Blogger Palooza Get Acquainted

Barry and I arrived Friday afternoon and checked in following Jay, Java, and Superman.  Ron was there welcoming us also, though he was not behind the reception desk working on this evening.

Barry and I went up to our second floor corner room overlooking Gilligan's Restaurant and the Lewes-Rehobeth Canal.

The room was large and had two windows on each side.  There was a sitting area with a flat screen TV, which was great for watching March Madness while we were there.

We decided to go down below to the Gilligan's Restaurant for dinner.  The chef's special was crab cake with mashed potatoes and asparagus.  It was the largest (softball size) and best (all lump crab meat) crab cake I have ever eaten, and I have eaten a lot of crab cakes on the Delmarva peninsula over the years.  For starters we had fried onion petals with a delicious chipotle dip.

After dinner we went up to Cubby's suite for the pre-Palooza meet and greet.  They were serving great Cosmos.
In the picture are Java, Cubby, Jay, and Barry.

Java took this picture with Anne Marie and myself seated on the sofa. 

While we were there, Dr. Spo and Someone arrived and everyone got all excited all over again!  Most of them had not had dinner yet while waiting for the dignitaries; so they went out to dinner.  Since Barry and I had already had dinner, we went back to the room to watch more games on March Madness!

Watch this space on coming days for four videos that I made of the big night!
My official name tag


Anonymous said...

My trainer asked tonight if anyone was watching March Madness this weekend! I know we only turned on the TV in the suite to look at blogs!

Wasn't it a grand ol' time?!?!?!?! It sure was good to meet you and Barry!

Peace <3

anne marie in philly said...

you must have been in room 207 or 206. we were in 204!

sorry to see my alma mater villanova lose to your tar heels.

it was nice to spend the weekend with you and barry; we sure enjoyed speaking and sharing our saturday catered dinner with you both.

let's do it again next year! :)

David Jeffreys said...

Glad to meet you too, Jay. Enjoyed talking with you. I was amazed to see that Richmond got snow also and you got a day off. But then, you probably needed it. I am finally rested from the trip.


David Jeffreys said...

Anne Marie,
Yes we were in that beautiful corner room # 206 just off the elevator. Windows on two sides and overlooking Gilligan's Restaurant below.

Yea, but the Tarheels lost anyway, but DUKE is still in the sweet 16. Sort of doubt they can go all the way this year.

You'll be seeing a lot of yourself and Todd in the upcoming videos! Hope my weakness does not keep progressing and I'll be attend next year.


Ron said...

Very interesting David. I liked seeing a video from a different angle. By the way, that was room 207, the Innkeeper's Room. Next year you're going to have to get one of the HarborMaster Rooms. I'll give you the same rate. The Harbormaster Rooms are on the fourth floor with a king sized bed, balcony and a wonderful water view of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.

Thanks for sharing your video.


Ron said...


Next year I'm thinking of renaming the "Bloggerpalooza" "March Madness", perhaps more appropriate. :)


Ron said...

Room 207 David. Trust me, I work there. :)


David Jeffreys said...

Ron, I ALWAYS trust you!


Mark in DE said...

Glad you enjoyed dinner at Gilligan's. Its a great place to eat with a lovely view of the canal.