Retro Roadmap Get Together

Last Sunday I got to meet one of my favorite bloggers and internet friends, Beth Lennon of Retro Roadmap.  I first “met” Beth several years ago when she spotted a post I did on a Cherokee, NC motel, the Pink Motel.  Since then we’ve emailed back and forth and she has sent some really nifty gifts my way, including a vintage Pendleton 49er.  It seems as if Beth is one of those lovers of vintage who can’t pass up a good find when she knows someone who will appreciate the item.  I’m telling you, friends like Beth are good to have.

I was delighted to hear that she and husband Cliff would be traveling through my area and we arranged to have lunch at Rocky’s Soda and Grill in Brevard, NC.  Lunch was great – grilled pimento cheese and chips – but best of all was meeting Beth and spending a little time with her.

That’s Beth on the left.  And see that little bag I’m carrying?  Yes, she did come equipped with a gift, a Tammis Keefe hankie depicting Wannamaker’s in Philadelphia.

Here’s Beth enjoying her soda, and me managing to bomb the photo I’m taking!

And here is Beth photographing that great Southern delicacy, the grilled pimento cheese sandwich.

Thanks Beth and Cliff.  I really enjoyed meeting the two of you.


Filed under North Carolina, Road Trip

14 responses to “Retro Roadmap Get Together

  1. How lovely! Sounds like fun! And I LOVE Beth’s scarf too. 😉 xx


  2. Aw, it was such a delight to meet you as well Lizzie! I keep on reading that the internet is making us more isolated and alone, but I’ve had nothing but good experiences meeting some of my fellow bloggers like you, on our many Retro Roadtrips. Now I feel like I’ve got friends dotted across the country, and across the world!
    So glad I could give the hanky it’s rightful home, as I knew you’d appreciate it.
    If you’re ever up our way, remember “You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania”


  3. I am definitely stopping in Brevard some day.


  4. How fabulous! And thank you for “introducing” her to us! I’m always happy to find new blogs.


  5. Hi Lizzie – It’s always so much fun meeting Internet friends in real llife – and eating pimiento cheese sandwiches! A Southern friend of ours introduced us to pimiento cheese spread a few Thanksgivings ago (made with Duke’s mayonnaise, yum) and we were hooked.


    • Lisa, I really had no idea that pimento cheese was not a universal American food until a few years ago. Now I always check the grocery stores when traveling to see if they carry the (Inferior) manufactured spread. I’ve never spotted it north of Virginia. But it is so easy to make that even people in PA can indulge!


  6. Isn’t Beth the BEST?! She’s sweet, intelligent, funny, and so naturally organized and thoughtful.


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