Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mom's Mini Vacation

Earlier this month I went on my mini vacation back to my hometown to visit some of my high school friends.  One of my friends I hadn't seen in over 16 years, another friend I hadn't seen since 2005 and my other friend I hadn't seen since we graduated high school back in 1986!  It was great to see my friends.

I was a bit nervous about making the drive as I had never made the trip without my husband before, but I did bring along my oldest daughter who is 24, so she was my navigator with the map in hand... we only took one wrong turn the entire way, which was REALLY good for me! 

We finally made it to our first destination which was my best friend Cindy's place to visit her and her daughter.  I had never met her daughter before this, so this was a special visit for me.  Here is a silly picture of us in her backyard...  I'm the tall chubby one on the left.
After my trip to Cindy's place, we made it a point to stop at White Castle - a place that I used to love to eat at when I was growing up in the area.  Here is me, yes... in my pj's absolutely LOVING my White Castle cheeseburger.
The next day (Saturday) we spent the day with my other best friend Darlene and her 22yr old daughter who my daughter used to play with when they were kids.  We went to a New Age bookstore where I did some serious financial damage, but loved everything that I bought.  That night  Dar and I had plans to have dinner with another VERY good friend of ours... John.  In high school John was like a brother to me and we've stayed close ever since.  It was great seeing him again... even though we acted like fools in the restaurant.  Here are a couple of pics for you to enjoy.

Then we got back to our hotel room and had a blast there for awhile...  I can't remember when I laughed as much as I laughed this weekend.  Here are the pics from the hotel room.

I've already made my hotel reservations for my next trip back home - I'm going back in October for another fun filled 3 day weekend, which I can not wait for!!!  This time, we're dressing up in 80's attire for dinner, which should be interesting!!!  What a blast!!!! 

Thanks for reading and enjoying the pictures~

Until next time~


  1. Thought I would show your blog some love...glad you had a blast. I live in Indiana practically neighbors. You are a wonderful woman glad we connected on facebook...can't wait to read your life story.

    1. Thanks Jamie! I'm glad we connected as well. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you, I was locked out of my blog for quite some time. Just got back in today. I think I was hacked, not sure though.

  2. I found your blog by clicking on a PRIDE rainbow. I'm trying to find out if the rainbow image is copyrighted or not. Is it yours? It has the word Pride at the top and then a large rainbow colored triangle underneath. It's the 3rd one on this page.

    1. Hi Mary, I actually got this image posted to my facebook quite awhile ago and I saved it to my harddrive to use for a specific blog post. I honestly do not know who owns the image. I get all of my images either from my facebook or from searching google/yahoo for images. The only images that I own are my personal pictures that are on my blog posts.