On Monday I had the pleasure of spending time with my friend Ann. I love spending one on one time with her. We have so much in common. We both retired the same year from the same school district. We actually met in college, lost contact with one another, and then discovered each other at a conference we attended and found out we worked in the same district. :) It’s funny where life leads you. We also spend lots of couple time together as we are part of the same friends group. You see her and her husband Dave numerous times on our blog, we have traveled with them, we go to concerts with them, and out to dinner with them often.
We set up our "friend date" weeks ago and I wrote it immediately in my calendar. Time with family and friends is precious to me so I make sure to schedule that time monthly. We decided to spend our day on our bikes. We road our hybrid bikes on the Paint Creek Trail into Lake Orion, lunched at Sagebrush Cantina, guacamole and margaritas, and walked around the town to look at stores. We found a wonderful rustic store that sold signs, furniture, planks walls, and nick knacks. We also found a second-hand store that had great merchandise. I purchased a blue jean dress which was originally sold at the Black and White Store and a purse, and Ann picked up a purse as well. We made plans to go back soon - friendship and shopping feed the soul. We actually laughed about how much shopping we do now that we are retired. :)
|Michigan has great biking and running trails!|
|Click to see their beautiful store :)|
|Could be a project with our wine corks- easy and provides a nice display and a conversation piece. Wine corks are simply glued on wood and hung.|
|I would love to incorporate this wood wall in our house. They custom stain the wood to match your color scheme and they install it too!|
|These maps are mounted on wood. You can custom order any map of any size. I will need to call them to see if they have a map of the world they can mount for our study.|
We biked 24 miles and worked up a sweat. We ate and drank and conversed and laughed. We had a wonderful "friend date" and I look forward to many more!
I found this article that tells the importance of spending time with friends and family, thought you might enjoy it.