Monday, June 18, 2012

Lunch with Del!

Del and I have been cyber-friends for a few years.  I enjoy reading her blog, and her photos of southern Cal, most of them only a few miles from where I spent my teen years.  I drool when she posts pictures from her sizable collection of art quilts from all over the world.  And I drool more when she posts about eating at southern Cal restaurants, especially my long-time favorite Rutabegorz!

So I was thrilled when she wrote me that she would be driving through Utah, and wondered if we could meet.  I was in Reno when she was heading north to Montana, but home when she was driving back home to Placentia.  So last Friday we met for lunch, and I had a wonderful time talking with her and enjoying a great lunch.

I thought and thought about where we could eat, and then my daughter reminded me about a place she took me to lunch once- La Jolla Groves.  Perfect!  We both had a salmon salad- a lovely moist filet on baby greens with a fruit salsa.  Yum and yum!  We split a piece of lemon cake- and I got a picture of both Del and the dessert.

Isn't that a fantastic Rayna Gillman scarf she's wearing?

It never ceases to amaze me how the internet has broadened our horizons.  I have been able to get to know people from all over the world, see artists' work that otherwise would not have been possible to see, and learn from some fantastic artists.  This was a simply delightful afternoon spent with another quilt lover and artist, made possible by the marvels of modern technology.  What could be better!


Debra Spincic said...

How Fab! I agree-the Internet has really changed my life too.

Gina said...

It really is amazing how the internet has allowed us to expand our world!

Renate said...

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! You must have had quite a bit to share if this wa the first time you met face to face.