ActiveRain Summer 2016 Meetup for San Diego Was a Hit

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Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA DRE #01490977
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 ActiveRain Summer 2016 Meetup for San Diego

 

6 of us gathered at a beautiful setting at the Oceanside marina today, with the ocean in the distance, for the San Diego area ActiveRain Summer 2016 Meetup.

 

Read John Arendsen's wrap up on our San Diego meetup!

 

As in the past 2 - 3 years, John DL Arendsen and I co-hosted our Summer quarterly meetup, held at The Lighthouse Oyster Bar and Grill in Oceanside at the north end of San Diego County for the second consecutive time. I guess you can figure out how it got its name!

 

The LIghthouse Oyster Bar and Grill in Oceanside  The Lightouse in Oceanside

 

The weather was gorgeous, and we had terrific views from our table out on the upstairs deck.

 

Marina view at the Lighthouse in Oceanside

 

Joining John and me were Lauren Selinsky CRS ePro from Orange County, Matt Brady from down south in Del Mar, regular Bill Roberts , and Karla Putts  who hails from my Solutions Real Estate Office and who just joined AR at my invitation. Unfortunately Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor couldn't make it although he was going to try, and another OC'er, John Meussner , got hung up with business at the last minute. Several others were invited but had conflicts.

 

Needless to say, along with good food, great views and beautiful Southern California weather, the conversations covered a range of topics, personal and business.  And with some new connections made for a number of people, the Summer 2016 San Diego Meetup (and they now seem to be joint meetups with our Orange County ActiveRain friends) was a smashing success.

 

From left: Bill Roberts, John Arendsen,Lauren Selinsky, Matt Brady, Karla Putts & Jeff Dowler

ActiveRain Meetup in Oceanside

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CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
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Great blog on your meetUp! I was happy to join you all! 

Lauren Selinsky

Jul 27, 2016 03:36 PM #24
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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OK; where's the food photo, Jeff Dowler ? Tell the truth; you all just sat around and drank large pitchers of margaritas!

Jul 27, 2016 09:15 PM #25
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Putting live faces and conversation to words in the computer IS fun ....travels throughout the country have allowed us just that...glad you had a good time.

Jul 27, 2016 09:28 PM #26
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Gabe Sanders
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Hi Jeff.  Glad to read about the fun meet-up.  And, thanks for the pictures.

Jul 27, 2016 10:02 PM #27
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Hi Lauren Selinsky CRS ePro 

It was so nice to see you TWICE this week! Thanks for making the trip over the border!!

Jeff

Jul 28, 2016 01:09 AM #28
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Hey Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 

Nope no margaritas, but some pretty good food. Guess I am slipping - totally forgot to take the foodie photo!

Jeff

Jul 28, 2016 01:10 AM #29
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Melissa Zavala
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What a great day with the weather yesterday. Looking forward to attending the next one!

Jul 28, 2016 01:12 AM #30
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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson  - so true. I have been to meetups all over the country, and they are always so much fun. How can you not enjoying seeing AR friends in real life?!

Thanks Gabe Sanders  We had a great time and it was all over too quickly

Jeff

Jul 28, 2016 01:12 AM #31
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Hi Melissa Zavala 

Sorry you couldn't be here. Hope your event at Broadpoint Properties went well yesterday - would have loved to have been there!

Jeff

Jul 28, 2016 01:13 AM #32
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Bill Roberts
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OK Jeff Dowler How did you do it? There were hundreds of paddleboarders out all afternoon, but you managed to get a shot of the harbor with only one in view.

The plac eis great, and the meetup was a true success. Eat your heart out John Meussner.

See you all next time, if not before.

Bill Roberts 

Jul 28, 2016 01:44 AM #33
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And, oh yeah Norm Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 eat your heart out, too.

Bill Roberts

Jul 28, 2016 01:59 AM #34
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Ha ha Bill Roberts  - just a talent I have, or don't!

We'll keep asking Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386  - I know Norm loves Florida, and I think Sandy prefers to not come alone, and I'm sure she's busy! But some day the planets will align and Norm will be in town when we have a meetup. OR we will just have a spontaneous one with them!

Jeff

Jul 28, 2016 02:18 AM #35
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Bill Roberts
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Jeff Dowler If I had known then, I would have spent more time talking to them that one time they did show up. So Norm Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 aren't you the least concerned about Sancho?

Bill Roberts

Jul 28, 2016 02:35 AM #36
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Southern California Sunshine, good friends, conversation and even a new rainer, sounds like a great day Jeff!

Thanks for sharing the fun.

bob

Jul 29, 2016 02:18 PM #37
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Kathleen Daniels
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Jeff, Looks like a great day ... and a great venue.  Meet-ups are great fun. I did not host or attend this summer.  Too many other things going on that I must focus on. Perhaps again in the fall. 

Jul 30, 2016 02:08 AM #38
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Hi Jeff -- a great location, fun times and an opportunity to gather.  Sounds like an ideal ActiveRain MeetUp.  

Jul 30, 2016 05:27 AM #39
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Bill Roberts  - my bet is if we nag enough we can get Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386  to get together with us!

Bob Crane  - it was indeed. It would be nice to have more attendees but it's actually inda fun with a small group so you get to meet or talk with everyone

Jeff

Jul 30, 2016 05:37 AM #40
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Kathleen Daniels 

I certainly understand that. We'll let you know in advance about the Fall - maybe a road trip? I, sadly, have no plans to head north at this time, although we have been talking about a drive to Big Sur and Monterey. Who knows?!

Jeff

Jul 30, 2016 05:39 AM #41
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Michael Jacobs 

Indeed it was. It's always nice to take the time to attend these gatherings.

Wish I could get up to Malibu but I just can't - in the critical phase of several escrows and taking a day mid-week to drive and have fun is just not in the cards.

Jeff

Jul 30, 2016 05:41 AM #42
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Maybe Jeff Dowler But I have been nagging Norm Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 for months now. I really think there is SOMETHING keeping him in SW FLA  that he isn't admtting to.

Bill Roberts

Jul 31, 2016 12:38 AM #43
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