The Picones / by Amanda Powell

I give you Ashley and Rico, two friends of ours who live in Washington.

Rico, a philosophical scientist, a deep thinker and professor.

Ashley, thorough and thoughtful, a coffee enthusiast who notices the little things.

They form quite the pair. They're fun and affectionate. They listen AND bring something of value to the conversation.

While I know this is starting to sound like some weird personal couple's ad, it's not. These folks are just so great. Really. We hit it off with them a few years ago during another Washington trip, and we've been good friends since. They are two special people, both to each other, and us.