At last week's Tree Toasting, several neighbors dropped off an appetizer before the party. I met Laurie, and her houseguest, MaryBeth from San Diego. We chatted again at the first house, and later at our house. Then, as I was talking to a new neighbor, MaryBeth ran out to the patio where I was. She asked, "Are you the only Palma in Palm Desert?"
I said, I had never met another, but didn't know for sure. I have met a couple other Palmas in my life. Then Mary Beth excitedly said, "And you go to Italy, right?"
I said , "YES!"
MaryBeth laughed, and yelled, "Oh my God, you're Palmabella! I've been reading your blog for over a year!!!"
She explained that she was trying to plan a trip to Italy for her anniversary, and ran across one of my trip reports on Slow Travel. She has been reading my blog ever since.
It is always AMAZING to me that anyone other than friends that I know personally would read my blog. I know some find it by searching for a recipe, or by googling something about Italy. But I LOVE these small world stories when I meet someone who recognizes me from my blog. It is very flattering, as well as fun! Keep reading, MaryBeth!
to all my readers!