Visiting old best friends is great for the soul. My best friend leaves a couple hours away, we don't talk anymore (neither are big phone-talkers, plus we're both busy) but our wives usually coordinate times for my family to go stay a night or two with them. He has 2 girls, both a little older than my boys. My friend and I can catch up in a hour or so, then we fall back into our same old conversation pattern like we leave next door and see each other every day. We don't have to talk to have a good time, we just enjoy each others company. So good for you, refueled the soul it sounds like.
If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.