Not entirely coincidentally, this year my Year Club also celebrates its 30 year anniversary. Every year we girls go on an extended weekend trip. Two or three of us organize a surprise destination and activities for the rest of the group; as an experienced traveler it is nice for me to be surprised… This year we went to Puglia, Italy with 10 of the 11 ladies. We learned about olive groves and dolmens, met the locals and ate fresh cheese on a farm during a bike ride near Ostuni. We learned how to shop, cook and drink like a local in Lecce. And we talked and ate and talked and ate even more as we discovered the city, the beach, the countryside and many restaurants. And as always, we discovered familiar and new aspects of each other. It is particularly special to spend quality time with ten girlfriends who have known each other for so long and so well. We have fun, support each other, share tips and are there for each other when needed.
Thank you, ladies of ‘Bizar’ (what were we thinking when we chose that name?!?) for this special friendship. The bracelets we received from the organizing committee at the start of this journey are a perfect symbol of what binds us … I look forward to the next 30 years of our friendship!