April 17, 2001

This is a picture of me and my good friend Bill.  We met online and took to each other like cats in a wet bag.  Psssttttt!!  Yeah, but we ended up being the best of friends.  It's just a case of two strong personalities I suppose!

Once we got to gabbin' we found out that we had a lot in common.  Then we would get to going on and on in the email stuff, wondering when we would get together and have a 'brewski'.   See, I am a California Girl and Bill is an Oregon fella.  So getting it together in the same place would take some doin'.  But once there we would sip a beer and hash over anything we felt inclined to talk about.  So finally one day, yep, that day finally came.  Last weekend!  It was neat and I brought up how the idea of sitting with good company havin' a brewski was here at last.  See, things do come to pass if you wait long enough!

Two days later Bill took me out for another brewski.  This time he made half a dozen pit-stops on the way.  Yeah, he took me through the Gorge along the Columbia River in Oregon.  Now that was WAY COOL!  In fact, we stopped at Multnomah Falls here on the right, and according to Bill, this site is one of the most photographed sites in the USA with about 2 million visitors per year. Wow!  Now, you see that little bridge there?  It's a small people-bridge and VERY HIGH UP - Gut check!!  Hellooooo -- dizzy....  But that's okay, Bill took my hand and we walked across the bridge <grin>.  I wasn't too embarrassed since it was sort of 'off-season' and only a few of us were there.  But wow and gezzzz....what a pretty site with all the vegetation.  As Bill pointed out, a nice place to visit in my mind if I feel the need for peace. 

After the next couple of stops we ended up at a pizza pub.  Yep, you guessed it, another brewski evening with Bill!  Now that was nice.  A Kodak-moment throughout the day and with good company.  We had Greek pizza with the ice cold drinks.  What else could a girl wish for ;-)