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July 14, 2018

Blogger Meet-Up!

Blogmates! Last week I had a great time spending an afternoon with two of my favorite bloggers. Robin and I have met for lunch on a few occasions (she lives a couple of hours away from me), but this was my first visit with Kay since moving to Oregon. Our online/blogging friendship dates back to 1997 and we met (face-to-face) for the first time in Austin a few years later. What fun to spend the day with both of these intelligent, well-read and fun women! My only regret is that we don't all live near one another. Not only do we all love to read, but we're also avid walkers! We managed to get a few steps in as we walked through the quaint town of McMinnville, in after our delicious lunch at Valley Commissary.


Valley Commissary
McMinnville, Oregon
July 2018


Of course, we had to visit the local bookshop!
(None of us walked out empty-handed.)


 Robin's photo of the three of us.

Kay's photo of me and Robin.


I also got the chance to meet another online friend (who is not a blogger), while she and her husband were out on the Oregon coast for a family wedding. Teri and I met in the same online book group that Kay and I were in. So the three of us have been friends 21 years! Nan (Letters From a Hill Farm) is also a part of this great group of friends, but sadly she wasn't able to join us. Hopefully, next time!


The Gang!
Rod, Hayden, Kay, Teri and Charlie
Little Whale Cove - Depoe Bay, Oregon
July 2017

The six of us enjoyed lunch at a local Depoe Bay restaurant and then headed back to our house for a walk along the bluff. We spotted several spouting whales, which was fun for our visitors!

Kay has written about her visit here and Robin mentioned our lunch date here


14 comments:

  1. Yay! Since my post about this is up today, I've updated it to link to yours as well as Robin's. Wasn't that day wonderful? Well, both days. I don't I realized quite how much the blue shirts that Robin and wore matched. I like hers better - with Madeline! We 3 look very color coordinated. Ha! Glad you shared the other shots of the group too.

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    1. Kay, I updated this post and added your photo (of me & Robin). Yes, it was a wonderful visit and I hope it isn't another 20 years before we see each other again!

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  2. What a fun meet-up! I love to read and walk (but not at the same time, unless it's an audio book) too.

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    1. Kathy, it was great fun! And I'm with you; can't walk and read unless it's an audiobook. ;)

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  3. Love this so much! I'm very happy all of you got together! The pictures are great.

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    1. Nan, it was such a great visit with everyone. You and Tom were missed dearly!

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  4. What fun,I just love this post!!

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    1. Thanks, JoAnn. I hope to add you to my list of bloggers I've met in person. Someday!

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  5. I hopped over here from Kay's blog to check out your post. What a fun get together! I'm sure I could spend hours in that bookshop!

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    1. Book of Secrets, it was a great visit and that bookstore is one I could spend hours in, as well! Not only do they have books, but they have a great line of greeting cards, which I love.

      I'm so glad you popped over with your comment! I visited your blog and love your reviews (and quotes!), so I've added you to my Bloglovin list.

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  6. Oh my goodness! The fantasy becomes real; how wonderful for you all to be together.

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    1. Meredith, it was so great to spend time with these lovely ladies. I know you and I will meet some day, too! When it gets too hot out there for you, just remember that we are almost always in the 50s and 60s. :)

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    2. I really hope that we can connect face to face sometime. You are my oldest, most special, blogging friend. xo

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    3. Meredith, I have complete confidence that you and I will meet face-to-face in the near future. You are one of my oldest, most dearest friends and I look forward to spending some time with you. Chicago is still on my list!

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