I’ve become friends with many a blog folks via the interweb thanks to this little blog. But as far as I was concerned, until I was given undoubted proof that a bloggy buddy did in fact exist, I was to remain skeptical. Photos can be convincing and care packages can make the Believe-o-Meter creep up. But I marked one blogger off the “can we be sure?” list because I got to spend time with her yesterday.
Yes indeedy. I got to meet Wendi of Bon Appetit Hon in the flesh.
Bloggy buddy proof provided. She does exist.
It just happened that she won a giveaway that included a trip to Louisville to cook in the GE Monogram Kitchen. So we took advantage of her little trip to the Derby City and had a face to face. Of course, food was involved. We hit up The Holy Grale, a new tavern in town that actually occupies an old church. And Wendi had her first experience with benedictine. On a waffle. I think the verdict may still be out.
I wish it hadn’t been spitting rain because a couple photo walks could have been fun. But the weather was just icky enough to keep us in the car as I drove her through our lovely little city. I hope I didn’t scare her with my mad driving skills and ability to get lost easily.
I’ve read Wendi’s words without her voice for quite a while now. And what was cool about our meet up is that I could actually see and hear how much of her personality comes through her writing. It’s interesting how you can peg someone and not be surprised by the stories they tell when you’re sharing a meal.
Despite the rainy weather we’ve been dealt this week, I do hope that the rest of Wendi’s time in Louisville is great. I can’t wait to hear about the GE Experience, her day at the Downs and any insight she can share about the mommy blogger psyche. Make the best of it, take loads of pictures and relax before you have to head back to your real life. Have fun, my friend!