I'm waiting on my plane.... Where do I begin?
I told Gary, and I hope he knows I mean it, that this weekend was everything I had hoped to be and so much more.
The best way I can describe the feeling here is relaxed. At no point did I feel anxious or out of place amongst my newly visible internet friends. I want to thank Gary and Carrie for showing an openness and hospitality that is a rarity in this day and age.
Just try to imagine opening your home to a dozen people you have never met and not only being pleasant, but being so accommodating and open that your guests might as well have been in their own home. That is the feeling that they provided, and that is very hard to put into words. The gratitude is a hundred fold and I am anxious to return the favor if I can. I was treated, felt, and still feel like extended family in their home. I am damn proud and lucky to experience such a thing.
I'll try to post an update and more pictures later tonight or tomorrow. I'm hungry!