Monday, September 6, 2010

A Taste of a Dream Come True

I had the best weekend I have had in a really long time.  

This weekend T and got in a car and drove the the mountains in western North Carolina. We had a really nice visit with Joe from "Bear Me Out". He was super nice and showed us around town, took us to a really good local eatery and then to a local gay bar.  It was a really incredible evening and I am so glad were able to work out a meeting.

It's funny when you meet a fellow blogger in person (Joe was my second) you already know so much about each other before you meet. It is an interesting dynamic that makes me much more comfortable, much faster than with total stranger.

Anyway, due to our advanced age, we could not hang at the bar and wait for the party to start and T and I ended back at our hotel before 11:00.

The next morning (Sunday) we did some shopping and the little, local shops in downtown. I don't usually like shopping but today was different. I was with my man and he was with me. We were in a pretty gay friendly town so we even occasionally held hands walking on the street. I used every opportunity to put my arm around him, or rub his back or just touch him. It was wonderful!!  Almost like we were a "normal" couple. I loved it.

After we had been walking around for close to three hours, we headed back to the hotel to rest a bit, look up directions to another art gallery.  A swanky one. This was where I learned that rich people are stupid. They buy a lot of overpriced things.

After a really good, and huge lunch (at 4:30 in the afternoon), we again went back to the room to relax a little.  T slept for about an hour and I read some of the headlines on my Blackberry since I could not make the internet work on the hotel network.

One of the things I wanted to do with T was see the sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I have never been on the Parkway and it was important to me.  We got on and drove north about 15 miles.  Much like my trip to the Grand Canyon I stopped at every turn off to take pictures of anything I saw.  I was having a blast.  T thought it was nice, but did not just out of the car as often as I did.

When we finally found a great spot, near a visitor's station.  It was wonderful.  There was a rock wall, with a pretty steep drop off.  T is a little scared of heights so he din not sit on the rock will like I did.  As the sun vanished behind the mountains in the distance, I was awe struck by how beautiful it was.  It was a similar feeling I had when I saw the Grand Canyon in April.  It made me want to go to church.  It made be believe that there was in fact God up there keeping an eye on things.  

Here are some of the pictures I took.

After the sunset we drove back in the dark and get to the hotel around 9:30.  We split a pint of Ben & Jerry's strawberry cheese cake ice cream and drifted off to sleep.

This morning, Monday (Today!!) we got up, not too early, got some breakfast and headed for home.

For the first time I got just about 48 uninterrupted hours with T and it was wonderful.  My dream is to be with T all the time.  To be his constant companion and partner.  I get a taste of what that would be like this weekend and I REALLY liked it.

I can't wait for the next time.


Cubby said...

"...due to our advanced age..." Excuse me? You're younger than me! Oh wait, Greg and I don't go out later either. Hmmm, maybe you're not too far off base.

I'm glad for you that you had such a good weekend and got to meet Joe. He's a wonderful man. Too bad you couldn't join us last May for the Biltmore visit.

I was just thinking... Have you ever shown a pic of yourself? I'm curious. And T too.

Frank said...

How wonderful! You are so blessed to have someone special in your life. Enjoy every minute of it!

Bear Me Out said...

So glad you could visit out fair city. Great to meet you all, and so glad it was a good time.