Sometimes in this big ol' blog world it's nice to shrink it down a bit...
trade the virtual for reality once in a while. I met my first blog friend in January,
and she has become one of my dearest friends. So after many exchange emails, I was excited to hear that craft extraordinaire, Sarah Tucker, would be joining in on her hubby's business trip in Asheville to come and meet me!
We met downtown at Asheville's famous Tupelo Honey.
It was delish! Sweet potato pancakes?? UMMMM sure! I also love how they serve everything with biscuits here. By the time I eat a biscuit, I don't want my food...I'm too full! Must find some balance here. Moving on....
Sarah and I are two creatives trying to balance kids, husbands, blogging, crafting, and other activities. She's also planning on homeschooling her young brood of boys.
We chatted on and on...well, as well as we could with 5 kids :)
This was a multifunction trip for Sarah. Her hubby was here on business and she has family all along the way to Asheville. So her parents rode along so they could visit family too.
Her parents were the sweetest things ever! I loved them!
They got me more acquainted with the lingo and the culture, as I still am in a foreign country in my opinion. :)
After breakfast, Sarah and I walked the kids down the street to a craft fair.
We had a chance to browse and talk about future meet-ups. I think we may have a few tricks up our sleeves, Sarah and me :) The kids watched the crafters and bonded.
I love how kids do that so quickly.
She left back to Raleigh Saturday afternoon, but before she left Sarah came and joined me on a little junking trip. Great way to end a visit!
I loved meeting Ms. Sarah...the perfect example of a Southern Belle :)
So as far as virtual and reality coffees go, there's a time and place for both of them.
Meeting a blogger in real life is just the coolest. It is a bit match.com or blind dating-ish, but it's terrific all the same. I went into it knowing I was meeting either a new friend or an acquaintance, and I'm happy to say that she is definitely a new friend.
PS: Downtown Asheville is super cool and crazy...and cool. I loved it there!
Thanks for sharing a virtual coffee with me talking about my real life coffee.
Who knows...maybe your new best friend is reading your blog right now! :)