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SA meetup and trip

July 15th, 2012 at 06:29 pm

What an adventure this past week was. DD3 and I left Thursday morning and spent that night with my son and dil...which means I got to see grandbabies there. I actually was invited to sleep with the kids...which always makes for an interesting, but totally special nights sleep.

DD3 and I got up early and headed to Napa to meet up with keeping it frugal, Swimgirl, Monkey Mama, and Looking Forward. We were the first to arrive, so we got a coffee and we enjoyed wondering if any of the female customers were our new friends...very fun to not know what the others looked like...

I turned around at one point and there was Laura..I recognized her smile instantly. Next was Monkey Mama and big monkey..and then Swimgirl and finally Looking Forward. We sat and visited for a while. We had such fun getting personally acquanted with friends we knew so well online. That was so amazing.

I felt like I was sitting and visiting with dear old friends. LoookingForward had to depart for a very busy day, but the rest of us headed over to San Fran to spend an incredibly fun day - I thoroughly enjoyed getting to spend the day with everyone.

The day ended all too quickly and Keeping it Frugal, DD3 and I headed over to San Jose for the night. We got to the hotel at 11pm and all crashed. The next morning we got up and went to a great little cafe called stacks for some breakfast (yummy!) and then went to the Winchester Mystery house for the tour. THat was interesting and fun. Then we stopped by Lauras aunts house for a quick visit and then back off to Napa to, sadly, drop Laura back off to her brothers house. Frown

It was about 7pm...and DD3 and I decided that sleeping in our own beds sounded best...but it also meant a very long drive...but we arrived home shortly after midnight.

This morning I am reflecting on the weekend, feeling so blessed to have joined SA 6 years ago and made friends with such WONDERFUL ladies...I cant tell you how neat it was to meet each of them.


Today will be busy playing catch up and getting ready to go back to work. It was a crazy busy whirlwind of a few days, but a trip I will forever cherish.

Hugs to all of you. Cant wait to meet up again!!

8 Responses to “SA meetup and trip”

  1. Monkey Mama Says:

    I can't believe you drove home last night - what a weekend!! Big Grin
    It was GREAT to meet you and your daughter!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Sounds so fun! Glad everyone had such a great time. The Winchester House is something I've wanted to see ever since I've heard of it.

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Monkey Mama- I cant believe we did made for a very long day, but today, I am glad we did. I am happy to have some time at home before heading back to work. I really enjoyed meeting you and your son too. He is such a great kid!! Thank you again for a fantastic day of fun.

    Ceejay- It was so fun. I wished more of our SA friends could have joined us, but I am totally open to another meet up...maybe then... The Winchester House is definately odd...but also very interesting. She spent a ton of money and effort keeping the angry spirits at bay.

  4. Petunia100 Says:

    It sounds like everyone had a nice time! Smile
    I have been to the Winchester house, too. I took my kiddos when they were probably 7 and 12. It is a unique experience.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    It was so great to meet you and your DD3!
    It really felt like I was visiting old friends. Smile

  6. Swimgirl Says:

    LOVED meeting you! I, too, felt as if I was spending the day with old friends. I wish there had been more time! The day went way too fast!

  7. Swimgirl Says:

    Would your dear, sweet daughter be willing to email the picture she took to all of us? Thanks!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I had a great time with everyone and had fun with TR and her daughter. I'm impressed too that you decided to push forward - you got out of Napa so late.

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