|Pat aboard the Kalmar Nyckel|
Just a momentary (like three days) "pause" in my blog postings folks. I apologize for any cause for concern or worry. But I'm back now, a little tired but ready to take up the harness again and get up to my usual speed.
The cause of my pause was the arrival of a new friend from Toronto, Canada. His name is Pat and he is a delight. I've met so many nice folks through my blogging. I can't quite figure that out because back years ago when I first ventured on the Internet to meet people (through personal ads) they were, without exception, embarrassing disasters. I don't know what it is with blogging but so far everyone I have met through my blogging have been wonderful folks.
My first contact with Pat was a few weeks ago when he commented on one of my blog postings. I forget which blog posting and his comment but I just happened to be on the computer at the same time so I answered his comment as I do all my commenters. He answered back immediately saying "Oh, you're there!" or words to that effect. I said "Yes, I'm here." Then we went back and forth for awhile, just talking about blogging in general (I think, Pat will correct me if I'm wrong).
|Me and Pat at our first dinner at Cafe Azafran in Lewes - vegetarian plate!|
Since our conversation went on for a while I asked him if he had an Apple product and he said he did. I said "We could talk on FaceTime." He didn't know how it worked but he said he would try it. Before we knew it we were talking on FaceTime.
We clicked right away. I liked Pat immediately. I was especially impressed with his minimalist home which I could see in the background. We talked about his minimalist house (800 some square feet) and he told me he was also a vegetarian.
Pat is a very interesting man.
Not only is he interesting; he is intelligent, witty, humorous and, oh did I mention.....cute. What's not to like?
A few days later he mentioned that he would like to visit Delaware for a week starting last Friday August 16th. Great timing because I would be off work for the next six days. So we made Pat a reservation at the Hotel Blue (no room at my inn) and Pat was on his way in his little Fiat.
|Pat checking for a leak in his Fiat in the Hotel Blue parking lot - everything was all right, just air conditioner condensation water dripping off|
He arrived late Friday afternoon. There is a funny story about how I met him for that first time but I'll tell that in my next blog posting. But that's where I've been the past week, entertaining Pat.
|Pat at Nectar yesterday for breakfast - his last day in Delaware|