Sunday, November 10, 2013

Weekend With the Boyfriends (and no dead bodies)

OMB, boyfriends!  Look who breezed into Phillyland on Friday, November 8!



From left to right, Spo, Cubby, and Nate.  The terrible trio.  The three stooges.  Is Cubby the rose between two thorns, or is Cubby the thorn between two roses?  You decide! :-b

Anyway, I picked these dudes up at their hotel and the five of us (including spouse) went out to nosh on Philly cheesesteaks and water ice at this joint in mah hood.  After a delightful meal and conversation, I drove the boys back to the hotel.

Saturday morning we grabbed the boys (ooooooooooo, I WISH!  Scandalous!) for a day at Valley Forge National Park.  The pix above was taken in front of the Visitor Center, where we began the day by watching the intro movie and gathering information about the park.  Spo also purchased a present for Someone (but I ain't telling what it is!  No, it's not a "Billy" action figure dressed in Revolutionary War garb!).

I even got them to try another Philly food: hot fresh soft pretzels!



Our pretzels are oval and bloody tasty (no rubbish)!  Thanks to Cubby for being a pretty model!

Some of the local color in the park:



It was a cool but nice and sunny weekend for strolling (Nate and Spo above).  The fall leaves are still damn colorful (Spo wondered where all the cactus were).  My out-of-town guests were given a park grand tour; the boys took more pix than I did, but I can go here ANY TIME.

After the park, a lite lunch/drinks were procured from here.  We said goodbye, since the boys wanted to go back to the hotel and take a disco nap (!) before heading downtown to see birthday boy Ron and his new BFF Pat.

It's now Sunday, and the boyfriends are headed home.  Why?  Cause there's work to be done!  A jolly good fun time was had by all.  And we will see each other again in March at Blogger-rama II!

Until we meet again...

44 comments:

  1. YAY! I wish Philly was just a bit closer to RVA.... glad yall had a good time... safe travels to the bois

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    1. I WISH SO TOO, honey! I saluted all of you with a cosmo at lunch!

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  2. Sound like a great day! Glad you'all could get together!

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    1. it WAS fun, honey! now you BETTER make to to the blogger event in march; you GOTTA meet some of these fabu people!

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  3. It looks like a fantastic time was had by all! What, no scrapple? Your boyfriends are very lucky to have such a sweet and fun girlfriend as you.

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    1. HELL to the no! those 3 heard what scrapple was and were ready to hurl! I was BORN here and I don't eat it; spouse does. perhaps that's why he has heart trouble! (snark)

      "Your boyfriends are very lucky to have such a sweet and fun girlfriend as you." - yes, they ARE, aren't they? :-b

      love to my buddybear! :)

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    2. you must have a strong stomach, robert! I don't like sausage either.

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    3. I'm fond of sausage myself.......but not scapple!

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    4. @mistress - bwhahahahahaha! or did you mean sausage, the breakfast food?

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  4. It sounds like y'all had a great visit!

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    1. yeah, we did. over too soon, unfortunately. but march is not THAT far away...

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  5. You're definitely the Hostess with the Mostess!!! Sounds like ya'll had a fabulous time.

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    1. I try. there was no agenda, no rules, just a go with the flow and have fun attitude!

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  6. Fabulous weekend all around! That is so cool that you are all getting along so well.
    Blogging is pretty amazing!

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    1. yeah, who knew that there are so many kewl people in the world! we would have never met otherwise if not for blogging. I like hanging with intelligent folk.

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  7. And nice to see you didn't saddle any of them up and ride them like Stable Mable!!!!!! Hippppppeeee! Glad you and fun tootes!

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    1. nah, they have hubbies who ride them instead!

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  8. Sounds like a great time! The folks involved are certainly fine people in all respects!

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. OMB, it was a delight hosting this crew! c ya all in march!

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  9. Gorgeous pictures. Sounds like a faboosh time!

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    1. thanks honey. you and carlos MUST come up to lewes DE in march and meet all of us. you would have a blast!

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  10. AM, As they say "a fun time was had by all". I've been thru Philly but never visited Philly. I'm counting down the days until March, and meet very one in person.

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    1. you will fit in with us, dear. we're all one big happy family!

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  11. And not a one of them under 4 feet tall......!

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  12. It sounds like you were the hostess with the mostess.

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    1. I just wanted to make the boys happy AND to give them a small taste of philly. besides, with boyfriends like these, it comes easy!

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  13. thank you again! You are the best!!

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    1. it was our pleasure, dear spo! let's do it again! :)

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  14. What fun! So many bloggers, so little time...

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    1. you KNOW it, honey! so how's about you and ken coming over here in march?

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  15. And a good time was had by all! Though we know that this was a mere 'mini-rehearsal' for the upcoming biggie in March.

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    1. YEAH BABY YEAH! we had a great time making up the day as we went along.

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  16. Great pics and glad you all had a great time. Wish I could have joined the fun. Hope to see all in March.

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    1. thanks, honey. you WILL see all of us in march; I declare it! :)

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  17. Great Autumn color pics. Thanks! I hear you were quite the charming hostess. Sorry I missed the fun.

    Spo arrived home s&s and brought me a genuine Valley Forge sweatshirt. I don't think Gen Geo Washington actually slept in this exact one but, since VF was in the 18th century, I can now be completely truthful whenever I tell anyone; "I have sweatshirts older than you!"

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    1. see, I KNEW you divas talk amongst yourselves! thank bob I had the nails and hair done! ;-)

      I too am sorry you were not there, but we had no agenda and made up the fun as we went along. I will see you in march in DE.

      your man loves you so; never forget that. smooches!

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  18. Yay!! Thank you for such a wonderful time, Anne Marie. You're the best. And those pics look great! Can't wait to see you again.

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    1. you are most welcome, dear sweet cubby! how did I ever find a boyfriend like you? smooches!

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    1. SO GREAT to see some of my boyfriends again! can't wait til march; it will be an overdose of love and happiness! smooches, honey! :)

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  20. Anne Marie,

    You have now qualified to have next year's Bloggerama at Valley Forge with you acting as the hostess with the mostess. What a wonderful time you all had. I'm glad the weather cooperated for all of you. And Valley Forge in the fall is beautiful as always.

    See you in March!

    Ron

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    1. it WAS fun hosting the boys for the weekend. but I could NEVER pull off a nice blogger event as only YOU can! sorry todd and I crapped out on saturday, but we wanted you guys to have that all important "male bonding time" with each other.

      march is just around the corner! hugs to bill!

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