Who is going to come out of TIPPLE with the best picture? Let the posts begin in earnest today!!! Here are the boys - Bob and Brian brightlybob and bejacob ! Bob and Brian each brought some local flavor. Bob brought "pub snacks!" Biscuits (cookies) Digestives and Jammie Dodgers (excellent with tea I hear)! Brian broke out the buckeyes from Ohio - Chocolate and Peanut Butter! Even a Florida Gator can eat some of those Buckeyes!
I've got a few!
My obligatory photo of brightlybob
My "oh, ****, I still need one more post to cap out my 1,250 points" photo. Nice and blurry (and apparently sideways) phone won't let me rotate it.
My artsy "original steel beam" photo
And then a picture of my beer with a guest appearance (can you guess who?)
Yes, indeed, the King Suites are quite a treat!!! And the lounge is huge!!! Renae was delightful mixing up fantastic cocktails in the lounge last night!
Great breakfast this morning! Thanks NathalieF and JW Marriott Downtown Houston for the hospitality!
I am glad that everyone is having a great time and sure things will get even better with the Saturday arrivals, but I am very bummed that I was not able to be there to participate. However I tried to do my part for the pre-TIPPLE from afar by having a Marble (local Abq brewery) Double White Ale last night over a burger with Mrs. Balloonist. The good news is I was able to get my flight review in this morning with a nice hour and twenty minute flight NW of Albuquerque. No pictures to share, sorry. So now I can pass the FAA gauntlet at the AIBF registration and get my pilot credentials.
Tomorrow's task will be to move our 5th wheel trailer out to the board area at the field in preparation for the event. That will be our home away from home for the nine days of the event. Will not be a plush as the accommodations y'all have at the JW, but it saves battling traffic in the mornings. Maybe I should get some JW pillows and linens and dream that I was at TIPPLE. And we have TIPPLE-like food and drink functions with Board members gathering at what is termed "THE Table" between some our RVs.
Best wishes to all the Insiders Tippling in Houston. Hope this is not the first and last event so I can join in the future.