Early in the life of this board, many discussions centered about meals and how and where people ate when they traveled solo or as adults without the kids. In chating back and forth about our experiences it seemed that there were two basic groups. Those that were a bit timid about dining at a nice restaurant when traveling solo and those that weren't. These two groups did have one thing in common, however. Those that were comfortable dining alone, and did it a lot, said; "We still really enjoyed and often prefer company when we eat." Those that weren't so comfortable with the idea of a solo sit down meal, said; "We certainly would do more such meals if we had someone with whom to share." So then, the birth of the Dining Central threads. These threads are a place for all of us to link up with one another for meals during our trip. If you have a place you want to go, have a PS for a restaurant and want to share it or are looking for someone that wants to share their table with you, those threads are the places to do it. There is one thread for each month. Right now they are up for the next four months. Soon we will be adding November. We didn't want to have too many up there at one time as the top of the board would be too crowded. So please don't ignore these threads simply because they say Important:. Look past that and check them out. Important really does mean something good. They are there for us to link up with each other and get to meet in person, a few of the other great DIS'ers that we've gotten to know here on the board.