Florida Bloggers Celebrate Active Rain's First Birthday!

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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!
Lydia Heaton!

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!

Don't Ask!

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!

Happy Birthday!!

 

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

 

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Rainmaker
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Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
Lysa, it was so great to meet you, although we had not crossed paths much here in AR - I guess that will have to change! we had a blast! (it's so funny how most of our pictures are of people taking pictures) : )
Jun 24, 2007 10:24 AM #19
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Ruth Jacobs
Quantum One Realty - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
North Palm Beach, Real Estate Specialist, CDPE, SF
Lysa,  You did a great job with the photos too.  You and Cyndee must be professionals at that.  It sure was a lively time and great to meet all the ActiveRainers ( and get the explanation of the origin of the name from Matt)
Jun 24, 2007 10:28 AM #20
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Colleen Irwin
Retired - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...

Lysa -- Great meeting you and everyone else yesterday!

Jun 24, 2007 10:42 AM #21
Rainer
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

BB!! Awesome Video's! I've added your link! Thank you so much! I so enjoyed meeting and talking with you yesterday. I had a lot of fun too!

TLW.. Words can't even go there.. Thank you for everything.. you are indeed The Lovely Wife! And a chocoholic to boot! We are indeed kindered spirits! I hope we can get together again soon!

Neal, LOL Yes, I am the "REAL DEAL", nothing fake about me. I write from my heart. I'm glad we got to meet! I'm laffing at the "I can neither confirm or deny my presence there!", oh yeah, I got it!

 

Jun 24, 2007 12:19 PM #22
Rainer
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

janeAnne, I wish you could have been there with us, we had so much fun! Maybe next time? Glad you enjoyed the photos!

Ted, I got the biggest kick out of you showing up in your ref uniform and a whistle! Sorry about my typo in my post! I Just Noticed that! I'll fix it right now!

Matt, LOL it was great meeting you too!

Jun 24, 2007 12:30 PM #23
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Rick and Ines, I've seen you around the Rain, and yes, we do need to cross paths more often! It was a pleasure meeting you both! Looking forward to doing it again!

Ruth, Nice to meet you too! No, I'm not a professional, just like taking photos :). Lydia knows more about my camera then I do! I missed out on the origin of Active Rain!

Colleen, I'm glad you made it :), what a nightmare you went through to get there. It was nice to get to meet you!

Jun 24, 2007 12:33 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Im not really there...It was my flat Neal

Jun 24, 2007 12:42 PM #25
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Lysa - great pics and love seeing the great time had by all.  I really wish I had been able to get down there, but glad I was there for the April shindig.  I'll just have to make it for the next one! 

I knew right away that the person's shoulder you were looking over HAD to be Neal's - he couldn't stay off his PDA in April either!!  Bad Neal!  ;-)

Thanks for sharing this pictures - loved seeing them!
Ann

Jun 24, 2007 01:22 PM #26
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Leah Ross
Your Tampa Bay Mortgage Source - Tampa, FL
Tampa, Florida Mortgage

Great pictures Lysa!  It was so nice meeting you yesterday, looking forward to chatting more! 

Jun 24, 2007 01:32 PM #27
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Jason Price
Mortgage Financial Group, Inc - Eustis, FL

Lysa,

Sorry, I could not attend.  Thanks for the photos.  With everyones photos and videos, I feel almost like I was there.  Maybe next time I can make it.  Glad you all fun.

Jun 24, 2007 02:59 PM #28
Rainer
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Ann, Sorry you couldn't make it either, yes we had so much fun! LOL at Neal and his PDA. Glad you enjoyed the phots :)

Leah, Thanks! Right back at you!

Jason, Maybe next time? I'm glad you enjoyed all the posts so far :) I know I have!

Jun 24, 2007 10:35 PM #29
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Robert Schwabe
EXP Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Lysa, great pictures is was nice meeting you and all the other active rainers.

Jun 24, 2007 11:51 PM #30
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Jeff Turner
RealSatisfied - Santa Clarita, CA
I'm going to say this over and over again today... Damn, I wish I could have been there! Though the thought of TLW running around with a knife scares me a bit. 
Jun 25, 2007 02:05 AM #31
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Robert! Welcome to AR and thanks for coming ot the party! It was neat meeting you!

Jeff... You were there! I wish you and Rocky could have been there for real too, I would love to meet the two of you in person! TLW wasn't running with the knife, we made sure she was sitting!

Jun 25, 2007 02:40 AM #32
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Anna Lukyanova
Century 21 Sundance Realty - Daytona Beach, FL

Lysa,

Great post. It looks like you had tons of fun. I missed it this year, but I'll do my best to attend next year. As always, love the pictures

Jun 28, 2007 02:58 AM #33
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
Anna, I know you had a nice relaxing day on Saturday and you deserved it! I hope you can attend next year, heck I hope I can too! Glad you enjoyed the photos!
Jun 28, 2007 04:47 AM #34
Rainer
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Lysa, It was nice meeting you in person.  Say Hi to Buddy (thats my dogs name too)

Jun 29, 2007 03:41 PM #35
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
Albert! It was nice to meet you in person also! I'll say hi to Buddy and the zoo at home too! Give your Buddy a hug from me!
Jun 29, 2007 10:52 PM #36
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Jacqulyn Richey
Prominent Realty Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate
Looks like it was a huge success and a lot of fun. So, when is everyone coming to Las Vegas? -Charles
Jul 03, 2007 06:08 AM #37
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Charles, it was a blast! I heard a rumor about Vegas, but you know how rumors are... Keep an eye out though!

Jul 03, 2007 11:31 AM #38
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