Originally Posted by eubank
Steve, it was never about me and my locale, and you know it. Immature thrusts get you nowhere.
The Birthday Bash is unlike a big WBCCI event in a few important ways. Most importantly, there is an emphasis on family and kids. Older folks without kids will also be welcome with open arms and not just tolerated. Also, the event was scheduled when most kids are not in school. True, the International also takes place during the summer but it is not scheduled at that time to take advantage of the fact that people with kids will be able to attend.
There will be no "Pomp and Circumstance" at the bash, although there may be some food at the many Happy Hours that is presented with great flourish. No business meetings either, unless Frank or one of the 3 or 4 other trailer restorers happens to be approached about having some work done on a specific trailer.
Proper attire will have to be worn at the bash, I'm afraid. That means no cut off jeans in the swimming pool as they clog up the filter. You can swim in the pond with them, I suppose.
There will be no "Gold Row" parking available at the Birthday Bash. No matter where you park, you will run the risk of being awakened early by young children running around. They tend to do that, especially when the "adults" spend a late night at the camp fire telling stories and emtying bottles. That's just one of the pitfalls of camping.
You are right about a non-central location. This is being discussed, and right now there is a movement to have satelite "Mini-Bashes" take place simultaneously around the country. Marcus down in Austin,Texas is being recruited to host just such an event. I hear he makes a mean BBQ, too.
John (Immature Thruster)