friends and feasts

The Friends!

The Feast!
I am so glad I went on this getaway to Chebeague Island; the island is quaint and not quite what I was expecting. There is a lot of wealth on the island. And a lot of shabby-chic.

But, on to the important parts: on Friday, we hit Portland and wandered around the Old Port. Jon was a great host in his home city. And the three of us spent a great afternoon and evening just catching up and gabbing. Unfortunately, I crashed around 8 pm, causing our night to end early. In my defense, the 6 hour drive down was in pouring rain and it was quite taxing. The Old Port was bustling, people watching was at a premium, and the conversation flowed.

Saturday morning we got up to make the ferry to the island. The bus to the ferry was crowded with lots of locals who were loaded with bags, boxes, and parcels. It was an uneventful ride. When Piper met us, there were hugs and tears--and lots of laughter. The big activity of the day was the library's 50th Anniversary celebration. Since Piper volunteers there, we went to the big bash. Being avid readers, Valerie and I were thrilled to tour the little library and attend the gathering. Piper introduced us to all sorts of people who shape the summers of her life. Interestingly, Val was introduced as a childhood best friend and I was introduced as a high school bestie. It was so much fun! Late Saturday afternoon, we got around to preparing the feast--all the while listening to an 80s radio station, singing, dancing, and reminiscing! The years melted away. We talked the night away.

Sunday was a drizzly, dreary day. Piper's hubby joined us unexpectedly--he wanted to make himself scarce so we would be able to focus on us. Curiosity got the better of him and he had to join us, though. The ferry back was even more crammed full than the previous ferry. But we managed to make it home before it got too late.

I'm lucky I have today to recover, poor Val had summer school bright and early. It's almost like a friend hang over!


Paula said...

Sounds like you had a very nice weekend!

Terri D said...

So glad you had such a good time! I love the "friend hang-over"!!

The Gal Herself said...

Welcome back! I've never ridden a ferry, and you paint a nice little word picture. How cool that you got to hang out with other library lovers, and I think it's great that Piper's hubby was so understanding about the bonding thing.

PS Thanks for the Challenge reminder.