Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Retreat Workout

As Dis alluded to, this year's summer retreat was not the spa retreat of last year. We did not dine on vitamin packs and broth breaks, nor did we take part in any early morning pilates classes taught by remarkably fit seniors. But that doesn't mean we didn't get our workout on. During a break from our dishcloth project, Dis led us through a series of exercises to relieve our tensioned hands and digits.

Despite the grimaces exhibited below, they were actually helpful, and we really did have a great time!

It would be darn near impossible to imagine an ALL retreat (or get-together of any kind, for that matter) that was anything short of a blast. We went a little low-key this time around, opting to stay close to home, and beginning the ceremonial tradition of sharing our hometowns with each other (I look forward to showing my girls around Hawaii on a future retreat)! After all, you don't always need to venture far from home to have a retreat. Our hotel was adorable (I would definitely stay there again), yummy food was consumed (when is it not, when we are together?) and we were able to explore Manhattan Beach with Dis. (On a personal note, as especially psyched to enjoy a couple of peaceful nights of slumber in air-conditioned space. OMG, what a difference a little A/C makes! Even with all the knitting, food consumption, and exercising (ahem), we still managed to get some much needed R&R. Aah...

Overall, it was just great to spend some quality time together again, since that's such a luxury these days, given our locations and schedules. I am thankful that we remain committed to staying close and getting together as much as possible. To say that I love these girls does not begin to scratch the surface. Truer friends, a girl could not find.

6 comments:

knitzalot said...

Sounds like you had a great time. You guys are really lucky to have each other.

Kara said...

Gals pals are the best! I love the idea of sharing your hometowns. What a perfect idea.

Disentangled said...

Ha! Those pictures are great! Hawaii here we come!

Jennifer said...

How fun and relaxing! Glad you guys got some time together.

Lolly said...

Such a fun time! Great pics too ;)

Nasus said...

Yeah, Hawaii! Northeast OC/Monterey Park/E LA will have to be simply a day trip (great dim sum in MP), not much else!