to spend time with a (not so) near and (so very) dear friend: I am short on words and long on true blue love.
this was the first time lori and i 'met' in person, but not the first time we laughed and cemented the hands of friendship. I am most fortunate to be her friend.
lori was the most gracious and best human being, hostess, tour guide, companion, and friend anyone could ever hope for. I was sad to say goodbye.
And Chuck and Owen and Kimberly: thank you so much: a total pleasure.. .
The following is copied (okay, stolen) from Lori's blog but of course I had to add my two cents:
we had fun times ten! (times a thousand). there were visits to stearns wharf in santa barbara (the most beautiful and serene views), the zoo (did you know certain monkeys have blue balls? forgive me for being graphic, but OMG!), the mission, summerland beach cafe, cafe luna, the corktree cellars (we are both very skilled at eating, drinking, talking, giggling, and snapping photos of eachother and everything around us simultaneously). we went to the seal rookery (stunning) and beautiful nursery's and garden's (how many--3? 4?), we ate hotdogs at the hotdog cart (and sat on our very own kindness rock, aha ha ha buffy) and rode the kiddie train at the zoo (we were the only adults not accompanied by kids). we dined on enchilada's and lobster macaroni and cheese (not together!) (with chuck, who is a fantastic wonderful guy). we spent a blissful hour at summerland's sacred spaces (very sacred and very special, sf) where the gift of this shawl came from). we went to the beach, the marsh, and up the foothills (for the views) (we went everywhere!). and we talked, laughed and talked some more. (hahahahahahahahahahaha) it was a good good (good good good) time. isn't blogging wonderful we kept saying?
thank you, lori graham, my friend. Until next time,