Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Meeting New Friends

One of the bonuses of going on one of my guided tours of San Miguel de Allende and the surrounding areas is to meet new friends of similar tastes and interests.

Two years ago this summer, my husband and I went on a Crystal Cruise starting in Venice with stops in parts of Greece and Turkey. We met some great people from all over the United States and Latin America. One such couple was Charlotte and Jim from Naples, Florida. Standing: Len (my husband), Jim and Howard. Seated: Charlotte, ME, Arne (chief officer) and Leslie.
We immediately hit it off with Jim and Charlotte and often joined each other for cocktails and some of our meals. Since the cruise, we have stayed in touch via emails. I wrote Charlotte about my tours to San Miguel and she said they might be interested in joining me on my next one. I sent them the itinerary and within days I received a note that they wanted to sign up! They sent me their deposit checks and all we had to do was wait until January rolled around to get together.

We are on one of the side trips with my group to Guanajuato which is a full day of sight seeing. Above are Charlotte and Jim with the center of town in the back ground.
Charlotte poising with this lavishly adorned mannequin at one of the wild homes I take my group to. But that's another story!
Jim is taking a break from all the chopping and cooking out at Rancho Casa Luna where I take my group for their cooking extravaganza. It was great reconnecting with them and having them on my tour!

Charlotte and Jim were in Denver this last week and my husband and I had a wonderful dinner with them at Luca d'italia along with their two daughters who live in Colorado. It was just like the four of us were back on the cruise ship and no time had elapsed. I am sure that before too much time has passed, we'll plan to get together in the near future. Charlotte told me that she enjoys reading my posts and checks my blog daily!

Yesterday I talked to a friend of mine, Ann, who was on my April tour. She was about to meet another gal, Linda, that she had met on the tour for a round of golf. Reunion dinners are being planned. Promises of margaritas on each other's patios are on the agenda, if it ever warms up. I often hear from people in Denver and out of town that have been on my tours. Acquaintances have become friends. These tours have enriched my life tremendously from all the new friends I have made.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks but you're never too old to make new friends.

Viva los amigos!

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