I feel so blessed to have lasting friendships from college. My girlfriends and I have made it a priority to plan "girls trip" every year. Work, finances, distance, hurricanes, and babies have attempted to thwart our plans, but we have remained committed to this tradition every year. I leave Thursday for our 6th annual! Here's a recap of our last 5 trips.
2004 - Perdido Key
On this trip, we learned that you NEVER waste a good beach day on shopping. We spent our one really sunny day at the outlets, and it RAINED for most of the rest of the trip! We still had a great time and enjoyed our quaint little condo on the beach on Perdido Key. We met up with our freshman-year roomate, Worth who lives in Gulf Shores. She took us to Florabama (what an experience!). We especially treasure memories at Perdido since both Florabama and our condo were destroyed by Hurricane Ivan the following summer.
2005 - Amelia Island
We ventured to the Atlantic Coast for this trip, and Angela joined us all the way from Canada! Spelling "Amelia Island 2005" in the sand with shells took me half the day. It was so worth it!
2006 - Miami (Homestead, FL)
Melissa's parents' graciously invited us to spend our trip at their house in Homestead (south of Miami). Meagan had William who was only 5 months old, so she just brought him along! On this trip, we took our first airboat ride through the Everglades which was SO FUN! We saw miles of beautiful wildlife including GATORS everywhere!
2007 - Miami, Nassau, Fowl Cay
This had to be one of my favorite vacations EVER! Melissa's dad flew us over to the Bahamas for 3 days including one night at Atlantis in Paradise Island. Ange made it all the way from Cambodia, and Meg's sister Tasha joined us as well.
2008 - Homestead, FL
2008 was the year of babies. Melissa and I had our firsts (Andrew and Keaton) and Meg had her second (Hudson) all within 4 months of each other. We decided to invite our moms along to help with the babies, so we could get out together. Of course, we couldn't resist getting the boys' picture taken together!
This year, we are headed back to Homestead and the Bahamas. Pray for me, as I am VERY anxious about leaving Keaton. I have never been away from him for longer than a few hours overnight. I would greatly appreciate prayers for traveling mercies and peace that Keaton is okay, so that I can enjoy these precious days with my friends!