Our ActiveRain MeetUp yesterday in Ozona Florida at Ozona Blue Grill was fantastic with 14 people attending! Somewhat short of the 20 that said they would be there, I want to thank those who took the time to let me know that they could not make it after-all.
It was a chance for me to let my daughter, Corinna, see how ActiveRain MeetUps work! She has one more chapter of the pre-licensing class to take before she takes the pre-licensing exam. So she will not only be a Realtor soon, but also a new member of ActiveRain.
The sun was shining and many of our usual Rainers made the trip for lunch right on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Kwee Huset was there all the way from Venice with her husband Andy and Beth Atalay came down from Clermont. Both of these towns are a good hour's drive away! That is called MeetUp dedication!
Naturally, Jeanne Gavish, Toni and Craig Wiedman, Katrina Madewell, Kelly Dixon, Fred Hernden and I were there as always. In addition, Tony Anderson made it this time. We have had business dealings before but this was his very first MeetUp!!!! Yay Tony! As a matter of fact, Mark Zubek was also a first timer at our MeetUp. I had never met Mark before but I have a funny feeling we are going to see a lot of him in the future. Stephanie Joines was back for her second MeetUp, which was wonderful!
We had a picture perfect day with temperatures in the low 80s. That is December in Florida and why we were outside next to the pool at Ozona Blue. One thing that was great was having our end of the year MeetUp early enough that so many could indeed attend before the craziness of the end of the year sweeps us up in hectic circles.
Thanks again to all who came and to those who missed it, I sincerely hope you make it to the next one in 2014. It was a great year Rainers, may 2014 be even better, with more large MeetUps!!!! And thanks, Kerrie, for letting us have it early!