Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Vacation in Ohio

What a wonderful weekend I just had. On Friday, I drove to Ohio to spend the weekend with Erica and Kris Miller. Erica is one of my very dearest friends and it had been WAY too long since we'd been able to visit. Plus she's due to have a baby girl, to be named Aurora Rose Miller, on July 3rd and I'm so excited!!!

But before I met up with Erica and Kris, I was blessed to spend Friday afternoon with my brother Rick. We met up in a place called Yellow Springs, OH and did some window shopping in some of the interesting shops in that town...including a cool used book store and a comic book shop. Rick collects comics and I am a huge Archie comics fan since childhood. He also took me to this small coffee shop where I got something called a "Hot Shot." Wow!!! It was an expresso shot in coffee and it was FABULOUS!!! We had a marvelous time. I love spending time with Rick and we don't get to do it very often, so this was very fun.

So then I went to Erica and Kris's home and got to spend the weekend with them and their dog, Cincinnatti (Cincy for short). We had a blast. We went out to eat with Kris's parents one night, did a bit of shopping, watched some movies, chatted, and just had a fabulous time catching up. I was blessed to go to a cool baby shower for her and saw Gloria Hancock there along with her boys Andrew and Joseph. That was a cool blessing that I wasn't expecting. She's awesome and her kids are just too too cute.

On Sunday, I went to church with Erica and Kris in Cederville. It's a lovely church with great people. I felt very welcome and at home there. I got to see many of them again on Monday at a fun Memorial Day picnic. Sunday lunch was at Cracker Barrell where we met up with Rick and Jenn and Kris' Mom Kim.

The whole weekend was just great. The only crazy thing that happened was yesterday when Erica and I decided to finish the day by getting some ice cream from Young's Dairy. There was a carnival in the parking lot and I guess I must have gotten distracted or something because as we were walking across the parking lot, I somehow lost my footing and fell spread eagle in the lot. No rhyme or reason for the fall, but then, I guess I've never really needed a reason. So, I ended up the vacation with some road rash on my arms and legs and I'm sure a few bruises, but no big deal. It was worth it. The ice cream was GREAT!!! :-) And THEN, we watched a great Doris Day Movie! It was a fanastic way to end a wonderful visit.

Thanks so much to Erica and Kris for letting me hang out with them this weekend. It was a blast. I look forward to seeing them again when I get to greet little Aurora. :-)

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