Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Traveling Bells

Last Wednesday morning hubby and I packed the SUV and headed toward South Lake Tahoe to meet up with the Traveling Bells. They hail from Georgia and have traveled much of the world.

I've known Sandy since around 2006 (blogging buddy), and we met her and her husband on a Carnival Bloggers Cruise in February of 2011. When she told us they were going to be in South Lake Tahoe we were in.

We arrived at their Moho mid-afternoon and had a glass of champagne after some hugs and then I got to pet the kitties. Missy was more interested in napping, but KC loved being scratched. Both of them are adorable. We made plans for dinner at seven and hubby and I were off to Harrah's to check in and get settled.

We met Dick and Sandy in the hotel lobby and went to the Forest Buffet on the 18th floor for dinner.
Image Credit: Harrah's Lake Tahoe

We spent a great deal of time catching up and then it was time for pictures and calling it a day. I'm so happy that we got to celebrate our birthdays by reconnecting with good friends. Blogging has been so wonderful for me because I've met so many bloggers. When you get to see each other again it's even more special. Thanks for the birthday gifts and the wonderful dinner Dick and Sandy. We love you both.


Image Credit: Virtual Tahoe
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  1. Sounds like just the kind of break you needed after the workout Seymour and Element put you through (both of whom are grounded at present). Happy Boithday!

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    1. I figured you ground the both of them. You need to be nicer to Seymour though. He took a beating because of Element, Julia and Mary Granite. They took him for a horrible ride. :)

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  2. We used to live in South Lake Tahoe (on the Nevada side). It is so beautiful there. I am glad you got to meet up with other blogging buddies. You two are awesome.

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    1. It is indeed beautiful there. We spent Thursday visiting Carson City and Virginia City. Lovely day. :)

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    1. It was hooray and then some. I finally got to love on their kitties too. :)

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  4. Well, that sure sounds like such a fun visit. And what a gorgeous place to visit. Glad you had a good time.

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    1. We had not been to Tahoe in years. Will probably be years again. I don't gamble much, and hubby doesn't gamble at all. :)

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  5. It's always good to reconnect with good friends! Glad you had fun! :)

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    1. It was indeed lovely Rocks. We had a nice time. :)

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  6. I had no idea they had cruises just for blogger - I bet that was a lot of fun. Sounds like you had a wonderful time reconnecting.

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    1. I think they still have the bloggers cruise. Carnival does that cruise. :)

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  7. Happy birthday! So wonderful to meet up with your blogger friend and spent great time together. Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you Nancy. We had a great time visiting. :)

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  8. I'm so happy that you were able to beet Sandy and Dick and had a tremendous dinner and evening. I meet Sandy on the Breeze on Carnival Bloggers Cruise in February of 2012. I wish I could have met you at the same time Sandee. I was there and took a photo of Sandy with Bee when we all had our black shirts. I think it was our last day at sea. That was a great cruise with John Heald.

    Have a great Tuesday Sandee & Zane. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. I wish we could have met too Paul. We won't cruise on the big ships anymore. That last cruise we took was awful. Never cruise off the west coast. :)

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  9. Sorry,I meant MEET not beet. Sorry, sorry, sorry.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. I knew what you meant Paul. No worries. :)

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  10. what a lovely visit you had! Big hugs to you and Zane!

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    1. It was indeed Kathe. Big hugs to you and Russell. :)

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    1. Good times indeed Joe. :)

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  12. How fun! Lake Tahoe is such a beautiful place right now!

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    1. It sure is. Warm during the day and downright cold at night. :)

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  13. Glad you had a great time at lake Tahoe with your blogger friends!
    Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you and you have a great day too. :)

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  14. Sounds like a lot of fun. I really liked that buffet the last time I was there.

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    1. We were there on Italian night. Pretty darn good and the view is even better. :)

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  15. What a fun place to meet and renew acquaintances.

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    1. It was indeed Jan. Very fun place with lots to see and do. :)

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  16. Never have been to Tahoe, but have been to Vegas many times and always enjoyed my time there---yep, I love the gaming tables and the slots. So did my wife!

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    1. Vegas is huge compared to Tahoe. It's still fun though. The draw for us is the lake. :)

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  17. Sandee, what lovely photos! I think it is great to be able to meet a fellow blogger! I have a fellow Facebook and blogging friend who lives in Ireland, and we have been online friends since 2002!!! No, we have never met, but she and I have been having online Skype video chats weekly for the past several months and I feel as though I have met her! I just don't have the money to travel (and neither does my friend), but we feel happy and blessed that we can communicate via Skype, so it is like sharing a cup of tea with each other. It is great.

    I am so happy for you that you got to do this, I think it is fantastic!

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    1. How lovely Linda. What a fun thing to do to connect with a friend from Ireland. :)

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  18. Okie Dokie, 'fess up. How much did you lose?

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    1. I gambled about 30 minutes on a dollar machine and won $120.00. I'm not much for gambling. We spent a fortune on lots of other stuff though. :)

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  19. I hope if I'm ever out your way or you're out mine, we get to meet up! Sounds like a wonderful birthday. Yay for you and Happy Birthday again! :D

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    1. Consider it done Karen. We would get in trouble, but it would be fun. :)

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  20. That sounds like fun. I've yet to meet any blogging friends. Maybe some day

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    1. If I'm every anywhere near you I'll let you know. :)

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  21. Great photo, it is fun getting together with other bloggers.

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    1. It sure is and I've met so many bloggers. Grand fun. :)

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  22. Sandee, Dick and I both thoroughly enjoyed our all too short visit with you and Zane. We both hope there will be another actual visit again in our future. You two are special folks. And there are entirely TOO many miles between our different coasts!

    Thanks again for the long drive over, and for all those real hugs.

    Much love and hugs, honey...

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    1. We would do it again at the drop of a hat. You give the very best hugs. Love to you both. :)

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  23. What fun I love hearing about your visits and it's nice to keep in touch and meet up occasionally, I like the photo cheer

    Have a tanfastical day Sandee :)

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    1. It was fun catching up with Dick and Sandy. They are the most wonderful couple. :)

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  24. That sounds like you all had a very nice time together! It's great that you could meet like that.

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    1. We did Binky. It was a lot of fun. :)

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  25. It sounds like you had a great time getting together with your friends.

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    1. We did indeed. They are some mighty fine folks. :)

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  26. An amazing view out that Hotel window Sandee. Sounds like a great place for a getaway

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    1. You could see the lake from the buffet, but we didn't get lucky enough to get a lake view for our room. Bugger. :)

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