This photo is from a reunion that was 20 years in the making. Jim was my best friend in college. But after we graduated, although we stayed in touch for a few years, we eventually drifted apart (new jobs, new cities, boyfriends, girlfriends). Thankfully, Jim reestablished contact with me several years ago, but because we live many states apart we still never got together to catch up in person.
Then in the summer of 2012, when I was planning a trip to North Carolina to visit my mom and bro, I decided to ask Jim if he would be able to meet somewhere between his home state of Ohio and my mom’s house. We chose to meet up in Richmond, Virginia. He brought his mom (who I knew from when we were in college together), and I brought my mom and brother, Phil (who was also friends with Jim in college).
We had the BEST day together! We walked for miles and saw Richmond while catching up after all those years apart. We had lunch in this particularly nice little restaurant, where they gave us a private dining room. The waiter was wonderful and even took some photos of us all together.