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Friday, July 10, 2009

Visit with Blog Friends


Since George and I started Blogger in January, we have been fortunate to have met several blogger friends in person. Yesterday, another wonderful couple came through Crossville (on their way home from a Nashville vacation). We met them at Cracker Barrel and enjoyed a long, leisurely lunch while getting to know more about each other. It's amazing when one personally meets a blogger whom they have been blogging with for awhile, they feel as if they have known each other all of their lives. That's the way George and I felt when meeting Tom and his wife.


You may know Fishing Guy Tom (check out his blog HERE), but today I want to introduce you to his gorgeous wife. I know her name, but since Tom doesn't use it on his blog, I'm going to call her Nana (which is what her grands call her). Anyone can read Tom's blog and will know how much he adores his wife. She is not a blogger ---like we are, but she does have her own 'blog-of-sorts' since she works with college kids --who think of her as their Mama. She recently retired from fulltime work---but she will continue to work with her students on a part-time basis (which I'll bet will be more fulltime than part-time since she LOVES her job and is really good at it).


Tom (Papa to his grands) and Nana have been married for over 40 years and have four children and eight grandchildren. They live in Kent, Ohio. We had a wonderful visit---and we hope that they will come back to Tennessee OFTEN!!!!! Above is a picture of the four of us --taken by one of Cracker Barrel's employees, who wanted to know all about us!!! Below are a couple more...







Our friends at the table at Cracker Barrel









I enjoyed meeting these two wonderful people. I hope that our paths will cross again soon.


If you ever have a chance to meet a blogger friend in person, DO it!!!! It's just so special!!!! Blogging has given me the opportunity to meet so many nice people.






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We have four precious baby Bluebirds in our nestbox now. These cuties are about 2 days old--and SO tiny. Sorry for the not-so-good picture. I tried to crop it so that you could see them larger--but it was too blurry. This is the 2nd brood for this year, and we hope they'll go for three --like they did last year!!!!! OH--how I love my Bluebirds!!!! And I think they like it here too!!!


George and I are headed to North Carolina (near Asheville) to visit his son and grandson (along with his girlfriend and her son), who are vacationing in the Carolina mountains from Florida for a few days. We'll be out-of-pocket this weekend---but will blog again on Monday morning.


Have a great weekend.
Hugs,

53 comments:

Rose said...

Have a good visit...and you are right, Fishing Guy's wife is beautiful!

Abe Lincoln said...

You look like fun, Betsy and it looks like they had fun meeting you guys. Nice to see people meeting. And at the Cracker Barrel no less. My favorite place to eat, I think. Nice photos too.

♥ Kathy♥ said...

Looks like you had a nice visit with fishing guy. If you and George ever come through the eastern part of Oklahoma let me know!!

Jayne said...

How fun to meet more Bloggers! I think you must hold the record Betsy! My second brood has now fledged. We'll have to wait and see if there is a third. Be safe in your journeys to Asheville.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Nice to know about you both meeting them, and having a nice time! And, about bluebirds too :)

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amelia said...

Have a great visit and I love your bluebirds. The only blue bird we have here is the noisy bullying blue jay!!! Pretty but not a nice personality!!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I've been lucky to meet a few of my blogging friends and I have to say- IT'S THE BEST!

Jamie and Randy said...

Betsy have fun! And while you are there you may as well climb chimney rock to see the falls!--Randy Oh! Oh! Don't forget to eat at The Hop. Jamie and I popped in but our timeing was off so we didn't get to meet any of Frances from Fairegarden's family.

mkreider said...

I've never met a fellow blogger in person though I almost feel like I have. Tom Has introduced me to memes which has enhanced my blogging life. I'll bet they were fun to be with!

Shellmo said...

How fun you got to meet Tom and his wife! I see TWO beautiful ladies in those photos.... :-)
Have a safe and fun trip my friend!! Hugs, Shelley

Darla said...

This is just so wonderful Betsy. They do look like a nice couple, I love Tom!!!

The Incredible Woody said...

Looks like you had a wonderful visit. I agree - if you get the chance, meet your blog pals in 'real' life. I have been so blessed by all the wonderful people I have met through blogging.

I hope you have a nice relaxing trip to the mountains.

Peggy said...

we are having great weather here in NC..enjoying your trip and be safe.

Susie said...

How nice that you guys got to meet more bloggers. Looks like you had a nice time.

Have a safe trip to NC.

Arkansas Patti said...

How wonderful that you got to meet your bloggers. What a happy looking group. You definitely attract great smilers. Only problem I can see is that all your meetings are around food and with as many blog friends as you have--Oh my. No wonder you all hike so much.
Have a wonderful visit in NC and we will see you Monday.

Snap said...

How wonderful to meet Fishing Guy and his wife. (Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite places.) Have a wonderful time while you are away. We'll be waiting for pictures! :D

Mary said...

