Meeting and hike

In part due to our frustration at not finding many good matches at the parties we have been going to Jo contacted a couple via SwingLifestyle.com that lives over two hours away. It’s too far for a close relationship of the type we would like but other than the distance their profile was a really good match for us.

One of the things we had in common with them was an interest in the outdoors so the four of us decided to meet about half way in between and go for a hike. It was a fairly short hike but we found a secluded beach and sat down on a log in the shade and talked for a long time. It was extremely pleasant talking to them. We learned they were retired in their mid-fifties after having productive technical jobs. They have been married for over 30 years and seemed very happy together. Some people seem to “have their guard up” all the time and maybe are hiding something from you. Kipp and Katherine were really easy to talk to and we had so much in common. It was a delight being with them.

We walked back to our cars and then went to a local restaurant for a very late lunch. We talked and talked. Finally we had to go because of the somewhat long drive home. We had somewhat passionate goodbye kisses and agreed we should get together again soon.

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