Monday, April 09, 2007

Cold Weather, Warm Friendships



This weekend Dave and I met my longtime friend Anita and her family at Downtown Disney for dinner. It was their first visit to sunny Central Florida and, unfortunately, Mother Nature welcomed them with a cold front that made them think they brought the San Francisco Bay Area weather with them. Don't worry, I told them, it'll be 80 again by the end of the week (I hope).

Once inside the restaurant, we warmed up and got down to the business of gossiping and giggling. You see, I've known Anita since 4th grade (37 years!) and whenever we get together, we're like kids again. Our poor husbands politely listen to us rattle on and on until their eyes roll back into their heads. Her two boys, however, were incredibly well-behaved, never whining or interrupting, just quietly playing with their toys after eating.

The waitress never came around again after the bill was paid so Dave volunteered to take a group photo before we left. One of these days he'll be in a picture ...

6 comments:

Maddy said...

It's so nice to connect with old friends. It looks like you had a great time!

Now if we could just do something about the weather...

MarathonChris said...

Sounds like you guys had a great visit!! So that's where the cool rainy weather came from... :-)

Hope they have a nice visit in central FL.

Susan said...

That a nice group! There is something special about a friend you've known forever that no adult-made friendship will ever be able to match! Somehow they seemt o know you "to the core," which I think makes for a deeper relationship. Cool stuff!

mrjwhit~ said...

Wow. What a great story. Friends are so neat and having good ones is even better. Can't wait to celebrate my 50th with family and good friends.

Ellie said...

What fun! Great pictures!

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