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Girls Weekend on Honey Lake

I met the two girls who flew in for our weekend getaway in my work lobby Friday afternoon so they could store their bags while I finished up the work day and they explored Chicago.  As I offered to take the bags upstairs one of the girls said she felt bad having me take both.  The other chimed in, "She carried our water."  I responded, "I have street cred."

And I felt even more excited about the weekend.  You know those people in your life that you've shared an experience with and you are bonded for life.  That's what this is.

All of us lived in Mexico.  In the same house.  Three of them were my roommates.  One lived there the year before me.  We now are spread out in New Jersey, Chicago, San Antonio and Mexico.  Bonded by an extreme, shared experience.  For life.

We don't see each other much.  We don't keep in touch very well, but when we see each other, we pick up right where we left off and the conversation flows.  The conversation flowed all weekend long.

We didn't do a whole lot aside from talking.  We sat on the deck and talked, we walked and talked, we cooked and talked, we drank and talked, we sunbathed and talked.  There was a lot of talking.  It was so wonderful.

We rented a cabin off air bnb in small-town Wisconsin.  Have you heard of Burlington?  I hadn't either.  It was perfect for us though.

It was an excellent chance to slow down and enjoy, which I highly recommend to everyone.  It's important to take a step back.
P.S. Who saw the moon Friday???


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