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Monday, November 3, 2014

Have You Ever Met a Blogger in Person?


Terry, from "My Journey With Candida," is visiting me. 
 She only had to mention 2 little words (elk hunting) to 
entice her husband to pack the pick-up and head for 
Montana. While her husband hunts, we are having a 
blast doing crazy things, such as hunting for
fossil rocks. I can't drive by a rock pile without Terry
saying, "Stop the truck" and she's out poking around
in a rock pile. We've been to ghost towns, casino 
hopping, mountain climbing and Terry saw her first
live cattle drive. What fun having her here and showing
her my part of the world. 


Our Halloween costumes. Manzi on the L and Terry in the orange wig
Terry poking around in a fossil rock pile. That mountain went straight up
Some remains of Marysville ghost town
Another ghost town tucked away in the Elkhorn Mountains


Have you ever visited in person with a blogging buddy?

73 comments:

  1. That sounds fantastic, and it looks like you guys are having so much fun! I've met a couple blogging pals in person, but haven't gotten to spend that much time with them. I trust you'll be having elk on the menu in the near future...?

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    1. Susan
      I didn't touch a piece of meat for 35 years and now once in a while I may eat a thimblefull. Oldies need a little meat protein once in a while.
      Lucky for you to meet someone in person too. You feel like you already know each other.

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  2. Love the pics. Yes, I've met several bloggy buddies in person. One in Greece!

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    1. Karen
      You really pick the romantic spot to meet your bloggie buds.

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  3. Looks like you are having a grand time indeed. Visited a NY blogger bud years ago, was a great time.

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    1. Pat
      You meet your bloggie budd out of your country too. Ha I'd like to meet everybody. Woulldn't that be a trip....... I mean all at one big party.

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    2. Had an idea for a party in hawaii once, but that make everyone broke lol

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  4. I've been fortunate enough to have the same blogger buddy visit me twice--the first time with her whole family. When her husband asked her what she wanted for her birthday, she told him she wanted to meet fishducky!!

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    1. Fishducky
      Sorry, somehow I missed your post. When I was younger, I'd hop on a plane in a minute and travel, who knows where. That's all changed. You are one lucky gal, being someone's birthday present. LOL

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  5. Wow, Manzi. What a lovely experience!
    No, I've never met any blogger in person. Not yet, but I may have the opportunity to meet a blogger friend in the future.
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful photographs.

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    1. Julia
      I hope you do get to meet a bloggie person in the near future. I'd like to meet you too. We could dance up a storm and not even come in out of the rain. LOL

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  6. Oooh how much fun it that!!! I haven't had the opportunity to meet anybody yet. Some have passed through the KC area, but normally I find out about it afterwards...and normally they're just passing through. So much fun for you guys!!!

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    1. turquoisemoon
      Yes it is fun and we walk around 3 niles every day too. We have 5 favorite walkig spots to choose from. We had a WOW of a time on Halloween. We dressed as prisoners and went to casinos and actually met up with another prisoner. All on the chain gang. LOL

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  7. How neat---getting to spend time with a blog friend. Hubby and I have met about 18 or more of our blog friends. Amazing how these friends become LIFETIME friends immediately... So glad you and Terry had a great time together...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Betsy
      That is amazing to meet that many bloggie friends. It's so intriguing to see if their real personality matches what you think you have gathered about them online. :You and your husband have sooooo much fun together. Great to follow.

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  8. No. Never met another blogger. One day I hope. It appears you're having much fun!

    I gotta say, those black and white outfits would look more fitting methinks on a chain-gang! :))

    Oh, and the poor elk :(

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    1. Wendy
      I guess that is what or where we were supposed to have originated from. On the ole chain gang.
      I take it that you must be vegetarian. I was for 35 years but it's time I ate a little protein once in a while.n

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  9. I've met two blogger friends. One I had known for years before we met on line. Always nice to met someone you feel like you know, but have never met.

    Blessings and Bear hugs.

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    1. Rob-Bear
      Brave blogger to met a real live bear. I'd meet Rob-Bear too. It's kind of shocking and shy when you first meet. But we warmed up soon..... like

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  10. I have met 13 and I'm working on 14. A few have been to my home and I've gone to a few lunches and several dinners. Most have become my good friends outside the blogging world.

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    1. Dear JJ
      I was thinking meeting at your house and bringing my dog, cat and chickens. Don't worry, we wouldn't stay for more than a year.

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  11. Never, not many people in my circle live anywhere close. And my city is not a tourist town either.

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    1. Adam
      We will all have to descend upon you and yell, "Surprise." Haha

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  12. Not yet. But when I win $1,000,000 next year we'll all meet up where the sun keeps shining and the sand is hot!

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    1. Blue Man
      Are we all going to Bora Bora next year? Dang, why didn't it happen 50 years ago when I was still a babe in a bikini????

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  13. They sound like delightful guests. Enjoy your month looking at your area through another's eyes.
    I did meet one, it was just for lunch but it was so comfortable. It was more like a reunion than a meeting for we all ready knew a lot about each other.

