December 10th, 2007 – by: X_Drive
In front, Doris (matinikitty13) and Mark (travelman727), in back from left Jennifer (jenn79), Sybil (iheart2travel), Jesse (jessejb) Erin (poohstanggt), Will (w_clemmons) and my wife Judy (Hummingbird).
December 8th, 2007 goes down in history as the largest TravBuddy Meetup in history! Well, at least so far.
Held in an alley in downtown Los Angeles. Yep, that’ what I said, an alley! Now if someone had told me before hand that this was going to be the case I may have though twice about attending. I used to live in Southern California and had to go into downtown LA to work once in awhile. I still remember the hundreds of homeless people that would panhandle and generally make you feel less than comfortable. And when we drove down 2nd Street where we expected to see a big building with lights and signage to the Edison, we found nothing. But a homeless old guy said he would be glad to show us where the Edison was. “Just follow me down this alley.” I just wasn’t sure.
And of course we were nearly an hour early so they wouldn’t let us in.
In front Tracy (tre69), Doris (martinikitty13), and Mark (travelman727). In back, Melanie (mellemel8), Jennifer (jenn79), Sybil (iheart2travel), and Jesse (jessejb).
But when they did open and we got in and downstairs to the Edison, it was a step into the past and the old “Speakeasy”. Nicely upscale, with a feeling of the 1920s.
Our group started with eight or ten and grew to past the twenty mark. It was lots of fun and laughter to chat and enjoy the company of all of these members we had read about and seen in pictures.
We will long remember the trip.
Don’t forget to look at the blogs from others who attended, like Jenn79, iheart2travel, martinikitty13, travelman727 and AngelBaby. They also have some great photos.
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