Meeting travbuddy John (pensacolapyro)

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John and his glass of Melon Margarita

John was driving back home to Arizona from Arkansas where he had spent a one month holiday so he decided to send me a message on travbuddy to see if we could have coffee or something. I was organizing a mini meet up in Phoenix which turned out to be in Scottsdale after all and John was included on the invitation, he replied to my invite and politely informed me he was out of town but would like to stop by since he was driving right through Tucson. Naturally I was excited to meet another travbuddy here in Tucson. We agreed to meet on Tuesday when he expected he would be driving through Tucson, but this did not happen because he had to spend Tuesday night in New Mexico.

John and I at the Red Robin at Tucson Mall
He politely sent a text to inform me he would not come in on Tuesday but asked about my Wednesday, I responded telling him I was working late Wednesday. We left it at that and agreed we would meet another time; however on Wednesday at about 1:40 he sent a text message to my phone telling me he was driving by Tucson and just wanted to let me know, ha-ha! I was out of work for a 2 hour interval so I immediately called him, he was about twenty miles passed the East side where I live, so I asked if he would take the next exit off the freeway. There was no exit for another 4 miles due to construction closures. He finally exited at prince and spent another ten miles or so under my directions trying to get to Tucson Mall (poor John)!

To cut it short, we finally made it to the Red Robin at the Tucson Mall and had two refreshing glasses of Melon Margarittas. John is an adventurous soul with such excitement for new destinations: he wants to get into the travel industry so he can travel free. We shared travel stories for about 35 minutes and learned that we had both been to a really small town in Germany that no one would really talk of. He mentioned his trip to Bangkok and how excited he was to be going there. I decided it was time to take some TB shots and discovered  had left my camera at home by my computer desk (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!), well luckily John had his and he promised to send me copies of the photos he takes, so here they are . . .

John (www.travbuddy.com/pensacolapyro), I wonder what his username means, I should have asked.

 

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Me and my glass of Melon Margarita
Me and my glass of Melon Margarita
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