For ten years (2010-2020) three of the Ya’s have kicked off the Ya Mid-Winter Retreat by meeting in Georgetown at the famous River Room Restaurant for lunch. Brooke picks me up from Walterboro and we head to Georgetown while Jackson drives in from Columbia.
We have all admitted it is our favorite part of the trip…the restaurant is the catalyst for everything that will follow…and we spend lunch eating delicious seafood and talking about all the places we want to go or see on this particular retreat.
We have had frigid cold weather, rainy blustery weather, sunny weather and even occasionally some warm weather…one never knows what Mother Nature has in store…but that is what makes it even more exciting…the not knowing.
It always feels like the retreat will never get here … yet when it does…it always flies too fast…and as hard as we try we haven’t learned how to slow it down. But then again…maybe that is the secret…if it went on too long we would not appreciate it as much as our ‘sacred’ time means to us today… when we know how limited together time is.
I think the reason the first day rendezvous is so special is because a rendezvous by definition is a secret, special pre-planned meeting and that is what our kick-off meal of love and laughter feels like….
Libby goes down the day before us to check on the heat or air-conditioning, the stove, fridge and other essential appliances to make sure everything is in working order.
Come sit (or rock) and rest a spell!
So until tomorrow….“A friend is one who knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Anne is off tomorrow for about a week’s adventures in Mexico…she got a ‘new do’ before she left…too cute…She decided to just let her wavy curls do what they want to do, when they want to do it…looks terrific Anne! You and Jane have fun!
Jake had a “rendezvous” with age yesterday…it was Charleston County’s School District 100th Day of school and Jake dressed up like a 100 year-old-man….the cutest one I suspect! I hardly recognized him????