just like old times

Back in the 1990s we were quite the crew around Portland… before babies, demanding jobs and opportunities that took us to different states, hell even different countries! A few of us have made it back to Portland, but we don’t have nearly the same amount of free time we had in the carefree 90s. So getting together is rare and therefore much more of a treat. (Case in point, Guido wasn’t even in town for the first part of the evening. He flew in from Washington after testifying to a Senate subcommittee on the Pacific Salmon Stronghold Conservation Act, landed at 11 p.m., and came straight from the airport!)

Well we had reason to celebrate when we heard that Cyd and Geoff were rolling into town for one night only. Having not made it back permanently to Oregon (how could they leave their beautiful place in Montana) they are only able to grace us with their presence once in a blue moon. Well the moon turned blue last Friday when Meggins and Tom hosted an extraordinary dinner party at their home to welcome Cyd and Geoff back to Portland and to celebrate Tom’s momentous birthday – the big 50!

It promised to be a wonderful evening for sure. But, and I know I speak for everyone there, it surpassed all of our expectations by a mile. There’s something about old friends, good food, and wonderful hosts that can make a special gathering a night to remember. And it was just that! We all completely forgot what time it was amidst the smiles and laughter and I know a few sheepish parents had to beg forgiveness from their babysitters when they arrived home after midnight. Ah, but it was worth it! Friends always are.

The blondes together again for one night only! Tricia, Brett, Emily, Cyd, and Lee.

What a spread! Meggins is putting the finishing touches on the salad!

Geoff, Tricia, Lee and Meggins chatting away!

The flyfishermen reunite! Guido, Tom and Geoff.

Cyddie entertaining us all!

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