Monday, August 26, 2013

Girls' Getaway Weekend Windup

If you missed my anniversary post Friday, you can find it here. What I didn't mention was that we spent our anniversary apart. I mean hell, it's been 22 years. We don't need a day. We celebrate all the time.

Shortly after Aaron and I got married, we met Pete and Val, who were also newlyweds. And shortly after that, Val and I and two of her high school friends, Deena and Cindy, started Girls' Getaway. We'd go somewhere every year: Put-in-Bay, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Nashville, Chicago... There were years when Cindy couldn't go and there were years when I couldn't go, and more girls joined in the fun.

Put-in-Bay, 1992-ish?

Nashville, I don't remember what year

This year we went to Geneva-on-the-Lake, as in Lake Erie. We had a total of 27 girls on this trip! We stayed at a lodge right on the lake, spent a good amount of time at the pool, played washers (similar to cornhole but much easier to transport), went to a biker bar out near a covered bridge, had dollar drinks at a bar that had a stripper pole outside (and where a DJ and his daughter sang "Picture" by Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock -- inappropriate, party of 2?) and enjoyed outdoor karaoke (yep, I sang, once while wearing the "wine goggles" below).

Another successful trip! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend as well.


  1. Sounds like a great trip!

    I am so grossed out by the DJ/daughter duet.

  2. Haha- love those goggles you're rocking!

  3. what an awesome tradition!! looks so fun!

  4. I love that you and Aaron dont feel the need to spend every anniversary together! A super great tradition with you and your girlfriends. Glad you had fun <3

  5. Those are some pretty awesome glasses. We watched State Fair karaoke yesterday which is always entertaining :)

  6. A girls weekend trip is such an awesome tradition. I would love to start one with my that all our bachelorette parties have passed, we need an excuse to do that every year!

    I'm going to Geneva in October with my family- we rented a house and I'm so excited to just spend a weekend with them.

  7. Looks like a great time! I think my friend just went to that same bar with the stripper pole outside! She was cracking up! Was it in sand by chance? lol!

  8. sounds like so much fun! glad you had a great weekend :)

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

  9. Looks like a great weekend! Loving those throwback pics lol


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