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Monday, August 24, 2015

FRIENDS

My trip to Wisconsin and Minnesota has been just wonderful.  Over the weekend I went to my 60th high school class reunion from Aquinas High School in La Crosse, WI.  Stayed with a friend whom I've known since kindergarten - went thru elementary and high school together and then both of us eventually became library media specialists.  We don't see each other that often but when we get together it's like we've never been apart.  It was fun to see everyone from my class (218) but our numbers are dwindling and I was sad to see so many not in good health.  But we had many laughs and shared so many memories.


Linda, me, Jayne
Then yesterday I drove to Rochester MN where I met Linda and Jayne from the Hero Arts discussion group - and even tho we had never met personally it was like we'd known each other for a long time.  Had lunch at a lovely restaurant and managed to sit and talk for about 3 hours.  Stampers don't have a hard time finding something to talk about!!!

When I left Rochester, I took a wrong exit from I-90 and had a drive through the scenic countryside of southeastern MN.  After winding my way (no GPS on my car - also no phone service from ATT in that area) I finally found my way to Caledonia where my daughter-in-law lives - really was in no hurry and it was a beautiful day for driving.  Today Maria and I are meeting my sister-in-law for lunch and probably will have another 3 hour lunch.  Then it's back on the road tomorrow to Lincoln, NE.

Have a busy week coming up, but hope to get a few cards made - thanks for stopping by today.  Betty

20 comments:

  1. You have been busy indeed! Glad you're having such a nice visit betty!
    Thanks for sharing

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  2. how cool! glad you had fun even though you got turned around a bit. I love my gps!

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  3. Great meeting you in person, Betty!! And a fellow Cheesehead, especially from my hometown, is always a long-lost friend. Add that to card-making and we're BFFs for sure! Sorry you got off track heading to Caledonia - rural MN can be a challenge without a map or GPS! Thanks for all the fabulous crafty items - can't wait to use them. Hope we can get together again soon!!

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  4. Betty sounds like a wonderful trip and you all look beautiful! I will be flying to WI mid October to see my aunt and a visit to a special event at a nearby church. Haha cheesehead, I guess I have been one for a long time .

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  5. What a fun road trip you're having! Maybe someday we'll all get down to Nebraska to see you! :)

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  6. Sounds like you've having a wonderful trip!! Save trip home!!

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  7. So nice that you all were able to meet! Sounds like good and fun!

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  8. That is so great that you three could connect like that! I think you are right about stampers always having something to talk about! Creative minds are always working. Enjoy the remainder of your trip!

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  9. What great fun Betty--all those beautiful smiles tell the tale:)

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  10. So glad you were able to meet and eat! I've had the pleasure of meeting Linda several times, as my DDs both go to school in MN.

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  11. So glad you were able to meet and eat! I've had the pleasure of meeting Linda several times, as my DDs both go to school in MN.

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  12. That sounds like a very nice trip. How cool for you to meet some HA friends in person! Sounds like you had a great visit.

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  13. That sounds like a very nice trip. How cool for you to meet some HA friends in person! Sounds like you had a great visit.

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  15. What a great photo, Betty! Sure wish I was there chatting with you girls...I'm sure it was great fun!
    I'm so glad you had a chance to spend time with your childhood friend, and went to your 60th class reunion! Way to go!!!

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  16. Sounds like such a fun time Betty!

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  17. Sounds like a bunch of fun Betty~ Thanks for sharing. Great picture.

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  18. How FUN! And even though you got lost..you stil had a great time..that is wonderful! I hope to meet some of the Hero Gals when I go out to Simon Says Stamp CREATE in October!

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  19. So happy that you enjoyed the reunion and even got to meet Linda and Jayne! Thanks for sharing, Betty!

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  20. What a wonderful time you had Betty :-)
    Fab photograph. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Linda at a Scrappiest a few years ago and you're absolutely right about that feeling of "kindredness"!

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