Today I am taking a trip with one of my bestest friends. Jo and I have been friends for about 15 years now. We have been taking trips together for about that long as well.
We started out as coaches together and our first trips were either coaching or training trips. Sometimes we'd travel with gymnasts, but most of the time it was just us traveling together. We haven't coached together in a very long time, but we've remained besties.
At least twice a year, more if we can manage, we plan a "play date" together. We've been all over the country. Today we are going to Kansas City.
We'll drive up and yak all the way. The drive time is for catching up. When we get to the city, we'll have lunch then go play. Sometimes we go to our favorite food and cooking stores. Other times we might make a tour of museums. If the weather is good we might visit one of the cities' outdoor shopping centers.
In the evening we'll be heading out for a concert. Pirate Music! The Musical Blades have just cut a new album and tonight is the CD release party and concert. All our favorite pirate people will be there. We will sing along loudly with our old favorite songs. I can't wait to hear the new material!