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ActiveRain Meetup in Carlsbad 2024

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

It was a beutiful sunny day in Carlsbad Village and a wonderful meal with a view at 264 Fresco yesterday in Carlsbad, CA. A stranger had come to town, well, actually anyone but a stranger: Brian England paid us a visit and Jeff Dowler, CRS, Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI and myself joined him for a long overdue ActiveRain Meetup.

We enjoyed catching up on life, real estate, aches & pains and of course we solved all the world's problems and figured out how to make ActiveRain even better. We even jumped in on the Weekly ActiveRain Zoom call long enough to raise a glass and toast the group!

We can forget ourselves behind the keyboard, we reconnect ourselves when we shake hands and hug some necks while breaking bread. I feel blessed that Brian visits so often and to have good people like Jeff, Norm & Sandy (and even John DL Arendsen who's Zom we crashed). Hi John, bon voyage!

264 Fresco is a wonderful seaside Italian Restaurant with rooftop dining views of the ocean, I do recommend it when you vist Carlsbad.

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Thomas J. Nelson
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Thomas... I saw that photo on Brian England's blog this morning. I was green with envy then and I'm still green with envy! :)

Apr 17, 2024 07:50 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

We had a very nice lunch and "reunion" as it's been about 2 years since I'd seen Brian or Jeff, longer for Sandy & Norm. We have some great AR peeps!

Apr 17, 2024 08:02 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I love this, Thomas. ActiveRain meetups are always fun.  One of these days, I hope to get to your area, too.

Apr 17, 2024 08:01 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

We're a short plane ride south Carol Williams - we'd love to setup a Meetup in your honor!

Apr 17, 2024 08:04 AM
Carol Williams

I will look forward to it Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets !

Apr 17, 2024 09:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Thomas - I am sure Brian England is well aware that you approve, upvote and like this AR meetup because that's just the kind of guy he is.  HaHa.  🤣

Apr 17, 2024 08:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for telling us about this special MeetUp. 

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Apr 17, 2024 08:26 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

It was good to see you all on the zoom call yesterday, sounds like a great restaurant and a great place to meet up.

Apr 17, 2024 08:54 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Thomas and miss meet up in the Denver area and think I need to try to get one here in the Denver area this summer. 

Apr 17, 2024 09:20 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It was great fun yesterday in Carlsbad, Thomas, and good to see everyone in a wonderful roof-top setting on a gorgeous day.


Apr 17, 2024 09:27 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets It always warms my heart to see my Active Rain friends solving the world's problems while enjoying a good meal and some sunshine 

Apr 17, 2024 09:33 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Looks like fun with great people, I wish I was there !

Apr 17, 2024 10:55 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That looks like a really fun meet-up, Thomas.  Where's Whiskey?

Apr 17, 2024 01:32 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

LOL he was keeping my bride company. Can you believe they wouldn't let him in? 😂

Apr 17, 2024 04:45 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A table full of ActiveRain smiles. Jeff Dowler, CRS   left the Zoom call early just to meet this group.

Apr 17, 2024 02:35 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 

I'm sorry that I did not get to the restaurant in time to check in with the crew on the Zoom call.


Apr 17, 2024 03:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Thomas- I love seeing photos of ActiveRain MeetUps!!! It was good to catch a glimpse of it on the Zoom Call too!!! You are all fortunate to be able to get together and renew friendships. 

Apr 17, 2024 06:47 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The weather was great for this lunch meetup and I always enjoy seeing my Peeps in the San Diego area!  Hopefully, I will get to see you again in October!

Apr 18, 2024 04:38 AM