Bye Bye... Summer 2009

Title Insurance with First American Title

I can’t believe it's already one week ago today I woke up in Cannon Beach, Oregon on a sunny beautiful Friday morning. I was on the Oregon coast last Thursday and Friday for a couple of great social media marketing workshops with real estate professionals in Tillamook and Seaside. 

When we finished in Tillamook Thursday afternoon we headed up coastal Highway 101 to Cannon Beach. I was working both days with my good friend Julie Olsen, Ticor Title - Marketing Director for Clatsop and Tillamook Counties. Like all great sales reps I've worked with through the years, she knows only one speed... pedal to the medal!

I was really working to keep her truck in site...

Rockaway Beach, Oregon

I pulled into the hotel after dark and didn't know what my view would be in the morning. I was delighted to see Haystack Rock. It's 235 feet tall and the third largest free standing monolith right off my deck. This picture with my cellphone doesn't do it justice.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

While I was waking up and having my morning coffee a new friend showed up and quietly hungout with me for over 20 minutes.

Seagull sitting on the rail of my deck at the Hallmark Inn, Cannon Beach, Oregon...

Both two hour sessions were great fun and we shared a lot of lively conversation about social media marketing. I love that kind of 'frontier in the air feeling'  I get when I do these events.

I'm reminded how much life has changed. It matters less where we live, on the web we all have equal opportunity.

Astoria Oregon, Astoria Bridge

Driving home, my head was full of ideas. I was already reminicing over the events and people I talked with and listening to the remastered Beatles albums... Help!, Abbey Road, and Sgt. Pepper's... (there's another blog!)...

Heading north into Astoria, a little over 4 hours to my place in Renton, Washington... That's the south portion of the Astoria Bridge over the Columbia River.

Bye Bye Summer 2009...
I learned a lot from you... You were beautiful, interesting, and sometimes a challenge... we had good times and some not so...
I worked I played... I was livin' the dream...

Thank you...

"Here come old flattop, he come grooving up slowly, He got joo-joo eyeball, he one ..."

All photos were taken with my BlackBerry Storm. I balance my elbow on the center console in my Ford Explorer and with practice, mimic my head movement and point it in the direction I’m looking attempting to keep the camera angle the same as my eye level. Later I check to see if the camera saw what I did. Needless to say, I delete most of the photos.


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Bill Johnson - Seattle, WA

Welcome to the NW Rainy season, coming soon !

Oct 02, 2009 11:53 AM #1
Mark Hall
Realty One Group Cascadia - Vancouver, WA
Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington

Great post and wonderful pictures. I hope that you were driving a convertible.

Oct 02, 2009 11:57 AM #2
Bill Ladewig - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

Rene, thanks for the pictures.  What is the name of the town in the first picture?  That is my kinda town.

Oct 02, 2009 11:57 AM #3
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Rene, Great photos and the musings of your time were a fun read. Your committment and passion for what you do reads loud and clear.

Oct 02, 2009 12:07 PM #4
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Bill: Yep, here we go... off to the long grey.

Mark: I wish sometimes convertible... my Ford Explorer. 

Bill: Rockaway Beach... one of those tiny little towns in between things.

William: Thanks... They were all from my blackberry... point it in the general direction and shoot, hope you get what you were after. Fun stuff though... wish I would have had more time to stop and shoot!

Oct 02, 2009 02:19 PM #5
Monica Bourgeau
New Phase Business Coaching - Portland, OR
Business Coaching

Rene - thanks for posting the photos from your trip. I love Tillamook and the Oregon Coast and of course, Haystack Rock! It's hard to see summer coming to an end.

Oct 03, 2009 03:12 AM #6
Matt Listro
National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro - Vernon, CT
Your Credit Repair Expert

Hi Rene: I too am sorry to see the summer go - when you think that the average life expectancy is 79, we really don't get that many summers!


Oct 03, 2009 03:19 AM #7
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Kevin & Monica: Me too, I love the Oregon Coast and Matt: I know, it's all going by too darn fast. I'm going to be down to Ashland, Medford, and Grants Pass October 21, 22, 23. I'm looking forward to taking some fall pictures. Southern Oregon is beautiful in the fall.

Oct 03, 2009 05:13 AM #8
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