Sometimes you just need to ditch the itinerary and fly by the seat of your pants.
And that's just what we did a few weeks ago when our friend Carol spontaneously bought a plane ticket out to see us right after the holidays; it was pretty much the best ever.
We took a hike together, went skiing in freezing temperatures, baked, watched movies, ate and ate and ate, met up with 2 other ladies for a spectacular girl's night, chatted about life, shopped, relaxed, then shopped some more.
She left a little piece of home with us before heading back to Oklahoma. And Ryan and I can't wait for the next visitor to show up on our doorstep (er, apartment welcome mat)!