This Week...I Got to Meet Carol Williams

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This Week...I Got to Meet Carol Williams


This community is so very special because of the members. And the icing on the cake is when you get the opportunity to meet a member you feel like you already know.

Friday I got to meet Carol Williams as she made Houston part of her Epic Road Trip. 

 

Poor Carol hit Houston Thursday afternoon and even though it was early, she hit rain, construction, and accidents. I have to give her credit for driving in Houston traffic even though she had a GPS! It's not easy driving, avoiding objects on the road, and trying to read the GPS.

Carol is exactly who you see in her blog and when I’ve seen her in the Zoom meetings!! 

We talked all through our pedicure and manicure!  We discussed ActiveRain (of course), her trip, thus far, and our families. 

 

Lunch was at Cyclone Anaya’s (Tex Mex!) and the weather was nice enough to sit outside. Carol had fish tacos (I’m trying those next time, and I had a fajita salad. 

 

I think many of us have been living vicariously through Carol’s trip which began August 27 in Boise, ID taking her south and east through Denver to the east coast and Charlotte, Atlanta, down through Savannah, and a turn around to the west for her return trip home, through Houston, Austin, Dallas, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. 

I am in awe of her accomplishment!!!  Safe journey to my new “old” friend, Carol.



Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day. Dalai Lama



Comments (34)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Carol, for sharing your special MeetUp with Carol.

Have a lovely weekend.

Oct 16, 2021 11:35 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy as you know I had the pleasure of meeting Carol when she came through CT.  Glad you got the opportunity to meet up with her as well, and enjoy some quality time.

Oct 16, 2021 01:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker and I know that you both had fun!!!!

Grant Schneider When I looked at her schedule, it's hard to believe how many miles she's logged on her journey. 

Oct 16, 2021 02:01 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... we did... and Carol Williams got so see first-hand what a dull and quiet life I lead.

Oct 16, 2021 02:09 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Oct 16, 2021 03:13 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Carol Williams it really was like picking up with an old friend, wasn't it? I'm watching the Astros now and they look awful!  (it's not the word I'd use!)  Having grown up in Houston, I'm used to the traffic but I do try to avoid it. 

Wayne Martin I marvel that she is on this wonderful road trip. She could do a commercial for SafeLite Auto Glass after her first day. 


Oct 16, 2021 05:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ron and Alexandra- I was not familiar with it either but isn't it a great one. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog  it really is. I love road trips but I don't know if I'd undertake one on my own. That's why I admire what she's doing. 

Oct 16, 2021 05:13 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX When I saw our radar on Thursday, I knew Carol would run into it but when you're coming from Louisiana, there's no way around it!!!  Have fun tomorrow night!!!

Oct 16, 2021 05:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England If we were in the same town, I could easily see having many lunches and spa days with her. 

I don't know about Carol Williams  Wendy Rulnick but I felt so relaxed after our manicure and pedicure. 

Oct 16, 2021 05:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael Jacobs I feel very lucky that she put Texas in her plans. 

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets I think she should plan another trip!!!  It would take her weeks just to travel CA. 

Oct 16, 2021 05:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty your memory of Houston is spot on!!! 

Carol Williams with over 7 million people in the Metropolitan Houston area, there would be traffic no matter the time of day. 

Oct 16, 2021 05:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm Maybe she'll make another trip soon. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker that's exactly how it is...like old friends meeting again. 

Oct 16, 2021 05:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley I love AR meetups no matter the size. 

George Souto I think Carol Williams's road trip qualifies as the MacDaddy of all MeetUps!!!

Oct 16, 2021 05:35 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You have been blessed to meet the elusive Carol Williams. Thank you for sharing the experience Kathy 🙂

Oct 16, 2021 08:13 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I love the real deal, there are a few on this platform who are not what you see and when you meet them it is a tad different too:) glad Carol Williams  is the real deal...too bad she is not active anymore in Real Estate, we need more like her, Endre

Oct 16, 2021 11:44 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

One of these days I want to make a road trip like Carol is.  One of these days.  Congratulatons

Oct 17, 2021 01:24 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Carol is making an adventure that will make her smile for a long time and at the same time getting to see some features to the country as well as here on ActiveRain.  We enjoyed her stay here in Connecticut even though it wasn't long enough for me to treat her to some Connecticut golf

Oct 17, 2021 12:36 PM
Carol Williams

Next time we WILL golf, Ed Silva 

Nov 19, 2021 09:21 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Was lucky to meet up with Carol twice, once here and in Arizona at Anna's house. She is  a wonderful person, so are you!

Oct 17, 2021 06:23 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

My longest road trip was from NH to Florida. We have done that twice now. In the "before times". LOL

Last year and this past year we have kept our RV trips fairly close to home. Venturing no further than New York...about 6 hour drive.

I'm quite impressed with Carol's adventure!

Oct 18, 2021 08:09 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I am certainly looking forward to when Carol comes through my town next week!

Oct 18, 2021 08:26 PM
Carol Williams

Sorry, I missed you this trip, Rocky Dickerson . I usually get to Vegas about once a year. Next time!

Nov 19, 2021 09:22 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James Dray  good to see you back on the platform and keep in mind your invitations stands ANY TIME only requirement to enter is a bottle of good wine...L(Endre

Nov 19, 2021 10:40 PM