One of the really fun things about blogging on Active Rain is that you sometimes get to meet your blog buddies in person! And there are always surprises!
We got together at Famous Dave's (a barbeque place) just off Route 50 in Annapolis. Jeff came down to Washington for the Eagle's Redskin's game. OK, for Jeff it's the Eagle's Redskin's game! And on the spur of the moment, Jeff got a bunch of us together for lunch today.
Now, I'd already met many of the attendees. Jeff was at Blogger's Connect last year and last September came down to Washington to support down payment assistance programs in Congress. And John MacArthur came to a gathering at my house during the NAR gathering in DC last summer.
It was fun to meet some other people I feel like I've known forever.
Super agent and author, Margaret Rome, was there. My first with Margaret was showing some of her listings in Baltimore. I was showing really big houses to a couple of doctors (one at Georgetown and the other at Hopkins) and all of the really gorgeous listings were Rome Homes! I was impressed by Margaret's professionalism then, and loved meeting her today.
And Audrey June-Forshey has a southern accent! Now, she doesn't blog in a southern accent - well, gee! Maybe she does! And Martha Brown showed up, camera in tow!
I've so enjoyed reading and commenting on Richard Iarossi's posts, and there he was, sitting right next to me! Pat Hommell and Camille O'Donnell also came by.
Annapolis mortgage broker Lewis Poretz sat at the other end of the table, and while I got a good picture of him, we didn't get a chance to schmooze! And I know I'm leaving somebody out! Hmmmm.
We gotta do this more often!