Crazy hats and Crazy people - 1st Meet Up reunion :)

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cheers!
It was about 6:30pm when Keith, Sue & Jerome came for me. Hopefully this time the drive to Hollywood wouldn't take as long as the 1st time. Yay! It was much faster this time! We arrived to in Henry's Hat where the 1st official Meet Up reunion would take place.

As good TB's Keith and I started to take pics from the restaurant not even before going inside - review purposes. So good that I wasn't the only one taking odd pics. Once inside we looked for our gang, the group has gotten a couple of tables and we were just chilling out there. We didn't have to order food and drinks all at same time, just when we felt we needed it. This made things more casual and informal, great!

Our tables were inside and it was easy to recognize the group, the ones wearing the crazy hats.
part of the gang! we all wearing our hats proudly
Well, that was the theme of the party. When we arrived there were already people there and it was my 1st time meeting most of them. There were only 2 people I've met before, besides the guys I've been hanging out the last couple of days. They were: Melanie and Big. I met Mel @ KC Meet Up 3 years ago, unbelievable how fast the time went. She was the organizer of this awesome Meet Up. Thanks sweetie! The minute we saw we squeaked and hugged. It was so good to see her after such a long time. I could hardly wait to hang out with her again.

The other person I already knew was Big. We met in Lima about 1 year ago. It was my pleasure to show him around and try delicious food. When he noticed I'd be in L.A. he decided to go there although he lives in San Francisco, just to meet me, how big of Big! The minute I saw him, we didn't need to say anything, just hugging.
finally met Eric, yay!
We are reunited again!

It was such a casual and fun atmosphere, no needs to be formal. Another face that caught my attention was Eric's - one of the TB creators. I'm "addicted" to this site so meeting him in person was definitely a MUST. He was there with Lisa, his fiancée. Back in Lima I met 2 good friends of hers, so somehow I knew about her. I felt so happy of finally meeting Eric and talk to him in person. We have exchanged several messages and he always helped me with the website and listened to my comments about how improving it. He was also happy about meeting the Peruvian unofficial ambassador, hahaha.

Then I saw Joy & Rob. I've been wanting to meet Joy for a long time. I always read about the L.A. Meetings and finally I joined one of them. There were other faces I didn't know, but they all knew me.
cutting the cake
I felt like a celebrity! People kept on arriving and the party was getting better and better. I had the chance to meet incredible people and spent a really great time with all of them.

Alice arrive a bit later carrying a box. What was in there? OMG! Sweet Alice baked a chocolate cake for the occasion! Everyone was looking forward to try it and by the end of the night I cut the cake and we all shared it. Sweet moments indeed. Of course there were so many pictures taken during the night, haha.

We all were having a blast and could have staid here for longer, but we needed to wake up tomorrow early. Why? Well, in our Meet Up agenda there was a Hiking planned. In my way back home, I had a small detour... Dan, my host, was with some friends at a bar, so I made a quick stop there, hehe. But we didn't stay for long since the 2 of us would go hiking next morning.
alicegourmet says:
It was really great to meet you at the meet up! I had a great time and glad that you guys like the chocolate chips coffee cake! :)
Posted on: Jul 06, 2010
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cheers!
cheers!
part of the gang! we all wearing o…
part of the gang! we all wearing …
finally met Eric, yay!
finally met Eric, yay!
cutting the cake
cutting the cake
awww, with Big
awww, with Big
with Big & Mel
with Big & Mel
happy with our hats: Yadi, Mel, Su…
happy with our hats: Yadi, Mel, S…
with Daniel
with Daniel
with Ian & Alice
with Ian & Alice
Eric and his harem, oh!
Eric and his harem, oh!
Keith, Tracy, Big, Mel & Ian
Keith, Tracy, Big, Mel & Ian
with Keith, yay!
with Keith, yay!
the queen
the queen
Daniel surrounded by girl, lucky!
Daniel surrounded by girl, lucky!
:)
:)
with Joy & Rob, hopefully well me…
with Joy & Rob, hopefully we'll m…
having fun
having fun
with Derek! was great to meet him!
with Derek! was great to meet him!
:)
:)
group pic!!!!
group pic!!!!
the girls want to have fun
the girls want to have fun
who wants a slice?
who wants a slice?
OMG!
OMG!
hahaha
hahaha
group shot
group shot
another group shot
another group shot
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