My dear friend Hilarie and I celebrated turning 40 this year with a husband-sponsored weekend trip to Nevada City, California. We met in the dorms our first year at college in Humboldt 22 years ago and our friendship now is as strong as ever. Even though our college paths went different directions we still stayed in touch. She went to Africa (Peace Corps) and I went to Spain (language school). Our paths crossed again in San Francisco for a little while before she went to Virginia for more schooling and I stayed in San Francisco. Later on, I was her maid of honor at her wedding and she the matron of honor at mine. We had our first born children the same year and both are girls. Our second born kids also were born the same summer two years later. We have remained close friends despite long distances and different challenges that life has thrown our way. It was wonderful of our husbands to set up this weekend getaway for us, and we relaxed and enjoyed to the fullest the quiet time away from home in this fun foothill town. A night out listening to live music after a good meal, a day hike through the evergreens along a canal, afternoon reading on an old Victorian porch, dining out again at a fine restaurant, and topping it off with a final morning of boutique shopping. Happy 40th Birthday to us! Looking forward to the next 40 years and beyond.
|The Parsonage B&B|
|Delicious dinner out!|