Who says you can’t build real friendships online? Since hitting the road, Jim and I have been lucky enough to build friendships with some of our favorite Internet superstars, some of whom we’ve actually met in person. Finnegan was the first. Then came Heidi, Matt, Sara and Bella, Sami, The Big Dog, and now Rhodester and Coffeesister.
This week while leaving Los Angeles, we stopped in Palm Springs to meet this couple, who we’ve been following online for many months through their blogs. Rhodester’s blog is funny and witty, with commentary on everything from stupid humans to stupid jobs. Coffeesister’s writing takes on a deeper tone, and is spiritually uplifting and thought provoking. These two have always seemed so intriguing, and knowing that their town was on our way back to New Mexico, we just had to see what they were really all about.
We met them for breakfast, and they were so much fun to chat with! There they were, two perfect strangers we’d never met in person, yet we knew so many details about eachother’s lives through our blogs, that meeting up with them was like hooking up with old friends. We had so much to talk about! Three hours later, we finally realized that our waitress had given up on us, and our voices were getting hoarse, so it was time to split.
One of the few downsides to being on the road, is not being 100% certain we’ll ever see some terrific people again. We’d like to think we will, but really, when might we ever be in a place like Hoven, South Dakota again? With these two though, we are going to make a real effort. They are so real, so down to earth and interesting, that we just have to meet up once more, somewhere down the road.