We are about to pack up our airbnb and head back to FLL (hopefully this time it will not take 14+ hours . . .) but I’m so glad we made the trek out here.
It was fun connecting with people I hadn’t seen in years but even cooler was how much fun there was for the kids, and the completely different weather + scenery.
We will definitely be back in 5 years. And I am now even more motivated to do a family New England summer trip one year. While I love our FL beaches (esp Amelia Island), there is something to be said for weather where you get to wear a fleece outside in the morning in the SUMMER.
I did not end up going running, which is kind of a shame, but our airbnb wasn’t perfectly situated and I never really relish the idea of getting up early on vac. Next time!
We hung out for a while and then headed to a soccer clinic put on by the reunion — C lasted the whole time and A&G participated for 30-40 minutes or so. (He was on the field and missed this picture)
This was followed by a magic show which all 3 kids were into and then Josh and I made the executive decision to stray from reunion festivities and head out to dinner as a family. Mezze was elegant (maybe a bit TOO elegant for our crew, but we managed) and delicious. I already want to book for 2027. FUN FACT: Mezze used to be in a different location, but I spotted George Clooney there in summer ~2001 (or possibly 2000) when he was in town for the theater festival.
Anyway, I’m very happy we went. Reunions are such an interesting phenomenon and a chance to think about your life in 5 year chunks. (Someone should write a novel jumping through reunion years!).
Now if only I had taken tomorrow off . . . ha. In my defense, I have so much travel this summer (a week in July, a week in August, and a long weekend) that I didn’t want to take any excess PL time! The kids have camp, our nanny will thankfully help restock the fridge, and we managed to do laundry at the Airbnb, so that helps too.
All that said – my show notes MIGHT be a day late. We will see. (Probably depends on airport waiting time + internet on the plane!)
OHHHH last thing: I finished The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. You all were right — it was an amazing book and an emotional ride. Highly recommend. Next up is Sea of Tranquility (my book club pick!) which I’m also excited about.