I took this picture from the inside of a monastery on a little island outside of Mystic, Connecticut.
A Bonus of Blogging:
I’ve been following Big Al’s blog and he’s been following mine. Recently, after discovering that I live in Virginia Beach, Big Al, a Virginian himself, proposed that we get together next time he and his wife, Patty, came to town. Because we travel so much, we’ve missed a couple of opportunities, but this past weekend we finally met.
Al and Patty invited my husband, George, and me over to their house for a glass of wine and snacks before the four of us went to dinner. I could tell from Al’s writing that he and his wife were going to be people we would enjoy, but we couldn’t have imagined how much we would enjoy them our first visit. As we talked about our families and life experiences, we were delighted to see how many things we had in common.
I told my daughter, another blogger, about our meeting and how well it went, and she laughed and said, “Blogging is like a dating service for finding friends.” She is so right. Maybe we should call it Blog.com. We’ve lived here for three and a half years and have not been able to make any close friends. It’s so hard when you start over at our age. But now, through blogging, we’ve made instant friends, ones whom we know will become dear to us very quickly. And the bonus is that they are moving here in June. I love blogging!