England Invaded San Diego, CA - So We Called It A Meetup!

By
Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476

Yep, Brian England visited us
in Bay Park - San Diego
today and we had a lot of fun...
finally meeting in person!

Thank You Jeff Dowler, CRS and Norm
of Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
for making the trip too!

Fun to realize...
3 of the Top 5 San Diego County
AR Bloggers were here today!
#1 Jeff
#2 Norm (& Sandy)
#4 Me (soon to be #3)😎

 

Did you know that Brian England was actually born in England!?!

 

Brian, Jeff, Norm and I enjoyed fish tacos, burgers, local craft beers
and great conversation at Bay Park's famous Luce Bar & Kitchen!

We caught up on "war stories", shared about different  ActiveRain experiences and had a few laughs! Norm is enjoying retirement, Jeff looks great and is keeping busy, and Brian brought that Million Dollar smile and personality with him.

Meeting the authors and commentators from our beloved ActiveRain is the best! You have a voice and a personality to attach to the words and the whole experience here in The Rain improves as a result! The relationships make the The Rain what it is! Thank you gentlemen, that was my first Meetup in over 4 years!!!

You gents are the best!

 

Brian popped by our Spanish Retreat to see how we did with
our first venture into vacation rentals with Vacasa

And...
he got to meet my bride Ailina ...

and our famous Whiskey's Wisdom!

 

 

 

Image 1 by Pete Linforth from Pixabay 
 

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Thomas J. Nelson
REALTOR®, CRS, RCS-D, CDPE, e-Pro, Certified Military Home Specialist, Luxury Home Specialist, Author, Keynote Speaker and  Podcast Host 

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Comments (32)

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Always love meeting up with those who I read in the Rain. Looks like you had a great time and Brian got to see some of the area as well.

Sep 20, 2022 07:03 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI Norm it was an absolute pleasure and my old Coach Cami Napoli said to say hi to you! I didn't know you knew here - or maybe I did 😅

Sep 20, 2022 01:55 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

100% on all accounts Jeff Dowler, CRS - great seeing you always!

Sep 20, 2022 01:56 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

One day Nina Hollander, Broker I hope to introduce you to Whiskey too.

Whiskey and Ailina approved of and enjoyed Brian and we had a fun few hours.
Long overdue and good for soul!

Sep 20, 2022 01:59 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Thomas... now that is something I look forward to!

Sep 20, 2022 02:00 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

So much fun Grant Schneider and a great group of gents - very enjoyable!

Sep 20, 2022 02:01 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 so much fun and I enjoyed showing off my Bay Park neighborhood haunts and home! Brian got to meet Ailina and Whiskey too!

Sep 20, 2022 02:04 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Dorie Dillard Austin TX it was a great time and could have only been made better by your presence! 😉

Sep 20, 2022 02:05 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Brian England we enjoyed your visit very much! Ah yes, we did "gossip" and speak scandalously about Candice A. Donofrio 😆😉

Don't worry Candice, you are well thought of by that table of hooligans!

Sep 20, 2022 02:10 PM
Candice A. Donofrio

Ha! Glad yall had a blast! 

Sep 22, 2022 06:16 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Thanks Kathy Streib and I can share that your name was mentioned when we were discussing different bloggers and everyone had a smile on their face when it came to you and nice things to share about you. You are held in high-regard in The Rain my dear! Whiskey and Miss Ailina agree and say hi to you too!

Sep 20, 2022 02:12 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thomas, just saw Brian reblogged this post, and looks like you four could definitely get into some trouble.

Sep 20, 2022 02:48 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Good times Joan Cox good times!

Sep 20, 2022 05:05 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I was definitely intrigued by the title line of this post, but didn't the actual content coming.  How fun that you guys were able to meetup in San Diego.

Sep 21, 2022 05:14 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Thomas, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 21, 2022 05:15 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat - the honor and "the shoe" fits the gathering LOL!

We had a lot of fun, three locals and a Zoni.

Sep 21, 2022 06:38 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Sep 24, 2022 05:44 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Thomas,
How did I miss seeing this all-man meetup earlier in the week? And who knew ActiveRain had all the most handsome men?

Sep 25, 2022 05:50 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Oh wow! Thank You Kathy Streib for the feature. 😁

 

Sep 25, 2022 06:33 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

LOL well thanks for not wearing your glasses Carol Williams - appreciate the kind words and glad you found it.

Sep 25, 2022 06:34 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Thomas,

I love to see the pictures of the group!  Thank you for sharing this pic.  I love your title!  So apropos!

Sep 25, 2022 11:22 AM