For a few gloriously warm and mostly-sunny days — the summer days we’ve all been waiting for — near the end of July 2019, a gentleman from Texas who shares my last name (but is no relation, as far as we know) briefly became Newfoundland’s most celebrated tourist.
Preston Morgan became a fan of Newfoundland and Labrador — and a long-distance friend to many Newfoundlanders — by following and engaging with lots of Newfoundlanders on Twitter. When he, his wife, and their daughter finally made their dream visit to Newfoundland last week, they were greeted by reasonably good weather, stunning scenery, and friendly people — all the things a summer tourist should expect. Preston met in real-life some folks (like me) that he’d chatted with online. And the Morgans responded warmly, posting pictures of their travels on Twitter and enthusing about the beauty of everything they saw.