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    1. Patti
      Reunions can be a meeting of joy. I love reunions, kind like our class reunions where everyone diets like crazy before they go.
      "Seeing my area through another's eyes is a very honest way to put it. I keep thinking, this would be boring, etc. but she seems to find delight in a lot of things that I always take for granted.

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  14. It is always a double delight to met someone you seem to have so much in common with.

    Did someone say rocks, oh, my!!!!

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    1. Gail
      Oh, are you also a rock hound? I am too, but Terry has me beat. I think their truck will bump along the highway on the way home from all the rocks she's found. Haha

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  15. I've had the pleasure of meeting two for just a short time. One was in San Antonio taking a course. She drove down and I took her out to eat and past the ranch. Only three hours, but it was nice. Another was a man who put some of my poems in his book that he wrote about a dry land turtle I had in my blog. It was only for about an hour because he and his wife had their two grown sons with them and had so much to see here around San Antonio. I could have met another but I wasn't able to entertain for three days with my health and age. Would have liked to.

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  16. Paula
    It sounds like San Antonio is a hot spot for meeting bloggers and perhaps sight seeing. I've never been there, precisely and I've only bee to Texas once. I recall it was terribly windy and my car was covered with tumbleweeds.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  17. No, I have never met up with blogger friends. San Antonio? Always wanted to go there...

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    1. Susan
      I'm sure you will meet a blogger soon, as I contemplate my crystal ball. Shades of the Innersanction.

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  18. Dear Manzi, it looks like you've had such a great time together! Me not, never met a blogging friend in person yet. Oh ghost town!! Are these really-really exactly those buildings from the Wild Wild West?? Cool! I've watched a movie recently, 'Back to the future', and there were some wild west scenes... now it's even more exciting to see such houses clicked by you!

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    1. Zara
      I hope you someday soon meet up with a blogging buddy. It feels like you already know the person.
      We have a lot of ghost towns here in the West. The towns sprung up when a new mineral strike was discovered (mostly gold) and when the vein ran dry, everyone left the town and the buildings stood there like ghosts. Many have been preserved as historical sites but even at that, the buildings need some repair and attention or they would just fall down. That is what is happening to most of them and it's a shame to see them decay.
      Helena, the city I live in has a colorful gold mining history. This town survived and is the capital of Montana but none of the original buildings have been saved. The original street names are still the same and I love to walk along those streets and imagine what it once looked like
      I saw the "Back to the future" movies. They were a trip. ha

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    2. Dear Manzi, you know that I'd love to meet U, but we are in the opposite sides of the globe... and i even hadn't a chance to meet any of my nears!
      Thanks for telling more about ghost towns, interesting! :)

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    3. Zara
      If I were younger and the world was all peaceful, I'd hop on a plane and go anywhere but alas, all things have changed. I would love to meet you and visit your country. I guess we'll have to settle for this. Some days I just love everything and everybody and this happens to be one of them.

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    4. You are right... and even though now it seems difficult, that's such a great goal to strive for! ;)

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  19. Hey Manzi-
    I think you might already know that I have met Robin of YOUR DAILY DOSE when my husband had business in Atlanta near where she used to live. It was way more comfortable than I could have imagined. I went to a Dr.'s appt. with her and I hate doctors but we still had fun!

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    1. Jasmine
      No, I didn't know you and Robin had met. I bet that was a fun meeting. When most people meet, they go to lunch, you two go to the doctor. LOL I met her on facetime..... if that counts....haha

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  20. Hi Manzanita .. looks like one great party time you had together ... and yes I've met a couple of blogging buddies - just makes so much difference meeting up in person ... as well as continuing to be blogging buddies ...

    Fun times you had .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary
      After meeting a blogger in person, I imagine your future correspondance takes on a new meaning. Terry and I had been talking on the phone for a couple of years so we already had a more personal relationship and it just felt natural when we finally saw each other face to face.

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  21. Dear Manzanita, I have visited with a blogger, one much, much younger than I and we found that we had the same sense of humor and that we both enjoyed life and living! Like you and Terry, we talk on the phone frequently and share our lives. Meeting her has been one of the great gifts of my late 70s. Peace.

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  22. Dee
    That young blogger must be in high school because you are only a very "young seventy." LOL oops, I just read you said late 70's. I didn't know you are that old.....but you are still young seventy compared to me.

    The above is all teasing. I am sooo happy that you met this young blogger in person and you expressed the meeting with so much warm emotion. One of the great gifts..........that has a very special meaning to you. We meet so many beautiful, warm and funny bloggers . Often I hate all this electronic stuff but then I think of all the amazing people I've met and that is ONLY because we do have this blasted electronics that drives me crazy from time to time. LOL

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  23. You gals sure had loads of fun from the look of it.

    Yup, I have met up with some bloggers friends too and we sure did have fun

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    1. Small Kucing
      I think the fun comes because the bloggers already feel as if they know one another. I'm happy for you meeting up with some bloggers and enjoying the experience.

