Visit by a xanga friend

How many of you remember Carlos Carrion? His id on xanga was xccrider,  for sometime it was also soltero_alma. He was one of the most congenial and cordial gentleman of xanga. He would always stop by my page and say something that would boost my ego.

Well, he came to visit me form California. SO sweet, no? He came in on Wednesday. His flight out of CA got delayed by over an hour, and he lost his connection to Chicago from Phoenix and from Chicago to Quincy. Consequently, he arrived at 9:30 in the night instead of 4:50 the original time!! So sad. Felt horrible for him that he had traveled THE ENTIRE day, traveling…. from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm. But M and I were so happy that he made it here finally and it has been such a fabulous visit with him.

Quincy is a small town, and not much to talk about, except the beautiful old homes on Main street and the River Mississippi. Yesterday gave him a little tour of the place and introduced him to the family last night. We had a great time with everyone at the dinner. I hope Carlos wasn’t bored with Saadia and Sayeed chatting and telling all the different stories of their kids and this town.

Here are a few pictures from his visit. Too bad that he has to leave tomorrow early morning. I hope he returns soon. On the way to the airport, I saw the Blood Moon. Stopped on the highway and took some photos.

This was such a welcoming site for me, perfect to welcome a dear friend. Here are some more pictures from along the River Mississippi, and at home last night.


May be I will have some more pictures in another day or two.





About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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10 Responses to Visit by a xanga friend

  1. murisopsis says:

    I’m always excited to meet former xangans! That was perhaps one of the very best things about xanga – being able to meet such wonderful people!! Your visit looks like you all had a good time despite the travel snafu.

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Glad you got a visit from a friend

  3. slmret says:

    So glad Carlos got there safely! It looks as if you are having a great visit!

  4. I don’t recall the name but it sounds familiar. I’m sure I must have seen it on your comments section. I’m glad you folks had a chance to sit down, have a meal and chat.

  5. jstnotherday says:

    I’m sure it was a joy and a pleasure to be welcomed to your home. How lovely for you all. Great photo’s. 🙂

  6. beowulf222 says:

    That’s so nice. Xanga made a good community, didn’t it.

  7. Wonderful! What fun!
    And beautiful moon photos!
    Been busy here with the holiday and family and friends!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  8. SOunds lovely
    Great photos.
    Love and hugs

  9. r_hsw says:

    it’s always nice to be able to catch up with old xangan friends. i need to do the same again. it’s been a while since the last time i did, as they all live in a different country. hope someday we get to meet in person, zakiah.

  10. Zakiah says:

    That would be so good Rudy. I would love for you to come and visit me when you come to the US next.

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