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Meeting Lynn!!

One of the things on my bucket list has been to meet Lynn of Lynn’s Weigh.  She has been blogging for many years and was one of the first bloggers I followed.  Lynn was at maintenance then and I looked to her as inspiration for people who lost weight and kept it off.  There are tons and tons of blogs of people in the midst of losing weight, but not many maintaining blogs.  People either stop blogging when they stop losing or figure they don’t need the blog any more once they get to goal.

Anyway, I remember commenting on Lynn’s blog and then getting all excited because *the* Lynn had commented on mine!  :mrgreen:   Over the years, we have conversed via email and Facebook.

See, Lynn gets it.  She doesn’t sugar coat maintenance or weight loss.  She is also a good writer, much better than I.   I have always wanted to meet her in person.

A couple weeks ago, Lynn contacted me that she was going to be business traveling in my area and asked if I wanted to try to get together.  Heck yeah!  After frantically thinking first about how to drop 10 pounds in a week, I collected myself and we made plans to meet halfway between my house and where she was staying.  We ended up in the quaint town of Ballston Spa.  This is south of Saratoga and really a very cute town.  We met for lunch at The Whistling Kettle.

One of the first things Lynn said was something along the lines of  “Good, you are shorter than me!”   :grin:

Although, the angle of this picture does make *me* look like the taller one.  Woo Hoo!  I’ll take whatever I can get.

Who says women of a certain age aren’t cool and awesome??

Whistling Kettle was awesome as well.  They specialize in tea and will do any iced.  I had a chai called Night of the Iguana, which had black tea, ginger, white chocolate, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.  It was an unsweetened chai, but they do offer it with sugar if you want.

Conversation flowed easily.  Each time I meet another person from the internets, I am amazed at how easy the conversation is!  I don’t know why I expect it to be any other way.  Maybe because I am a shy person and when I meet new people it is much harder for me – although my internet people I have known and talked to for a long time, so it isn’t really like meeting someone new, but an old friend you just haven’t seen for a while.

I have to put in my food, of course.  I had a crepe with turkey, cranberry and brie.

This was excellent!  The whole meal was great.  I am glad we found this place and I will definitely come back down some time.

Thanks for meeting up with me, Lynn!

Hopefully not for the only time.

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