Thursday 10 April 2014

After 17 years!

The internet has been around for a long time. 
For most of us it's just part of our daily lives. 
17 years ago, things like chat rooms and icq were the most common ways to talk to other people. Now of course there are things like twitter and facebook and google circles. 

You can get ideas, share information and look up anything from "best/worst vacation spots" to "the best chocolate cake recipe ever" And all things in between. 
We can see what is "trending" and sometimes we make new trends on our own. 

17 years ago I "met" a family in Australia. Over that time period we have watched each others families grow, cheered each other on. Shared laughter and tears. Shared the joys of watching our kids graduate and get married. Grandkids have been added into the mix. Pictures exchanged and yes at times we've used "snail" mail. 
The phone has been used and a real friendship has formed. 
Today my husband and I are heading to NYC to meet this couple in real life. 
I hate that term...real life. 
Like somehow the last 17 years "online" were not real. 
So finally this couple
Will get to meet this couple

And NYC will never be the same again :) 

And well...if we happen to hit a few junkin stores on the way there or back again...that's just a bonus :)


  1. Such a great story! It sounds like a wonderful time and how exciting to meet face to face after all this time.

  2. I LOVE it! Have a wonderful, wonderful time with your "real" friends! I hope you take lots of pictures and share them here-xo Diana

  3. Oh wow! That's so incredible - you all must be so excited about this! I really hope that the weather is good to you, and I'm sure you'll have a terrific time. :)