My dear wife Karen and I kept the Sesuit Harbor Cafe in our hip pocket, an ace in the hole if you will on the Traditions List for our pre-tourist rush June week in the Happy Cottage.
The setting on the Bay screams Cape Cod.
Boats and beach and dunes and birds and sun.
And outdoor picnic table to savor the lobster or fish or anything you wish from their written in chalk on a board menu.
This is where we wanted to take BloggyVille’s best group leader in psychotherapy, Boston’s own Ann Koplow. Yes, the writer of The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally drove to visit we and Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle Saturday, our next-to-last day in her home state, and so I thought this would be a great place for us to eat lunch.
Ann pulled into the driveway at the dot of noon, her iPhone app Waze pulling through perfectly.
Ellie B was enthusiastic in her greeting after the humans all shared hugs for this first face-to-face encounter after two years of faithful daily commenting on each other’s blogs, but heeded in my order not to jump on Ann because she just had serious surgery. Ann smiled because she knows how much I tend to give orders.
We fell into easy conversation about our blogs, about our lives, about this, that and everything. I thought to ask at last if she liked seafood, since we were going to eat at a marina cafe and all. Sure thing.
Ann rode shotgun as I drove. She got a kick out of Karen helping me affix my bib so I could attack the cracking and eating of my lobster.
We laughed as the two blogger in our party of three jumped up and took picture of our surrounding with our phones.
You will see her shots by clicking the link above. Her eye is always toward wordplay and intriguing connection.
We stopped at an intown dessert shop on the way back to the Happy Cottage, good for fuel for another hour’s worth of conversation in the backyard.
I was sad when Ann said it was time for her to drive back to Boston. First we needed official photos of each other to top these simultaneous posts, something worthy of us both netting our first Freshly Pressed post. That was worth a good chuckle. Ironic, anyway.
So there’s the woman with the special heart, our Ann who shies from putting the focus on her full facial image but always gives her all in spirit and knowledge and humor, an amazing 895 days in a row as of this morning’ post.
I had no worries that we’d get along in real life. Then came the bonus day in the Happy Cottage. I like Ann Koplow even better in person than I do in BloggyVille.
Have you read Ann Koplow’s blog yet? What’s your favorite aspect of The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally? Who have you met in real life from BloggyVille, and how did it go?