I was so excited about meeting her that I could hardly sleep the night before…I was also a bit nervous and kept telling myself that there was nothing to be nervous about…but you know how that goes…and as it turned out, there was NOTHING to be nervous about.
There to greet us when we first arrived was PUP, Rachel’s dog…He was doing his business in the neighbors yard. *G* Rachel soon made her appearance and we were introduced to Rachel’s husband.
We spent a wonderful day with Rachel and, my husband being the talker that he is, even found out that Rachel’s brother is married to a long time friend & co-worker of his. In fact, I think that Jimmy and Rachel know many of the same people.
Rachel & I had already discovered through our blogging that we had something in common when she recognized some of the pictures that I had posted…and we soon discovered that we had worked in the same hospital, at the same time, although we had never met each other.
You asked for pictures…so here they are.
Rachel took us to a place called Haney's, where we bought some freshly made fried peach & apple pies. It was surrounded by orchards of apples & peaches...and I have to say that those fried pies were delicious!
This is a picture of Rachel...and that's me peeking from behind the tree. Rachel took Jimmy & I to a lovely restaurant called the Harbour Restaurant, and this tree trunk was coming up through the floor of our outdoor dining area. As Rachel said in her post...we were the only souls brave enough to eat outdoors with the temperatures soaring in the 90's. It wasn't bad though because the deck was covered and there was a slight breeze blowing in from the lake.
Rachel is such a kind and caring person that she travels to this old abandoned farm everyday, with a sack of cat food, to feed some wild strays that live here. This was the first stop that she made on her way to showing us the sights.
Jimmy and I had a wonderful time and we had so much fun exploring some of the hidden treasures that Rachel took us around to see. We hope to see our blogging buddy again soon.