So… I’ve never actually seen snow fall for reals. Frozen rain in action and the aftermath of a snopocolypse, yes. Legit snow, no. Let’s just say it was a super nice breakfast surprise.
I finished with the presentation team just in time for lunch, so I parked myself at Barry’s until Lauren was able to meet up. I don’t know much about snowy weather, but espresso under a gloomy sky sure did seem like something one should do.
Oh and cookies. Lemon finger cookies for dipping. Those should be done too.
When Lauren arrived we ordered some super tall sandwiches and tried to cram six months of catching up into a lunch-hour. Impossible, but we did our best. We both left the table amazed at how incredible the blogging community is. If it wasn’t for blogging, Healthy Living Summit, Facebook, and Twitter… Would we ever have met? Would we have been given the means to keep in touch? Luckily, we don’t have to go there because we were given the means and we did keep in touch. And as excited as I was for HLS was last year, I’m looking forward to HLS 2012 even more (like a million times more) so I get to see this lady and my other roomies again!
After lunch, I got back in the rental car for the inevitable road trip back to Portland. I dreaded another two-hour drive, but I made the most of it by soaking up the mountainous views and catching up on phone calls with Florida friends.
And you know, of all the drives I’ve driven, I have to say that this drive was the most scenic. If only I had brought my good lens, a couple of spare hours, and someone else’s patience, I would taken a few detours and had myself a photographic adventure!