Que Buena Semana con Mujeres Magnificas!
(Akumal, Riviera Maya, Mexico April 2015)
Friends Since Grade School
How to describe a trip to paradise with grade school/high school friends? Words fail me. A chance to reconnect away from responsibilities? A chance to laugh over the stories of youth long gone? A chance to comfort one another about the trials of caring for aged and dying parents and the death of a spouse? A chance to hear the subjective experiences of our youths....that we foolishly thought we knew so much about at the time? A chance to hear the stories of our children and grandchildren experiencing the life stages that we laughed and cried through? It was all this and more.
The gift of those beautiful surroundings, the warmth of companionship, the wonderful food and the comical experiences that are part of the traveling experience are something we will always cherish. There is nothing that can compare to being among those whom one has known all one’s life and still admires so deeply and who return those feelings. None of us can wait to reconnect again next year!