Friday, July 23, 2010

We Met Some Bloggers Today !!!

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. 

                                                            Here are our newest friends, Sue and Doug, from Canada.DSCF5744

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… long for now!


Happytrails said...

It is amazing how reading each other's blogs creates a friendship before the actual meeting face to face. It is like you already know that person. I really enjoy reading Doug and Sue's blog and look forward to a time when Mike and I can meet them.
We are also looking forward to the day when our paths cross with you and Bruce. I do feel like I know you all and we share a similar view on full-timing and family. :)

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Dennis and Donna said...

I feel as you do..Blogging opens up a whole new world of people..Some you are fortunate enough to meet...some not...When we first started "RV'ing", we didn't have a clue about blogging...It sure creates a new friendship network of people who understand what a black tank and "the honey wagon" really are!! I only wish we could meet all of you..but this is just like havng really good friends at the touch of a keyboard....

Rick and Paulette said...

It's nice that you all got together to meet and have lunch. I'm a big follower of Sue and Doug's blog and have enjoyed reading about there trip to the Oregon Coast.

As for the ostrich sandwich? I'm sure it's good, like you say, but I'd have to think about that for awhile before actually ordering one.


Your post gives me the idea to sharpen up my pencil & jot down some of the blogger folks we have met along the way. I will include them in an upcoming post.

Cindy said...

I am glad you got to visit with them..I am sure you could answer many of their questions!!

I think I would of gone with the bison also..ostrich..I don't know about!!

Cindy and Walker

Paul and Mary said...

Friends meeting friends. I love it! Knowing y'all, I'm not at all surprised you hit it off so well!

Sue and Doug said...

thanks for the lovely tribute..we thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and Bruce..we wish we could have stayed longer...traffic through seattle until marysville was not pretty..three hours to get that far!!..we should have booked a hotel and stayed the night!!
we look forward to when we can meet you again!
Sue and Doug

Carol K said...

I didn't know that Cabela's had a cafe. Glad to hear that you were able to meet Sue and Doug. I'll check out their blog.

Kathy and Robert said...

How wonderful that must have been for y'all to meet! The things we have in common seem to bind us together before we even get to meet each other. I'm so thankful for finding wonderful people like you and we're anxious to meet y'all when our paths cross.

Jerry and Suzy said...

The near thing is that not only did you meet nice people, but so did Sue and Doug! Life is a two-way street.

Judy and Emma said...

So, tell me, did the ostrich taste like chicken?? only bigger??

Wouldn't it be great to have an RV bloggers rally? Imagine all of us sitting around a campfire. (I wonder if Al would show up ;))

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

LUCKY!! That sounds like so much fun...except for eating the bison and tasting the ostrich. I think I'd have to swallow it whole to get it down :)

I follow Sue and Doug's blog too, and think they are so fun!

I like Judy's idea to have a blogger rally :)


Paul and Mary said...

I love Judy's idea! And, I'm not a rally person.
(Of course, we did just attend our first.)

Where's everybody going to be this winter? What about February or March in AZ?

Just tossing out ideas!