May 21, 2004

A Meetup Meetup

We had a great time last night at our meetup through Kevin and I went and convinced Dave and Frank to come along too. We figured if no one else showed, at least the 4 of us could have a nice meal--plus we hadn't met Frank yet. We weren't sure where to meet the other folks or even how many were coming. 5 other people besides us had RSVPd. The four of us kind of stood around the entrance until a guy came up to us and said "are you here for the expat meeting?" That was when we hooked up with Mark from Hawaii, Neil from Boston, and Bill from New Jersey. They were all really nice and we had a good time sharing how we'd gotten to Hamburg, how long we were staying, and what we thought about everything. The conversation ran the gamut from music (which we didn't participate in since we don't listen to much recent music), TV (which we didn't participate in since we haven't watched American TV for a couple of years), and surfing (which we did participate in, being the avid surfers that we are--kidding). No seriously, we talked about a lot of things that we all had in common. The next official Meetup meeting isn't until next month but we have all exchanged email addresses and talked about setting something up before then. I was a little apprehensive about the evening beforehand but I'm really glad I went and had a good time.

Be sure to read Dave's and Kevin's write ups of the event.

Kevin's entry also gives an update on Scout's current condition. Basically, she saw the doctor again today and he's pleased with the progress she's making. Still no stairs or jumping, but she's doing a lot better.

Posted by Shelby at May 21, 2004 05:16 PM