Tuesday, 4 September 2012
We met our American friends on a cruise to Alaska, when we all found ourselves sitting at the same table for dinner each evening. We hit it off, and have been keeping in touch via Facebook, emails and the occasional short visit.
Jeanette and Erlinda have since had a little girl, Gabriella, who we had not seen in real life, until now. They live in the Hudson Valley, a beautiful part of New York, and we were staying with them as well as our other friends from Long Beach, California, Sally and Janet, as well as Ellen.
Sally and Janet came with us to Philadelphia for a few days, we got to see the Liberty Bell, Liberty Hall and learnt about American history and the beginnings of a new nation. We kept a low profile in Philadelphia as the English were definitely the 'baddies' in this part of American history!
What an amazing trip. Thank you all guys for so many great memories.