Beginning October 21, this blog, Rain Trueax's Rainy Day Thoughts, will have a co-author-- painter and long-time friend, Diane Widler Wenzel. We have been sharing, encouraging, and discussing life for over 50 years. We don't always agree... I think this will be fun trip for us both. New posts will be on Saturdays and otherwise randomly as something of interest happens.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Meeting a new friend

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.

14 comments:

Darlene said...

Rain, you humble me with your lovely compliments. Thank you for saying such nice things and thank you for visiting me.

Peggy said...

Rain;

What a wonderful experience for you both. I don't believe that i know any other blogger that has met one of their blogging friends. Thank you for sharing your visit.
Note to self, all things are possible!

Parapluie said...

This is truely an event of celebration. Good for the two of you.

robin andrea said...

I've only had two blogger meet-ups, and both times were as wonderful as yours with Darlene. We really are who we say we are on our blogs, aren't we. It's a very wonderful thing.

Joy Des Jardins said...

How great you two got together. You both look so wonderful. Thanks for sharing your visit Rain. Now I'm going to Darlene's place to check out her post about you two. Love the pics.

ugich konitari said...

You know, Rain, we had a bloggers lunch in Mumbai in December 2008, where no one knew how anyone else looked (except for one), and we thought that was great. But this beats it all. Travelling to other states and meeting blogging friends is , simply, fantastic. The photos are wonderful, your pleasure at meeting each other just shines through....

Ronni Bennett said...

You're right, Rain. The photos say it all. Meeting blog friends always feels to me like well, you just haven't seen each other for awhile.

What a terrific world of friendship we've got online.

Paul said...

I am glad that you ladies had a nice chat...:-)

Dick said...

I've been able to meet in person with two bloggers from Whidbey Island which isn't all that far from where I live, and it was fun. We have talked about doing it again but so far it hasn't worked out.

Rain said...

Actually Farm Boss enjoyed the conversation also. He didn't stay the whole time as he had some business calls to make but he stayed longer than he had planned because he enjoyed her company.

Kay Dennison said...

How FABULOUS!!!!! You both look wonderful and happy so I know it was a great visit!!!!

I haven't had the delight of meeting blogging friends (but I'd LOVE to remedy that) but I've met other online friends and it's an awesome experience.

I'm glad Farm Boss enjoyed it, too!

Rain said...

I have an anonymous commenter who, instead of words, the message comes in tiny blocks with numbers and letters in each one. Anybody have any idea what those mean and why this is coming that way? I assumed it was a virus and deleted it twice but now wonder if it's trying to translate but I don't have a translation link on my blog. I keep my blog to a bare minimum alongside; so that I have room for the photos I use and won't block dial-up readers from enjoying the site. I have had dial-up again recently (dish went out) and when someone has much in the side-bar, I can't get their site to come in by any reasonable length of time and have to skip them. So what are the little boxes?

Sylvia K said...

I think it's fabulous that the two of you got to meet and visit! I would love the same opportunity!!

Anonymous said...

I've been fortunate to meet many blogging friends and the thing that always amazes me, but really shouldn't, is HOW much they are identical in person as they are on their blog.
Glad you got to meet another one. This blogging world is very special.
Terri
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