Monday, January 24, 2011

BBS friends and other strangers…

We had an very unusual and interesting afternoon today.  We had visitors from people that we never met in person before and yet, we had such a great time and wished that the afternoon would never end. 
Poley and Sharon Ann arrived first.  I knew Poley from a camping forum for about 6 years.  He and Sharon Ann camp with their RV in a nearby town, so we thought it would be a great idea if we meet in person after all those years.
Bobbie and Ted arrived next.  Bobbie and I met approximately 20 years ago, before the Internet was really public on one of the local BBSs (Bulletin Board System).  We kind of stayed in touch for a long time and there were a few years in between, when we didn’t hear from each other.  We then got in touch again via Facebook.   Bobbie in the meantime moved to Toms River, yet we still didn’t meet in person.  Bobbie and Ted spend every winter on Treasure Island, FL and now we finally had the pleasure of meeting them today.  We all were sitting by our camper when Cookie and Larry from another campsite came to join us.  Cookie is from Erfurt, Germany.  Later in the afternoon Judy and Tim came over too.  They are volunteers here at the park.  It turned into a great party with Jello shots, chips and dip, wine and beer.  Life is good!

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