Happy 1st Birthday Active Rain
From Orlando Florida!
We had so much fun at Logan's Roadhouse yesterday! Meeting the other Florida Blogglers in person was a HOOT!
Getting to Logan's was a bit of a challenge, following the directions Google provided however.. Coming from Daytona on I4, Google said to exit on John Young Pkwy and turn left. Ok, following those directions, you go the WRONG WAY! Good thing Midori and I left early! We figured out we were nowhere near where we were supposed to be and thought well Google has been wrong before so we turned around. Fifteen minutes later we were pulling into the parking lot at Logan's Roadhouse.
The first person I saw when we walked in was TLW! I got the biggest hug from her and it felt like hugging a family member. Then it became a 3 person hug with Midori, we belonged. Next, Broker Bryant! Another hug! Then our Wonderful Hosts: Lydia and Matt Heaton and Caleb Mardini!
Soon the rest of the guests started to trickle in and we had a great time meeting, hugging and getting to know one another. The food, company and converstation was great! Everyone had a good time!
Here are my photo's. Keep in mind I had technical difficulties.. My camera does better OUTSIDE!
The early arrivals..
Even Jeff and Rocky Turner made it!
Nick got his shirt back from TLW when she borrowed it at the April Gathering!
Lots of smiles and laughter!
It All Looks GOOD! What should we get?
Caleb loves to smile, laugh and have a good time, can you tell?
Our Lovely QUEEN Of Active Rain!
Lets Make Some Noise!
Can someone find a camera please?
The Turners were not left out!
Flat Jack got to try some of our really good cake (Cake Courtesy of TLW!)
Oops.. so did Jeff!
Broker Bryant and Colleen signing Matt and Caleb's shirts. Colleen, so glad you made it! I'm glad Air Tran came through for you, it wouldn't have been the same with you not there.
Since Lydia is Queen, this photo must be of our KINGS of AR!
I thought, as I snuck over this AR Members shoulder for this photo I would catch him commenting on posts.
Well, I'm a big girl and can admit when I am wrong, He was checking the game score! Any guess's as to who this is?
Yep, you're right... Neal!
Sarah Cooper even managed to make it in her own way! (Ok she was in WV but she was with us in spirit!)
That's it for my photos.. I had a blast! Thank you Active Rain for making all this possible, the blogging, the networking, the contacts and the party.
Thank you Lydia, Matt and Caleb for making the special trip to Florida to celebrate with us.
That meant the world to me!
Stop by and see Cyndee Hayden's version if you haven't already, she posted it last night! Flat Jack got top secret video of Active Rain Birthday Bash in Orlando Florida - UPDATED and then this today, Part II More Orlando Active Rain Pics - Now see the Names with the faces...
Ted Baker has also posted Happy Birthday Active Rain (at least in Florida) Stop by and say hi to Ted, he's super nice!
So did Matt Blum! What a Party in Orlando He's nice too! He took notes, look out all of you that attended!
Roving Reporter Broker Bryant Reports from Orlando Great Video! Wonder where TLW'S shots are... Looking forward to her collection!
Then there is Rick & Ines' version ... cover up the little eyes before clicking here! Active Rain bash in Orlando