Tuesday, January 19, 2010
When I was in NZ 2 years ago, I happened to pair up with a couple of guys on the golf course one day. This was a pure happenstance situation. I was playing as a single and there was a 2-some behind me. I waited on one of the tees for them to catch up and we played together the rest of the way. Well, after playing our round of golf, one of the fellas asked me if I'd like to join them for dinner. You see, this was a common occurrence for these 2. They would play golf once a week and return to a delicious meal his wife had prepared for them. Luckily for me, Jane had prepared enough that day that one extra plate was not a problem. Well, we struck up a friendship. When Chris arrived for his holiday break, my new friend, John, invited Chris and me to play golf with his buddies and him, and invited us over for meals and barbeques, and just plain went above and beyond what anyone would normally do. They even brought me to the airport when it was time for me to fly back home. We have remained in communication since then, shared emails and exchanged Christmas cards.
When we arrived in Nelson a couple days ago, John contacted us and asked if we'd like to meet for coffee. Brenda had been here for such a short time that she didn't get a chance to meet them. So, on a beautiful Sunday morning in January, we got reacquainted over a cup of coffee and Brenda had a chance to meet John and Jane. It was like no time had passed.
Tomorrow we've been invited to dinner with them. I don't know why they are so nice to us, but I sure am happy about it.