The events kicked off with the States Hospitality Suites on Monday during lunch time for a few hours, this allowed everyone enough time to try to visit all of them and sample some of their offerings. As has been our Texas tradition for over a decade, the Texas hospitality suite served our famous authentic Texas Chili, no beans of course, only beef and venison combined with an array of traditional (but secret) spices. Our Chili turned out to be quite popular and it was soon the talk of the resort, everywhere you walked throughout the vast Marriott World Center Resort hallways and elevators, Knights from all over the world were raving about it. Of course a chili this magnificent cannot be adequately prepared outside of Texas, so a week or so before the event, a group of culinary Texas Knights, led by SK Roy Rabenaldt prepared it to perfection and packed it for transport across the country. Our own DDC Knight of the Year 2023 Dan Stoffel, accompanied by his lovely Lady Monique drove the 1500 miles from Plano, Texas to Orlando, Florida with the precious cargo onboard. The Texas Knights are indebted to them for this heroic service.