so, SO glad y'all made it up. Monkey is carrying around that kinda creepy little doll everywhere and spends the majority of her time now climbing up onto the table to watch the fish. And, yep, every. single. time I pass by the fish tank I'm convinced that Mmmm is on his way out. So. Thanks again for the defective fish, yo'. But mostly for finally getting your ass up here :)

carrie said...

That sounds perfect - there is nothing better than "good people." Nothing.

Kyla said...

Sounds so lovely!

meno said...

A perfect way to spend that day!