I spent an amazing four days in Clearwater, FL last weekend, hanging out with six of my favorite people. We frolicked on the beach, wandering around a flea market, stumbled upon a farmers' market, oggled manatees, ate tons of seafood and laughed 'til our sides hurt.
This was the first time I'd seen these guys since moving to Seattle; it was so nice to reconnect. You know how some friends are like touchstones in your life? These people keep me grounded. As we get older and spread out around the country, it's even more important that we get together in a big group regularly. This was our first annual trip together ... and I'm already looking forward to next year.