This weekend my girlfriend, Linda, and I celebrated fifty years as best friends. We had originally decided to take a girl’s trip to Ogunquit, Maine, or to New York City, but a couple of months ago, she asked if I would consider a trip that included our husbands. Linda and her husband, Dennis, were going to be in Washington, D.C. for a business trip he was taking, and she thought it would be a great idea for us to drive up and meet them there for the weekend.
We met them on Friday afternoon, and Saturday the four of us drove to Annapolis and toured the Naval Academy and then walked around the lovely town.
Dennis loves it when the four of us go somewhere together because our spouses can walk ahead of us and talk and not mind that Dennis and I are always lagging behind with our cameras, snapping pictures. Dennis is an amazing photographer, and if I could spend more time with him, I might even learn how to use my camera. Here is a picture I took of Linda and my husband walking ahead of us, deep in conversation while I captured Dennis taking a picture of a shadow of a tree on a wall.
Sunday morning, I awoke to a beautiful sunrise over the Potomac that I could see from our hotel window.
Our husbands had such a good time celebrating Linda’s and my fiftieth anniversary as best friends that I think including them will be the pattern from now on.