Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What If?

A few weeks ago I mentioned that if it hadn't been for my cat Millie, I wouldn't be a quilt blogger. I wouldn't have met my friend Helen, who lives in Australia. Back in 2010 Helen and I did a private quilt swap. I sent her this, which got me started on a series of Rules quilts.

Well, Helen wrote to me the other day asking where in the US I lived. (Helen and I figured out we live 14,500 miles away from each other.)

I live in the Northeast, an hour's drive north of Boston MA.

Helen wrote that she and her family were considering a trip to Disneyland and wondered if I were close by so we could visit.  As you can see from the photo above, I don't live anywhere near either Disney park.

However, if Helen is going to travel 11,500 miles to visit the US, I am more than willing to travel 3,000 miles to meet her.  We don't know if this is going to happen, because the timing of the trip is a big factor, but I hope we can pull it off.

Like I said, you never know what can happen if you step out of your comfort zone and try something new.

**OKAY! I screwed up. Disneyland is in California and Walt Disney World is in Florida. I made the little labels wrong.  My son lives in LA so traveling across the US to meet my friend in California is not a bad deal since I get to visit my son at the same time. And seriously folks,  if Helen and her family are willing to travel 11,000 miles to California, I am not going to ask them to travel any farther to Florida.


Poppy Q said...

What a great plan!!! I got to got to LA disney about twenty years ago and it was loads of fun.

Julie and Poppy Q

Hilda said...

I'm sure you're probably aware, but you have Disneyland in FL and Walt Disney World in CA, and it's the other way around. Either place, a long way from you, but a lot closer than Australia.

Millie said...

Hilda, Yeah, I made the labels the wrong way around. Oops.

Susan R said...

Wow! How exciting just thinking of the possibilities Lynne. Why don't you go to Disney World in FL and meet her there? It looks a lot closer than CA (I live in So. Cal).

You inspire me to think outside my comfort zone too. :-)))

Quiltdivajulie said...

I really do hope you can work out the logistics. I suspect there are more special air fare deals to Orlando v. LA . . . but then it is a longer trip for Helen and family. BUT aren't there other special people in CA you'd like to visit?!?!?

Megan said...

Hang on - I know this is a quilty friendship, but wouldn't Helen also wanna meet Millie? After travelling all that way just to go on a rollercoaster, I don't think another 3000 miles to meet a cat is too much to ask. LOL

Sydney, Australia

Cher said...

A wonderful plan..I hope you are able to meet Helen in CA..meeting a long distance friend in person is always interesting.

Angel DaisyMae Maus said...

I'm in San Diego, Lynne! Bring Flat Milly!