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A lifetime of friendships

Several weeks ago I inadvertently packed up our Saturday August 22 with a lot of activities, and it consisted of quite a bit of driving, walking around, and of course acting like a bunch of 8-year olds with different friends.

We started the day off by driving down to James Madison’s house in Orange, VA (also known as Montpelier Station, VA) and met up with an old friend of mine to take a tour of the house and grounds. After that, we headed over to Barboursville Winery, which was only about 15 minutes down the road, where they offer a tasting of 21 wines. That’s right, twenty-one wines.

It was all quite the awesome.

What made it more awesome is that this particular friend and I have known each other since junior high when we both attended the same American school in Saudi Arabia (and were both bona fide nerds). After we both completed 9th grade and then left, we kept in touch briefly through handwritten letters and then through actual email, followed by facebook (which I’m no longer on).

It wasn’t until about almost two years ago or so that it clicked in our heads to finally meet up since we both live in the same state. The best part when we first met up, said hi! and hugged was that it was as if no time had passed.

Funny how some friendships can outlast so much. It’s almost as if you pick up where you left off.

As much as we wanted to stay at the winery and drink more wine (it was some good wine), we said our goodbyes and headed up to Bethesda for dinner with our friends at a DELICIOUS restaurant known as Food Wine and Co. I should note that this place has a VERY LARGE wall of wine. It was amazing.

Matt and I didn’t get home until around 1 am or so, but it was all so very much worth it.

James Madison's Househello view from the cellarbunny ears garden gatewine drinkinggarden gate

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  1. Those are the best types of friendships. Where time an distance are totally inconsequential.

    Looks like you guys had a brilliant day – every now and then, it’s a GOOD idea to have those days where you just pack everything in. Makes you feel less guilty when you have those days when you don’t get out of your PJs and sit on the sofa watching films all day.

    August 28, 2015
    • Marie #

      So true! I’m guessing this weekend will definitely be a lazy one. 😉

      August 28, 2015
  2. Good times! Some friendships are just meant to last forever :). Great last photo!

    August 28, 2015
    • Marie #

      Thank you Lisa!

      August 29, 2015
  3. ooooh so pretty!! It’s almost enough to make me want to go all the way down there 😉

    August 31, 2015
    • Marie #

      Haha! Ok what if you napped in the car and I drove you there??

      August 31, 2015
  4. Nothing wrong with loading your day if it’s with fun stuff and people.

    September 1, 2015
    • Marie #


      September 1, 2015
  5. San #

    To have ‘old friends’ is one of the most wonderful things… I have a couple of friends that I am still in touch with (!) that I’ve known since kindergarten 🙂

    P.S. I don’t know how I missed this post, but I am glad I found it in my reader.

    September 7, 2015

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