Monday, July 19, 2010

lessons learned: memphis trip

I'm back from a short but wonderful weekend to Memphis. Here are some of my lessons learned:

Delta stands for Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport.  
If you saw my last post, you noticed my trip didn't start well. My original flight was cancelled, my second flight was late (causing me to miss my ATL>MEM flight) and I was on standby for the last flight to Memphis when I should have been in Memphis at 4:30p. Fortunately, luck was finally on my side and I was the last person to board the flight and made it to Memphis at 11:45p.

You meet your 'forever friends' in college.
These are my ladies - Annie, Sarah, and Erica. We were on the same floor freshman year of college and have been a part of each other's lives ever since. We make it a point to meet once a year (at least!) to catch up on what's going on in each others lives. Being that we live all over the country... Ohio, New York, Wisconsin, and South Carolina... reunions are desperately needed. The only thing that would have made it better is if our fifth could have been there. Missed you Erin!

When there's a Chinese statue around...
you must take picture with it.
Notice the haze?Yeah... no clue way that happened... but we loved it. Kind of 'Gorillas in the Mist' but with China man statues and girls on vacation. :)

So even though I started my weekend all rage-y and shout-y with the airlines... it ended happily. My girls and I had a wonderful weekend filled with drinks, laughter and not a whole lot of sleep. Can't wait to see them all again - most likely for my bachelorette party next year!
Hope your week is starting off well. I'm back on the road again tomorrow so I'm going to relish being home..even if just for a day!
xoxo


12 comments:

bananas. said...

that's so awesome! i didn't meet my forever friends in college...but i know how many people do. it's great that you all make the time to see each other, catch up and take photos w/chinese man statues.

Katy Mary said...

Sounds like such an awesome weekend! I made my forever friends after college, college wasn't kind to me in the friend dept but I love that you make time for eachother. With my girl's all moving away recently we have promised to do a yearly trip like this :)

Julia said...

i wish i could see my college friends once a year! reunions are fun! but living in europe makes it kind of hard.

luckily next year ill be back in north america and i'll get to see them all! :)

hope your weekend made up for the crappy departure!

Allyson and Dave said...

I have been stuck in Atlanta more times than I wish to remember. A couple of times I had to stay all night. I refuse to ever fly Delta through Atlanta again. Their customer service is horrible too. On multiple times I have tried to call to reroute and I got a recording that said they had stop taking calls. Who does that?

Rasha @ {andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

This is so cute, love these :)

drollgirl said...

so glad you had a blast!!!

i am supposed to get on a plane this saturday. GAWD DO I DREAD IT. i am contemplating drivine 16 hours vs. dealing with the headache of the airport, the shuttle, the plane ride, and the car rental. it is NOT fun, particularly if planes aren't running on time. grr. you know!

Sarah Mina said...

Glad you were finally able to make it! Sounds like a fun girls trip!!

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

nice post! keep blogging....

Jen said...

A weekend filled with drinks, laughter and not much sleep? My kind of weekend! Next time, invite me too!! ;-)

~KS said...

I really don't know how you do it... you seem to be somewhere in the country more than you're home. I wish I could do it... I think I'd get homesick... or not so much homesick but tired of suitcases and airports.
Anyway... I think it's awesome you guys get together. I might not have had the normal college experience (understatement) but I am making up for that and then some with law school. And while I agree with your statement 100%... I'm also counting on being one of the rare ones who has a high school friend (you!) in my life in someway until I am old and wrinkled...

brooke said...

i love this!!!! i love amazing friends that you gather up through time (or in college) and no matter where you live or where you are at in your lives you can get together and time carries on as if you all still live on that freshmen floor...LOVE IT!!! friends like that are my favorite and oh so special!!

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