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CRE Execs on Vacation, Take 2

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One of the best things about summer is leaving the Texas heat. (Just ask the boys out there practicing two-a-days right now.) We gave you part one of commercial real estate execs on vacation last week. Today, get ready for the second installment. 

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Lee & Associates principal Mark Graybill and his family (wife, Angela, and 8-year-old Brian and 7-year-old Cameron) traveled to Yellowstone National Park. It was the boys’ first time to go fly fishing, Mark tells us. The family hiked three miles into Yellowstone with a guide to find a lake where their first excursion would be successful. The boys each landed Yellowstone cutthroat and grebe lake grayling fish within the first hour. While at Yellowstone, the family saw brown bear, black bear, buffalo, prong horn antelope, elk, and many other critters. 

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What better girls getaway trip than to a wine festival? It must have also triggered some great life contemplation as some of the ladies are in the midst of career changes. Here’s Toni Portman, Dowdle Real Estate’s Lynn Dowdle, Nancy Davis, The Carter Group’s Lea Yaest, Billingsley Co’s Marijke Lantz, and Younger & Partners’ Kathy Permenter in Steamboat, Colo. The ladies vowed to make this an annual event, Lynn tells us. The weather was perfect and wine was aplenty. Cheers!

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Holt Lunsford Commercial’s Brittnye Schroeder and her husband took their toddler to Disney World this June along with her inlaws. Brittnye had such a great time that she was kicking up her heels when her sister-in-law snapped this show. Her little boy loved Mickey Mouse and the rest of the gang. 

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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Macfarlan Capital Partners partner Bryan Larson trying out flyboarding in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Sorry, Canadians, but he's wearing a Captain America helmet.) Flyboarding, he tells us, involves a 50-foot hose attached to the back of a personal water craft. A guy sits on the watercraft and presses the gas; instead of propelling it forward, all the force goes through the hose and to the board under the victim's, um, we mean Bryan’s feet. Then, you ride it like a snowboard or wakeboard. He assures us that it’s actually easier than it looks.

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Not satisfied with a fancy dinner in Uptown, Hillwood hosted its annual broker appreciation event with a trip to the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. There was a lot of relaxation around the heavy duty whitewater rafting of the Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River, Hillwood’s Tom Fishman tells us. That’s him in the front on the right, along with Hillwood’s Del Williams, CBRE’s David Sours and his wife, Dana, and JLL’s Nick Niemann and his significant other, Megan Correnti, and another guest, Terry Bach.

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Transwestern national accounts manager Pepsi Windland headed to Erie, Penn, with her friends to run her sixth marathon. Pre-race day, the ladies—Ann Lanning, Sarah Kohl, Chelsea Ross, and Pepsi—jumped for joy at Presque Isle to mark the experience. 

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Marcus & Millichap’s Nick Fluellen hit the gulf shores of Alabama with his wife, Brianna, and their children, Brady, Eva, and Rhett. Nick says the trip was all about relaxation and hanging out with their friends. A lot of time was spent by the ocean, even though he did sneak in a few rounds of golf.

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Goodwin Commercial’s Pam Goodwin traveled to Manhattan Beach, Calif., with her husband, Eric, and sons, Grant and Garrett, to visit one of her favorite places: where she met her husband 20 years ago. Check back tomorrow for the last installment of our vacay photos.