A personal blog of this 76 year old gay man (ninth generation American) who retired to Delaware from Pennsylvania eleven years ago with his longtime partner/husband of 53 years.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Hey folks! We're down to less than two months until Bloggerpalooza 2014!
56 daysuntil Thursday March 13 2014
a Thursday 1 month and 25 days from today
Last night another new attendee called to make his hotel reservations. We still have rooms left.
Me pouring Champagne toast to all Bloggerpalooza guests
Just to update everyone, the Bloggerpalooza main event will be held Saturday from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Parkview Room at the Inn at Canal Square in Lewes, Delaware.
The Inn at Canal Square, Lewes, Delaware
From 5 to 6 will be a cocktail "Meet and Greet", open bar in the breakfast room adjoining the Parkview Room.
Mark and Mark swapping stories about their spouses
At 6 pm, we move to the Parkview Room and a buffet dinner served by Gary Papp of The Essential Chef.
Fresh meat at last year's Bloggerpalooza buffet (you can't beat our meat)
After dinner, I will take the podium and welcome everyone and propose a toast. Then "prizes" will be dispensed to properly embarrass as many participants as possible.
The reaction from the crowd as Dr. Spo tries to figure out at leather contraption "prize" he received - hint - it's not a dog collar
After the prizes, Marshal Manlove will entertain one and all with his comedy hypnotist show.
After the formal festivities in the Parkview Room, the hospitality suite (the Captain's Quarters) is available for those who wish to continue the party. Dr. Spo, Someone, myself and my brother by another mother, Pat will be the hosts for this festive bacchanal.
Mark explains what it's like raising four kids in a two dad household
Jay of VA holds court with Java, Superman, Cubby and Anne Marie of Philly
All are welcome. You don't have to be a blogger to attend. If you read a blog, or are in the area, you are welcome to attend. The only hitch is you have to get by Anne Marie of Philly who will demand $25.00 per person to help defray the costs of this spectacular event.
Mark and Fred pay up to Anne Marie of Philly
For those of you staying the entire three days at the hotel, other events are planned including a tour of the Dogfish Brewery, Old Time photo shoot, and a group onslaught at the Saketumi Sushi Bar and Restaurant.
Photos will be taken. Videos will be taken. Memories will be made. A good time will be had by all.