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A few weeks ago on one of Seattle's last hot summer days,  the ActiveRain team left the office early to play and celebrate.

We began our Fun Friday with a surprise last minute BBQ on Jonathan Washburn's rooftop deck in the heart of downtown Seattle.  Along with enjoying sweeping views of the city, the majestic Mt. Rainier, Lake Union, the Space Needle and even Mt. Baker, we indulged in healthy and organic fare from nearby Whole Foods Market.  BBQ master Joel fired delicious cedar plank wild salmon (the best salmon I have ever tasted), chicken sausages and fresh corn on the cob. Even the bees delighted in our lunch, sneaking a taste as if we wouldn't notice.

With satisfied and happy bellies, it was time to take it up a notch. We headed indoors to cool off and engage in a friendly competition at the hip bowling lanes and lounge, Lucky Strike. After picking creative team names, ordering a few drinks and changing into our haute couture bowling shoes, we were ready to rock and roll (the ball). Strike. Spare. Gutter ball. Strike. Spare. Strike. Strike. I was very impressed with the caliber of my teammates. Not only are these people passionate about ActiveRain and our members, they can bowl! 

There were fancy bowling gloves. There were fancy moves. There were fancy techniques. There were high fives. There was even an injured finger and bandaids and a rubber glove to the rescue. The camaraderie and the encouraging and the cheering was impressive. Aaron's high score of 154 generated both envy and support. It was a team building event gone right.

Billie Hillier
http://702IsHome.com - North Las Vegas, NV
Savvy Home Realty Solutions

Looks like fun!

Oct 05, 2009 10:12 AM
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Nothing like letting loose every once in a while.  How fun!

Oct 05, 2009 03:45 PM
Daniel J. Hunter
REALTOR® - New Port Richey, FL

nice way to end the work week, so to speak

Oct 05, 2009 04:04 PM
Paul Guenther - WFG Title
The Extra Mile Is Part Of My Regular Route!

Ahh Bowling.. Can't remember when I did that last..  Do they still have the "Beer Frame" I think it is Frame 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10!!  :)

Paul Guenther

Chicago Title Insurance Company



Oct 05, 2009 10:46 PM
Home Loan Search.Online
Home Loan Search Online - Newnan, GA

Sounds like fun! I would love to try some of that Salmon some time.

Oct 06, 2009 01:15 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I never was a bowler, but a local place had midnight disco bowling complete with mirror ball and music. There was nothing like throwing agutter ball to the beat of KC and the Sunshine Band. Ah, youth. Looks like you had a great time.

Oct 06, 2009 01:30 AM
Lori Cain
Own Tulsa - Tulsa, OK
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer

I haven't bowled in ages - sounds fun. Glad you all got out to have some fun - always easier to work when less stressed and with people you enjoy. 

Oct 06, 2009 02:31 AM
David Aanderud
Seattle, WA

What a day....doesn't get much better than that!!!! :)

Oct 06, 2009 04:10 AM
Joel Kruse
Handle My Media LLC - Kirkland, WA

I was horrible at bowling, but the BBQ and hanging with team mates was tons of fun!

Oct 06, 2009 04:17 AM
Melissa McAvoy
Clear View Home Mortgage - Orlando, FL

What a great idea.  I would like to see one in Orlando.



Oct 06, 2009 07:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

What a great idea and great fun ... Playing outside of the Rain.  We all need down time, play time, decomprssion time ... laughter is good for the soul!

Oct 06, 2009 08:43 AM
Deborah Wilson
Hackenberg Realty Group - Canton, OH
Stark County OH Real Estate

Great idea!

BBQ and bowling.

I'm reaady.

Oct 06, 2009 10:36 AM
Tim Krueger
Morovish Properties - Costa Mesa, CA

I want to work for Active Rain!  Nice!

Oct 06, 2009 11:34 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Sounds like quite a bit of fun for the Active Rain team!

Oct 06, 2009 02:32 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

It looks like so much fun to work at Active Rain, one has to wonder if any many of you actually consider it work.

Oct 06, 2009 04:09 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

How cute - it sounds like the team is growing a lot.  Don't forget to keep blogging about your other events.

Jan 03, 2010 07:32 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Thanks for the photos; we don't have enough contact with the team, and it's good to get to know you a little better!

Mike in Tucson

Jan 28, 2010 06:44 PM
Lauren Bernstein
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA

Thanks for the great comments! I think we're due for another fun team building event!

Jan 29, 2010 03:48 AM
Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO

 Lot's of fun!

Mar 05, 2010 09:03 AM