I had an absolutely great day. I got there a little after 7:00 (CompVest and SRVA already beat me to it; psst: it's in your inside pocket
) and was chatting with G.C. Montgomery as the sun set and the mosquitoes really got their groove going at about 6:30.
Got to see a lot of folks I haven't seen since the 2007 event. But looking at posts here, I now realize, sadly, there are some I've never met who were there, but our paths never crossed.
Charles knows I'm eternally grateful for everything he does for our RKBA, and he also knows I'm never without suggestions.
Since our Forum screen names are public, I don't see any issue with disclosing them. Maybe next event we could post in the Blue Building a list, screen names only, of those in attendance. That way, we'd know if we needed to actively seek out old friends.
I think we all know, or can imagine, how much planning and work, behind the scenes, goes into an event like this. It starts many months in advance...in this case, about a year and a half in advance, due to Hurricane Ike.
A standing ovation to Charles, TraCoun, Tom, and the rest of the very small core group of people who made this possible.
I got home a little sunburned, very tired, and grinning from ear-to-ear.