I headed down to Virginia to visit my fusband very last minute this weekend. We had beautiful weather and such a great time with his family. After they took off on Sunday, we grabbed coffee and headed to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The gardens are just around the corner from his house, but we had somehow never been. They were absolutely stunning. Acres and acres of incredible native and exotic plants. The gardens actually border the same lake that he lives on, so we've already plotted an infiltration-via-canoe for the next time I'm in town. Nerds. That night we drank about a billion beers and ate delicious fresh seafood while sitting on a dock overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. After blearily saying goodbye at 5AM on Monday morning (and snapping one of the many selfies of the weekend) I am now back in NYC.
I am feeling humbled by the significance of 9/11 this week - what it means right here in New York, but especially overseas where our men and women are still fighting. My friend MP and I raised a glass in honor of our heroes overseas last night at Lucky Strike. May they get the job done and come home safely to join us for a glass (or five!) soon.