26 Apr 2013

On the road again!

I can't seem to stay put! I'm off for another long weekend, once again to a wedding! This time destination UK, and I'm not really going for the wedding, but to meet some friends-relatives from the US who are there for the wedding!

Confused yet? How 'bout this: these friends are almost relatives! Almost??? Well, they are my aunt's (as in my uncle's wife) sister Mary and niece Kristy! But Kristy and I have so much in common we've decided there must be a genetic connection in there somewhere (we're both redheads after all!), other than both us simply being cousins of our cousin James! :p

Oh, and we've never met in person, just on Facebook! I did meet her mom in Paris two years ago when I had a 2-day layover on my return from New Zealand! My aunt told me several of her siblings would be un Paris at the same time as me and I should try hooking up with them. Which resulted in a lovely afternoon and evening and a new friendship with Mary on FB! And a short while later with her daughter Kristy after frequently replying to each other's comments on Mary's FB wall :p

Now we get to meet in person for the first time and I'm really excited! It's also the first time I meet up in person with someone who had previously just been a cyberfriend (FB, blog etc...). When people look at me funny when I talk about someone as a "Facebook" or "Blogging" friend I try to explain that it's pretty much the equivalent of "pen pals" of old, but better 'cause the response time is shorter and we have the added benefit of sharing photos/videos/links... I love the Internet and social networking!!! :o)

I'm off! Hopefully my extremely hectic work schedule will lighten up soon and I'll be able to do some more regular blogging...


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  1. Have fun! One day you and I will also meet and perhaps do some scuba diving - after all, we are redheads too!

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    1. I can just imagine it... two lovely redheaded mermaids chasing after funky fish! Fabulous! ;o)

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    1. Oh I most definitely did!!! :D

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  3. Well this is awesome. Have fun. Grab a geocache while you're there.

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    1. Sadly no time for GC!!! Too busy running around and visiting places and hanging out with people... :p

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  4. Sounds like an exciting weekend ahead.

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  5. I look forward to hearing all about it, Cris. Safe travels!

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    1. Thanks DJan! Safe it was, but long travelling days! Lots of stories to tell... And a desire to go back and explore that region even more! ;o)

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  6. I like the 'pen pals' analogy - that probably works best, though I suspect we're able to get to know each other a bit better depending how often we update Twitter and Facebook!

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    1. Isn't it a good analogy? It definitely helps explain online friendships to people who don't "get it".
      I still haven't quite "figured out" the best way to use Twitter, but I'm definitely a FB-addict! :P

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  7. Let the journey be part of the adventure and safe travels to you my friend. I can't wait to read all about it!
    BH

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    1. The journey IS the adventure, always! One has to take it all in and enjoy it! :o)
      And yup, went and came back safe and sound (albeit exhausted!). :p

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  8. Great photos!!!!

    I'm easy to find on Facebook as there are only three of us. Find me!

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Hey there! Yes you! The quiet one in the back... I'd love it if you hung out for a bit and shared your thoughts!

I might stop by your place with an answer, but I'm more likely to reply right here so click on "email follow up comments" if you'd like to see what I and others have to say and come continue the conversation! ;o)