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Florida Blogger Meet-up!

My last day of school was Friday and then first thing Saturday hubs and I packed up and then hopped in the car and headed right to Cocoa Beach for a fantastic Florida Blogger Meet-up!

I must say, when we pulled into town, I was um, unimpressed with the whole area. As a matter of fact, I posted in our little network group something like "I'm here and ....ick!" To be fair, it was nasty and rainy and too late to really go to the beach and way too early to go to sleep. Our hotel was farther away from the "action" than I thought and I was just feeling generally bummed. We explored a bit and decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner. Thanks to Yelp, we found the most incredible restaurant EV-ER! If you're ever in the area do not miss The Fat Snook. whoa. Even though the hubs stepped in a puddle up to his ankles on the way in, we had a great dinner and things started to turn around.

We scoped out the area a bit more and then headed back to the room, praying for some sunshine the next day for the meet-up - and guess what? It worked and it was a BEAUTIFUL sunny day! I will be the first to admit that town looks a heck of a lot better bathed in sunshine!

So we all met at a fun little restaurant on the pier and had a blast getting to know each other. It felt very official with the sign that Penny from Penniless teacher made for the event.


We took some shots in inside at the table...



Then we were supposed to take a "silly" shot, but Jen in the front got into it a bit more than the rest of us. Except Caitlin back there, she got into it. I'm pretty sure I crossed my eyes...but I guess it wasn't really captured on film. Sorry Jen!


Even though we hung Jen out to dry on the silly pic, she still let us use the props she made.




Then of course, we had to actually head out to the beach to get our toes in the sand for a true Floridan shot!


Starting in the back is Caitlin from Kindergarten Smiles (who also happens to teach at my school and is as nice as she is ridiculously adorable), Me, Tara from 4th Grade Frolics, Mor from A Teacher's Treasure, Jen from The Teacher's Cauldron with adorable Baby B, Stacy from Simpson's Superstars, Brittany from Sweet Seconds and finishing the back row are some faithful followers.
Down in front we have Andi from Pencil, Glue and Tying Shoes, Penny from Penniless Teacher and Fern from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

Then as we were leaving I found the most awesome photo op that I wished I had seen before everyone was gone. So, I couldn't resist and the hubs and I got on and gave it a go anyway. That will for sure be the one and only time I will actually be upright on a surfboard!


It was amazing to put faces to the blogs that I stalk regularly and to meet some new friends too. Can't wait to do it again!

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18 comments:

  1. I hate it that I missed it :( Glad you all had a blast!

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  2. Love the pic. Love the sign. Love all of you!

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  3. I am so so sad I missed this! I live 45 minutes away from Cocoa Beach. I hope everyone meets up again so I can join in! Looks like y'all had a lot of fun!

    Rambling About Reading

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  4. Thanks for sharing your Florida Fun, "surfing" and all!

    Yearn to Learn Blog

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  5. Looks like you ladies had so much fun!! I hope there's a meet-up in CA soon...

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  6. Wish I was a Floridian!! Looks like y'all had a great time!

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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  7. Awwww Duh, I am a bit jealous! We had fun at our TX blogger meet up but I want to me you guys too! Next time it will have to be TX & FL meet up! :) You all look fabulous!
    ~Lorraine
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

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  8. Great pictures! Thanks for labeling the pictures with names and blogs.

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  9. Amazing photos! Thanks for labeling them. I also teach in Broward. Small world!

    Ѽ Lori

    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  10. Looks like you all had a great time! Maybe someday there'll be enough teacher bloggers in New England to make a get together worth our while!

    Sally from ElementaryMatters

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  11. I'm sorry the weather was yucky when you arrived. If it makes you feel any better.... the weather was TERRIBLE last night. I live in central Florida (about 45 minutes from Cocoa) and the tornado sirens were going off in my town for over 2 hours. Awful!

    I hope you continue to enjoy your summer vacation :)

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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  12. Looks like you all had a blast. I hope to make it to the next one.


    April
    Wolfelicious

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  13. You're right, Cocoa Beach isn't as impressive as one might think - even in the sunlight. Was a blast meeting everyone.

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  14. Soooooooooo much fun!!!!! Love the surfing pic :)
    When I get back at the end of July we have to get together at Sawgrass!

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  15. The surfing picture turned out perfect, I wish we had seen it while everyone else was still there. I LOVE how you labeled the picture with everyone's name on it. Can't wait until the next get together.
    Stacy

    PS. Be sure to tell your hubs I was thinking of him as I read about Apples MacBook Pro announcement the other day.

    Simpson Superstars

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  16. Do come back to Cocoa Beach sometime but make sure it's not all rainy as this city shuts down when the storms come. I'm right here in CB but not a school teacher just a homeschool teacher.

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