In my previous blog post, I shared with you photographs of chainsaw art. Although the art was amazing to see, attending the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous was not the highlight of my day. The highlight of my day was meeting Gretchen.
Gretchen and I knew each other only in cyberspace, until yesterday.
Gretchen and I
Gretchen is a fellow blogger. She discovered my blog via a photograph that I had posted of Warren, PA — my hometown. Warren isn’t far from where Gretchen lives. Gretchen and I began exchanging comments on each others’ blogs. You may find Gretchen’s blog by clicking here. We became friends on Facebook. We talked about getting together for a cup of coffee one day. That day came yesterday, when Bob and I attended the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous. We didn’t have a cup of coffee. We did, however, enjoy walking among the extraordinary works of art at the Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous as we began bonding our heretofore cyberspace friendship into a real-life friendship. The bonding process continued, as we shared lunch at Patalano’s Place II, a local Italian restaurant.
Gretchen, I am so glad that our paths crossed on the Internet. Bob and I both were happy to make your acquaintance in person. I am looking forward to our next meeting!
You may read Gretchen’s account of our meeting by clicking here. You may view some of the photographs that Gretchen took, while at the Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous by clicking here.