Today I post for a special friend,
because this is her ‘Happy Place’
and it’s something I can do from here ❤
You might remember, last spring, Julia from Defeat Despair graciously hosted me on my very first trip to Washington. Alyster, my little Gnome tagged along and apparently got into a pickle or two.
We laughed, lunched, toured iconic sites and made happy memories to sustain us till we can hook up again. You can read all about it here. You haven’t lived until you’ve run around a military base in the pouring rain with a wine bottle in hand and a plastic bag on your head. True story! LOL, I had visions of arrest by some hunky Army guy but chances were they watched in hysterics on some security system. Luckily there’s no film footage, but check this out this little tidbit of fun.
My DC adventure continued, when three more friends arrived in Washington for the next leg of the holiday and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
Planning our arrival at the perfect time was paramount. There’s a number of websites dedicated to predicting peak bloom time. As we navigated schedules and arrivals of woman from around the world (Pauline’s from New Zealand), we crossed our fingers. We were so lucky! I don’t think you can truly capture the radiance and jaw dropping beauty through a lens.
We all first connected right here on WordPress. Wild hey? Initially, just supporting each other’s blogs, which led to Facebook, then to Skype, gift exchanges, emails, then last spring, DC and naturally into each others hearts.
It’s like PenPals of the olden’ days but on Steroids.
Hard to believe it’s been a whole year and I haven’t yet shared my visit with the fabulous Laurie of Life on a Bike and Other Fab Things. All the glorious details are in my very next post. Here’s some fun stuff to wet your whistle……
I love her dearly and if you come back, I know you’ll be hooked too.
See you soon ❤ Boomdee