Monday, November 21, 2016

Friendsgiving in Philadelphia

We had a really nice weekend in Philadelphia this year to celebrate Friendsgiving at Laura and Jeff's house. 

Roger and I ran the Rothman Institute 8k together on Saturday morning, which was a blast. It's a nice, flat course with a pretty view of the boat houses behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Our friends mostly killed it on the half-marathon course (shout out to Christine, who ran it in under 2 hours!), but I was pretty happy to take a more relaxing route. Hopefully I'll be more fully trained for next summer's Covered Bridges Half!

After the race and a bit of getting prepped at Molly's house, we headed over to Laura and Jeff's for the party. They made an enormous ham, and everyone brought really tasty side dishes and dessert. We all chatted about how our races went, what we're planning to do for the holidays, and our plans for a group trip to Europe next summer. Although it had been a balmy 70 degrees in the morning, by the time we walked back to Molly's that evening, it was flurrying, which was a little crazy.

And the next morning was a delicious brunch with more chatter about Europe, before Roger and I drove up to Mahopac to drop him off for the work week and I headed to Vermont. A long trip for a too-short weekend, but a delight nonetheless.

What a joy to be surrounded by loved ones all weekend! A joy to be thinking of the future with them.

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