Yes it was quite a nice “reunion” for us to join forces on this event. For those reading this who might not know what you mean by way back, it was late 1970s when Bob and I became O friends. My first O event was September 1975, I don’t remember when subsequent to that, that we got to know each other, but the friendship was well established by the time I moved to New Hampshire in April 1979.
Back to Bear Brook 2019: It is easy to take the glass-half-empty view and rue the amount of work for a meet attended by three dozen. UNO has a strong core of old fogies and not much else. When was the last time the string O kit was broken out? I’m going to be asking for that again soon as my grandson graduates from riding on my back.
But the glass-half-full view is that a few more people came out this year than last year even though the weather was way nicer last year. I heard lots of compliments and nary a complaint. And am open to hearing more of either, how else to improve than to hear about the areas where we could improve. I can think of one area for improvement: I put you under some severe time pressure for the vetting, thanks for getting that done.
Which leads to one more thanks for your list: to Deb Humiston for making the trip last weekend to double vet those farther ones you had some discomfort with.
Thanks for the contribution, Steve. Vetting wasn't so bad. And indeed Deb reinforced #170, in particular. I am familiar with most of BB by now. Next meet there UNO will have to utilize Hayes Field or maybe the 4H camp. The park mgmt is refurbishing cabins there right now for camping and eventually function use. Maybe we can get to the far side of BB again. It's all quite far from Hayes. I think there's also more new terrain to eventually map.
Yes, the String O and all that implies. Where is the youth?