The formal program begins at 6:30 so we decided to go at 5:00 and partake in the pre-game activities. Room 810 was open for business.... Mostly "Monkey Business"! We enjoyed the company of the Roberts, Brander's, Zaitz, and Will and Iris.
Someone, who will go unidentified, banged on the door of 809 and ran back into room 810... Sandy and Bob immediately looked at Paul? Wonder why?
The Robert's Room is open for business!
Champagne is flowing... It is already 2016 in the British Isles!
Bob wants us to explain how it can be 2016 there and not 2016 here!
Ed gives it his best shot!
"It's quite easy Bob... We are first!
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The guys look mesmerized
Girls just want to have fun!
Speaking of fun! Why use a glass? Save the middleman!
"OK... I will go back to using the glass!"
Paul makes sure we are all on schedule!
We are getting ready for the evenings activities!
"OK girls and guys... It's time to get ready and head downstairs!"
"I never thought Paul as a party-pooper!"
"What do you mean I have to get up?"
"The words Get Up ought to be banned!"
OK ladies ... It's time to get moving...
"Donna... You can't take you champagne with you!"
"What... It's my new best friend!"
Everyone slugs down their drinks and we are off to the party!