We had a lovely dinner out with friends who visit from Maryland/Washington, D.C. area each fall. We went to the Winding Brook Bistro in Johnson, Vt, which I highly recommend if you find yourself in that area. Check them out at http://www.windingbrookbistro.com/.
The next day I went to lunch with a teacher friend, now also retired.
I got two phone calls thanking me/us for making the trip to share a meal and just share time. That's old school manners, and how delightful.