If I'm there next year and any of those Pacific NW guys show I want to see some serious quality microbrew offerings. Their reputation is on the line.
It was easy to miss all the shenanigans if you wanted to and I would be pretty darn surprised if someone like that showed up again next year.
I don't really care a whole lot for having the tie ups, I just wanted to get a group picture all tied up. I am more of a board, tie up for lunch, then board some more kind of person.
And yes, next year we are shooting for less shenanigans. you really had to be awake late to see most of it and looking for it. not really sure what that says about us who witnessed it though
Idk Dave, I know I was up every morning at 7 goto town get my coffee and was on the water by 8 lol but I was generally in bed by 12
I don't want people to get the wrong impression either, I had my teenage daughters there and everyone we hung out with was fantastic. To me it was a family friendly event and we will definitely be back next year. The tie up wasn't bad either, just like David said, not really our thing. At that point we'd been on the water most of the day and were ready for a shower and some food. That was after 3 days of boating for us since we started on Thursday and we were all wiped out. I think my wife and oldest daughter were asleep before the tie up broke up, lol.
That said, it's not a truly great event unless you've got some crazy, memorable stories to tell. When David gets to be my age he'll still be laughing about this year.
Pretty hard to get PW beer down to the event, you cant take it on the plane, me and B didnt check in luggage LOL.
Hell i got searched for having a pack of gum in my pocket in my shorts in Portland, cant even imagine what that would have done with a case of beer packed in my bag LOL
Maybe if we plan it right we can mail some brew down there but IDK someone might drink it LOL
As for the event, i think it was very family oriented, and honestly it wasnt untill the tie up and that one 242 that things went astray.
As for Ron, im very honored and happy that i was allowed to cruize with you and your family, i really enjoyed being on your boat and meeting all your ladies. You sir are a blessed man.