A couple of weeks ago I got an email letting me know about a walking tour of Greenwich Village and lunch with Adriana Trigiani. I was thrilled. Adriana is one of my favorite authors and I love her series about Big Stone Gap, Virginia. It's sweet, it's thoughtful and the characters, especially Ave Maria, have stayed in my heart for the last decade. I gave it a little thought -- it was a bit of a splurge -- and then decided it was money very well spent. A favorite author, a walking tour of one of my favorite places, a book to keep, lunch...Count me in.
The day was a perfect fall day.
The sights were as charming as ever.
The women in the group -- including our terrific tour guide Nikki -- were wonderful company.
And Adriana...not unlike her books. Warm, thoughtful and in person, wildly funny.
I'm smiling as I think about the today and so grateful that I counted myself in. Many thanks to Jen and the folks at Harper Collins for a wonderful experience and sweet, sweet memories.
My only regret, dear friends, is that I all of my blog friends couldn't join me. Hopes and wishes that your Saturday was half as much fun as mine, and that you have a sweet, sweet Sunday!