…It Just Comes in Flashes Now.
I think that might have to be our new tag-line. The “our” being me and my two girlfriends, Carol and Tracey.
I just got back from our annual girlfriend getaway. We’ve all known each other for over 30 years. We met when we were kids and have been lucky enough to maintain our friendship for all these years. We don’t see each other often, so these annual trips we do go a long way toward helping us maintain that very special bond.
We’ve been doing our girlfriend getaway for 16 years now. Until this year, our destination has been Lancaster, PA. There we’d stay in an inexpensive motel, eat all kinds of good junk food, gorge on at least one really big buffet breakfast (sometimes two), and shop til we dropped.
This year, mainly for monetary reasons, we opted not to go to Lancaster and shop. We couldn’t go to Lancaster and not shop, so we enjoyed free lodging at my WV place instead.
We did do a little bit of shopping. But mostly we just hung out around the house and ate lots of delicious snacks and some yummy home-cooked meals.
Hubby said I was mean for sending him this picture on Wednesday…
That might just be my new favorite brownie treat. It’s a Double-stuff Oreo, dipped in brownie batter, and then baked in a well-greased muffin pan for 10-12 minutes.
Oh. My. Gawd! You’ve got to try it.
Tracey brought that particular treat with her. She said you really just make brownies (box mix acceptable), dip each cookie into the batter, making sure it’s completely covered, and pop it into the oven. I couldn’t help but wonder how they would taste smothered in peanut butter icing (like this cake).
Carol brought a very yummy, made-from-scratch chocolate cake.
We elected to eat the cake smothered in whipped cream and served with strawberries. Since it was served with fruit, we deemed it a healthy snack.
We had some of my kickin’ and healthy blueberry pancakes for breakfast on Saturday morning.
It’s only because we’re all so conscientious about making sure we eat healthy that we were able to lounge around in our bikinis all weekend.
Are you ready for that picture?
Tracey was especially hot-looking in her hot-lips bikini.
As you can probably imagine, we enjoyed lots of laughs over the weekend. The trip was a huge success.
My Hubby loved my new “bikini” figure. He thought the front of the shirt was funny. But he got an even bigger chuckle out of the backside.
“Oh, goody. A thong.”
Now it’s back to reality. I’m very glad to be home — I missed my Hubby! — but am already looking forward to next year, too. There’s nothing like a laugh-filled weekend with the girls to de-stress one’s life.