Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A very special vacation!

As some of you may remember, I recently had a quick trip to California for a visit with my sis.  I hadn't seen her for a couple years & her planned visit to my house in September didn't work out.  What I didn't tell you was that this trip was also to see my blogging buddy, Sue (scrumplescrunch) who lives in New Zealand!  We have become friends through our love of stamping & when I heard she was going to be in California I thought that was too close to not get together.  We met at Scrapbook Territory, thanks to a recommendation from Janet (jintyoo7).  My sis & I arrived first (if you knew my sister you'd realize how amazing that is--LOL!) & when Sue walked in it was as if I was seeing an old friend--not meeting a new one--& would you believe we both wore the same color?!  Sue's hubby & friends were also so warm & friendly--we all had a lovely lunch together after shopping.  Sue managed to safely bring me a gorgeous blown glass Koru fern from New Zealand, which you can see in pictures on her blog, as well as one of her handmade masterpieces.  It was hard to say goodbye--truly a special day I will always treasure!

The next day I got to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with my sister & her husband.  It is an amazing place & the weather even cooperated!  The pictures don't do it justice, but wanted to share some anyway.

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Sand dollars

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your week.



  1. Greta, I am so glad you and Sue were able to meet! How special it must have been! I told Sue already, I think it's so fun that you wore the same color! Great photos - thanks for sharing!

  2. Hello Greta
    I am so pleased that we were able to share some time together, I know I am repeating myself, but I truly enjoyed every minute with you. You have some wonderful photos of the aquarium, I shall be posting some pics of the trip also but not too many.... Linda took 360 photos!!!!!

  3. Wow, this is so great!! I bet you all enjoyed looking and chatting about stamps! So happy for your meet, Greta and Sue! Love your totally-unintended matching outfits! I know how this all feels, Greta, as I was fortunate to meet so many stamping/blogging friends over the years! They are the best!

  4. What fun Greta to meet with Sue. Isn't she just lovely as is Linda, her friend. How incredible you both wore the same colour. Your trip to the aquarium looks fun too. I so wish I could meet up with some of my US bloggy friends... I keep hoping!

  5. What an exciting time you all had - the beautiful smiles say it all. Fantastic photographs, Greta :)

  6. Oh Greta what an amazing experience you had!! It's too funny that you both wore the same color outfits- even your sister had a little turquoise in her top!!! This online community is such a blessing and I'm so glad you had the opportunity to meet Sue face-to-face!!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics!!!

  7. Isn't it wonderful to have so many friends around the world...this is the best little hobby ever! Your meet up with Sue looks so full of smiles, surely you made some happy memories. Next time you are in California head a little farther south and I'll show you around my favorite places.

  8. What a wonderful trip, Greta! So special when we can meet blog friends IRL. Thanks for sharing the pics!

  9. How wonderful that you got to meet Sue, the photos of you look amazing, looks like you had a lot of fun in the craft shop!

    The aquarium photos look fab too, I hope you had a wonderful time with your sister.

  10. Such a wonderful trip to be able to meet up with your sis and Sue, Greta! Lovely photos and thank you for sharing and hope you had a wonderful time!

  11. Greta, how wonderful that you got to meet Sue, and also visit your sister. Your sister looks just like you. Thanks for sharing your FUN photos.


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