One of the greatest pleasures of traveling are the people one meets. Traveling is not just seeing the sights and checking them off on the want-to-see-list, its finding the stuff of life -- great people doing engaging things in interesting ways. Way back in March, at Capitol Reef, we met Melanie and Martin. Perhaps it's knowing a vehicle like this must have interesting owners or perhaps it was eating apple pie for breakfast together the next morning? Who knows, but we felt friendship behind these strangers' faces, exchanged contact information, and made promises to meet again.
Then we followed one another's blogs (Our Alaska Aventure). And then, after miles and miles of road, this bad ass jeep (The BAMF), heading south from Alaska to San Francisco, swerved to Langley. Look who ended up in our driveway.
|Melanie & Martin at Fredley Home|
An outstandingly fun rendezvous on Whidbey Island, to be followed by a California rendezvous, when next we head south.
|Brad, Yessi, Dianne, Ed, Fran & Martin|
|Yessi, Dianne, Ed, Fran, Martin & Melanie|
"A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face."
~ Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter