I haven't posted much lately, as I've been occupied recovering from my second knee replacement. But I wanted to relate an experience I had during our October trip to the Seattle/Tacoma area.
Since we were in Seattle, I insisted on making the short pilgrimage to the RSE office in Edmonds. We browsed a bit, picking up a few items to buy and talked to one of the office staffers about our Best of Scotland tour next April. We happened to be standing near the "Staff Only" door when I saw someone familiar heading that way. No, it wasn't Rick. But it was someone I recognized, and I impulsively called out, in total fan-boy style, "Hey, you look familiar. Cameron?"
It was, indeed, Cameron Hewitt, Rick's co-author, blogger and Eastern Europe expert. He was gracious enough to stop and chat with us for a few minutes. He asked about our upcoming travels and we talked about our mutual Midwestern roots. He never acted like he was in a hurry or that we were bothering him, and after our brief chat he excused himself to get to work. He absolutely could not have been nicer and I enjoyed our little brush with travel "royalty."
My wife still teases me a bit about acting like a fan-boy with a travel writer, and she also reminds me that I failed to ask for a selfie.