Billy was under the weather last week, and I almost escaped it, but felt pretty terrible towards the end of the week. after a hefty dose of inactivity and sleep, I started to feel much better. since the last time we went to adult summer camp, it’s been on our calendar to venture back to New Canaan, CT with our fabulous group of friends.
shortly after we arrived on Saturday, the rain began. it was perfect weather to pile into the cozy library and watch the Olympics. the laziness turned into naptime. no complaints from this Bird. low-key was just what I needed, and rain invites downtime.
the rest of our group arrived mid-afternoon, and things got rolling. the theme of our weekend was the Olympic Games so red, white & blue attire was a requirement.
Saturday night – Sunday afternoon, we actually played a number of games: darts, badminton, ping pong, pool, and bocce ball, to name a few. we got into it.
the rain stopped long enough to venture away from the house for our traditional Saturday night Mexican dinner at the local restaurant, Tequila Mockingbird.
meet our mascot, Samir! isn’t he a doll?
Sunday’s weather was dreamy. on and off cloud cover, cooler temps, breezy.
I played Billy in darts…
he’d already won the gold medal for darts, but I can hold my own against him – likely because he taught me how to play. his other talent: blowing bubbles.
Big League Chew, anyone?
of course there was homemade guacamole and Billy’s famous nachos.
time spend inside and out. I won for headstands. can you tell who made my medal?
besides headstands, I’m all about the badminton. that game never gets old!
our weekends in New Canaan have been defining moments in our summer. hopefully we’ll get back there once more in the next month or so, but no matter what, I’ll never forget this time in our lives. conversations, laughter, games, music, champagne, lightning bugs, great food, and the simple joy of authenticity between friends.
all just 45 minutes away from the noisy, fast-paced city that we now call home.
I blog these weekend recaps with the intention to look back in 1, 5, 10+ years and remember what Billy and I were up to in 2012.
what did you get up to this past weekend?