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Meeting a Facebook Friend

Our friendship started in September 2010, with a few comments on the photograph of a sparrow.

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The photograph of the sparrow is the work of Christopher Cochems, who I met via an online photography forum.   Christopher lives in California.  We have not yet met each other in person.  I hope one day that Bob and I can meet him.  Christopher inspires me each day in my own photography with his beautiful photographs.

The Internet makes the world such a small place, doesn’t it?  Two women who live in Pennsylvania, a little more than 100 miles apart, run into each other while commenting on a photograph of a sparrow posted by a man who lives in California.

Cathy and I became Facebook friends on September 30, 2010.  A little more than 2 years later we met in person.

Yesterday morning Bob and I met Cathy and her boyfriend “Ducky” at The Westline Inn, located in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest.  We traveled together from there to Kinzua Bridge State Park, where we walked out on the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk.

EB035099 4x6Cathy and “Ducky” on Kinzua Bridge Skywalk

What a cold and windy day it was!  The temperature was around 34 degrees at the time we visited Kinzua Bridge State Park.  We saw our first snowfall of the 2012-2013 season.  There was even enough snow for “Ducky” to make a snowball.

Kinzua Bridge Snowball

“Ducky’s” comment at the end of the video was: “That’s a long way down!”.

A young man asked if we wanted a group photograph.  We agreed quickly.

EB035101 4x6Bob, Cathy, “Ducky” and I at Kinzua Bridge Skywalk

We returned to Westline Inn and enjoyed a lunch of grilled chicken salad (Bob and I) and crab cakes (Cathy and “Ducky”).  Service was a little slow but well worth the wait.  Our lunches were very good.  The relaxed atmosphere allowed the four of us to get to know each other better too.  It was wonderful to meet Cathy, after being Facebook friends for so long.  We talked about getting together again.  I believe getting together again is a strong possibility.

2 Responses to “Meeting a Facebook Friend”

  1. Betsy Adams

    So glad that you all met… Meeting blog or FB friends (like you and Bob) is just so very very special…. Hope the four of us meet again soon!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. cathy poole

    Hi Linda. I really enjoyed how you wrote about our meeting, what you said and the pics. Great job as always.. I couldn’t believe it had been 2 yrs. since we first became fbook friends. I am so grateful that we did, as I loved meeting you & Bob. It was a special day that will live in my memory always. I talked to Ducky and told him how good the pics were and that you were going to see we got some to frame and he was excited about that. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness but especially for your friendship. It will be interesting to see where our journey goes.

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