Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I've been waiting for the picture on this one. Saturday I took Z on a girls' day trip to San Francisco t0 meet my high school friend Carrie and her friend Margo. They were there for the Nike Women's Half Marathon - brave girls!

Carrie and I moved to Alaska at the same time - she from Savannah, I from Pittsburgh. We clicked as friends pretty much immediately - we had very similar tastes and sensibilities. She was the first one to know when I got smooched by the boy who is now my husband of 15 years. Thinking back, I think it was the guy she eventually married who introduced me to her - he was in student government and so was the girl from church who was showing me around my new high school. Apparently he recognized two peas in a pod.

It still felt that way. We have been in contact on Facebook recently but there are few joys to compare with the fun of picking up with an old friend and feeling almost like you were never apart. It's so fun.

We went to Muir Woods and then to Ghirardelli Square. There wasn't time for much more. There's so much in San Francisco; you can never ever do all the things you want to. But the most important thing was being together.

Here's to old friends and a fun reunion after 19 years apart.


Kari said...

What a great picture! I recently had the opportunity to reconnect with an old friend like that (from College) and it was just like you described!

And Oh! San Fran, that is lots of fun! I've not yet done Muir Woods but hope to on my next visit there!

Marta said...

Oh my goodness your hair is SO long! I'm a little jealous, I can't kick the (hair) cutting addiction...

Ana said...

Once you get overwhelmed with responsibilities, you will be amazed how fast your hairstyle becomes low priority!

Thanks both of you!

And I need to say how far amiss I was to describe my dear, wonderful friend Kelly as "the girl from church who was showing me around." She is much more than that. Doh!

Lorena said...

Your hair has gotten so LONG! You look great, Ana -- so happy. It's lovely to see. And I cannot believe how big your girl has gotten.