Crazy hats and Crazy people - 1st Meet Up reunion :)
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June 18th, 2010 – by: yadilitta
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.
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.
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.
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.
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