|At Robinson Point Lighthouse on Vashon Island with L-R Sally, Sandi, Deb, Linda, me (in the back),and DJan|
One of the pleasures of writing a blog has been getting to know other bloggers. Even though I haven't really met them, I feel like I have friends from around the world. It's a different type of friendship. We've shared details of our lives large and small, but each of us has been selective. None of my blog readers knows about my unsightly, hairy mole...oh, wait, did I write about that too? This weekend I have stepped outside my comfort zone and I am camped out in a delightful farm house on Vashon Island with five other bloggers. Five strangers who feel like old friends. If I were Agatha Christie someone would be murdered!
The journey here was the first adventure. The written directions said it was a 20 minute journey from the airport to the ferry terminal. We were equipped with printed directions from Map Quest and two iPhones...and still drove around in circles for an hour and a half before joining the mile long line for the ferry.
We arrived at the house that we jointly rented for the weekend and were immediately charmed by the location. The house is called Lavender Hill Farm. I write this from the covered porch overlooking the water. The scent of lavender wafts up from the field below. The sun shines brightly and Mount Rainier rises above the trees on the opposite shore. Conversation buzzes around me as my blogging pals catch up with each other. It's like we're long-time friends who haven't seen each other for awhile.
We all agreed to write something on our blogs about this weekend and link to each other. So check out my friends:
Sally at Retired English Teacher
Linda at Thoughts from a Bag Lady In Waiting
DJan at Eye on the Edge
Deb at Catbird Scout
Sandi at Flying into the Light
If an ax murderer gets me...question my new friends above!