If you have any photos online or otherwise from your trip you'd like to share, I'd love to put a slideshow together, toss in a music track of your choice and assemble it for the members to see. I'm pathetic and sad I don't have any other video (I had an hour of Empire State and Ground Zero stuff) but it all looks the same after a while - I do have the SD Memory Card from the camera I haven't checked yet, I think I have some stills from that day :)
Bud's will be different, I'm determined to collect too much video and stills, enough to make everyone who can't attend to get a feeling of what it was like to be there! That is my new goal, I missed my camera and just watching the content on the big TV (as great as that is) is selfish when we have an active membership here that enjoys sharing experiences through posts and all the neat content we have today.
I admire Buzzbee, JP and others who have uploaded hundreds and thousands of images, where hopefully the TECHIE companies live long and prosper - in Buzzbees case, I enjoy watching Buzzbeejr growing up and seeing him enjoying all the great stuff he gets to do - oh, to be 14 again and to live in this Internet/Electronic Toy world we now live in.
Back to Bud's, what a shame it costs as much or more to get from LA to Bud's local airport as it does from Australia to LA - how on Earth does that make sense, and you wonder why the airlines aren't in much better shape than the housing market and loan institutions. I know if Margaret (sp.) gave you the ok, and USA airlines didn't want to rip you off - you'd be there as fast as the planes could get you there. But I have a feeling that we'll all get together again, hopefully sooner than later - it would have been great if you and Dallas had been here at the same time, the Philadephia Gathering would have been really special with the Buzzbees and CWBees and next time, we are gonna get a real early start and really hit the town - so much to do in Philly and lots of other places nearby too.
These gatherings, all of them involving all the members are the one thing I take most pride in - creating a place where people can meet and become friends, gather nightly and talk to each other for hours, then meet and form memories that will last them a life time and then share those memories with the rest of us - makes fellow proud to play even a small part in :)