June 16, 2004
Been trying to monitor this thread, and it looks like we'll have plenty of people for get togethers. If people have suggestions on where to meet some nights, by all means offer them up. I've developed some favorites over the years, but I'm for letting the group decide.
If we want to chat and tell stories though, I suggest places around Rapid City since the restaurants/bars there aren't as busy and noisy. Then again, busy and noisy are not necessarily bad.
Based on past experience, I suggest we finalize the dates, places, and times by July 30th. That gives people a week before to check here for reference.
Looks like I'll now be leaving on the Wednesday before. I've got some buddies from Europe coming over and they want to see the KC plant "on the way". Doing so adds about 400+ miles to the trip, but I'll get to take Hwy 2 all through NE. That's a favorite road from my youth.
If you couldn't tell, I am REALLY looking forward to this - like I do every year.