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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Bloggerfest was a success and I know we had fun hope everyone else did too !

Where are we today ?
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         Up and raring to go first thing this morning got a mile walkabout by 7:30 am then into town for 8 am pick up a snack for this afternoon.
         Set up a few tables, Toni (Palamine) blew up a few balloons  a couple of signs I made up and we posted them around so people could find us. She supplied some subs for lunch for a few of us and was enjoyed, thanks guys.Then Sandie and Jim arrived (Where are the Dixons) so nice to finally meet them too.
Signs and balloons in place
         About noon Al, Kelly and Pheebie the Bayfield bunch pulled in early but was see nice to see them again.
Bayfield Bunch
        Then from 1pm to 1:30 they came in droves. People signed the sign in sheet stuck on name tags then, introduce each and everyone that wanted to say something. For the next 2 1/2 hours it was a free for all, chat, socialize meet fellow bloggers and friends, snack to nibble and so on. Some we have met before and most we have not. What a great way to meet people, wander about the crowd and just chat with people most of us have something in common.
Jim with Skittles and Scooter
retired Rod 
sign in sheets
Then we just mingled chat with so many people here, friends we have not met. That's what today was  all about.
Suzie,Kelly and Mo, Sue behind..
         Head count that I came up with today about 54 people about the same as last year. I believe  it was a success and most everyone had a great time. Lots of snacks and people to talk to.
Al taking lotsa pics
check  his blog here
Toni introducing herself
Mark and Robbie (Box Canyon Blog)
Merikay's Dreams 
Denise (Sassy on down the road)
Sandies and Denise
Mark Johnson and Al and  Gaelyn (Geogypsy)
      Ok we had fun, at least I know I did , we accomplished what we wanted to do. bloggers meet fellow bloggers. Real people to blogs that we have read not so much different than what we imagine. Yep we have a Canadian accent eh? And so many different accents as well.
         Then people filed out and headed on their way. We cleaned up relaxed for a bit got some reading done the  fired uo our Weber Q. Not much supper tonight after all the snack during the day. Simple Turkey Burger did the trick as the desert sun was setting in the west.
did the trick tonight
          Had a request for this  dip below that was made today. Cowboy Caviar picture below.

         Jean and Skip brought this amazing dip and many people asked for the recipe. Cowboy Caviar. Jean was kind enough to whip out an email so that I could post it on todays blog post. Think I will add it to my recipe blog too for future reference. Thanks Jean and Skip.

                                   Corn and Bean Dip   ( Cowboy Caviar)

  1 19 OZ can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  1 cup kernel corn
  1 avocado diced
  1 large tomato diced
  1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  1/4 cup squeezed lime juice
  1 tbsp olive oil
  2/3 tsp jalapeno pepper seeded and minced. ( today I used 1 tsp chopped green chillies)
  1/2 tsp salt and pepper
 Mix together and chill 
Easy Peasy

        That was our fun day. More pictures will be coming from other bloggers that I will pass on. Plus Suzie will make up a spreadsheet with the people who signed up today with their blogs and email addresses in the next day or so and I will forward to all the people on the list BCC if course.
       Thanks for stopping in and glad that you dropped in for bloggerfest in person or virtually.\
        I know I did not mention everyone here. but did not want blog all night long. it's been a long day. Hope y'all had a great day! Time to pack it in...


Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Fall and Winter..

52 comments:

  1. Looks like an amazing fun day. Wish I could have been there ... but, next year is just around the corner.

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    1. We had an awesome day worked out wonderful. Like you said next year is just around the corner, Y'all come back now hear ?

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  2. Thank you for all the pictures. Made us feel like we were right there with you. You are right next year is just around the corner!! Lord willing we will be there too.

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  3. Thanks again for all your work getting Bloggerfest together. We had a great time seeing old friends and making some new ones. See you Soon.

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    1. Was not really a lot of work but I think we all had fun, catching up with old friends and new.
      Thanks for sharing the recipe it was enjoyed by many.

