When I began blogging nearly ten years ago, it didn’t take long for me to start following other blogs and to gain a few followers of my own.
It seems there were several gals who started blogging around the same time that I did. And we became “friends”. Friends as in following each other’s blogs, commenting on posts and even becoming Facebook friends.
Over time, I’ve been fortunate to meet a few of those bloggers in person: Pam at Two Spoiled Cats (and in turn, the two of us have become really close friends), Marilyn at Emjay And Them and Beth Ann at It’s Just life. I also met some gals who were blogging at the time, but are now “retired”.
This past weekend, I added another blogger to the list of “those met in person”, and that would be Cindy of Mama’s Empty Nest. Can you imagine finally meeting someone that you’ve been corresponding with for nearly ten years?
Let’s just say it was a LONG hug.
We met at Hanover Tavern in Hanover, Virginia. Cindy and her hubby (“Papa”) were in the area for a wedding, and the Tavern is about halfway between our town and where the wedding was held. It was a beautiful day for a drive.
The four of us really “hit it off”. After finishing our brunch, we freed up our server’s table and went out to the parking lot where we stood and talked for nearly an hour. (Good thing the weather was nice.) There were lots of stories shared between us. Cindy and Dave are so friendly and easy to talk with. I think we could have visited for hours….had they not been facing such a long drive home to Pennsylvania.
Cindy and Dave plan to be in Virginia Beach next summer on vacation. Motor Man and I promised to “kidnap” them one day and take them to the Outer Banks to see “my” wild horses.
I, for one, cannot wait.
~These Days Of Mine~