Brett and I on the way to the pre meet up
Since our hotel was relatively far away, it took quite a bit for us to find the restaurant where the pre meet up was. We arrived at 7:30 pm and it was scheduled to start at 7pm. We walked the whole restaurant not seeing anyone we recognized and decided to head back outside to call Harriet since we appeared to be at the wrong location! LOL. Mel got ahold of Harriet and no, we were at the right place, they were running a little behind as well. WHEW! We told the hostess our party name and she said some where already seated...huh? We didn't see anyone - they took us back to a table that had two people at it - Krysta (Kre0123) and her hubby Nate. OMG...these two are hilarious and we sat and chatted with them until everyone else arrived.
Dan, Roselle, Mel, Nate, and Krysta
It was pretty much like seeing old friends after awhile - they were so easy to talk to and we had a great time ragging on Nate and his Texas sweatshirt! :D Soon, Harriet (Africancrab), Dan (Rotorhead85), Tim (TYoungTX), Roselle (row-zzzzz), Keith (kchrist454) and Dema (Demachelle) arrived. Apparently Liz (Quest) was off lost with Adrian (Acowboy) on their way back from the Grand Canyon. Adrian is known for getting lost in a parking lot so I was not very surprised! LOL.
We had a great dinner and wonderful conversation. It was great because other than my crew obviously, Harriet and Tim, I had never met the rest of the people in attendance and so it was wonderful to meet new TB's and share stories! Roselle is a crack up and her oh so subtle way of asking whether Brett and I were a couple was my favorite highlights of the night! I didn't quite get what she was doing but Brett did.
Harriet, Melissa, Roselle, Mel, Brett, and me (Look at the camera Brett! LOL)
LOL!! Not sure what else happened but somehow poor Melissa (Melissa919) had salsa spilled all over her beautiful Coach purse - and as a fellow Coach lover, my heart went out to her!
As we finished up dinner, the lost cowboy texted me a few times as to where the afterparty was and Harriet said they were just calling it an early night as we had to be up early in the morning for our sightseeing! I know our car was exhausted and especially poor Brett was pretty jet lagged, so we headed off to our hotel and figured we would get a good night's sleep in in anticipation of our early morning trip to Tombstone!!