Or: three months, no see. Which, in our case, is about the time we start to get antsy and need to see each other.
Emily and I were having trouble finding a weekend this summer to meet in the middle (Chagrin Fall, OH), so I bit the bullet and drove all the way to her. I have a more flexible schedule and–most importantly–no need to arrange for childcare at this point. So, the first weekend of July found me engrossed in a book on tape and heading down the 90 toward Ohio.
We did our usual: worked out at her gym (which I love!), stopped at Whole Foods and went on our Sugar Creek hike. I think it might be my favorite activity when I visit, as we get some exercise, fresh air and do lots of talking.
Emily and I also got dressed up one night and went out to dinner, which was super fun. I took a trip down memory lane–we chose Bravo, and Italian place at The Greene, an outdoor mall there. Andrew and I went to Bravo many times when we lived there; it was probably where our ‘Layer dinners’ (long, drawn out meals) started. Emily and I got salads and split the lasagna–delish and just enough!
We also watched Midnight in Paris, which was really fun for me. I recognized some of the city and enjoyed sharing my knowledge of 1920s Paris and its famous writers, artists and painters, like F. Scott Fitzgerald , Gertrude Stein, Picasso and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.
We capped off my visit with a visit to both Emily and Dan’s parents’ houses, one for a pool and another for a quick visit. I loved having so much time (Friday-Monday) to visit. I’ll see her again soon; the Wilhelms are coming to NY for Labor Day weekend!