Kim, Bernice, and I have been taking [art] classes together for more than a few years now.
Bernice is from the UK and Kim lives over in the mountains of Georgia, so it was SO FUN to meet for a day of visiting in Chattanooga recently.
I arrived early and set up our art space
[y'all know I love to do this kind of thing -]
and a little picnic too -
[green salad with cranberries and mandarin oranges; chicken salad, and tuna pasta salad + water and yoohoos - can't get much more southern than that - ha.]
We were at Coolidge Park on the North Shore -
such a pretty place with a splash fountain
and a vintage carousal in the building a few feet away --
It was beautiful, really.
We spent the morning working on art together.
Then walked and shopped around a bit
before heading down to the
Chattanooga Choo Choo.
[I'd not been there since our honeymoon THIRTY years ago -
and it was still as beautiful as it was then --]
We ended the day at
The Victorian Tea Room
where Bernice explained what clotted cream was -
and it IS delish!
But the best part of the day was just being together
IN REAL LIFE
and visiting and talking and catchiig up together!
I look forward to making it happen again.