I hope I don't embarrasses her too much, but I want to share a story. I received an email from Doris about a month before the festival. She introduced herself as a reader of my blog and let me know she was going to be at the upcoming festival in Phoenix. Doris was one of the first people that I ran into as Boo and I headed to registration. I'm so glad she introduced herself beforehand, as we had an instant connection.
I had a great time getting to know her, hopefully the start of a long Sasha friendship. If you looked at my album/slideshow, you saw Doris, her friend Annette, and Annette's doll Gretchen (a childhood portrait studio doll made in 1972, imagine discovering that a hiking friend had one of those?!) in many of the pictures. Such a fun connection -- Sasha serendipity all around. Boo took this picture of us, a memento until we meet again. Hello Doris!