Friday, September 19, 2008

Out of the Blue

So I'm in the drive thru at McDonalds on Wednesday gettin my diet coke for the afternoon, they have the best fountain diet coke in town...I'm there at least once a day, sometimes twice, and I'm on a first name basis with the drive thru people, in fact I'm adding them to my Christmas list!! Oh, sorry back to my point of this whole post...I get a phone call from a 303 area code..hmm ok don't know anyone from a 303 area code........but it turns out to be a guy that I met 20 years ago when I went to Europe. Holy freakin COW!!!

He was in the group from CO and then there was a group from GA, my group from UT, and a group from CA, and we all went on this 15 day trip through Europe. We became pretty good buds on this trip, you get pretty tight with certain people you spend time with and hang with constantly for 2 weeks...... and he was one of them. We kept in touch after our trip, he even flew to Vegas when I got married, we tried to keep in touch and did for a few years, but it's been 12 years since I've even talked to him.

Well he was in Vegas for a conference, he had been trying to find my number, tried to remember my parents names, even tried calling the police dept to talk to my ex. Of course Chad doesn't know I'm divorced, he just remembers that I lived in Vegas and since he was there would look me up. He doesn't have any luck, but this conference also has law enforcement personnel in attendance and he figures he'll just ask someone if they happen to know my ex. The first lady he asks totally knows my ex, and Chad says well I'm actually looking for his wife, she tells him that we were divorced......well she ends up getting Mike's work number for him, Chad calls Mike, Mike gives Chad my number and there ya have it.........reconnected.

I took half the day off yesterday, drove to Vegas and hung out with Chad the rest of the was SO good to see him, we sat and talked for hours, reminisced about Europe, talked about our lives, kids, divorce, work, etc. I finally had to leave and got home at 2 a.m., freakin dead tired and grateful I got home without falling asleep. So now we are definitely going to keep in touch and not let another 12 years go by without talking. In fact, I think the next long weekend I have, I might just head in his direction!!


  1. Wow - what a wonderful surprise! So glad you took time out to see him and reconnect. It's good to have friends like that!

  2. Great story! It's wonderful when people pop up out of the blue like that! Well, if they are people you still like!

  3. That is AWESOME!!! What a nice reconnection!


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