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!
Jenni

7 comments:

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.

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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. :)

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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.