After spending 2 fabulous days with C in NH, I mean they gave us their room while they slept with the kids! AND C's husband made some incredible lasagna... tho' one of their children is a pretty picky eater and would not try something so foreign and bizzare as "lasagna"...ewww.
So we were all calling it PizzaPasta. She was so excited for PizzaPasta and when it was put in front of her?
The little golden haired head fell into her hands with the utter devastation only a 2 yr old can know.... poor little thing! You could almost hear her thoughts..."those horrible adults and their talk of PizzaPasta... this is nothing like PizzaPasta... this is disgusting and horrible and I can't believe I fell for it..."
The next day C drove us to the tiny airport in Lebanon, NH where we rented a car for a one way drive to LaGrangeville, NY outside of Poughkeepsie.
We took a small detour in CT to eat lunch at Corey's Catsup and Mustard which was featured on the Food Network show, Diners, Drive-in's and Dives. Mmmmm..... BURGERS.... ONION RINGS....SWEET POTATO FRIES.....
The East Coast is amazing... you can drive for 5 hrs and go thru 4 states... NH, MA, CT, NY. Not so much in the Midwest where I'm from... NE goes on forever and ever and ever and ever and ever....
We found E's place with no trouble and as we pulled down her lane, I got so excited. She's sent me pictures throughout the years and it was just like everything she'd sent me - I recognized her wonderful farm - Pond View Farm! She runs a horse program for children... summer lessons, shows and horse camps.
We met our freshman year at CSU. She didn't think CSU was for her, she left and went to VA to a horse college and has been immersed in the horse industry ever since with her riding programs and horses. She events and jumps... has 20 horses, a barn, 42 acres of pastures, a riding ring and 2 GIANT dogs - a bloodhound and a 210lb mastiff.
It was so great to SEE her place live and in person after all these years.... and to catch up. I haven't seen E since before Furry Husband and I got married in 99.