'less you can catch a new one that's
fit to make an old one out of.
-Sarah Orne Jewett
A little sappy I know, but this so describes the way I felt on Friday night ...
when I had dinner with Becky from Where Life Takes You , her husband John, and Tyler ... the cutest short guy I've met in quite a while.
We met at Legal Seafoods, a place that Becky was eager to go to, it seems that it originated in Boston where she's from. The food was good and the company could not have been better, all in all a great choice.
The intuitive parents that they are, they must have know that Tyler's attention span would be relatively short at the restaurant, especially after an all day adventure at Lion Country Safari, so they invited me to pack my bathing suit and head back with them to the Embassy Suites on Deerfield Beach after dinner, so we could swim with Tyler.
It's been raining here for well over a month, Friday night was no exception but we stayed in the pool for a long time anyway. It was very interesting to talk face to face with someone about the goings on here in J-Land.
Yes ... we did talk about many of you as if you were among our closest friends, and you are in a way. I love this community and it's so much fun getting tomeet a few of you.
After we dried off, Becky and I sat out on their balcony overlooking the ocean and continued talking and talking and talking, while John and Tyler kept each other entertained with video games ... BTW, Tyler is quite the video game champ even at 3 1/2 years old.
It was such a laid back and low keyed evening, I can't think of one thing I would have rather have been doing than hanging out by the ocean, creating real life friendships with people I've only read about here in J-Land.
It was nearly 1:00 am by the time I finally left, I could have sat there and talked all night. BTW ... Tyler was still going strong. They did head back to New Jersey yesterday, one more reason to start thinking about a trip to the Jersey Shore. Three other good reasons can be found Here, <- Here <- and Here. <-
I've been really busy lately and it's been very hard to keep Rain updated, I miss all of you and have plans to do a little catching up.