Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ashley's Girls Weekend

Every year in May, my 2 best friends from college, Liz and Kristen and I try to get together. This year we were trying to arrange a girl's only, no kids weekend. I thought it just wasn't going to happen this year, then on Monday I had a great idea. I figured out that Deep Creek Lake, MD was about the middle point for the 3 of us. I booked a 2 night stay at the Wisp Resort for the 3 of us.

Chuck was ready and willing to watch the girl's for 2 full days so I could have a weekend to relax. I think he and the girls had a lot of fun. He also realized how hard staying at home to take care of kids can be. He did such a great job and I never heard him complain once. Thanks for being so great Chuck! Love ya babe.

Liz, Kristen, and I met in Deep Creek around lunchtime on Friday. We started our weekend with a hike in Swallow Falls State Park in the misty rain. The mile and a half hike included 3 waterfalls, one of which being the highest in Maryland (63ft). It was crazy the amount of water that was coming over the falls. You usually can walk out close to the falls on the rocks (picture on left from their website), but that was not at all possible (picture on right the day we were there). There was one part of the trail that was washed out because the water was so high. We had to scale the rocks for a few feet to stay on the path.

On Saturday, we drove over to Cumberland, MD which is an adorable town, that Chuck and I love. We walked around the shops downtown, listened to a Bluegrass band, and relaxed by the river. We were so glad that the rain held off so we could enjoy a day outdoors. It started raining minutes after we got into our car.

We also got pedicures at the Spa in the resort, enjoyed several yummy meals/desserts, and watched What Happens in Vegas. It was a really funny movie too. It was such a fun weekend.


  1. Glad you girls had a weekend. What a fun tradition ya'll have.

  2. I have to say I'm way jealous! I was wondering how Kristen was doing? My girl getaway might be girls camp this summer, not as much fun as yours was. I've never left Devon over night so I'm a little nervous, but I'm sure we will survive.