Visiting Friends

The last few days, I have been visiting friends in MA. I wish I could get to see everyone each trip, but I’d have to stay here two weeks.


I decided to make this a visiting friends with kids trip. After making a seven (!) hour car ride on Friday, including an hour of stops and an additional two hours of traffic, I made it to the house of The V’s + their ten-month old C.

Saturday we visited a mutual friends’, went for a walk, + had dinner. On Sunday, A + I returned to the shelter where we went for two years, where I got to see staff + volunteers. We went to breakfast at my favorite veggie diner where I saw some of my favorite staff.

I went to Harvard Square & visited Crema, Mint Julep, Boston Bead Company, + Million Year Picnic. Drove to Burlington to have afternoon Sunday dinner with my other friends at E’s childhood home. We spent the night digesting dinner + watching TV, which is a rare treat for me.

Today I went with L + her 11 year old daughter hiking + geocaching in Great Esker Park. We hiked up some huge hills, but the views made it worthwhile.

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After I’d gotten my fill of being eaten alive by mosquitoes, we went to a pool for the afternoon. After dinner, we all went for a walk down to the beach + back.

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Being back in MA with friends makes me so happy. I had gotten complacent and had fallen into a pattern of not seeing my friends as much. Moving to NY has reminded me that my life is better when I do.

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