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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Friends


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Recently, I had the great honor of meeting another of my blogging friends. In fact, it was the eleventh time I have met fellow bloggers, and each time was absolutely wonderful, and cemented new friendships.


When my wife and I traveled to southern Florida recently, we met up with artist, Angeline-Marie Martinez of Art Studio Reports, who proved to be even more wonderful in person than she has been online – and she is a fantastic artist!


We shared a lunch over a couple of hours at Islamorada Fish Company, and we discussed a zillion topics. Carol and I just wanted to say thank you to Angie for her pleasant company. I hope to continue to meet other fellow bloggers in my travels.

 

 
 
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18 comments:

  1. Dear JJ,
    You and Carol are invited for a dinner in Lisbon, if and when you travel to Portugal. My wife and I will be delighted to meet new American friends. And, incidentally, we have the best seafood in Europe.

    New York is a second option, during one of my METropolitan OPERA visits to one of most reputable lyric cathedrals in the world but, in this option, dinner should be preceded or followed by an opera performance!:-)

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    1. Fanático_Um: My friend, the idea is fantastic, and I thank you. I just read your post and told my wife. She is ready to pack her bags. I am seriously going to consider a trip to Portugal in the next year, and I would definitely let you know. How we would love to meet you. Thank you again.

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    2. Great, as I mentioned, you will be most welcomed here in Lisbon.

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  2. You have friends all over the world to visit! You could have the Port year--Portugal and Portland. Hmmm.

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    1. Galen: What an idea! Don't put it passed me. I love to travel. I'm sure we, too, shall meet. I love Oregon.

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  3. You and your wife will be welcomed here in La Crosse, Wisconsin, if you ever come. Take care.

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    1. Julia: Thank you. One never knows. Maybe we should take a cross-country "friends" tour.

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  4. How delightful. What fun that would be. How did you manage to meet--by plan, by chance, by coincidence? Tell us the whole story.

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    1. Linda: My wife and I get away to the Keys several times each year, and since Angie and her husband live in the Miami area, we have tried to get together several times, but it just did not work. This time, Angie traveled about two hours to meet us before we left for our cruise. What a lady! We will definitely continue our strengthened friendship.

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  5. Firstly i wanted to comment on your last post im so sorry you trip was spolit with the tagic loss of that man what a horrible experience i hope your wife is ok now and feeling better about it. There really is no excuse for bad manners or cruilty in my eyes, people are so wicked to each sometimes and full of there own self importance it makes me cross and quite sad. But you can't change them. Its lovely to hear you have been meetting up with fellow bloggers. Take care JJ, dee :-)

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    1. Dee: I always appreciate your kind words. Thank you for caring.

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  6. That sounds like a fabulous time. I love the keys and to meet other wonderful bloggers is such a treat!

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  7. Oh it can be such fun to meet other bloggers - I agree. Glad it has worked out so well for you.

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    1. Jenny: It is great fun, and I hope other bloggers get to reach out to friends as well.

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    1. Katherine: I would not go down under without visiting!

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