Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I think that childhood friendships are priceless.

I am blessed to still be in touch with friends I've had since Middle school.

The friendships that are priceless are the ones where you can just pick up where you left off. No awkwardness, "work", or trying to think of something to talk about.

You've been there with them, through all the thick and all the thin.

It's being able to share your struggles without fear of judgment, having uncontrollable laughs, inside jokes, and truly enjoying each others company.

It's about knowing they hold a special place in our hearts.

And, it doesn't feel like 23 years have gone by without seeing each other.

For the last couple of months, two of my friends and I have been trying to find a date where we could all meet up for lunch. One of my friends I have seen in the last year, however, we have not seen our other friend for at least 23 years!

We all met when were 13 years old (27 years ago), and when we saw each other the other day, it was like time has not passed!

We decided to meet at this cute little town, called Tiburon. It's just outside of San Francisco. It was beautiful, and the weather could not have been more perfect!

Here are my friends, Ethel & Eilleen!! We have not seen Eilleen in 23 years! We ate here, at Sam's Cafe.

This is the view from where I was eating! Gorgeous, isn't it?

Love all the boats!

This is the outside dining area. This was to my right.

Ahi Tuna appetizer

LOVED THIS PLACE! They had all these cute little shops and high end stores.

After our 3 hour lunch, we drove a few minutes to another town called Sausalito. This place was just as cute!

These homes are overlooking the bay.


We were sitting here eating ice cream.

We were here for a short while, and we went home from here. I can't wait to get together with these girls again. This time, we won't wait so many years!


Denise said...

I met my best friend in 5th grade and we are still very close. I am also friends on facebook with a girl I went to 6th grade with. It is amazing how easy it is to just pick up like no time has passed with friends you've known for so long.

I LOVE all your pictures! Sausalito is one of my favorite little towns!!! Hubby & I spent a lot of time there in the late 80's and early 90's....it doesn't look like it has changed at all.

Melissa said...

Nothing like "old" friends! One of my childhood friends is coming up here for a visit in July, and I am so looking forward to it! :)

Love the pics, btw. So pretty! Marinas are always a fave of mine. :)

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

wow those photos are beautiful! What a lovely place. We just don't get places like that in Scotland. :(
Collette x

Denise said...

Such awesome pictures. Friends are blessings.

Lana said...

I have friends that I feel the same way about. It is so nice when you can pick up right where you left off no matter how long it has been. One day I am going to visit all of these neat places in California. For now, I am stuck here on the East coast! haha

Buckeroomama said...

The "best" friends are those with whom you just pick right up where you left off, no matter how many years you haven't seen each other!

Glad that you had a grand time with your friends. :)

Stephanie said...

What an awesome friendship!!! Love that you guys or gals :) were able to meet up and catch up again! Love love love the views - gorgeous!!!

Stacy said...

I bet that awesome meeting up with old friends!!! There are some beautiful places where you live!!!!

Lauren said...

That looks like the most wonderful time! Gorgeous views -- loved the photos!! Those friendships sound so special! :)

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Such beautiful towns! Glad that you were able to meet up with old friends too!

tiki_lady said...

yummy so want to go there and have that ahi appetizer, what a beautiful place you chose and nothing can beat true friends.

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McCrakensx4 said...

so much fun to meet up with friends who you haven't seen in awhile! And at great places too...meeting up I mean! Glad you had such a good time!

Jane Anne said...

What a special time! I am too far away from where I grew up. This makes me wish I could get in touch with some of the girls. Hm, maybe I will give one of them a call. Beautiful pictures!!

Amanda said...

You are blessed to have people that love you no matter what, and that will always be there for you.

THe pictures are just wonderful!


Kepa 4leta said...

I LOVE THIS POST! Hehehe. I met my best friend Donna back in middle school. She now lives with our family, my parents call her their Filipino daugher...hehehe...after reading this post of yours, I don't remember the last time we went out since she's been so busy with work...so gotta' set a date for us to go hang out...love the beautiful photos, maybe when we come out to visit out there, we'd check that out...its lovely! THNKS ALICIA!

Susie said...

I love getting together with old friends:-)

Leslie said...

I love Tiburon and I've been to Sam's a few times too! Along with the beautiful views, I love all of the cute little shops there in town. Fun place to window shop!

You are so fortunate to have such good friends like that! Cherish them always...

2003beachbunch said...

I love those friends that you can just pick back up with! How neat for you!

Muthering Heights said...

It's awesome that you were able to get together again!

Together We Save said...

Wonderful pictures!!

Cathy said...

It looks like a wonderful time! It's great to reconnect with old friends.

Kimberly said...

Beautiful - the connections with old friends and the scenery too.

ocmist said...

Good friends like that are priceless, and it must have been wonderful to spend such a wonderful, beautiful day with them. (The food looked great, too!)