OK, I just can't help it but post. I have just arrived home from our Friday night welcome dinner at Matt's El Rancho, a great old Austin Mexican restaurant here in town.
What a blast!
We probably had about 40 people at dinner, many more spouses and significant others than I expected. Everyone dove right in when arriving, spotting those of us in the entrance with nametags and we immediately got to talking. And I don't think we stopped the entire time. I was sitting with Laura, Diana, Nancy and Robin and had some great discussions about blogging, gardening and our excitement about the weekend. We had all of the spouses make up their own titles for nametags. They did quite a good job, including "Labor for [blog name]", "I lift heavy things", "I don't garden, I don't blog", and "Financier". God bless these guys and gals who humor our hobby of gardening and blogging and the crazy mixture that is garden blogging, and being supportive enough to come on a trip to meet people their spouses know, but don't know face-to-face.
Looking forward to more time with this fun group tomorrow.