Our first meet-and-greet event with followers of the blog went well yesterday. More than 100 people showed up at Lol-Ha Restaurant in Akumal to meet us in person and have a few drinks.
We are truly humbled by the by the high turnout. When we scheduled the event, we were predicting that maybe a dozen people would attend, if any, since most of our followers are spread all over North America.
Most of the attendees drove to Akumal from somewhere else in the state of Quintana Roo, but one gentleman that I spoke with drove two days from the west coast just for the event.
I’m sure we said it a lot yesterday, but we want to thank everyone who attended for their time, support and encouragement. Meeting you all meant a lot to both Linda and me and it has inspired us to keep blogging and making free Spanish lessons.
I don’t want this post to start sounding like an acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, but we can’t end it without thanking Carlos, Miguel and all of the wonderful staff at Lol-Ha Restaurant for the phenomenal job that they did yesterday. Not many restaurants could have handled over a hundred customers arriving at the same time, but they make it look easy.
Here are a few pics our friend, Mike Moorman, took during the event:
Let’s Wrap This Up
All in all, we felt that the event went very well. Our only regret is that we weren’t able to spend more time chatting with each person, but it just wasn’t possible in the time allotted. Before we knew it, two hours had flown by and the event was over.