We Meet A Real, Live Cowboy!
As well as being a blogger I’m a lurker blog reader which means I sneak around the internet reading other blogs incognito. I’ve got lots of these lurkers going on and one of them happens to be a lovely couple from Montana who run their ranch in summer and snowbird (a lot of it boondocking) in the SW in winter. Janna writes a daily blog (something that always impresses me) where she takes some lovely pics of landscapes and her super-amazing quilts (she is quite the creative lady). She’s married to real-live 100% born-and-bred cowboy whom she met through a newspaper ad (the story is fabulous…if you ever meet them do ask to hear it all). We’ve never met except through blogland, so you can imagine my surprise when Janna suddenly announced that they were taking a trip to Oregon, in part to meet us!! How coool!!
A few blinks and a mere 2 blogs posts later (I swear) they were on the coast. Remember all those posts I did on careful planning & 150-mile driving & reserving summer campsites and all that business? Well, that don’t apply to free-wheelin’ road-loving cowboys. Just jump in the rig and drive until the asphalt no longer calls you. It’s exactly how these folks travel and it just goes to prove, yet again, that there is no “right” way to RV.
So Sunday night they show up in Bullards Beach, snag a spot and proceed to wander over to the beast with wine, yummy snacks and good company. Talk about full-service guests! As always happens when RV bloggers meet we connected right away and spent a lovely evening chatting. Mike is indeed a real, live gentleman of a cowboy while Janna is a simply lovely southern gal. Quite the fine combo. The next night their hospitality extended again when Janna made a fabulous dinner at their rig, including a smashed potato recipe that I’ve drooled about on her blog for months. We thoroughly enjoyed their visit and have made plans to pass by their ranch sometime next year and pay back the dinner (we promise you a full evening of wine & dine Janna!). Just another fabulous RV blogging event and great meet-up on the road!
P.S. Meetings are continuing in blogland and we have another rather exciting one coming up next month. Technomadia, a young couple whose blog we’ve been following since BRV (Before RV) have taken a hosting job at Cape Blanco. So not only will we be neighbors, but we’ll be hosting together too. Wheeeee!! We’re happy as pigs in a mud bath and have so many questions….Will Kiki accept us as worshipers? Can you really eat off their engine? Will we be able to control our drool when we see their lithium ion bank? Ahhh yes…twill be an interesting time, and I’m sure you’ll see a few blog posts to follow 🙂