After 5 weeks of traveling, it's hard to know where to begin. Even though I took my laptop with me, intending to blog often, it just didn't happen.
But because of Instagram, I still had a very lovely blog related encounter.
So, that's where I'll start.
Leesburg Town Hall
I was in Virginia to visit a friend who left Kuwait in June after 8 years of elementary teaching.
Me and Marisol in Reston, VA.
Little did I know that just a short distance down the road in Leesburg, there was Lisa of the blog An Abundance of Projects and Plans a/k/a @smile_bam on IG.
Once we realized we were in the same vicinity, we scheduled a coffee date.
Lisa suggested Shoes, Cup & Cork which had been a shoe repair shop for 80 years until the cobbler retired in 2006.
The restaurant has a very quirky interior reminiscent of the building's past, where the shoes on the wall let you know which bathroom to use.
She had pecan pie, I had apple, and we talked for nearly 2 hours straight.
Of course, we bloggers love to give gifts.
No picture of what I gave, but I received the softest, most colorful yarn and a very pretty crocheted doily that she said reminded her of Virginia flowers in the summertime.
I think she's right (and I'm sure the guy who saw me taking this photo probably thought I was pretty weird).
It's always a delight to be able to meet a blog friend in person.
Thanks again, Lisa!