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  24. As Jasmine pointed out we met when I was still living in GA--and horribly pained with migraines. She only had a brief period of time we could meet and I had a doctor appt scheduled, so she went with me. She is just as wonderful in person (actually more wonderful in person) as she is on her blog. We enjoyed a wonderful conversation... never ran out of stuff to yammer on about, which was awesome!

    My mom and I have met JJ and Carol multiple times, usually for a meal. The last time we met at his home and went from there. He and Carol are top-notch people and we always have engaging conversation with them. In fact, we are planning on meeting for lunch again in December. I am looking forward to it!!!

    You and Terry look as though you are having a blast!!! I hope that the fun goes on and on and on.... :)

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    1. Robin
      That's a true blogger friend..... going to the doctor with you. Can't beat that. I bet you two did have a great conversation. Ha
      I had heard that you met JJ and I know that would also be a scintilating conversation. Lots of neat places to go in Florida, too.

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  25. It does look like you gals are having a blast. It's fun to visit people, and it's fun to have people come visit! I have never met a blogger before, though Theresa and I have come sort of close (we've been to the same amusement parks around the same times). Someday. :)

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    1. Rosey
      Remember, I had suggested you join us..... still not too late. Haha

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    2. I'd love too! I'd even dress up in a jail costume, lol, but the kids have school this time of year. Drat it anyway. ;)

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    3. Rosie
      We were at a casino on Halloween night and there were many dressed in costume. There was another guy in a prisoner suit just like the one I was wearing. Terry's was a dress, so she was the girl and mine was long pants so I was the guy. The other prisoner guy was a little weird, he kept saying he wanted my cap because my stripes were horizontal and his were vertical. LOL

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    4. Sounds to me like he was flirting. :)

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    5. Rosie
      Boy, that would be a first in a long time. LOL

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  26. Yes I did meet a blogger in person...and we are now engaged to be married :)

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    1. Keith
      I guess it can work as a matchmaker too. LOL Sometimes the universe has diverse and mysterious paths for us first to travel if we are supposed to meet.

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  27. I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

    BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN!

    www.boycottamericanwomen.com

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    1. Anonymous
      Actually, I agree with you but I think you are referring to the feminists and remember not all women are feminists. Of course there are plenty of feminists outside of America too. In my opinion, the feminist movement is/was responsible for creating the namby-pamby man because they have been emasculated by the hard-core feminists and they no longer know their role in this gender entanglement.

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    2. I HEARD about this guy!
      He sounds like an angry elf. Shame he goes under the cowardly "Anonymous."
      Personally, I love women. Without them, I'd have to be gay.
      Not that there's anything wrong with that.
      For instance, if I was a woman I'd be (besides one ugly broad) a lesbian. I just cannot imagine canoodling with someone with five o'clock shadow.

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    3. Al
      Yeah he definitely has a problem but I don't like the loss of feminity sported by most women these days. They kind of create angry elves like this guy. Nobody knows their role anymore.

      I can picture you stumbling around in 5 inch skinny heels. You know what we used to call those shoes only I can't say it here. LOL But if you both have 5 o'clock shadow , do you not get the whisker burn?

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  28. Good Morning Belva..... What a long, long few days. Man are we ever beat.
    We are flying back out to Montana at around 3 our time. Supposedly we will be there around 7 ...so hopefully I will see you tomorrow.

    By the way.... thank you so much for being such a great tour guide. I have so much fun with you on our little excursions

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    1. Terry
      I bet you got snowed in today. I had a lot of snow to shovel. Yuck

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  29. I think it would be fun to meet up with some bloggers. Yourself, most definitely. :-)

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    1. Susie
      I want a snazzy pink bike like yours, only I could never keep up to you.

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  30. I've never met a fellow blogger, although I would like to. If I was still in the Navy, it would be more likely since I traveled a lot. Then again, if I was still in the Navy, I probably wouldn't have time to blog.
    In any event, I think I'd be a disappointment.
    Then again, my blog has a picture on me sitting on a curbside toilet. People would probably say, "Well, HE'S no surprise."

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    1. Al
      Hahaha Well if I could have a bloggers party in person, you'd get one of the first invitations. You and I would most likely spend the time talking politics and history.

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  31. Passing through Montana; virtually of course

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    1. Barn and Beach
      We welcome people passing through.

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  32. What a great time! I've met one blogger in person. And I've met a few writers in person who I've later become blogging buddies with. I love the aspen leaves in your header :)

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  33. Carol
    It's a familiar feeling when you blog with someone you've actually met.
    I wish those leaves were just beginning their journey to growth in place of a journey to a big long sleep. LOL
    That tree is an apricot tree in my front yard. Some years it produces to the brim but this year, nada. It all depends on if we get a late freeze.

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  34. I have met some wonderful bloggers and really cherish the experience. I plan to meet up with Linda Reeder next year. That should be fun!

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