I had a fantastic weekend full of family and friends.
My good friend winterswitchery
got married and moved to Canada last August. She finally received her residency, and had to return to Jackson, MI in order to re-enter Canada as a resident. I took advantage of her only being 3 1/2 hours away instead of two days away in Nova Scotia and went to visit her.pirogoeth
were also going to come down from Toronto, so it was like another mini-KaiCon! ^_^
I hadn't seen Meggie since last June at her bridal shower, and I hadn't seen Candice and Berny since September 2004! So Saturday morning I set off for Michigan. I made my usual good time until I hit construction at the Ohio/Michigan border :-\
I finally arrived at Meg's parent's house. It was so great to see her again! I only got to see her about once a year when she lived in Michigan, but there was just something different about knowing that she was only a few hours away. I hung out with her and her friend Sarah until Berny and Candice arrived.
Bern had his heart set on Culver's
, so we crammed too many people into his BMW and set off. Mmmm...bad-for-me foods...
After lunch we went to Putt-Putt, where I was reminded that I suck at putting. I'm good at hitting things, though.
The day ended early; I left around 7pm since I still had to drive back to Dayton. It was so great to see everyone, though. It's times like Saturday that make me hate the distance between me and my internet friends :-(
Meg is CAH-RAZY! Click on picture to go to the Flickr and see more.
We play putt-putt some good.
I was just entering the Dayton suburbs around 11pm when Carlette called. "We're going swimming," she said.
Well, of course we are. What else do you do at 11pm on a Saturday night? So I get home, grab my swim stuff, and we were off to a friend of her boyfriend's who had an aboveground pool. We swam until about 1:30am. The stars were beautiful, and I was able to correctly identify Jupiter and the Big Dipper.
I crawled into bed at 2am. A very long, but very full and fun day filled with lots of laughter and friends. Really, I couldn't ask for anything more than that ^_^
Sunday I meant to get up early and work out, but because of the excitement of Saturday I ended up sleeping in until 10am. Yikes! Carlette and I set off for Cincinnati, where my family was having a Father's Day picnic. But first I had managed to talk mom into taking me shopping for some new clothes, since I can't fit into pretty much anything in my closet any more.
Mom had her heart set on Stein Mart
, but I really wanted to go to Fashion Bug or Deb or JC Penney or Kohls. Or anywhere but Stein Mart. Since she was paying, we compromised on Fashion Bug and Stein Mart. I found two great tops and a dress at Fashion Bug. At Stein Mart...well. I found a shirt. I was happy to get the clothes. That's all I'm sayin' ^_~
We also went to Fresh Market
, which is relatively new in Cincinnati. I'd never been there. It's pretty comparable to Dorothy Lane Market in Dayton. We got a bunch of fancy delicious salads for the picnic, and Carlette found her precious mint water. There was a wine tasting for only 10 cents a taste, and we got a bit tipsy ^_~
We went to French Park for the picnic and set up a spot near the swings and the creek. We took the dogs, and they had a great time splashing in the creek. Dad had a great time because he got to man the grill and be surrounded by his family ^_^
Mom decided she had to go swing, while still holding onto the dogs.
I'm so happy that Carlette is a part of my family! She's the bestest.