July 7, 2011

A Freaking Small World!

Tonight is my last night in Portland, so I wanted to make sure I went out and tried some delicious food. I looked up a few restaurants and just started walking. When I made it to Jake's Famous Crawfish restaurant, I decided it was perfect and went on inside.
I was seated at a lovely little table with some fresh sourdough bread, and when the waitress arrived to get my drink order she looked down at my necklace (the one I recently bought that is shaped like the state of Missouri) and said, "Is that Missouri?" I told her it was and she told me she was from Missouri. I told her I was from Kansas City, and she said she was from a small town right next to Kansas City! I asked her what town that was, and she said Independence! Holy freaking cow, I was born and raised in Independence, Missouri! She ended up having graduated from the same high school I attended, and one of the homes she lived in was only about 1 mile from my home I grew up in! We're talking, "go to the Aldi's and it's a few blocks down by the doughtnut shop" close! What a small world! As if I needed more reason as to why Portland is an amazing city! (And she gave me an AMAZING crab cake to try for free because I couldn't choose between that or the Salmon! 
What a fabulous city!
I can't wait to bring my husband back here!


Morgan said...

Awesome story! Love when worlds meet. :)

Carolyn said...

That's so crazy! Crab cakes sound yummy. HAHA

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Portland is so fun! Glad you had a great trip!

Michelle's Style File said...

It is indeed a small world! You are lucky you get to travel for work.


Sunny & Star said...

Great story. I love with things like that happen.

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Mimi said...

wow! that is amazing! :) i think it is so cool that you guys practically moved in the same circle before, plus how nice of her to give you a free crab cake. :)

P.S. i have a Perricone giveaway going on right now, i hope you can join! :)

<3, Mimi

Erika Lee Sears said...

its always so funny when you bump into people randomly like that especially when you are far from home. The same thing happened to me when I was in AZ last year and she even went to the same highschool that I went to. I hope you had fun in P-town- have lived here all my life and love it.