First, I have to apologize to Karen. Tucson recorded the 6 coldest, first days of December during her visit. Sure we enjoy the rain. Snow on the mountains 6,000′ above is beautiful. Locals, and especially visitors, expect to frolic this time of year in brisk 70° temps and sunny days. Karen experienced rain, sub-freezing nights, and hail!
I experienced a wonderful 2 hours in the cozy clubhouse chatting with her about, gosh, everything – blogging, eating, family, geography (kinda), the quest for passion at this stage in one’s life. It just wasn’t long enough! After almost 2 years of reading her blog and receiving amazing support from her comments, the meet-up felt like stepping into a friendship rather than the “internet blind date” as my spouse had labeled it. I talked too much (too excited). The conversation was immediately comfortable and connecting.
I left our encounter forgetting to have our picture taken. I also wished that we had a future time set up to talk again in person – more time, more detail, more fun, a chance to break bread (or protein). I’m dreaming of a Vegas-like weekend for like-minded blogging friends. NYC, LA, a beach? Name the place. Have blog will travel.