Cuppa and I have had the opportunity of meeting a few far-flung bloggers in the past few years. During our trip to Arizona in 2006 we were able to spend time with Paul (and Julie) in Flagstaff and later met Dale and Chelsey, who treated us to feast at a Mexican restaurant in Phoenix. Two years later, Dave dropped in from Calgary on his way to Quebec. More recently we have several times gotten together with Lorna who also lives in Ottawa as well as Dale (the former Mimico Muser) from Toronto.
On Thursday, we had the pleasure of meeting yet another blogger, Philip of Tossing Pebbles in the Stream, and his friend, Lynn. Philip and I have been visiting each other’s blogs for quite some time now. Oddly enough we almost once lived very close to each other in Mississauga. Philip actually left Port Credit for university around the time that I was moving to nearby Cooksville to finish high school: hence, the almost.
Philip and Lynn decided to celebrate Canada Day weekend in Ottawa, which is a great place to spend Canada’s birthday. An added bonus this year is that Kate and Will will be here. So, since they were passing by, they dropped in on their way into the city, and we spent several hours chatting amiably over coffee.
Depending on how one wishes to add them up (Julie has since posted a few times), that’s a total of eight bloggers well met. Whodathunkit back in 2004 when I first clicked the publish button on Blogger? Not all of these folk still keep their blogs up, but, for those who have, visiting their spaces online becomes even more pleasant.
So, if you’re ever in the neighbourhood …