Friendship…I have spoken of it often. We all have them, some deeper than others. I find that the older I grow, the more I am touched by the special connections I make, the richer the experiences, the fuller my life.
Spending my career in the corporate world I didn’t take the time to reflect upon these special bonds. I was too busy flying around the country or sitting behind a desk from the early morning well into the evening. The corporate life can do that – demand all of you.
As I sit here writing, I am enveloped in a comforting cloak of gratitude. This nomadic lifestyle, the ability to retire when we did, has given us many opportunities to make some amazing friends, those we know will last a lifetime.
We recently spent three days with just such a couple, two special people we met this past winter in Jojoba Hills…easy conversation, quick to laugh, great hugs. You know the type.
When Frank and Margee learned of our summer travel plans, they generously extended an invitation to stay on their property in Idaho for a few days. Wanting to get to know them better, we accepted.
Days were filled with hiking, great meals, and lots of laughs. They carved three days out to taxi us around, showing us the sights. We are so grateful for their incredible generosity and the time to better know this wonderful couple.
With one last heartfelt thank you and hugs all around, Frank’s final comment still echoes – “you’re family.” And that is what I am finding in this journey we call life, friendships that embody the best of family.
27 thoughts on “Idaho Connections”
That is fantastic, LuAnn! Love it! 😀
Thanks! We feel blessed for the friends we are making in this nomadic lifestyle. 🙂
Oh you are soooooo right. We have meant the kindest, nicest, most-loving people on our travels. What a very special generous couple you have grown to know. God brings us people like Frank and Margee into our lives to enrich our lives. And yes they do!
I could not have said it better myself Marsha!
Good food, great times, and the best of fellowship. Life is so very, very good!
Yes it is Clanmother! 🙂
Wow! We really had a fun time getting to know you both. Great photos and tons of laughs! Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for the invite! See you both soon in So Cal. 🙂
Heartfelt and beautifully written as always. And so true for us as well.
Thanks! And welcome back to civilization. 🙂
You’re livin’ the life, and it’s a good one. Keep it up. And keep posting pics for all to see.
Thanks! We are all so blessed.
What a lovely post LuAnn. Gratitude is a wonderful state of mind and heart.
So very true Sue.
Yes, we agree. Meeting people like you and Terry and making new friends has been the best part of this lifestyle.
We agree and hope to see you both this winter.
How fortunate you are; to have each other, to have such a lifestyle, to make such nice friends.
We feel truly blessed Gale.
Such a wonderful, heartfelt post — we’ve also found that our life on the road has brought unexpected riches in terms of friendships, especially meeting you two! Love the “selfie” — hey, is that a goatee that I see??? Looks good! oxoxo
It is wonderful to have the time to get to know people we meet along the way. It has been the best part of this journey for me. So glad to have met the two of you. Terry was experimenting with a new phone, so there have been a few goofy “selfies” along the trails. And yes, he has a goatee once again. 🙂
Lovely gratitude post, LuAnn. Such happy photos. 🙂
It is wonderful to take stock and look at all the friends we make, for you twofold with the blogging and the meetings on your travels. It makes me happy that you have such an opportunity.
Thanks Ste J. I feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful people.
And you will surely meet many more as well.