A wonderful weekend!
Chris, (see his blog site by clicking here) a friend that I’ve known for about six and a half years, but only in two dimensions, finally visited me from Texas this weekend… I had the most incredible time! It’s so neat to know someone for so long, but finally get to hug them in person — and feel an instant connection. There were no uncomfortable moments, no awkward silences… the whole experience couldn’t have been any better. (Other than it was too damn short!!)
When Chris arrived on Thursday afternoon, we got him to his hotel down the road from where I live, and then immediately went out to watch the horror show they call hockey at the Shark Club — mind you, we didn’t really watch the game very much as we were too busy yacking and laughing. Afterwards, Deetria (aka the Chick with the awesome hands — she’s my massage therapist and very good friend) caught up with us and we headed over to the Foggy Dew to play a little music trivia. That was halarious because Chris is employed at a radio station, so he cleaned up, prize wise!
Friday morning, we caught up for breakfast and nursed our hangovers… and then drove downtown to meet up with Tammy for coffee. I’m a little ashamed that I didn’t take more time out of that afternoon to show Chris more of the city, but we just didn’t have time! That evening, we picked up Lisa and headed out to the Giggle Dam to take in their dinner theatre. That was sooo much fun! We laughed ourselves silly until almost midnight. I’m glad we worked that evening into the visit!
Our last full day, Saturday, was busy too. I finally picked up Chris around noon for pasta, after we both lazed the morning away trying to get more energy for the day ahead. We then drove out to Maple Ridge so that Chris could see a different side of the lower mainland, and we spent a few hours catching up with Lisa and Aaron in their awesome backyard. What a beautiful day, weather wise! Saturday evening, we took the skytrain down to Commercial and caught up with my brother and Diane to celebrate her upcoming birthday at the Latin Quarter. She’s halarious, and we had fun with her and the rest of the gang there to join in the festivities. Afterwards, we went down to Yaletown so that Chris could meet my friends Jason and Zoë — poor Jason was so tired after working a long day, and was a good sport in entertaining us instead of just collapsing in bed.
And… then he left. Chris was flying out of Seattle, so it meant early morning goodbyes this morning before he had to rush off. I’m really happy he finally made it to Vancouver — I thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and hope he makes it back here soon. I’m going to miss him!
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