Friday, September 16, 2011

A Blogger Meeting in Drummond

Well, it is time to get back on schedule.  Even though my balloon went Pftzt...things are getting back to normal.  The Trout is doing well, though full strength is still a few weeks off.  With his staples removed this week and post-op check with the surgeon, he has rules to follow, but we both are doing well.  In fact, I went with him yesterday as he leisurely walked a trout stream for about 1/2 hour.  It's a good thing!!

My week started off with such fun.  I drove to small town Drummond to have lunch with a blogger friend from Oregon who was passing through Montana.  If you were in grade school like me in the 50's, I am sure you also had a "pen-pal."  I had several from Japan, Pakistan and Cuba.  There were long times between letters, but such excitement to read what others, my age, were doing in different countries.

Meeting Diana and Pete was like that pen-pal experience, only I would call it "blogger-pal."  Diana and I have been corresponding back and forth for a couple of years now.  When you read a blog on a regular basis, you really get to know the writer.  We started talking like we had just seen each other a week or so ago.


The Trout was not up to having lunch with us yet, so he missed seeing this friendship grow.  We hope to change that next year and meet up again with these delightful friends.  Diana and Pete are quite the gardeners and live in a beautiful part of our country.  If you do not know her, I hope you will check her blog, "Voice in the Garden" and see the magic they have performed on their property.

Diana and Pete, thank you so much for the friendship.

19 comments:

  1. Hi Susan - I'm so happy to read that The Trout is feeling better. You have a long drive ahead. I've followed Diana's blog for a long time and can imagine how much fun it was to meet her. They really have done magic on their property and her photos are wonderful. Sounds like you had a great day!

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  2. So glad your dh is coming along! The meeting sounds like fun.
    I get together with another blogger The Tablescaper often. We met through our blogs. She has a summer home near where I live year round. It tuned out even though she is 14 yrs younger, we knew people in common and her dau goes to dance school with my gdau. Small world.
    I have finished the book you sent me, and enjoyed it very much! Very interesting!

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  3. SO GLAD to hear all is going well and the Trout is recovering nicely! What great fun to meet up with a fellow blogger! Very glad to hear from you, Susan. blessings ~ tanna

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  4. Glad to hear the Trout is better!
    Isn't it fun to meet your blogger friends? We went to a local farm and lunch with my closest blogger friends yesterday. It is always so much fun to get together with them.

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  5. I'm so glad that the Trout is continuing to improve! And happy to hear about your blogger meetup. My first time meeting someone I only knew on the internet was in 1998 in England and my husband and son were convinced that it was going to be an ax murderer at the very least. (They came with me.) Instead it was a very friendly young English schoolteacher and we had a delightful day together in Suffolk.

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  6. I am also happy to hear the your Trout is gaining strength and feeling better!

    What a wonderful meeting you had. I'm going to check out Diana's blog now.

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  7. Glad to hear that the Trout is recovering well, and things will soon be back to normal.

    Also, enjoy knowing that through blogging wonderful friendships have developed-Cheers to you.

    Velva

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  8. Hi Susan! How wonderful to meet up with Diana! Her garden is gorgeous!!

    Glad to hear Trout Man is doing better. He needs to get better so he can get some fishing in before the snow sets in!

    Have a lovely day!!

    xo
    Becky

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  9. Good to hear your husband is recovering. How wonderful you were able to meet face to face with a blogger friend. I think I have visited her blog, but not sure. I will run off there now. Thanks and take care.

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  10. What fun to meet with a blogging friend! Looks like you had a fun afternoon!

    So pleased that Trout is on the mend, Susan. Tell him not to take it too fast!

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  11. How fun to meet Diana. She is a fabulous gardener for sure. Glad to know the Trout is doing better. I've been thinking of you both and keep up with him a little on your FB page.
    Sam

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  12. Tha must be so much fun to meet another blogger; happy to know your man is getting better. NowI have to go check Diane's blog.
    Rita

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  13. Blogger friends are the best! I have a few that we just "clicked." I'll check out her blog!

    Mary

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  14. That's great news, that The Trout is recovering well. Food Blogger friends are the new penpal, aren't they? It's amazing how much you can feel as though you know someone. It's even better, because you can keep up in "real time" with photos. We'll be in Yellowstone in July. Will you be in Montana then? Who knows...?

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  15. Nice that you got to meet up in person - how fun! Maybe one of these summers we can get together!

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  16. This is such good news! Hurray that your fisherman is recovering and that you had a chance to take your mind off the 'pfft' and concentrate on meeting a blogging friend! We do get to know each other a bit when we click on-line, don't we? Very cool that technology enables this kind of modern penpal experience!

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  17. Isn't it fun to meet a blog pal?
    I'm glad to hear that The Trout is on the mend - soon you'll be roaring off on more culinary adventures.

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  18. I'm glad to hear that The Trout is progressing on the road to good health. How nice to meet up with a blogging friend. I've enjoyed that in the past and look forward to a few more meetings this fall.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  19. Thank you for your kind words about my mom, she will be forever missed and in our hearts.

    I hope your hubby is doing well.

    Mary

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