Over the years we have kept in touch and visited several times, but life got in the way and for a few years we didn't see each other very often. Last year they came down and spent a weekend with us and we had such a good visit we decided to meet this year in the mtns. and rent a cabin. That's where we are going tomorrow. I can't wait. We don't have any big plans, just take each day and see what goes. It will be great just to get away and visit with our friends! I'm not sure I'll have internet, but will take lots of pictures and post when I get back if not before.
I have late azaleas and they are just starting to bloom. It looks like they are really going to be full and pretty this year and I hope I don't miss them completely. I told my daughter to take pictures while I am gone! Maybe they will last till the weekend, but often if there is wind or rain they don't stay long. I went out today and took pictures of them half-bloomed along with the purple iris and clematis.
These light pink ones are Encore azaleas. They were new to me till last year, but they are great as they bloom again in the summer and then again in the fall.