The Best Part of Blogging

Since I began blogging in 2010, I have made some very special friends in the blogosphere. And I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in person several of those bloggers.

Last week, I added another one to that list: a very special one.

Beth Ann is the author of the blog “It’s Just Life“.  Through her “Comments For A Cause”, she has a wonderful way of using her blog to give back to worthwhile charitable organizations. Each month, Beth Ann chooses a charity that’s special to her. At the end of the month, she and her husband, Chris, donate 50-cents to that charity for each comment left on her blog.

You may recall that a few months ago, she chose The Corolla Wild Horse Fund as her charity after reading about “my” wild horses on my blog. You know how much that meant to me.

Last week, Beth Ann and Chris visited the Corolla area of the Outer Banks. And, yes, the four of us met in person. Although they had taken an “official” horse tour earlier during their visit, Motor Man and I  invited them to ride on the beach with us. We were happy to see so many horses and to take them to parts of the beach their other tour didn’t cover.

She and I were thrilled to see two of the new babies born so far this season.

After the tour, the four of us enjoyed a leisurely lunch.  The conversation and laughter never stopped.

Beth Ann brought me a sweet little gift bag with items from the town of Brevard, NC, where they’ve lived for several years. Apparently white squirrels are very prevalent in Brevard: who knew?

Beth Ann has a huge collection of tea pots, and since it was her birthday week, I thought a tea pot would make a nice gift. I brought her one from the Bacon’s Castle gift shop. And of course, a calendar of some of my wild horse pictures.

Motor Man and I so enjoyed our time spent with Beth Ann and Chris. On our way home, we agreed that, if we all lived in the same town, the four of us would probably be good friends.

We look forward to visiting their area in the future, so they can show us around their town. Maybe we’ll get to see those white squirrels.

~These Days Of Mine~




13 responses to “The Best Part of Blogging

  1. Beach hair and all! We both absolutely LOVED meeting you and JR and the icing on the cake was the wonderful trip on the beach. Thank goodness JR didn’t tip us over on this trip. 🙂 Seriously –Chris and I also talked about how wonderful it was and how we have been so seriously blessed to have gotten the chance to meet you in person and enjoy such a lovely day. Thank you so much. Of course I am running a little behind with posts and will be highlighting our trip and visit with you as the week goes on including a teapot Tuesday post. 🙂 Thanks again from the bottom of my heart. You are absolutely as wonderful in person as I knew you would be!

  2. Well…..if you ever find yourself in Amsterdam……

  3. So happy you had a fun time meeting and spending time with Beth Ann and her husband in your favorite spot on the planet ! Lovely gifts exchanged and promises for future visits are the icing on the cake.


  4. Your blog has sure expanded your friendship circle – how sweet. Wonderful that y’all could meet in person. Glad your ‘new’ friends were able to discover in person what wonderful friends you and Motor Man are. Now….Amsterdam???

  5. I do know this is one of your favorite aspects of blogging .. it looks like a good time was had by all – as usual ! I’m glad y’all got to see a couple of the new additions.. and just the other day I met someone who rehabilitates squirrels .. very interesting !

  6. I am so pleased the two of you got together and saw the horses on the beach! This is the wonderful thing about blogging!! The amazing folks you meet and get to know. I can’t wait to see that teapot.

  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Dianna, so glad you and JR had this time with Beth Ann & Chris. I have become a big fan of Beth Ann and her blog. It looked and sounded like a wonderful days for friends. Have a good week my friend.

  8. It sounds like such a fun day! It’s wonderful that you were able to spend it with a fellow blogger.

  9. Oh, how I love, love, love this post! Two of my own special blogger friends in one special place. I wish I could have joined you both. It looks like you all had a grand time. 🙂

  10. Wonderful! I just love that little horse.

  11. kayleetinyness

    Are you on the outer banks with the wild horses? I live in north Carolina and I have seen the wild horses it is so cool I love them.

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