I realize it’s been a while since I have posted anything, but this little memory greeted me on FB this morning so I thought I would share it.
It started out as a “wouldn’t it be fun if…” and soon it became let’s do it! So, the Patio Girlz are hitting the road and heading to the East Coast of Canada this September. There was certainly lots of banter around the table during our Friday patios about where to go, when, what to see, until finally, we decided on our destination of Nova Scotia and specifically the Cabot Trail.
Maps and Tour books from CAA were picked up and spread out on the patio table. Anchored down with Gin and Tonics we mapped out a rough itinerary and confirmed our dates: September 14th to 24th. Friday night patios took on a whole new focus as we explored options for accommodations and other logistics.
Love you Girlz but I am not sharing a bed…thank goodness for AirBnB with options for multiple rooms and beds!
During one of these Patio nights, I decided a Blog would be fun to document our trip. But I didn’t stop there, next came the magnetic sign for the car and matching hoodies.
Coming soon, the Patio Girlz on the Road… get ready Nova Scotia!
I’m not sure how long we have known each other, but it spans close to 20 years. We all met, as many do, through our daughters, or in Pat’s case, granddaughter.
I met Kathy first at play group when our children were toddlers. Fast forward several years and our girls started playing competitive soccer together with Kathy as the team manager.
I think I met Pat next. Her granddaughter and my daughter shared the same passion for ballet and all things ‘dance’. This lead to years of dance lessons, ballet exams and dance competitions. Fondly called Granny P, Pat owned a dance and soccer store in the community thus bringing together the soccer moms and dance moms.
Our third Patio Girl, Tracey, was both a soccer mom and a dance mom. Our daughters danced at the same studio and played on the same soccer team. We travelled to various dance competitions switching girls when it was time to do hair and makeup, as our own daughters didn’t raise quite the same fuss if a mother, other than their own was pulling their hair into a bun.
Our girls eventually moved on from soccer and dance, but the four of us continued getting together for coffee and a gab from time to time. This eventually led to Friday drinks at Pat’s between May 24th and October. It didn’t take long before the tradition of “Pat’s Patio” took on a life of its own and the “Patio Girlz” were born.
This is Pat’s Patio. And this was Strawberry Daiquiri night!
The Patio Girlz like to mix it up, so each week we decide on a different drink theme. Daiquiris at the Patio are dangerous, especially if Kathy or Pat are in charge of the mixing!! Thanks to Rick for first taking the photo and then later, after several daiquiris, driving us all home.