Pub Moot 2003

Another amazing year has gone by and we finally arrive at the One Party Weekend. This year the Pub Moot was held at the Tam O'Shanter Inn, located just east of Hollywood. It is a marvelous Inn and I would like to express my thanks to the management and staff for showing us such a good time and putting out such a wonderful spread of food. Now I know how Pippin felt after eating four lembas cakes. My thanks also go to Saruman for arranging everything and for taking care of all the money and prizes.

Below you will find some pictures of this wonderful afternoon. Please note the beautiful surroundings we found ourselves in. This Cave Troll is still trying to figure out how he got invited to such a fancy place.

Click on the tiny picture for a 640x480 image. The Med link below it will give you an 800x600 view and the High will give you the full 1280x960 image that my camera captured. If you pause your mouse over a picture, you will get a brief comment from me about what was happening. Please enjoy and look for the One Party Page on Monday.

And you were wondering how they got their packs on without trapping the cloak hoods underneath them. Wonder no more!
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Backpack covered by hood of cloak.
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Either Pixie has gotten smaller since last year or these ladies are part Ent!
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Sharing great food with lovely ladies. What more could a Cave Troll ask for?
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Love the hat!
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Saruman "strikes the pose"
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Reveling and partying is what it is all about
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More Tolkien and Jackson enthusiasts.
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Yet more!
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Lovely music was provided by these lovely ladies
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And still more!
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Prim, as usual, steals the show with grace and beauty
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Prim and Moochelas having a great time
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OHHHHHH, I am a drunken sailor HEY! Sing it with me girls!
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Rosie suddenly realizes she is in the same room as the Cave Troll.
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Sir Ian holds court.
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More fans
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And more
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And more
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And more
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GREAT food!
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So many, in fact, that these wonderful people had to eat in an entirely different room!
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Beautiful bar
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Yes, she really does play with her ears ALL the time.
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Well, not all the time. Aren't Rosie and Icarus a great couple?!?
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This was even more impressive when you're standing next to it
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The Inn is decked out with a variety of Scottish trappings
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LURTZ! Put down Pixie and come help Saruman with this prizes!
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Lots of prizes were given away. Even Saruman was in awe of most of them.
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Suddenly, the Cave Troll is asked to come open the pretty package. THANKS EVERYONE!
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To those in harms way. You are remembered and loved. A TOAST!
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It is so hot where Truss is, even his picture glows. Come home safe Truss!
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Rosie and Icarus are so happy, they kick off their shoes and start dancing.
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The band is playing an adaptation of the party music from Bilbo's Party
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And the band played on
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At last, flushed with the joy of being with friends and fans, they end their dance. And there was much rejoicing.
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Braxton S. Cook 2003