Friday, July 9, 2010

When Bloggers Meet

DSC00452So earlier this week I was reading the blog "Life with Nature Girl."  She was getting ready to go on a Disney cruise out of Port Canaveral.  Jill is one of those bloggers I consider a friend so when I realized she was going to be less than an hour from me with some time to spare, I jumped at the chance to meet her AND Nature Girl.
Their cruise got in on Tuesday and they had about 6 hours to kill at the airport.  Jill called me when they got on the bus to take them to the airport and Julianne and I drove to Orlando to meet them there.
She is even nicer in person if that's even possible. The adorable Nature Girl is just that ~ adorable and very well behaved.  I even met Jill's husband who really does exist!
I honestly don't remember who found who's blog first or how, but we've been reading and commenting on each others blogs for years now.   It is an easy friendship and we had no loss of things to talk about because we already knew each other so well.
Julz and I hung out at the airport for about 4 hours.  Orlando airport is a great airport with lots to do.  We wandered the airport.  I showed them the sleeping man in the glass box (freaky), we rode up the 3 story escalator(scary), we shopped at the Disney shop and the Sea World shop(fun).  We rode up the glass elevator and looked down at the fountain. 

 We had lunch and just talked and talked.  I probably could have stayed for much longer but we had to get back home.

I had a few days notice that I was going to meet them so I hit the sewing room and made a travel pillow case for Nature Girl,DSC00436 a tea wallet (with a mug) for Jill,DSC00445 and even a wallet for Jill's husband so he wouldn't feel left out.DSC08631
I honestly didn't expect anything from Jill ~ after all she had about an hour's notice we would meet before leaving for her cruise.  That didn't stop her though.  Jill made me this amazing Zentangle clip board.  I turned her on to zentangles a while back with this post and she's been hooked ever since.  Notice she put in a flamingo and palm tree for me.  Does she know me or what?  Even Nature Girl had her hand in this design.
Thank you guys so very much.  I feel so honored and I'm so glad I got to meet a fellow blogger and friend.


CritterLady said...

Wow! As if Florida itself doesn't have enough to offer, (including YOU!), the airport alone sounds like great enough reason to want to visit. I'm glad you were able to meet and enjoy each other's company face to face. I'm sure it was great fun. BTW, Barbara, it looks like you've lost some weight lately? You're really looking good! I need tips!

Miss Healthypants said...

Very nice! :)

Who is the the sleeping man in the glass box, by the way??

jillytacy said...

It was so wonderful to meet you and Julz! I felt like I was meeting with an old friend I hadn't seen in awhile! Thank you for taking the time to meet with us and for all of the wonderful gifts! I can't tell you how much it means to me! This was such a great experience!!! Anytime you want to come north let me know!