I was first invited to join facebook almost five years ago. It was an invitation from a college friend I hadn't been in touch with for over twenty years. I answered yes, and after I had joined this place for college and high school kids, I realized I had no idea what I would do on facebook. I asked the son of a friend -- Ben was a high school senior at the time -- what he did on facebook and he told me it was a great way to invite friends to parties. I knew that wasn't for me and for a time I had three friends and didn't do much. But time went by and little by little I started to keep up with friends and family all over the United States and then all over the world.
Four years ago I had the great experience of taking a cruise to Alaska. I met a terrific family and at the end of the cruise we all became friends on facebook and I confess, started to play Farmville. They live in Vancouver and I live three thousand miles away, and unlike every other friendship I've made while traveling, we are still in touch. I had the great pleasure of having dinner with Lindsay and Karen, during their visit to New York this week. I braved the crowds of Times Square -- my first evening outing in weeks -- and had a wonderful visit. We had dinner and then shared New York cheesecake and talked and laughed.
Looking north from Times Square
These last two pictures are from the Alaska trip. I think we can use a few cool, cool pictures these days. I feel refreshed just looking at them. Hope you do, too!
Keep cool and drink lemonade!