I'd had a pretty early start to the day getting both Ellie and Wilbur ridden and came to lunch straight from the barn....I figured this crowd wouldn't mind my Sunday Best e.g. dirt smudged breeches.
Pulling into the parking lot I saw a gaggle of gals pulling up chairs and I just knew....these were my people. In fact, as though by some sort of weird apparition, it looked like everyone was wearing riding clothes. Nope. Just me.
When I spotted Karley, it was like seeing an old friend. After all, I'd been following her blog for 3+ years and we've always been like ships passing in the night at various horsey events but never actually had the chance to meet.
Olivia brought everyone a goody bag of horse cookies, tagged with her very own DIY screen printed mule- awesome and so thoughtful!
I definitely had a 'small world' moment when Nicole and I realized that we use the same *equine* chiropractor- a perfect reminder that I needed to get Tina back out!
I hadn't known about Kat's blog prior to the meetup- excited to read about her continued adventures with Holly! There were some new additions to my reading list and it was so nice to put faces with blogs! I was one of the first to leave (thinking that booking a 4pm appointment against an 11:30am lunch was safe) and we had easily gabbed for three hours!
And of course L has a knack for bringing everyone together and making great conversation. She has promised me a visit to meet Ellie and Wilbur- I'm holding her to it!
My takeaway from this adventure is simply....when can we do it again?!? What a great group of ladies!
Clockwise from front left:
Incidents of Guidance
A Horse is a Horse...
Avid Blog Reader and FB friend
Zen and the Art of Baby Horse Management
DIY Horse Ownership
A Enter Spooking
There in spirit:
Cruisen in Stilettos
Pony and a Payday
Now, that's the Spot
BEST LUNCH EVER!!! This community is so cool!ReplyDelete
It was definitely an awesome experience! I hope everyone can meet up again :DReplyDelete
Wow, what a great crowd!ReplyDelete
Look at all those beautiful faces!! How fun!ReplyDelete
Oh thank goodness you LABELED EVERYONE. I'm still over here trying to put names to faces, I only managed about half. Lots of fun meeting new folks!ReplyDelete
Great to meet you. I'm glad you liked the treats. Thanks for linking everyone's blogs.ReplyDelete
Oh this looks like so much fun!ReplyDelete
Ooohhh so fun !!ReplyDelete
Aww, I feel the same way about you! Thank you for welcoming an avid blog stalker into the mix :P We should totally try to get together some Sunday, I'd love to meet the exquisite Ellie and wonderful Wilbur!ReplyDelete
So sad to have missed it - but DEFINITELY coming to the next one!!!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad I chose socializing over sleep, it was great meeting people with different backgrounds. I couldn't believe how fast time went!ReplyDelete
Ah what a blast! I want to make a trip to the bay area now!ReplyDelete
So much fun! I would have been in riding clothes had it been a week or two later :) can't wait for the next one!ReplyDelete
So awesome! I have yet to find any bloggers in my area... if you can even count me a blogger anymore. How behind am I?!?! Haha!ReplyDelete