Back in 2003, some of my best friends and I gathered together in Ohio’s Hocking Hills for a relaxing, fun few days away from our lives at home. We ate great food, played games, sat in the hot tub for hours and drank wine. It was awesome. What is now known as the GGW, or Girl’s Getaway Weekend, became an annual event. We’ve seen each other through birth, death, infidelity, divorce, sickness, injury (those last two are just because of me) and some knock-down, drag-out board game fights. We have cried, laughed hard, eaten a lot of candy, scared off wild animals, sang karaoke, and stayed up all night long. Basically, it’s a three-night slumber party for adults. These are the people who I can call if I ever need anything. We don’t see each other nearly enough, but we can always count on those few days to reconnect and become a GGW family again.
Through good times and bad, they have been my solid foundation and my second family. Our conversations are unforgettable and thinking of our silly antics always makes me smile.
I mean, I wouldn’t let just anyone see me in my pajamas and a beauty mask. Other than the Internet, of course.
Yeah, we made potholders. Don’t judge our crafts.
Here we are, decked out in our Ohio State garb. The weekend is never complete without us having a couple cocktails during the football game and when the Buckeyes score, we drink. The year they beat Northwestern 54-10 was rough on us. Really rough.
Flowerpot painting. We get CRAZY!
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