Friday, June 28, 2013

virtual friends and other kinds too

... yesterday I took a ferry from Anacortes to Victoria BC ...
I was meeting up with a virtual friend and fellow blogger

the ferry ride was serene:

I was able to make headway through a somewhat tedious YA romance favorited by my daughters:
(lately I've been looking for touchstones and conversation starters)

once there, I met another blogger Karen Berger, a friend of my blogging friend Elizabeth
we very quickly fell into chatter and laughter - finding so much in common
and discovering so much that was unique to each one
we enjoyed  pub lunch and let's just say LOTS of talking and laughing:
karen, kim, elizabeth
(note: my bottled hair color is finally all grown out)

the three of us - fascinating women, smart and gifted, moms, survivors
... and that's not all ...
I made a friend on the bus with a lovely Canadian lady and an amazing life story to tell
and the ferry ride home I talked the entire time with a woman who teaches high school art in Montana

my take-away:
listen more
life is short
bridges between people can be found everywhere

and on the trip home, the sun made an appearance over Friday Harbor

all in all it was one extremely fine day

13 comments:

Karen Gerstenberger said...

It WAS an extremely fine day, and meeting you was one of the highlights of it. Thanks and blessings to you, Kim!

Halle said...

How fantastic! Meeting up with blogging friends....I'd have to agree...that would be one fine day.

Gayle Price said...

Your day sounds, and looks amazing ! I wish I could have joined you. Meeting, talking and spending time with like minded kindred spirits is so stimulating, fulfilling and just such a joy. I don't want to sound whiney and whingey, and I have lots of friends, but not many from creative backgrounds or that are passionate about the same things as me...in fact one of my closest friends and I have different opinions on just about everything ! lol......it makes for interesting debate. I'm jealous of your very fine day, but very thankful you shared it too. You take such beautiful photographs.xx

amy of four corners design said...

sounds and looks all so wonderful...

Elizabeth said...

It was so wonderful to meet you in person. You were exactly as beautiful and serene as I had imagined.

Becca said...

Sounds like a great time! That pub looks like the Bankers Pub (or something like that) that we went to when we visited Victoria.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Looks like a great time. I love it when I get to meet folks from the virtual world and we make a bigger connection. xox

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh how I love your take aways here, Kim.
Sounds like a lovely memory making adventure !

Yvonne said...

So glad you are having such wonderful fine days! BTW, your hair is very pretty.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That definitely sounds like a fabulous day! I could use one of those beers right about now. :) Wishing you a lovely weekend. Tammy

Caryl said...

What a lovely post. Wouldn't it just be so nice if we met a blogger friend at least once a month. I don't know anyone here in South Africa who blogs about the same interests as my own, so it is a joy to read your blog. I also loved the picture of the girls picking lavender. Loved all the flowers that framed the picture.

Jill said...

That was certainly one fine day. What a gift to meet blogging friends in the flesh!

NormaJ said...

The picture of Friday Harbour is stunning.