Monday, December 2, 2013

Moto-blogger Meetup


On Saturday morning, we checked out of the hotel in St. Paul and went in search of Diamonds Coffee Shop in Minneapolis. We were meeting Coopdway of Coop's Corner and Lucky of The Great Motorcycle Pizza Tour. We were a few minutes late but Coop was waiting for us in the entry and generously treated us to breakfast and coffee. We met a group of his riding friends in the back of the shop which was located in a fascinating building. We walked through the old safe on the way to the back room.

Lucky arrived a short time later and, in case you haven't been following it, just completed another NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) novel. We talked about all sorts of things and it continues to amaze me how much we have in common with other moto-bloggers. Maybe it shouldn't amaze me anymore as every meetup has been a wonderful experience. 

After a couple hours, that seemed to fly by in an instant, we went our separate ways. Ours was destined to be the shopping mall. After a several hours of battle shopping (actually it wasn't that crowded) I found a new pepper grinder. 


We then went to stay in the newly remodeled guest room of Chris of EverydayRiding and his wonderful wife. After an incredible dinner at a Himalayan/Nepal/Indian restaurant called Gorkha Palace, we went on a tour of Minneapolis. On Sunday, we were able to walk across this bridge but it was stunning at night as was the new highway bridge across the Mississippi. 

A huge thank you to Chris and his wife for being fantastic hosts and sharing their home (and Wi-Fi).

11 comments:

Dar said...

Nice! Its so wonderful when we actually get a chance to meet up and renew or make acquaintances that we have met through blogging. Lovely night pictures! BTW your blog scape is lovely!

Unknown said...

Richard:

So nice that you all managed to meet up. I know, time passes fast when you are having fun.

Nice lighted bridge. Looks cold

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

RichardM said...

The reflection of the bridge is on ice not open water. It wasn't windy so it was pretty comfortable.

RichardM said...

Meeting other moto-bloggers continues to be a wonderful experience. And thank you on the photo. I liked it as soon as I took it.

Trobairitz said...

Three moto-blogger meet ups in one day. Is that a record outside of the IMBC?

Always nice to meet and greet those we haven't met before and hug those we have.

SonjaM said...

Wonderful! So glad you guys managed to meet if ever so briefly, and bonus enjoyed the hospitality that seems so common among moto bloggers.

The new header pic is gorgeous by the way.

RichardM said...

I don't think so. I can think of a few larger groups. I'm glad that I was able to meet them if only briefly.

RichardM said...

It seems like we've known each other for a while just from reading the blog entries.

Thank you. Not bad for an iPhone shot...

Chris said...

Thanks for the visit. You are welcome back anytime!

Trobairitz said...

I forgot about San Francisco last year too. I guess there were 7 of us moto-bloggers at brunch.

I am glad you got to meet a few more though.

Lucky said...

I'm glad we were able to meet up, and it was great meeting both of you!