Well, I'll add my little snippet too...made it home about midnight last night...I don't have to work til Friday so I had planned on tooling around a little down there. After everyone left Sunday Dwain C. was still around...his plane didn't leave til Monday, so he and I went out in the boat and checked out the lake a while, then came back and grilled a couple burgers. Monday Ray Macke and Therapy and I with the Sea Knight went upriver to Chattanooga and stayed overnight, returning Tuesday. That was a great trip. Ray had a great idea for next year...for anyone that can make the time, we should plan a trip like that to Chattanooga. Its a little over 100 miles one way, only 1 lock, and is an easy day trip. It would be fun to have a bunch of our boats traveling in a group.
In any case, it was great meeting everyone and seeing their boats. There is A LOT of talent in the group! Thanks to all that made food and made it happen. Thanks as well to the Glen-L folks that took the time to come and check it out. I'd like to say thanks to Ray also for making the run to Chattanooga with me.
Totals: 2,220 van miles, 191 gallons of gas in the van, 249.7 miles added to the boat total (1127 now), and 40 gallons of boat gas. Good thing I got back when I did...gas down there averaged $2.77, it just went to $3.09 up here today!
Thanks again to all. (I'll post again next year, Steve!