We ate breakfast for the first time at Pop's Eggs and Grits, a brand new restaurant adjacent to our motel. They were having a few teething pains but the food was good and the folks were friendly.
Joker had already showed up when Rabbi arrived in his Miata. I'd like one of these nimble little cars some day. Before we knew it, Kudzu joined the mix. I was blogging, with breaks to visit with the new arrivals. I got the final blog post up at 3:25 and decided that the bills wouldn't get posted today. About that time, Slammer rolled in.
For entertainment, we got to watch a master at work. Wompus himself installed a Wompus Rack on Cargo's Vaquero. They had to provide shade because Wompus doesn't work just anywhere.
The Friday night Meet & Greet was at The Rendezvous Restaurant located in the Maggie Valley Inn. Willie Wonka and The Lovely Carlene went with us in the Avalanche. We had to compete for parking space with a gazillion Chev HHR's because this was their end of town this week. Jax had set up an on-line signup sheet and 45 people had indicated they would be there, so he asked them to set up for fifty. When we got seated, sixty people had walked through the door. The restaurant management quickly pulled out more tables and chairs and accommodated everyone.
As the evening went along, some groups formed and talked about everything under the sun. Music was playing in the big tent where Mikey and Linda had been selling raffle tickets for the draws tomorrow. Crystal and EZ had to leave for Ringgold early in the evening so we said our goodbyes to them.
I ended up in a group that included Rabbi, Joker, Slammer, Cargo, Badger, Jax, Susan and Scooter. Talk was lively and a bottle went around a couple of times, although the consumption rate got lower and lower. Then Joker got a big bag of potato chips and we noted that we were now more interested in junk food than booze.
There were a bunch of old time VROCers here and the talk was so interesting that I tried to go to bed at 11:00, 11:30 and midnight. I finally managed to tear myself away about 12:30 and headed back to the room.