You are really getting to meet the bloggers this year! Wonderful to see Tom and his wife. Lovely bluebird babies, too.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

What a nice meeting ! Like you said, so much to share and get to know each other more :) I've not met any blogger, as yet.

Busy Bee Suz said...

You should start getting a discount at cracker barrell with all the business you bring in!!!
have a fun visit this weekend!!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Very kind of you to meet up with the two of us as we travelled across Tennesee. We had a great time sharing a meal with you and George, of cource I felt like I alredy knew you. You can make some great friends through blogging.

Tammie Lee said...

How fun that you are meeting some of your blog friends. Blogging really is a wonderful way to connect with folks!

Diane said...

You two DO get around. I'm catching up with your posts but in the meantime, have a great trip.

Dirt Princess said...

How fun!

Joy said...

What fun! Bloggers are the best. I hope to meet many of you in person along the way.

Joy

Dianne said...

Please take another picture of the baby birds when you return so we can see how they've grown. Have a wonderful trip!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a treat it must be to meet another blogger in person.Have a great weekend.
Blessings,Ruth

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice photos of Fishing Guy and Nana, Betsy! I had no idea that George is so tall. Or is that the rest of you are small?

Gundo vom Haus Sevens said...

Great story about your meeting. Have fun in Asheville this weekend - coming back for Bele Chere in a couple of weeks??

Jane

Grammy said...

That is wonderful he has a great blog.

Neal said...

My wife and I are going to stop in sometimes if we get a chance. You guys going again? :) You're gone more than you're home...I'm jealous. :)

Janie said...

I enjoyed seeing pics of Fishing Guy and his lovely wife. Sounds like a great visit!
glad to see the bluebirds are keeping you entertained with more of their young!

Vicki ~ FL said...

How fun to meet in person. We can see by the picture you all had a great visit......

Leedra said...

Cracker Barrel just seems to be the place to meet blogging buddies. I am sure it was a great visit.

Tina said...

How nice you got to meet FG and his wife!! That must have been a fun experience...and you did get some nice little pixs there, Betsy!!
Hope you have a great weekend with your son and grandson..wishing you lots of sunshine!!

Dorothy said...

How great to meet Fishing Guy, Tom and his lovely wife!! I bet y'all had a lot to talk about!

Lola said...

It sure is great to meet blogger s. It's like you have known them for ages. I met 3 back in April. It sure was fun.
You all be safe. Have fun.

Nina P. said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all! I love the little nestlings! Safe travels and a fun filled trip ahead for you and George. Love and Light, Nina P.

Kelly said...

Betsy! Yeah! You've met another blogger. You are a very popular girl. My parents are heading to Asheville as well (although later in the week). They are going to stay at the Biltmore before moving on to an artist's town ...somewhere (I forgot!). Have fun!

SquirrelQueen said...

That is so wonderful that you got to met more blogging friends. It looks like everyone was having a grand time.

The little ones in the nest are so cute, I can't wait to see them after a few days.

Have a great trip,
Judy

dot said...

Betsy, I've just about quit blogging. I just ran out. lol
How nice that you got to meet Tom!!I've seen pictures of his wife before and she IS very pretty. Love the shots of all of you.
Hope you have a wonderful trip!

marmee said...

betsy,
you guys never stop do you?
i admire that you do so much. glad you got to meet more wonderful bloggers. have a great to in the mountains.

Daisy said...

It must have been great fun to meet some more blogger friends in person. Sounds like you had a great time. I hope you are having a good weekend. :)

Tricia said...

You got to meet Fishing Guy! Very cool! I'd love to meet him, too!
Sounds like the 4 of ya'll had a great meeting!

Michele said...

It really is nice to meet friends... I wish that I could meet you two in person... I think it would make for a really nice visit for sure!

Nance said...

Looks like the four of you really enjoyed meeting each other Betsy!
I have met two friends already too in person and we felt like we've known each other for years! It was fun ...!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What a sweet day and wonderful visit..m.

bookbabie said...

You live in a good location to hook up with vacationing bloggers, how fun!

Bird Girl said...

Never a dull moment for Betsy & George! I am so happy that you hooked up with more bloggers! And such nice pictures of you all!
Your bluebirds are doing so well - not the case in my yard this year :-(

Judy said...

Hi Betsy, You all sure do get around! I bet you had a ball with your blogging friends. It sounds like so much fun and they are an adorable couple. The little birds are so cute. Have fun on your trip.

Elaine said...

It must be so much fun to meet up with blogging friends. Maybe I'll get to do that sometimes. :)

Kcalpesh said...

Must have been wonderful meeting the blog friends! :-)

Leedra said...

Looks like you had a great visit. Love the 'toothless' photos. Oh, I also like the one of you and George with the blue ridges behind you.

Denise said...

How wonderful, such a lovely post and looks like a very happy meeting. I would love to meet up with my blogging friends one day.