EX5 Gathering - Virginia Beach May 19 - 21, 2017

Blog Post created by Strudel on Jan 31, 2017

We will soon be gathering once again as friends - made here at EX. We have been gathering since 2013. That year we met in Las Vegas. Many of us have attended every year since then – 2014 in Orlando, 2015 in Nashville, and then 2016 returning to Las Vegas!


We are hoping to get as many “new “attendees as possible this year! We have all bonded and made lifetime friends – so many of us are attending for the fifth time! However, we want to meet YOU!!! This is not only a wonderful way to meet folks from the site, put faces to avatars, thank those who have helped you along the way, have others thank you for your contributions here – it is also a perfect way to cement your quit!   


You need to begin to plan NOW! Hotels at the beach fill up fast in the spring! Please – go ahead and make your reservations. (See hotel info on group page.) You can call the hotel directly, identify yourself as from the group “Become An EX” - and you should be able to reserve a room that way. (See additional instructions on the Group site –


If you have already decided to attend – please indicate that on the group page. Thanks!

(You can also book rooms on your favorite travel site. The discount we got was merely a typical discount similar to AAA or AARP. Also – consider sharing a room – which will help with expenses! Also – certainly feel free to stay at any hotel in the Virginia Beach area.) 


If you will be flying – fly into Norfolk, VA. That is about 20 minutes from the hotel. You will then have the option of renting a car, taking a shuttle, getting Uber, or one of the folks who has a car may be able to pick you up depending on your arrival. 


Kathy and Laura (Strudel and Michwoman) – Let us know if you have questions or concerns.

Picture taken at last year's gathering in Las Vegas! You can see pictures from each of the previous gatherings at


EX4 Las Vegas!