TB Meetup In Charlotte

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Laura (lauraliz1986) and Karina (Karieve).

So tonight I went to another Travbuddy meetup in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The MUP was organized by James (jmaxiv) in honor of Mario (Mario26) and Valerie (Lalie) visiting from Montreal.  After going to the MUP in Singapore only a couple of weeks before, I decided I couldn't miss this one (even though it was 4 hours away- Oh the sacrifices we make for Travbuddy!!!).  I first met Juan (John1112) a few mintues north of Downtown (Uptown) Charlotte and we went to TGI Fridays to meetup with a couple other people before heading to the actual meetup.  Soon after we go there we were joined by Karina (Karieve) and Laura (lauraliz1986).  Then we headed on down to Feast @ HOM where we met the rest of the group.

Cameras, Cameras, Cameras!!
   Here is a list of everyone that came .....

James, Donna, Mario, Valerie, Wade (Wade5000), Marie (La_guerita) Santiago (friend of James), Andi (AndiPerullo) and Marc (Andi's friend from Australia).

By the time we got there, just about everyone was there.  Of course we ordered drinks and then started the normal chit-chat while getting to know everyone.  Once we ate dinner, we were invited by someone at the restaurant to visit both the downstairs lounge and the upstairs club (on the house).  So first we all went downstairs to the lounge which was called Live.  It was pretty cool.  It had good music, cool chairs, beds and couches to hang out on, and it wasnt too crowded.

The group (minus Andi and Marc
  At this point I think I won the award for being the most retarded because I started to "follow" James and Mario into another room and then bumped into another guy and appologized.... the guy I bumped into was a reflection of myself and it turned out that I ran into a mirror!!  I swear I thought I was going into another room!!  Fortunately for me, only one other person (Wade) who saw me because he happened to be right behind me and followed me right into the mirror! Haha.. it was funny and I swear I only had 2 drinks at that point!!  Anyways...  so we headed to a room in the back and all hung out on the beds and took tonnes of photos. After beind down there for an hour (I guess) we then went upstairs to Play which was on the top floor. We went out on the terrace and hung out someone.
  I think around 1am we all decided to head out.  Because I had Juan, Karina and Laura with me, we all stayed together but Wade and Marie were still around so we hung out a little bit longer and then proceeded to walk Marie to her car.  About half an hour later we finally found it (yes.. we were looking for it the whole time!!) and after she left, we got in our car and headed back north a bit, to drop everyone else off.  So the night finally ended and it ended well.   I personally had an awesome time getting to know everyone a little better.  Everyone was really awesome and I would hang out with them again in a heartbeat!!  

Thanks to James and Donna for being so hospitable and organizing the meetup!

Thanks to Mario and Valerie for coming despite being awake for so long!

Thanks to Wade because he let me win in our thumb war battle!

Thanks to Karina for giving us many things to laugh about (Downtown/Uptown, Couchbuddy and other random things)!

Thanks to Laura for letting me speak/hear Spanish with an accent from Spain!

Thanks to Andi for being so nice!

Thanks to Marc for the fun conversations and letting me laugh about Kath and Kim!

Thanks to Juan jsut because we finally met!!

Thanks to Marie for giving me my nightly exercise while looking for your car!! :) 

john1112 says:
Nice! blog
yeah, it was nice to finally meet

:D
Posted on: Sep 03, 2008
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Laura (lauraliz1986) and Karina (K…
Laura (lauraliz1986) and Karina (…
Cameras, Cameras, Cameras!!
Cameras, Cameras, Cameras!!
The group (minus Andi and Marc
The group (minus Andi and Marc
Laura (only one of those mojitos a…
Laura (only one of those mojitos …
I think this pic was right before …
I think this pic was right before…
Me attempting to look cool but fai…
Me attempting to look cool but fa…
Mario!!
Mario!!
Juan (John1112)
Juan (John1112)
Donna and Valerie (lalie)
Donna and Valerie (lalie)
Karina, Laura and myself
Karina, Laura and myself
Mario (I really thought his pants …
Mario (I really thought his pants…
Everyone!
Everyone!
Donna and Santiago
Donna and Santiago
Wade
Wade
Outside on the terrace
Outside on the terrace
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Are you enjoying the view up all …
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