300 - Where Will You Be for #300 on ActiveRain?

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Here in am in Orlando Florida at the NAR 2008 Convention and ActiveRain Gathering.  In a 100 years, I would have never guessed that this is where I'd be creating my 300th post on AR.  Sitting in my hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel, I just had to write this milestone post.  What will make this post the most unique of all, is that I am building it as I go.  This will be my smorgasbord post of everything ActiveRain at the NAR 2008 event this year.  The CyberProfessionals, The Convention, The Expo, Diamond Dwellings, The AR Party, REALTORS night out at Universal Studios and anything else I can share.  It's all been such a blur, thank goodness for digital cameras and video.


This has been one of the greatest times I've ever had.
  The memories from this trip will live on for lifetimes in this post.  Spending these past few days with friends and members from all over the Country completes what I call, a real history In The Making.  Jon, Rich, Bob, Jeff and I have really enjoyed being part of such an awesome trip here in Florida.  I am blessed to be with such a fine group of individuals who have really made me feel apart of not just a GREAT organization and company, but also part of a family that I would do anything for.  I never could have imagined that working for ActiveRain is really NOT just a job, it is truly a Life Adventure. 


Stay tuned for ALL the details coming very soon
....right now I'm off to spend an enchanting evening with my AR family and friends at Universal Studios here in Florida. I will be back to complete this post shortly....

 

               

               

UPDATED 11/11/08

Well I finally made it back home.  It's amazing that I took over 300 photos, those have taken some time to upload, and I went ahead and posted most of them here, (the ones I can share anyway) :-O  I hope you'll stop by to take a look at em.  Take a minute to see the "FaceBook" photo TagIt for sure, see how many AR members you can recognize and then tag.  It's Fun!

     NAR Convention 2008 Photos        ActiveRain FaceBook Photo TagIt      ActiveBrad Video Prank on ARBob

                                        

There were so many great events happening you guys, so many things to do, so many people to meet, it was ALL so much fun and very exciting.  I still can't believe how big the EXPO was.  It just seems like just a blur, there was so much there.  I'm not sure that I ever slept on this trip.  LOL   Hopefully, this post will capture most of what I got to see and do, and I'm glad I get to share it with you.  The best part of the entire trip this year was getting to meet ALL the other ActiveRainers from all over the Country.  Truly some of the best people and friends I know.  So until the next NAR Convention, REBarCamp or ActiveRain Gathering, be well, be safe, and be blessed!  :-)

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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
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Brad - it was so special to meet you and have lunch with you, Rich and Missy on Saturday after the Panel. All of you are so genuine and helpful that it is amazing! The temper of a company starts at the top and after meeting you, Rich, Bob, Jonathan and JeffX, it is easy to see why the atmosphere is so friendly around here.  Thank you  for throwing such a fun party at Hard Rock Live. We really enjoyed meeting so many people and learning new tips all night :)

Nov 13, 2008 12:20 PM #50
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Sharon - it was great to meet you and your husband at NAR.  The atmosphere here, is what it is, because of our great members and friends.  We all had a great time at the gathering and again, it's only because of our AR members and friends.  Looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon, you know our door is always open to you.  Thanks.  :-) 

Nov 13, 2008 05:12 PM #51
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Still trying to finish my video, man it takes a long time to do these things.....

Nov 13, 2008 05:33 PM #52
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Well it took me a week to complete the video, but it's finally up.  5 days, 4 nights, 2 1/2 hours of video and over 300 photos packed into a 10 min. video.  Watch at your own risk!!  If you do, I hope you enjoy it.  I did.

Nov 15, 2008 11:59 AM #53
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Kristal Kraft
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That looked like fun, wish I had been there. Oh! I was!  :)

kk

p.s. the photo show was very cool. Nice work.

Nov 16, 2008 03:48 AM #54
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Jon Washburn
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Great video Brad!  What an eclectic group of people at the party.  Thank you for compiling this. 

The trip was epic and lived up to being called "the good ol days."

Nov 16, 2008 03:25 PM #55
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KK -ROFL!!  Were you there????   :-O

Nov 16, 2008 03:31 PM #56
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Jon - the "good ol days?"  LOL~ 

Thanks for letting and helping us make it an "EPIC" event, I Hope we didn't work you too hard.   :-))

Nov 16, 2008 03:41 PM #57
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Mike Frazier
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Brad,

Sounds like you had a good time in Orlando. Sorry I could not be there with you my friend. Maybe next time!

Nov 17, 2008 02:17 AM #58
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Mike -it was a blast, hope you can make it to the next one.  Are we having a get together session in TN again this next year?  Got a lot we can share when the time comes.  :-)  We should do a REBarCamp this time. :-)

Nov 17, 2008 04:43 PM #60
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Christa - thanks!  I'll be watching for those posts!  Miss you too..   :-) NY  NY, and looks like Atlanta, and Omaha too.  We'll do it again for sure.  Good times in store ahead. 

Nov 17, 2008 04:45 PM #61
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Wow does this look like just too much fun!  What a great time and now its time to plan for next year for everyone.  Hope I meet you soon at one of these great events.

Nov 23, 2008 08:00 AM #62
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Marjorie Taylor
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2008's NAR Convention was my first - and I had a BLAST!  The networking, education, relationship building were priceless.  I wish I could have made the AR event - had a confilct - However, you can be sure I'll be there in San Diego!

Nov 28, 2008 01:22 AM #63
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Marjorie Taylor
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2008's NAR Convention was my first - and I had a BLAST!  The networking, education, relationship building were priceless.  I wish I could have made the AR event - had a confilct - However, you can be sure I'll be there in San Diego!

Nov 28, 2008 01:22 AM #64
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Marjorie Taylor
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2008's NAR Convention was my first - and I had a BLAST!  The networking, education, relationship building were priceless.  I wish I could have made the AR event - had a conflict - However, you can be sure I'll be there in San Diego!

Nov 28, 2008 01:22 AM #65
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Joseph D. Federico
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Brad-I am so jealous-It seems everyone had a great time.

Nov 30, 2008 05:32 AM #66
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Evelyn Johnston
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Brad, it sounds like something I like to go to next year.  To bad I didn't make it to this one, Orlando is alot closer than San Diego!  Thanks for the post!

Nov 30, 2008 06:52 AM #67
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Joseph - it was awesome!

Evelyn - we missed you, hopefiully you will find a way to make it to the next one.  :-)

Nov 30, 2008 02:18 PM #68
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I have no idea where I was for 300!  I'm just looking forward to 400! Great job, it looked like a lot of fun!

Feb 22, 2009 12:23 PM #69
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Tracy - It was one of the best times ever.  The AR Gathering was one of my all-time favs. :-)

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