Sunday, July 1, 2012

Saved by Allison and Craig!

See this picture? That's me and  Allison of Life in the Slow Lane.  I live in California. She lives in a small town in Spain, yet here we are together. Isn't that amazing! I love meeting blog friends in real life. They always turn out to be just like you would expect from their blogs - only more so! Allison is sweet and funny and so relaxing to hang out with.
Plus, she and her husband Craig saved the day for us. They were in Barcelona to watch their talented daughter graduate from college (with honors mind you), and she arranged to spend a bit of time meeting up with me on our first day here. By the time we got together, my family and I were four lost sheep, feeling completely frazzled because we could not locate the apartment we were renting in Barca and had been standing watching the pouring rain, thunderstorms and hail for several hours.  Well, Craig got on the phone and sorted everything out, while Allison and I and the kids relaxed and chatted. It was exactly what we needed! Maybe blog friends are actually angels . . . it sure felt like that today!  Thanks Allison and Craig for coming to the rescue. And for taking the time to get together for a drink. Next time, we'd love to host you in the Bay Area!
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I'm exhausted from the traveling, but I will be 'round to read the Stories from Storytelling Sunday soon. And I'll pick a winner of the stamps from the Organisation Blog Hop and post that tomorrow.

19 comments:

Margi said...

Sounds like you are having great fun and YEAH Craig for saving the day!

Sandie said...

I so hope to meet up with some of my distant blog friends one day. It certainly is amazing that you got together with Allison and Barcelona is one of my favourite places. I am hoping to revisit and take my husband one day. So pleased Allison & Craig sorted out your apartment difficulties, hope you have a wonderful stay.
I'm not sure if the Bay Area refers to San Francisco, if so, that is another of my top favourite places and I definitely want to revisit one day if I can!

scrappyjacky said...

Love the photo....and so pleased that not only did you manage to meet up...but they saved the day as well. Hurray for blog friends!!

heart.hearth.home. said...

Lovely that you met up with Alison and they were able to help with your rental. Have a wonderful time in Barcelona. It's a great City.

Alison said...

So glad to hear the sun is shining today! I don't know about angels, but we were certainly glad to have helped...and I have no doubt we will meet up again! Have fun!
Alison xx

Jimjams said...

Yay for bloggy angels - shame about the rain and thunderstorms - hope the rest of your trip is trouble free!

Melissa said...

It's so exciting that you are getting to meet so many blog friends this summer! Glad everything worked out.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Aw! This picture makes me SOOO happy, Rinda. I'm so glad you got to spend time with Alison, and happy that you had some locals to help find your way. That sounds like quite an adventure.

Yay for blog-friend-angels! xo

The Mann Fam said...

It's wonderful to see the world made smaller through friendly and helpful blog friends. Hope your journey continues to carry wonderful surprises for you.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

How great to meet up with a fellow blogger!

Jo Murray said...

It's a bonus to actually meet a blogger from the other side of the world isn't it? Glad you were sonn safe and dry.

Karen said...

It sure looks like this is turning out to be a great trip!

Irene said...

Hey cuz,you have the best blog friends. Keep safe and enjoy the rest of your trip.

Gloria said...

That's wonderful that you are meeting blog friends. You look very happy. Enjoy the rest of your trip. I would love to go to Spain some day. My great grandparents were from Spain.

Cheri said...

So happy for you for the opportunity to meet up with blog friends - and just slightly envious too!

Gem's Crafts said...

Oh how lovely that you got to meet Allison, and how kind of her OH to sort out your apartment :)

Gail said...

Oh I'm so glad the 2 of you got to meet up and so great that they got to help with your rental. It is so amazing that you can be thousands of miles from home and find friends.

Becky said...

So great that you could meet up and that Craig was able to help you out :-)

Sian said...

Wonderful!