My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What are the chances?


We were waiting at the JFK airport for our flight to Sweden when we were tapped on the shoulder to discover our dear friends from Centerville!  How fun to reconnect at the airport.  The story gets better - we were on the same flight because they had been bumped (sorry for them - yay for us).  Then, we learned we were staying the same night at the same hotel in Sweden!  We spent the evening together in Old Town in Stockholm, Sweden.  We laughed as we have tried to get together and schedules haven't quite worked in our own town but across the world we were able to pull it off.  Love them and what a fun way of connecting to start off our trip.

Funny note - just before we met up with them I realized I hadn't packed any make-up.  What could I do but just not worry about it -- side benefit for not using a mirror, right!  It was pretty nice - I may leave it home next trip :).  


9 comments:

Grandma & Grandpa said...

That is amazing to connect with friends when you're clear across the world from home! Glad you've had such a wonderful time. That's a trip we'd love to go on along with a re-run of Denmark.
I'm sure you look beautiful with or without make-up. You could get away with it! Love you, Loye

GOOSE said...

That is indeed amazing! I live near a place called Centerville, wonder if it's the same place.
Blessings,
Goose

Lydia Criss Mays said...

It's a small world after all is playing celebratoraly (is that a word?) in my head. What a wonderful, unique experience!

Becky said...

Goose - that would be amazing! We are in Utah -- where are you??

JanicefromMilwaukee said...

Well, with your smile and nice complexion, it doesn't seem like you even need any makup! Sometimes a natural colored lip balm can do the trick. :) How lucky to run into friends on your way around the world.

Becky White said...

Hi Becky ,
My name is also Becky,I too write a blog and own two yellow labs.We seem to have a few things in common!I love your blog and recently posted it on my main page blog roll where my favorites ones are listed for others to check out.
http://dogstwentyfourseven.wordpress.com./ I write about all things canine.
I also put you on the Facebook page for my blog and since yesterday 55 people have checked it out :) I actually discovered your blog through the Murray and Clive blog in Ireland.I recently wrote about this special pair.
You have a super blog that I will continue to follow.Thanks for being a great inspiration to so many. Best Wishes Becky White

S.DAY said...

Glad to have you back home!

Fran said...

Now that's a coincidence and a great one at that!! How fun! I've noticed that we have more success with last-minute get-togethers than if we plan something for a month! Go figure!

Mimi said...

What a great way to take a vacation from make up! Some women may have gone out and bought all new everything; it's refreshing and wonderful that you just went without. I love it!