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Sunday, February 10, 2013

*Es war Einmal*



*Es war einmal* translates from the German into *Once Upon a Time*...  an appropriate beginning to this post.  There were once four *Sisters*...not bonded by blood, but by sisterhood, friendship and kindred souls. Some were separated by a continent - and some by an ocean AND a continent....still, they became close confidants - as sisters do.  Their names were: Lo, Marianne, Marja and Robin.  Lo lives in Rhode Island, Robin in California and the *M*s in Holland.
Lo



Marianne

Marja


Robin

Marianne flies for KLM - this affords 
her ample opportunities to travel the world - including New York, Los Angeles (where I first met her two years ago) 
and San Francisco.
Marianne and Robin in LA - 2011
Marianne, her youngest son, Felix also were able to visit Lo in Rhode Island with a stopover in P-town to meet KJ and JB.  (Sorry...no photos..) And again, in 2012 Lo, Marianne, K and JB met for a day in NY.....(yup..no photos...)

The missing link was Marja.....who had yet to make the trip to America....so, imagine my surprise when I came home from work last Saturday to find a voice mail from Marianne informing me she and Marja would be arriving in SF on *Super Bowl Sunday*!

OMG!  They're here!


Meeting Marja!

Three Zusters - at last!

So.....on our three days together we:



Had dinner at the Waterbar






Day Two  - took the Sausalito Ferry for lunch





Marianne with Diamond - the most famous Dog in Sausalito - you can  find her on YouTube!


Fresh Dungeness Crab......  there's nothing quite like it!
Dinner at the Empress of China.....hmmm  do I remember how to eat with chopsticks?







Chinatown - late at night....



Day 3 - to the Farmer's Market at the Ferry Building



Lunch at the Cheesecake Factory Overlooking Union Square

Then, it was time to part.....I had to go to work...and *M & M* off to explore....  we had a WONDERFUL time....only one thing was missing to give our magical tale a perfect ending....our fourth *Zuster* Lo... thankfully, we *Skyped* so we all toasted our amazing friendship!  I hope we will all meet again this year!

I hope you enjoyed the photos!  

Love,

♥ Robin ♥




10 comments:

  1. i loved reading this tale of blogger friends meeting in real life - what a wonderful surprise and what a glorious weekend you had (am drooling over the dungeness crab....) so happy for you dear robin, to meet up in person with marianne and marja!! xoxo

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    1. Hello Dear Twin! YOU know this amazing feeling...(your visit with Lori)...It is fantastic! One day, perhaps, you will return to CA - and we three will finally meet!

      Oh that Dungeness Crab.....it WAS yummy... but probably a good thing no one took my photo as I *devoured* it! A-ha-ha!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  2. Isn't blogger amazing? It does sound (and look) like you had a lovely time. Ah now ... one of these days you and I shall sit and drink tea Robin. I hope so anyway. Much love xx Jos

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    1. Jos...we had a fabulous time! One day, we WILL have tea together... (I am not much of a tea drinker - EXCEPT when I am in England/Ireland....where *proper* tea is made!) I just renewed my passport...good till 2023.....

      Keeping your wonderful Mum in my prayers and in my heart...you too, dear one.

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  3. The visit looks fabulous and full of fun. How awesome to meet 'virtual' for real. Thanks for sharing the love.
    Hugs

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    1. *Our turn* is coming....I hope to be in Santa Fe this Summer....so perhaps a short visit to AZ?

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  4. This is an amazing story esp given the distances between you all. You are all so lovely and glamorous. And I am so happy you have found a family of sister. Blessings, suki

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    1. Suki - you are so sweet! As for *lovely and glamorous* - a-ha-ha....you haven't seen us in jeans, sneakers and no makeup!!!!

      I am blessed to have found these three *Sisters*....and you know you are #4.....

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  5. lovely lovely ladies - all. what a great visit!

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  6. Oh can you believe it is today I can see these pictures and this post?!
    I haven't been able to visit most of the blogs.
    Still something is very wrong with my internet and I can't seem to figure out what!
    Most of the time the blogs don't load and I get these messages of can't connect to server and DNS things...... I bought a WiFi repeater but that doesn't do the trick.
    I have clicked on your link hoping to find a post and pictures of our visit...............and yes just now.......... jippy !!!!!
    It was a fun visit As always a whirlwind of fun food and walking around.
    It was special at last 3 met........ Now we have to do it again with 4 sisters meeting!!!!
    Lovely pictures of a wonderful time.
    Have to wash the dye out of my hair now will comment on your next post tomorrow ;)
    ♥M

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