When I was 7, I had a friend forced upon me. My grandmother & her mother worked together and were great friends. We wee girls were the same age, we had similar interests in reading, piano & singing, and wasn’t it just the cutest thing that her name was Alissa – oh the similarities. Including the fact that neither of us wanted to admit that we liked each other – no one wants their friends chosen for them! We hated each other when we were together and missed each other when we were apart.
Through the years we sussed it out and through thick or thin, we’re there for each other. Round about middle school my grandparents and I started to vacation with Lis and her family in North Conway at their time share, some of the best memories of that time in my life were hanging around the NC being Lis^2. I hadn’t been back since the summer after Freshman year in high school though (14 years ago!)
It just so happened she had an extra bed & I didn’t have a wedding the weekend she was going up this year – the stars aligned in our favor and on 08.08.08 we were back in the NC again!
Despite forecasted rain, rain & more rain, we actually had quite a bit of sun! And I got to play with my new Shootsac!
Mostly I used my point and shoot, this was after all my weekend “off”, but I couldn’t resist breaking out the big guns and taking a few minutes to photograph her nieces & their best friends who’d already started the great tradition of family/friend vacations.
I had such a great time on my mini-vacation, we hope to make it a more regular thing now that we’re grownups and can drive ourselves around 🙂