So, yeah. The party lasted forever.. and I was having a great time. I danced with Margo and Ros.. and a couple other random girls...having a great time. When I got pulled away for a problem, Dac was all sad that I was being pulled away. Hilarious.. or at least it was in my very buzzed stupor. But someone told me Margo was down for the count.. in the bathroom.. and couldn't get up.
So I said my goodbyes.. and headed with the group to the bathroom door to await Margo. After 30 minutes with no progress... I went back to the dance floor! Ha. Probably not the best "friend" thing to do, but eeeeehhhhhh... Margo would have wanted me to have fun. But after another hour or so, she was up, they took her to the car, and I was pulled off the dance floor again to go back to the hotel.
Late into the early early morning, the gang all hung out and chattered about serious topics about our group's interactions, our friendships and a lot more. SO much fun. Unfortunately, it also pumped me up for staying awake, and I got a second wind. I was up until 5am talking to people, talking to them, and talking to people online (why are you up at 5am??). There was a lot of tweets and talk of a Taco Bell run and whatnot, and people even went. Our hotel literally was in the BEST location ever on the strip. We could walk everywhere. But it also meant I'd be running on EMPTY all day long. That's OK. I'm young, and I can push through it.
This was the day that everyone would be leaving... and checkout was around noon. I figured that's about when everyone would go. I didn't want to leave until 5 or so, and the convention had more events all day until then. So the morning was back at the convention with Remco (while Micco stayed in bed sick), and after a very productive morning, we headed back to the hotel to checkout and eat some lunch with the crew. I woke Micco up about 10 of, I packed the car, and everyone gathered around noon to head over to Five Guys for lunch.
We had a great lunch... just hung out.. laughed at the pictures from the previous night of craziness. Margo had the hangover of a lifetime, but her husband took good care of her. We stayed at the place for what felt like forever... but it had to end... people had to get going and get on the road... and I wanted to get to the convention again for the afternoon. The long goodbye around my car was bittersweet. Remco broke the ice by continually asking in his odd accent (from Holland) if it were time to go? He was riding back with Melissa and Ken to Michigan. No, Remco. We're saying goodbye. Nobody want it to end.
But we separated, I left, and I got back to the convention for a fun afternoon of Q&A's, talks, and fun. I went through the vendors and checked everything out, watched people perform, watched the autograph line not move, and finally got through the last session with Kevin Sorbo. The whole weekend was amazing. Amazing. I can't believe I haven't gone in the past. My group has been going for years.. and now I regret it. But I will go next year, and we're talking about doing the convention in Las Vegas, too. Can't wait! Such a great time.
Melissa, Jay and I!