Sandi is blogging from the WhistleStop Cafe kitchen. It's all about good home cooking; food, family and fun. Thousands of posts . . .

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Slow Traveling... again

I can't even begin to describe the trip I have just been on. Pictures are worth 1,000 words!
I have been to Palm Desert, for a Slow Travel get together.This was a chance to meet the friends I have made in this internet community. Some I have met before, some I only know online. Gail and John~ I have never met in person before. We met for the first time in Salt Lake City... people at the airport must have thought we were sisters separated at birth. We were instant friends... which is lucky because we are going to Italy together in a few months with Gail's Great Escapes. I finally met Jerry, another food blogger; who kept me in stitches most of the week. He is also going to be a part of our great escape. We can't wait!I shared a condo in Palm Desert with new friends...Kathy, who also does small group tours in a Luberon Experience. Terry is 'just a nurse' like me (she is a nurse anesthetist). We rented a great condo on the golf course, with our own golf cart.
The highlight of the weekend was a dinner for 48, hosted and prepared by PalmaBella and her wonderful husband. I'll make another whole post on the meal... Un- Believable! This says it all about Palma's kitchen.I am glad to be home. I was panicking when I realized I couldn't get my wireless to work. Isn't that pitiful? I can't wait to show you pictures.

Buon Appetito y'all!

Sandi

19 comments:

justabeachkat said...

Welcome Back! Great photos and it sounds like you had an unbelievable time! We love Palm Desert and own a timeshare at Shadow Ridge. From one of your photos, it kinda looked like Shadow Ridge, was it? Can't wait to hear more.

Hugs!
Kat

Jerry said...

What a great bog post Sandi! It sure was a fun time wan't it? I don't know if I can stand laughing that much for a week in Montisi though.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Welcome back! Although I'm completely jealous, I'm glad you had such a marvelous time!

I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures and to hear about that menu!

Love,
Julie

PAT said...

Welcome back, Sandi! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Come on by the back porch. I'm celebrating my 100th post, with a giveaway!

Pat

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time! It's always a treat meeting fellow bloggers, and when there's food involved, it's even better! =)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Sandi, you have been a busy girl! What fun that sounds like. I know you must have loved it all. Sounds like a fun, fun time.
Rhoda

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Lucky gal....I wanna see more pix & hear all about the food,
Hugs, DebraK

lululu said...

Welcome back, Sandi!!! It sounded a really fun trip. Lucky you!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Kat~ When I was there I thought about you... We had our own golf cart.
Jerry~ Be Nice =D
Julie~ did you get a peek at that menu?
Pat~ a giveaway? I'll be right over
Beachy~ so right
Rhoda~ I am keeping Birmingham's airport hoppin'
DebraK~ more to come
LuLuLu~ lucky me indeed

Maryann@FindingLaDolceVita said...

Oh Boy! It sounds like you had one great time. Good! You deserve it.

JANET said...

Wow, Sandi! You really get around! Sounds like a dream of a vacation, and that is so terrific that you got to meet other bloggers. Now, Italy is next! You are having some excellent foodie adventures!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How fun that looked! I am going to Italy the first week of April....I am so looking forward to it!

We have never stayed at the Biltmore Inn, since we just live a half hour away...but we did have dinner there last year the week before Christmas.
Penny

Mary Isabella said...

Sounds like so much fun and really good food. Glad you are back and had a safe trip. Mary

kris said...

Oh my gosh - this sounds like fun! I bet you had a great time. I love all the photos - and sounds like you hooked up with some great friends. Lucky you to be going to Italy - I am totally jealous! I've been there once and hope to make it over again. Glad you're back!!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Mercy! You are living the high life. I love your friend and you :) That is neat. The lemon artichoke...stuff sounds yummy to me :)

Susie Q said...

Welcome Back...I am so glad you had such a lovely trip! Such pretty pictures!

I wanna see more about the FOOD! m

Hugs,
Sue

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Janet~ round-round... I get around.
Penny~ you need to check out slow travel, We love Italy!
Shabby~ you are right, I am living the high life. I am blessed.
SusieQ~ more to come!

GardenGoose said...

what a wonderful time you had. the pictures say it all.

Jamie Dawn said...

Well, it's great that you met some wonderful people.
I'm not exclusively a food blogger, but I have no objections to reading about, fixing, and eating gooood food. What joy!

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