Literally as I was buying the tickets for Bolivia, my phone rang. It was my beautiful BFF from high school, Claire.
"Um... what are you doing this weekend?"
Claire lives in Ohio, about six hours away from Wheaton.
We needed to see each other but neither of us had time to do a 12 hour round trip. Hmm...
Some quick googling produced a town roughly halfway between us and a campsite. What more could we ask for?!
I needed to wait to teach the kids, but by 7 pm I'd thrown yoga pants, a toothbrush, and Michael and Lisa's tent (thanks guys! <3) in the car and was good to go.
We found each other around midnight (with soomeee small troubles but God bless kind people at gas stations...), considered setting the tent up in the dark, decided to just make a nest in the car, stayed up late talking, sort of slept...
In the morning, we drove into town and had a long, good breakfast at a cute café.
We explored the campgrounds and town, delighted to find out that the area we had happened upon was completely lovely.
We also swam in a lake, but I didn't take pics :-(.
And then we left and drove away in our separate directions. We had spent a total of about 15 hours together. It was so worth it. I love that girl.
(We missed Christina!)
Soooo, on Friday I thought I'd be in America all summer and Wheaton all weekend. By Saturday morning neither was true. For someone who above almost all loves to be in her normal, simple, daily non-grind... I will say that spontaneity can seriously rock.