Friday, April 21, 2006

The Keltys Come to So Fla

One of my old college friends/sorority sisters came to Ft Lauderdale for a wedding. The great news was that they were staying only 3 miles away and had planned a long weekend. This way I could steal some of their time while they were here. This was the first time Andy got to meet Sarah. We had tried on several previous occasions, but it never worked - including a time in Atlanta when we tried to meet at an outdoor, multi-stage concert (pre cell-phone era) and couldn't find one another in the mosh pit!

You have to appreciate those comfortable friendships when, although thousands of miles separate you, you can pick up your conversation as if you just saw them yesterday. This visit allowed us to get to know her husband, John, better and to meet her mother-in-law and beautiful 9-month old son. Cameron is great. Now, if I could just figure out how to special-order one just like him!

Monday night's get-together with Sarah, and their group of friends who were also in town for the wedding, turned out to be a little later than expected. We biked over to the beach around 4ish, and ended up staying til I had to drag Andy out of the bar at 1:30am. As a parting gift, Andy bought the wedding-group a round of shots - which I thought was hysterical since he hates shots! Mind you, I wouldn't have minded staying longer, except I had to be at the Wildlife Care Center Nursery at 8am to feed the baby birds. It was going to be a rough day listening to hundreds of baby birds peeping if I had a hangover and no sleep.

Hopefully I'm not going to have to wait "years" before seeing Sarah again. We're planning a "beach-girls" reunion. Back in college there was a group of girls who spent a couple of summers working in Ocean City , MD. We're an interesting group having come together because one person invited one friend, then that friend invited another friend, and so forth. We weren't all from the same city, nor the same college, nor the same state. And we've again scattered to all corners of the country. Every few years we try to get together as a group. This year it'll be in Seaside, OR. Speaking of which, I gotta go try and get my flight scheduled! Tell you more about the reunion later.


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