This vine meet with my intrepid guide Nigel "who knows how to be a good friend, a wonderful host, and a fun fellow" Dogberry, his wonderful and loving family, has been my greatest adventure in my life. I never thought I would see such astounding things this late in my life, and to meet such wonderful friends, who I call family now, so Thank You my good friend and guide. What a thing we have done together, memories like these will be cherished forever. A thing not forgotten is a gift for life.
We have had vine meets before on Newsvine, and I hope to see many more and maybe be a part of one again. Our Newsvine community had withstood many changes, but everyone still here wants to make this place a watering hole for many people, a place to meet, a place to share, a place to agree or disagree, but we want this thing to work.
I think that a vine meet is the best way to go beyond our everyday here.
Today I catch a plane back home, home to my beautiful wife, who let me go away from her, and home to my dog who will jump for joy when he sees me. The farm awaits, old jobs and new ones will be waiting, but New Mexico, its countryside, its people and my new family members will be on my mind and in my heart forever.
I wish for you all to one day experience what we have experienced, a vine meet with friends you have made right here. There are no words to describe this joy we have shared.
See you on the farm tomorrow,
of Pennsylvania and now New Mexico.
Via Con Dios, or something else all together.
PS, I would have liked to meet the folks in Dallas who said they could go to the airport and meet, but the time between flights is so short it would have been hard for us all in the end. Thank you for asking, I do wish I could have done this, perhaps next time, somewhere else in America.