Sunday, November 12, 2006

November 12th, 2006.
Day 12 of nablopomo
From Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort
Tuscon, Arizona.

There was a dinner reception last evening for the conference attendees. As usual, this far from the east coast, I only knew one of the presenters.

We introduced ourselves and joined another couple who were sitting by themselves. Serenedipity never fails , As we talked we found that we had more and more in common outside the realm of anesthesia.
Scott and myself, had both recently been to the Philmont Boyscout Ranch in New Mexico. In fact as a young scout himself and now as a scout leader, he has been there many times. We spent a lot of time discussing our adventures there. In the course of that exchange we talked about how we trained for the mountain climbing that is done at Philmont and discovered that we both found that running is the best fitness regime for us to maintain good fitness. We both are marathon and 1/2 marathon runners. A pleasant evening lasting much longer than anticipated was surprise. Now D. and Scott's wife M. will be doing stuff together while scott and I are in conference.


Blogger PEA said...

That's when you realize what a very small world we live many times we meet strangers, only to discover we have so much in common! It certainly will make the conference that much more interesting:-)

9:16 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

What great luck for both you and your wife.

Man, how I miss seeing saguaros everyday.

1:24 PM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

How wonderful to meet a kindred spirit! And those saguaros are fantastic!

1:26 PM  
Blogger Rowan said...

Sounds as though your time at the conference is going to be very enjoyable for both of you, it's so nice that D has someone to go about with while you are busy. And are those cactus? All I can say is WOW!!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

How nice!It will make the conference much more pleasant. Isnt it funny when we meet someone we have so much in common with. Making new friends is always a good thing.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will probably have these people as friends for life now, Rel. That's the great thing about conferences - the people one meets.

Saguaros - hmmm. We have a big one growing in the garden and I'm not really keen on it. But my lovely neighbour, Fred, who is also the landlord, does the garden and he likes it. As it's at his end of the property, I don't really see it that much.

Sounds like the conference is going well. Look forward to hearing from you on your return.

Talk to you soon.

7:54 PM  

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