One of the first bloggers to follow me and visa versa, was SALLY of Salmagundi.
I started blogging in late 2007
and I think SALLY started in early 2008.
SOOO, we feel like we have "come a long way" together.
On our vacation thru New Mexico and Colorado, Sally and I made plans to meet.
I was so excited...I've only met ONE blogger in my long blogging career. :)
We were in CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO..
that's the historic mining town, nestled in the beautiful mountains behind me.
SALLY lives about 50 miles from Cripple Creek so, I called her
and she told us how to come to her town.
MAYBE I didn't follow her directions real good..
I don't remember her saying that we would travel
A DIRT ROAD for 30 miles or so...
and many of those miles were just wide enuf to pass meeting autos...
and SOME only wide enuf for ONE car.
There were places where 'angles fear to tread' and 10 to 15 mph was
the top speed.
OK,.....I KNOW....it's a TUNNEL....thru A MOUNTAIN....
solid ROCK....FALLING ROCK...???
Since I'm a tad bit claustrophobic, I wasn't looking forward to going thur this tunnel
since I had no idea how long it was.
"O, Sally....what I had to go thru to get to you !" ♥
hahhaaa....not a long tunnel at all.
Of course, when Sally told us to look at the map and she gave other clues how to get to her town,
we simply took the wrong road.
After all, we are such airheads.
but we were late and they already had lunch with their grandson...
so we all met at
and they had tea
while Mr. Sweet and I had a nice, filling lunch.
We were running behind schedule but decided to go with Sally and Bob to their pretty house for a little more visiting.
The above photo isn't very good....dark restaurant and shooting into sunlight behind them...
but Sally is adorable and Bob is a HUNK...!!;>)
They have been married 56 years, I believe she told me.
Sally is an awesome quilt maker...
just take a look at all those beauties behind her...
so colorful and warming in her pretty home.
She's a great homemaker.
She loves antiques, anything to do with her family, and she is so talented in many ways.
She has the most beautiful antiques...and Bob is so handy with his tools to transform
olden things back to beauty.
Also, I found out for the first time that Sally is an author...
4 published books, I believe, about quilting.
Bob has a beautiful yard and garden.
These hydrangeas made me
GREEN with envy..
so beautiful and I've never been able to grow them.
The guys didn't stop talking for long...
and Sally and I knew so much about each other thru our blogs, it was like meeting up with an old friend.
A blurry photo but wanted you to see where she blogs...
in a pretty room with books and photos and all kinds of family LOVE shows everywhere.
(I dropped my camera on our trip and most of the photos have turned our fuzzy.....new camera on the way. )
♥ ♥ ♥
Thanks so much, SALLY and BOB, for your sweet hospitality.
We loved meeting you and seeing your beautiful home...
even if I DID have to come thru a deep, dark tunnel....!!!