The Gaylord -- where the Bee is held -- is a huge hotel and conference center. In addition to the hundreds of spellers, there's a big lobby, a giant atrium and plenty of restaurants and shops.
So it's not hard to have fun.
Manav Thadani (Speller 253), wearing a D.C. Peeps jacket, mentioned that he is especially fond of the Peeps store. The U.S. Virgin Islands seventh grader bought 25 marshmallow Peeps to bring home to his friends.
They may not all make it.