When Blog Worlds Collide

25 03 2010

Today was a momentous day, I finally got to meet one of my readers and fellow bloggers; Rhonda, of At Random.  Rhonda is also an Australia, and the last two times she has been in Seattle I’ve been back in Australia.

But, not this year.  This time we finally got to meet in person.  Sadly time was limited, but I have to admit that I was thrilled to meet someone who has been reading my blog for almost 4 years, and who I’ve communicated with electronically via my blog, her blog and email.  Rhonda, you’re even lovelier in person, and it was a pleasure and a privelege to finally meet you.

Initially we’d arranged to have brunch, after which I was to drive her to the airport for her flight back to LAX commencing her trip back to Australia.   The day started fine, I was up early, got into Seattle with plenty of time to spare, so sat in the car for a short while listening to the stereo, only to have the car battery die.  Murphy’s Law.

Fortunately I’d managed to park right outside the hotel, and AAA (Like RAC in Australia) arrived in 20 minutes, so it wasn’t long before we were back on the road.  That’s the first time that’s ever happened to me, and I hope the last, as instead of having the car “jump started” I had the battery replaced totally.  One problem solved.

Of course after the disconnection the radio required resetting, I have the code for that.  I don’t have the code for the GPS which apparently also needs to be unlocked.  Doh!  Fortunately I knew where I was and how to get to the airport.

A few laughs ensued, and we had plenty of time to talk while we toured quickly across the 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington.  I don’t think Rhonda was too impressed when I pointed out that I’d seen a documentary that displayed in the event of an earthquake that the bridge would rock, sheer and sink to the bottom of the lake.  Sadistic story telling timing on my part. 😉
Needless to say that trip was one way and we went around the lake rather than across it to get to the airport.

So overall, and a day of new connections (in person) and adventure.  The fun never ends here. 🙂

Rhonda, travel safe, thanks for the Tim Tams, and please keep in touch.

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2 responses

29 03 2010
Rhonda

I was *so* pleased to finally meet you too! Thanks for the ride to the airport and the wonderful tour of the Redmond/Microsoft area. And your cats are just GORGEOUS, though I think they already know that…

1 04 2010
Craig

Ditto, and you’re very welcome. 🙂

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