So...I'd been looking at the place we ended up going to dinner, since you could see the side of it from the hotel, but hadn't made it there last year. It was quite the experience! (I may have gotten 4-year-old-at-Disney excited. Just ask Lucienne. No, on the other hand, don't.) I present...Joe's Crab Shack (I highly recommend it if you happen to be in Daytona Beach).
|The view from the beach.|
|The view as you walk down the pier toward the restaurant.|
|Inside. A very sensible suggestion. Which I followed, of course.|
|Princess Alethea's bib said: I got 99 problems but my crab ain't 1|
To make the evening even more amusing, about halfway through dinner all the waiters stopped what they were doing and went to the sides of the room, where they proceeded to do a synchronized dance. It was hysterical. In fact, the service, the food, and the atmosphere were stellar. I can't wait to go back next year, if I'm at the con.
|Dancing waiters for the win!|
Friday night was also the dance party mixer, where Lucienne dragged me out onto the floor to dance a couple of times, gimpy knee and all. Lots of people dressed up as their favorite novel or movie characters. I loved these costumes so much, I dragged these two out into the hall so I could take their picture!
|Author Graylin Fox and blogger Chelle Olson|
|Really, Lucienne? We can dress her up, but we can't take her out. And no, I have no idea where the dinosaur came from.|
|Can you tell we were having fun?|
Saturday morning started with another beautiful sunrise. A girl could get used to this.
|The view from the 15th floor. Look, off in the distance, it's Joe's!|
Then I snuck out to the beach again for a while. Sigh.
|My happy place.|
|Bare, sandy toes! No snow! My happy feet.|
|Lisa Kessler and Princess Alethea looking adorable as usual.|
|Lucienne's gorgeous and charming husband Peter Wheeler rode his motorcycle in for the day to join us.|
Sunday morning Lucienne and I did our (now traditional, apparently) Mythology Jeopardy game panel. So much fun! I think you might be seeing a theme here. Now you know why I went a second year and may well go back next year as well. SO MUCH FUN and all the good peoples!
|Which one of us is Alex Trebek?|
|NOT ocean. Unless you count an ocean of snow.|
|Yay for great cat sitters! I'm not even sure the cats missed me.|