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Monday, September 28, 2009

Central PA Mini Blog Camp

This here internet weblogging phenomenon is freakin' marvelous.  I've met more kindred spirits and soul sisters here in the last five months than I thought possible.   And this weekend I found two more.  

Saturday night I met up with two bloggers who have become good friends; Cyndy of 110Penned and OP of The Audacity of an Optimistic Pessimist (you can read about our first date here, here and here).  We gathered at
Cyndy's house where I finally got to meet the  unflappable and darling Ms. VEG!  In case you didn't read this post explaining the reason for VEGs visit, she's here in central Pennsylvania from Vancouver to help Cyndy sort through years of stuff that have accumulated from her busy life with a husband, five kids and two dogs!   Cyndy and her family live in a magnificent old theatre with "room for a pony" (if anyone knows where that quote comes from I'll send you a bottle of lavender I swear I will).    They have both worked their hineys off in the past 10 days and I was quite impressed with their progress.

After getting aquainted with VEG, OPs darling son, Cyndy's hunky husband and two of their easygoing and ever-so-so polite sons, we drove to a nearby town to the home of yet another blogging friend, Lola England where we had dinner.

Lola's home was warm, cozy and beautifully decorated with books on every wall and reading nooks in every room.   It was the perfect place for our mini blog camp.

(click on any of the photos for a larger view)

Everyone had to try out Lola's old rotary dial phone
(it still works - I so want one now)

Presents were exchanged



Wine was poured

Kebobs were skewered 

and grilled

OP's "Whoopie Pies" were gobbled up
(why oh why did I only have one?)

Pictures were taken 

and the pleasant patter of easy conversation drifted into the night.

 When the evening was over, I took my beautiful new iron fairy (thank you OP) and my Vancouver Starbucks mug  (thank you VEG) and my many hugs and drove home with a deep sense of contentment that the world really does contain some wonderful people and I just spent the evening with four of them.



marinik said...

sounds like so much fun.. love the ferry, and yes there are some very awesome people out in cyber space, and so glad we have found a few :)

julochka said...

it sounds heavenly! and it's so nice to SEE everyone for once. :-) wish i had been there too!!!

MagnificentDebra said...

Wow! What a great party! How fun. Good for you my friend, giving yourself this gift of time with friends...Looking forward to seeing pics of fairy in her new home...will she live in the garden? Hmm?

MagnificentDebra said...

The family/living room is such a luscious color..persimmon? Gorgeous. Oh and the kabobs, wine and homemade moon pies...Let me know next time, I'll drive to PA!

MissBuckle said...

Yay for Blog Camp. And pressies. And food. And wine.

rxBambi said...

Your evening sounds wonderful! I wish I could have been there. Blog camps are wonderful, aren't they? And, just out of curiosity, were those Fiesta Ware plates?? In persimmon perhaps?

Ambiance in the Attic said...

PA is a bit far to drive from Houston so thank heavens for cyberspace. I am glad you had the chance to be with your friends and sharing it with us. Still feel like I was there in spirit!

Funky Art Queen said...

Oh that is awesome. I think that is a wonderful example to all of us. You stopped. You stopped to smell the roses....you took the time to enjoy these new contacts. I'm very inspired!

spudballoo said...

How fantastic!!! Oh i want to know which one is VEG? What fun, a mini BC. xx