New lifer yesterday! And not just any lifer.

I met my first blogger/birder friend!

Paul, The Wandering Tattler, and the lovely Sonja were visiting Peru for a few weeks. I'm waiting for their photo of our lunch together to post it here. (UPDATE: Paul sent me the pic the waiter took of us, here it is!)

It was sooo much fun to meet them. Too bad that I had to go back to work after a few hours and that we couldn't go birding together.

They were in Lima only for a day, after a trip that covered places such as Cusco, Arequipa, Madre de Dios, Ica...

They were just a few birds away from hitting the 200 birds mark for the trip (I hope they managed to find a few or id the ones they couldn't yet!)

We spent a few hours together, but it was so nice! It must be because birders rock ;)

I wish that we could meet again soon, and I'll wait for Paul's posts on my country. This place is full of contrasts, and I'm sure there are plenty of stories to come (Stop by and read!)

Thank you Paul and Sonja for a wonderful time, hope to see you soon!


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Yay!! Your first blogger lifer! Isn't it fun? I sure hope one day we can meet and add each other to our lists.

Patrick Belardo said...

I have had such great experiences meeting bloggers. Paul, Sonja, my wife, and I *almost* met up in New Mexico, but extenuating circumstances prevented it. We'll get together someday.

Mel said...

Hi Lynne!
It is so much fun to meet great people, especially birders that I've met online.
Sooo amazing!
You are in my 'to meet' list!!

Mel said...

Hola Patrick,
Oh, too bad that you couldn't meet, they are GREAT!
I'm sure you'll meet eventually :)
How's Beth and the baby??

Meggie said...

Hey Mel! Thanks so much for stopping by recently. I know how busy a thesis can keep you. Congrats on meeting your first blogger...fun, isn't it? Sorry I can't help you with identifying the birds in your previous post. They sure are beautiful, though. Good luck defending your thesis.

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RuthieJ said...

Very cool Mel! I hope to check you and Tommy off my "blogging lifers" list one day too.