Saturday, August 10, 2013

Meeting blogging friends.....

Today Gregg and I went into Washington DC at the invitation of Gigi of Gigi-Hawaii.  We met up with Gigi and her husband David, along with another blogging friend Dianne of Schmidleysscribbling.  Gigi's blog you can find here and Dianne's blog is here.


Gregg and I had arrived a little early and waited in the foyer of the hotel for a few minutes.  I was looking for Gigi to appear and I turned my head and there she was.  Of course I recognized her immediately and we gave each other a big hug for even though we have never met we have become good friends online.  I introduced Gregg and we walked to the hotel's restaurant where we met her husband David and also Dianne and her husband David in the restaurant.  


It was wonderful meeting them and very enjoyable chatting all the way through our meal.  Of course when that meal came along, the camera's came out.  


When I saw that they had Sticky Toffee Pudding on the dessert menu I told Gigi that it was a British dessert and we decided to share one, but I didn't take a picture of it.  You can, however, see Gigi's photos of us all here where she also shares their meal, along with our dessert.  In that post she also shares their day's activities.  


Thank you for a wonderful meal Gigi and David, it was great meeting you, and also Dianne and David.  Lovely to be able to chat as old friends would.  Good food and great companionship, what more could one ask for?


I took a few photos as we walked back to our car.  Across the street was the Consulate General of Brazil.  I took that for all blogging friends from Brazil.


Gregg is posing with the Democratic Donkey and Republican Elephant.  


Their story can be read here.


A great day today and thank you once again my friends.  Happy journey home!

17 comments:

Maria said...

Those animal figures are so curious and the food looks delicious!

Indrani said...

Nothing like meeting online friends! Looking great all of you!

gigihawaii said...

Denise, thanks so much for coming to dine with us. David and I had a wonderful time with all of you. Thanks again for your lovely gifts.

Elephant's Child said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed your blog meet. I am amazed at the friendships that are made here. Wonderful.

Kay said...

What fun to see blogging friends together. I'm so glad you all had such a great time. The photos are wonderful.

Mimsie said...

How wonderful to meet blogging friends. I remember years ago two of my penpals came to Perth and we enjoyed lunching with them. What a great time you all had and thanks for sharing it with me. Mimsie x

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Denise What a wonderful meal you all had. I would love to meet some bloggers someday. Thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, what a fun time meeting your blogging friends in DC. Looks like a wonderful lunch and great photos from your visit!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful pictures!Glad that you enjoy the day with blog friends!
Léia

Marie said...

What a delight to meet blogger friends...I'd always hoped you and I would meet when we were still in Va. But, it just didn't happen. I know we all feel like we know one another! :-) The donkey and elephant are cute.

Jane and Chris said...

Isn't exciting to meet blog friends! A lovely day out...and I noticed the Union flag cushion!
Jane x

TexWisGirl said...

really great to meet bloggers in person - and all the way from hawaii, too!

Leave It To Davis said...

What a wonderful time for you all! That food looked delicious!!

Jane and Chris said...

oops! I actually spotted a tote bag...it's still lovely!!
Jane x

Arija said...

oh so nice to meet people one has built up a relationship with over the ether. What a lovely time you all had chattering away like magpies.

Betsy Adams said...

Isn't it great to meet Blog Friends? They are friends for life!!!!!

I'm back after a big birthday week. Trying to catch up a little on my blogging.

Hugs,
Betsy

Kerri Farley said...

How FUN!