I'm probably missing a few, but off the top of my head it was a pleasure to see fellow CCBBers:
Dad of Six
I couldn't buy much if anything this year, but enjoyed walking around and looking at stuff (TFormex looks like a perfect Royalex replacement), talking to friends, and some presentations. Liked OP's Sylvania presentation, another one on Navigation (I kind of try to balance out the "fun places to go & see" vs "stuff I should really know about better" presentations...it usually weighs more in favor of the former
), jstroke's musical shows, Kevin Callan's presentation with his daughter, about them tripping together...got to sit and chat with Kevin last year for about an hour at the Madison airport while waiting for flight home, and we talked about our daughters (his is a few years older than mine), so it was cool to see them together, interacting in front of an audience. I enjoyed J Bates' presentation about northern Wisconsin undeveloped areas to paddle.
Saturday evening's gathering in the Clarion lobby/breakfast area was a continuation of a great new (now 3 yrs) tradition, as jstroke and the musicians who came up with him came down and played music for a few hours, joined by a few others. Great time indeed.Those who couldn't make it, hope to see you next year. I didn't make it to the Friday evening gathering, but let's give that another try next year and bring it back to life. And you guys who live up around Ely, just because you're in paradise doesn't mean you can't head down for a weekend of fun and seeing/hearing about other paradises out there! Miss you guys.
I'd post some pics, but this site requires one to download stuff to photobucket first, it's kind of a tedious intermediate step. Later.
"Enjoy every sandwich."