I found these pictures as I was looking through the archives from past GOA Gatherings. I was updating my FB page to reflect the joy I feel as I prepare to hit the road to meet up with some of my most favorite women! These gatherings are restorative to my soul, are a time of laughter, talk, and love (and the addition of a few pounds after enjoying amazing food and drink). I had just gotten my new camera and I was playing around with macro. Clearly I had then, and I still have, much to learn!
The GOAs are the Girls of August, and they are the women I attended the Medical College of Virginia with 20 years ago. We meet every August for a long weekend and we also meet for a Mid Winter Sanity Check in February.
Today I leave for the Sanity Check and I can not wait. These women have been a part of my life for such a long time and they mean the world to me. And who doesn’t need a little reminder of summer in the middle of February?
It’s GOA Time!
Fabulous to have such long time friends, and how fun is it to have a name you could put on T-shirts!
I read your comment to the GOAs and eyes lit up! A t-shirt! Can’t believe we haven’t thought of that!!!
Hi Laurie, yah yah that’d be a hoot wouldn’t it? or even tank tops. Your girlfriends would flip.