Sunday, March 18, 2012

San Francisco Bay hosts Oahu #H50 Ambassador

When I first became a part of this crazy #H50hana experience last year I never thought I’d be having friends visit on the mainland (which wasn’t even a word I used much before last year).  But here we were on an overcast and WINDY San Francisco Day – feeling the warmth of a week last year in September. 

Of course it poured all week and I worried, I mean ~ how does a gray day in the city compete with the time when @wendiejoy hosted us last summer in Waikiki ?  I shouldn't have worried, they brought the Aloha with them.

We met Wendie, Chief, and D-Bug at South Beach Marina.  It’s a great location just next to AT&T ball park and the Bay Bridge.  We left the marina and headed up the city front.  The plan was to skirt the city front on the way to the Golden Gate and maybe even get close to Alcatraz before heading over to Berkeley/Oakland then back to South Beach.   But as often happens with boating – the weather had other plans.  It was windy and very choppy on the bay so we ended up having a short boat ride.  It was a good thing that Chief was comfortable driving the boat, it was exhilarating on the bay to say the least.  Wendie and Ellen were able to sneak in a bit of Hawaii Five-0 talk but it was mostly a family visit and it was wonderful.  It makes the long wait til September just a little bit easier. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

We're Halfway There!

Hey There!

It's mid March! To quote Jonathan Bon Jovi, we are "halfway there" and thanks to the news this week, we aren't "living on a prayer" any more. Hawaii Five 0 is renewed for a third season! Now all we need is for @plenkov to accidentally tweet the SOTB date again! All four of us fanatics have our reservations for SOTB2012 made. Thanks to Bruce & Yaling, we have the flexibility to change dates as needed!

Exciting things coming up for the H50fanatics in the next few weeks. Tomorrow Wendie (@WendieJoy) of Five0Redux is meeting up with Ellen in San Francisco. Ellen and her husband are taking Wendie,Chief and D-Bug on a boat tour of the bay.. here's hoping the weather clears for them!

Next weekend, Stacey and Maddy are meeting in New York for fun in the City. I KNOW they will have a great time! I'll wave as Stacey flies over me... sigh. The joys of living in flyover country.

I hope to have another 'Midwest tweetup' in Indianapolis soon with fellow SOTBer Candy and twitter friend Bonnie and my real life friend Cheryl. They are big #H50 fans too!

The four of us #H50fanatics still "talk" at least daily and usually WAY more than that...sometimes we have continuing conversations across varying forms of social media...text, facebook, email, twitter, actual phone calls... LOL.. We skype every now and then as well. We have even figured out a way for Ellen to watch H50 with the East/Midwest people via Skype and join in our lively FB chats w/ a few other SOTB friends & H50 fans! 

Where would we be without our social media?  #H50Nation forever!

ALOHA! Deb, Stacey, Maddy and Ellen.

SOTB2012 countdown: 25 weeks ( assuming 9/8/2012)