***********************I had the extreme pleasure of meeting what has got to be one of the nicest families in Michigan tonight when I had dinner with Carrie from Asara's Mental Meanderings and her fabulous family. They made the drive all the way from Michigan to spend some time in Connecticut this weekend so Mags and Amanda and I met them for dinner at a Chili's restaurant not too far from their hotel.
I have got to say that their children, Andrew & Emily, are the cutest and best-behaved children I have sat down to dinner with in a very long time. No whining, no crying, no playing with their food - I was completely and totally impressed! Carrie's husband, Billy, was just the nicest guy ever and very easy to talk to (I absolutely loved his bleach-tipped hair!). This trip was part of his birthday present and he really seemed to be enjoying it.
I love the idea of being able to take an impromptu road-trip like that - to just get in a car and drive part-way across the country to actually meet people that you've come to think of as friends online. If I had the time and the finances, I'd be driving all over the place meeting all of the wonderful people whom I have come to know through their blogs myself. Alas, until I win that elusive lottery, though, it's only a dream!
There are other pictures from tonight but I have to wait for Mags to email me one as Amanda neglected to recharge the batteries in our digital camera and it died on me (figures!). At least I was able to get one to post here tonight!
I hope that Carrie and Billy and the kids enjoy their time in Connecticut tomorrow before they head back out to Michigan early, early Sunday morning. We're supposed to be getting part of Hurricane Noel but hopefully it won't be too bad while they're here and they can see a little bit of the country they've never seen before.
Meeting blog buddies is just the coolest thing ever!