One of the treats of being involved in long distance, online friendships is when you finally meet the person for real. I have had that pleasure several times with friends met through chat rooms, but had yet to meet a blogger friend. That changed Monday when I met Darlene, who writes Darlene's Hodgepodge.
Darlene and I had discussed getting together when I came to Tucson this time. My travel times kept being rearranged but fortunately it worked out. Monday Farm Boss and I drove to her lovely home and enjoyed her hospitality, a nice cup of coffee, and some good conversation.
Darlene is as charming, intelligent, and warm as I'd expected her to be which definitely validates my belief that we can form internet friendships which are no different than real when we actually meet. I would say more about it, but, I think, the photos say it all.