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Weekend Away

March 21st, 2017 at 02:30 pm

I spent the weekend in Minneapolis with my girlfriends. One of these women has been my friend since second grade--a million or so years ago. And the others--I've know them all through first, and sometimes second marriages. They're my traveling buddies too.

It's about a 5-6 hour drive, but I had Bill Bryson on audio book, and the weather was ok. We had a dinner and a lunch out--and theatre tickets at the Guthrie. Considering how constrained my spending has been, I think we did well. I stayed with one of them, and we ate breakfasts and had cocktails there. I splashed out on a $25 Eddie Bauer sweater, but packed a sandwich to eat at the rest stop rather than giving in to my Culver's temptation. It was a lovely start to spring break.

Although it's break, my evening class continued last night, but I spent nothing. DD and I are headed for $5 Tuesdays to see Beauty and the Beast tonight.

And DH got paid! Isn't that nice? He's been paid for a week and got his back unemployment. I haven't really relaxed about money yet, but I will.

My women friends and I had lots of talk about retirement and how to do what we'd like to do. Mostly we want to travel, read, and do some volunteer work. Aiming for all of that I have a meeting scheduled with my 403b advisor tomorrow morning. Hoping for some reassuring news. Our fall teaching schedules have been published, and thankfully I have a full load.

6 Responses to “Weekend Away”

  1. Buendia Says:

    That sounds like fun! I hope you LOVE Beauty and the Beast - it's amazing!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    One of my dearest college memories was a trip to Minneapolis and seeing a play at the Guthrie! Maybe I should suggest it for our next girlfriend's weekend!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    I finally saw a show at the "new" Guthrie this month! I'd wandered around it but never gone to a show since when it was over by the sculpture garden.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    Sounds like a great weekend away!

    You probably missed my last couple of blog posts in your absence, but I am looking for London recommendations, PLEASE! Big Grin

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Monkey Mama--I'll get on that this afternoon! This is our third play at the "new-ish" Guthrie. It was darn cold Saturday night, but I'd like another summer show and a drink by the "bridge to nowhere." The view of the Stone Arch is fabulous. That's the neighborhood where my parents grew up, and it was a special spot in my childhood. I'm so glad it's a pedestrian/cycle spot now. I miss Minnesota!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What a fun time with friends!

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