Mike was in Birmingham for work, so DH and I went up to meet him for dinner. We had a good time, good conversation -- he did some sightseeing in Birmingham, and now knows more about it than I do!
He's still cooking away, hiking, and having wine with dinner. He did confess that, when he gets home from work and doesn't feel like cooking, he gets something from Trader Joe's out of the freezer!
He was the second CLBB person I've met IRL -- the first was Canice whom I met a few years ago, while I was visiting our San Francisco daughter.
I'd like to meet some more of you...