Today was another one of those great days where we were able to meet some fellow Bloggers. We have met just a few you Bloggers and RVer’s out there and we have enjoyed every meeting. It has been great putting “the face with the Blog”….a real face, that is, not just your photo. Today we had the distinct pleasure of meeting Sue and Doug who write Big Dawg and Freeway.
Sue contacted me a little over a week ago to see if we could meet them for coffee or lunch as they were driving south from British Columbia to the Oregon coast. Unfortunately, it was the weekend we were out at Randle with the Grands so we had to decline. We did arrange a meeting, however, as they were heading back to their home after their coastal vacation.
Today, we met at the Cabela’s store in Lacey, which is just 9 miles north of our RV park. It is a good location for a meeting since it is located right off the I-5 freeway at exit 111. Besides that, Cabela’s has a nice café upstairs. We did the first “greet, hug, hand shake” thing and were soon on our way into the store.
Bruce and I had never eaten at the café and I was surprised to see things like ostrich and wild boar on the deli menu. I wasn’t brave enough today to order a whole sandwich of that but we did get the Bison Burger. The lady at the hot counter told me to go back to the deli and ask the lady for a sample. I got a small sample of the ostrich meat, and it was good. Next time….an ostrich sandwich for me! (not the whole ostrich…just a whole sandwich)
After getting our sandwiches and Sue’s salad, we got ourselves a nice table and let the conversation begin. I am experiencing a bout of laryngitis at the moment and my voice sounds like that of a husky man….but it didn’t keep me from talking! We got to work getting to know each other and shared our experiences of this blogging thing and the general RV lifestyle.
As any of you readers of Sue and Doug’s blog, Big Dawg and Freeway, know they are currently without an RV since they are gearing up for a fulltime RV lifestyle in 2014. They are focusing right now on the goal ahead of them and have already made plans on how they will begin the downsize process to get that dream off the ground when the time is right.
These are awesome people and it seemed in the span of about 10 minutes as if we’d been friends for many years. It just seems to go that way with the fellow RVer’s with Blogs that we have met. It’s like we already know each other…..because basically, we do. We already know about their lives in their s-n-b homes or on the road with RV travels.
Unfortunately, time was short because Sue and Doug needed to get back on the road North to their home in Coquitlam, which is near Vancouver, B.C. I think we could have gone on talking to them for many more hours. Conversation was easy and free flowing. We had such a fun time with them.
I’m sure this won’t be our last meeting with this interesting couple and we will see them again in the future. In between meetings, we’ll continue to follow along with their story as they get closer and closer to realizing their dream of an RV lifestyle. I hope you will join them, too.
Until next time…..so long for now!