During my October 2015 trip to Toronto (where I went to help my sister with my niece), I had the pleasure of meeting one of my online author/writer/blogger friends, Miss Kerry Kijewski.
Kerry is the blind woman whom I interviewed a while back. I’ll tell you more about her in a minute.
To put things in a geographical perspective, Kerry lives about an hour-and-a-half away from Toronto, whereas I live about a twenty-hour drive away. (But it’s only a two-hour flight, and I flew there!)
Because I generally don’t travel much, I decided to ask Kerry if she could meet me in Toronto while I was there. Of course, it didn’t dawn on me to ask her beforehand if we could meet; my main purpose of going to Toronto was to assist my sister with my niece, and I didn’t actually think I’d have time to do anything else while I was in the big city.
Once my niece was unexpectedly released from SickKids a bit earlier than anticipated, I realized that I could find a few hours to have lunch with Kerry, providing she could journey to Toronto to do so.
After sending her a message on Facebook, she told me that her mom would be able to drive her to meet me. YAY!
So, on Monday, October 19, 2015, I met both Kerry and her mother, Janet.
We, upon my suggestion, decided to dine at Crepes Club.
My cousin, who lives in Toronto, and whom I was supposed to meet for dinner one evening but who cancelled on me that day, had suggested going to Crepes Club because it was close to Ronald McDonald House (RMH), where I was staying.
I had done some research on this place when he first suggested it. I read some Yelp reviews, took a look at their menu, and selected the three dishes I wanted to try.
Needless to say, when he cancelled on me, I was disappointed!
But then, when I learned that Kerry and I would be meeting face-to-face, I suggested we go to Crepes Club.
Unbeknownst to me, she had also invited a friend of hers to our gathering; a freelance writer named Glenda.
I was not disappointed or angry with Kerry, however. Instead, I was pleased to meet yet another writer!