Finally made it.. let the TB fun begin!!!!
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I finally made it to Phoenix in one piece.. well.. almost.. I was so tired on the flight from Denver to Phoenix that I slept the whole way and woke up about 5 minutes before landing.. with a lovely pile of drool coming out of my open mouth (I bet all the other 1st class pax loved that!!). When we arrived at PHX the sun was shining and I knew the weather was much warmer than back home. After waiting literally half an hour for my bag, I was went outside and met Harriet (Africancrab) and Matt who were there to pick me up. I found out that just about EVERYONE from the meetup decided to go to Sedona on a day trip and only a couple of people stayed behind to chill out.
After our light meal we all separated and went to go get ready because it was time for the meetup to begin (officially). We walked over to a place called the Saddle Ranch at 5:30. It was a big bar/restaurant that had a lot of tvs with the important games/matches on and a mechanical bull for anyone who wished to "take a ride!". So as I had said before, the majority of people went to Sedona and got stuck in traffic. We were getting a report from them every half and hour or so letting us know there ETA. Harriet, Matt and I of course had a couple of drinks and waited for some people to show. Over the next 5 hours people began to trickle in, more drinks began to be cosumed, and of course food was eaten!! We had a great time getting to know everyone who was able to make it.
I think sometime around 10:30 we all decided to go dancing (and continue the party) so we went to a place called the Martini Ranch (does everything here end in Ranch??). Eventually the majority of us had a drink in our hand and were on the dance floor enjoying the evening. Sometime around 11:30 or 12am the whole gang who had been stuck in traffic showed up (Oh my god.. finally!!!!). In this group were a few friends that I had met at previous meetups and a whole lot of people I've been wanting to meet for ages!. I finally got to meet Melanie (Mellemel8).. She is another TB who I've missed a few times at meetups so it was finally nice to meet her.
Maybe sometime around 2:30am (who really knows what time it was.
I soon found myself horizontal/vertical (I couldn't figure out how to work the bed that came down from the wall so I slept at a 50 degree angle all night) and was off to sleep. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz