Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Homies...

I am a part of an online group of very special ladies... I've "known" some of them for 6 years now. Prior to our road trip I had only met one in person. She lived in the Dallas area when we were in Austin, so we met halfway two different times. So fun to meet an online friend and turn them into an "irl" (in real life) friend!

During this year of adventure, I want to meet as many of these ladies as I can! Our road travels are unfortunately not coming close to some of them so those meetings will have to take place another time.

However, I have met two of these ladies so far!

Back in April (our first month of travel), I had the privilege of meeting Raquel and her family!
We stayed in Bakersfield CA for a week so I got to spend more than just a day with her! She's a wonderful wife and mom and a divine cook! We more than enjoyed her creations!

This past weekend, I got to meet a Canadian friend, Annie, and her family!
Annie and her family are on their own adventure. They've recently moved from a small town in Canada to the big city of Toronto! We were parked not too far away in NY and couldn't resist the opportunity to do a bit of travel in Canada and visit Annie, Rob, Shaylin and Cheyenne! It was so fun spending an afternoon with them in their 7th floor apartment! (Another "lifestyle" I think would be fun to live).

All of these ladies have been an important part of my life. Who says online friendships aren't "real"! I know that I have an awesome opportunity to meet some of them in person and I intend to enjoy every minute! While we all lead different lives, are different ages (I'm old enough to be Raquel's mother), and obviously in different seasons of our lives we have a bond that is awesome! I told Annie, it was like we had known each other in high school and recently got back together! Except I did know what her house looked like (we share lots of photos)!

I'm looking forward to meeting up with two more in the next month or so! So you will see updates!

6 comments:

  1. Can't wait till you get to the Carolinas, my friend!

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    1. Me either! Looking forward to meeting YOU!

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  2. How sweet to get connected with new friends. I had this obsession with penpals forever even though I never got one set up. With FB, a new friend came into my life, then 10 new friends followed. We have a private group now called, The Royal Sisterhood of the Weemies and its brought so much to my life. Toronto had to be awesome...after watching so much HGTV I'd love to experience that city!

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    1. LOL! I had the same thought about Toronto! I've seen so many HGTV shows from there!

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  3. It is always fun to meet online friends F2F (<-- a term my niece taught me, grin)... face to face. One of my friends was told by someone that she thought she had been "friends" with for a long time, that they couldn't be classified as "friends" since they had never met. I assured her I did not feel that way. I have some great online friends - I've met some of them and hope to meet the others one day too. Thank you for recognizing this important bond on your blog. HugZ!

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    1. Yes! Online friends are awesome! It has been great meeting a few RV bloggers on this trip too!

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