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  4. What a fun get together, and a great day! Thanks to all that worked so hard to put this together!!

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    1. It was nice to meet so many bloggers in person, think we all enjoyed the day.

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  5. Glad it all came together for you and sorry that we missed it this year.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. It just flowed together so easily and we had fun, we missed meeting you again.

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  6. It was great to see old and new friends. And Cindy says thanks for the recipe. We enjoyed being there.

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  7. Well, that worked out great! Glad everyone had a good time.

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    1. It sure was a great day weather wise and all.

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  8. Great job putting this together George.

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    1. Thanks Bill, nice to see you and Dee again, and meet lotsa new people.

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  9. Looks like you had a great day George. We plan on being there next year to experience all the fun and fellow bloggers.

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    1. It was a fun day, and weather perfect too, soon you be on the road.

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  10. Congratulations for well organized blogger fest. Just so sorry that we couldn't be there.

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    1. Thanks guys we had fun, would have been nice to see you again.

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  11. A great success. Had us a fantastic time. Thanks George.

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    1. Thank you for driving all the way here was great to finally meet you guys and the dogs.
      And thanks for taking care of the signs.

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  12. Yep, you did a great job in pulling it all together George. Good stuff:))

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    1. Thanks guys for making it here and enjoying the day with us.
      Was fun meeting lotsa new people too.

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  13. I knew it would be fun. I thought about riding over with Jim and Sandie but I don't do well with nighttime driving. I would have had to leave by 5:30 am and come home in the dark.

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    1. We did have a lot of fun, too bad you did not make it. I don't like to drive after dark either.

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  14. Nice job you did pulling it all together. A great day, eh? :c)

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  15. Congrats on a successful Bloggerfest. I think it's so great for fellow bloggers to be able to get together and put real people with with what they see on their computers. I still hate we missed the opportunity to meet you guys when you over-nighted in Lenoir City.

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    1. It really was a fun time meeting the people that write these blogs, maybe we get back that way again. And look you up.

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  16. Had every intention of coming over as we are up on Plomosa Rd. but lost track of time at the booths. This is our 1st trip south for the winter and figuring out the blogging for family back home to follow. Sounds like we missed a great event.

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    1. Was a fun day, too bad you missed it, we still in the same place for a few days if you would like to stop by.

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  17. Thanks for putting this together again. We really enjoyed it!

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    1. Glad you were able to make it a was so nice to meet you.

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  18. Looks like you all had a great day. What a nice turn out too! Thanks for sharing the experience with those of us still back home in the east.

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  19. Thanks for doing the work so the rest of us could enjoy the wonderful day. As folks introduced themselves I was constantly thinking I know that person! Great to actually meet in person those people I follow along on their blogs.

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    1. It was a fun time meeting all these people that we have not met.

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  20. Yes, it was a wonderful time and we got to meet so many 'old friends"!

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    1. Old Friends yep even if we never met them before.

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  21. Another awesome day. Glad to see the Bayfield Bunch were there. Fingers crossed - next year for us.

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    1. Come on out a great social time meeting like minded people.

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  22. Thanks for organizing this along with the Palomine pair and Suzi - it was really fun. I talked to old friends and met some new people, too. That's what it's all about. Another great Bloggerfest! :)

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    1. It was so nice to finally meet you, was a fun day.

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  23. We had no doubt that it wouldn't be a success. You and Toni are very organized people. Glad y'all had a super time and had such a good time. A sign in sheet is a great idea. Now for some RR for you two.

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    1. It was fun and we have a lots of new contacts as well.

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  24. looks like the second annual Blogfest was a huge success. Nice to see some familiar faces!!

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  25. What a day! Everyone looks great!

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  26. Thanks so much for putting this together. Only wish I'd been there earlier and made my way around to meet more people.

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    1. At least you made it it was so nice to finally meet you, hope you feel better soon.

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