Time With Friends

This weekend, special friends of ours came to town for a visit.  Many of you follow the blog of “Sammy”, One Spoiled Cat.  Sammy’s mom, Pam, and I met through blogging about a year or so ago, and have become good friends. Pam had never been to our little town of Smithfield, and it’s been many years since her hubby, Dave, was here.

After they checked into their hotel room, Motor Man and I – a.k.a., their tour guides for the weekend – picked them up and began showing them the sights.

We had lunch at Taste of Smithfield, where I forgot to take a picture. This one is from the internet. It’s a brand new restaurant in town.

We drove them around town, showing off the shops and all the old homes. And then, drove about 10 miles west on Route 10 to show them my very favorite old house in the world, Bacon’s Castle.

After our brief tour there, we showed them some other places of interest in our county: the James River from Burwell’s Bay, and the quaint little towns of Rescue and Battery Park.  We even took them for a drive on Rainbow Road. Later, we had a delicious dinner at The Smithfield Inn.

After dinner, we all had dessert at our house. Marshall joined us, and took this picture. Sundae enjoyed meeting Sammy’s parents. Let’s just say that she was our after-dinner entertainment.

Early Sunday morning, we met Pam and Dave at Smithfield Station for breakfast. Of course, I had to take a (late) sunrise picture when we arrived.

Then, all too soon, we had to say good-bye “til next time”.

Don’t you just love fun times spent with friends?


21 responses to “Time With Friends

  1. This is so nice that you could meet and have fun together!

  2. What a great story. This town needs more “docent” minded people like you. We have such an interesting little town here, I wish more people could visit and see the highlights. Your itinerary was perfect. Take care, Dianne.

  3. What a perfect weekend complete with a perfectly captured sunrise.

  4. I know you enjoyed your time together – it is special to get a chance to connect with friends – old and new (or should I say “long-time”)…great shots of all of you!

  5. Glad you all had fun! Happy smiling faces and Sundae squirming her little head around to make sure her little fuzz face got in the picture! Dianna you have to know that picture you shot at the marina is a stunner!

  6. Thanks again Dianna for a wonderful “tour” of your lovely town….Dave and I had such a great time with you all and appreciated all the time you spent with us. What FUN! Sam was jealous that we got to meet Sundae and he just sees pictures of her…..she’s a gorgeous, sweet kitty and sure has a beautiful home to enjoy there on the water.

    Lots of hugs,
    Pam (and pouting Sam)

  7. I know y’all had lots of fun even with the dreary weather. Good times with good friends doesn’t need perfect sunshine! Pam and Dave couldn’t have had better tour guides.

  8. You’all certainly know how to show friends a good time. Glad the weather cooperated.

  9. I’m so glad you posted pictures! You all look so happy and like you’re having so much fun. Isn’t it wonderful how the Internet connects us with people we wouldn’t ordinarily have met otherwise?

  10. How how WONDERFUL!!! THAT is where pam went on her “mini-vacation!!” I am sooo happy that you had such an incredible time! You all look great and I am so happy you were all able to connect! We adore Pam and that was a wonderful birthday present!

  11. Now that is too fun! We wish you could drive across the states and visit us! But that would be an epic journey!
    Nellie’s Mom

  12. A great itinerary for Smithfield and the surrounding area! I enjoyed meeting the both of you – and after dinner chocolate pie on Sat. night !!

  13. It’s always fun to see bloggers getting together and having a great time. Loved the wonderful photos and even getting to see Sundae!
    That’s one beautiful sunrise photo, Dianna!

  14. how very sweet! glad you could show them around!

  15. Oh what fun you all must have had! Thanks for ‘taking’ us along too. 🙂

  16. Looks like great fun! Yes, spending time with friends is always fun 🙂

  17. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a nice time was had by all. The pictures tell the story. Would love to get together with you myself, it’s been so long!

  18. Time spent with friends is the best!

  19. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! And you managed a sunrise from a great vista!

  20. Time with friends is some of the very best time there is! The smiles say it all 🙂 MJ

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