It was certainly a busy night at The Sandbar last night.
We weren't really sure what to expect for a game day- sometimes we get crowds before and after basketball games, but it's very unpredictable. There wasn't much of a crowd during the afternoon yesterday although several fun groups of people stopped by.
I met a third cousin I didn't know I had:
A little later in the evening, Brittany's parents arrived, followed by Erin's, to set up the birthday party snacks upstairs. Guests started to arrive and eventually the birthday girls showed up too. By about 7:30 the bar was pretty full. A lot of their party guests got stuck in line because they didn't pay attention to the warning on the invitation: get there early.
Brittany and Erin celebrated with the customary hurricane and danced on the bar with Dave. At one point, a couple girls from out of town hopped on the bar with them. They didn't know the dance, but they didn't seem to care. Brother Pants befriended the ladies earlier in the night and discovered they were from Iola, had heard Lawrence was a fun town, and drove up for a girls' night out.