So this is really late and therefore my memory is a bit spotty now (old age!) but here is what I remember:
The scooter I rented from "Scoot-Around.com" - was incredible! That thing worked and worked well -- until I messed up something on it. Fortunately I paid for insurance. And I was able to get a replacement in what I consider a decent amount of time considering it was my mistake that messed up the original.
The Hampton Inn - as always, the people were friendly, helpful and always willing to help. We also got our room made up daily (yay!) and they breakfast was filling.
The Rio Grande Room - always a highlight of the convention! I enjoyed playing several games I hadn't played and demoing the latest installment of Dominion to boot!
Train-Gamers Association - played in several of their Ticket to Ride games and even made the semi-finals for Ticket to Ride US... enjoyed playing with fellow "Ticket" enthusiasts.
Mayfair Demo/Ribbon Hunt - I had a blast with this, I had my "Defender of Catan" by the end of day Friday :D. Played several very interesting demos that, if we had bought a game this year, would have been contenders. They were very enjoyable!
The Island Noodles booth -- their food was sooo good, I had it twice! (and now I wish I lived somewhere close to where they are located!! I can't believe I have to wait until next year to have those noodles again...) (btw, they always had a long line but it seriously took less than 5 minutes to get through it!)
I can't remember which one but one of the Cupcake trucks had THE BEST CUPCAKE EVER! Seriously....
The Bad -
People, why is it when you are in the Dealer's Hall and you see me moving along - and I SEE YOU SEEING ME MOVE ALONG that you decide to just step right in front of me anyway, thereby forcing me to try to stop my scooter before I HIT YOU! You, long-haired, brown-haired girl, I MEAN YOU.... this actually happened three or four times... those scooters do NOT stop on a dime. So if I do hit you - you have only your own idiot self to blame...
The crowds in the Dealer's hall may have seemed better to some but they were worse for me. I work the hall from front to back and not side-to-side, as the traffic seemed to move. So I'd get to an intersection and it would take FOREVER to cross over to the other side, even though I was actually moving in the same direction the booths were set-up on...
THE UGLY --
The three meds I had to take to get over this year's version of Con-Crud. Now, I will admit I got double-whammied. The day after the convention my mom had major surgery at the hospital and I was in and out of there but by Thursday following, I had what my doctor called a 'pre-bronchitis state'... I had fluid in my throat but it hadn't quite settled in my lungs. That 102.7 degree fever was no joke!
Still, that was the only ugly I had, and, as I said, it was a double whammy of that and stress from mom's surgery.