Wow! The weekend really flew by... as we were driving West over Santiam Pass, DH says to me, "Just think, in a few days we will be driving home and we'll say to one another, 'I can't believe how fast the weekend passed. It feels like we were driving the other direction just a few short hours ago.'" So true!
We had an absolute blast! Without a doubt this was the BarCon to top them all! I've uploaded a few of my favorite photos. Of course, these are just those from our camera ... there were at least 4 cameras floating around and we generally pool all together for a commeorative photo archive. In 2005, there were over 300 images!! Certainly making my job as 'group scrapbooker' a difficult one. :)
There were many memorable moments and everything flowed very smoothly (we've all learned a lot over the years). The kids behaved relatively well (my little buddy had a few moments where he aggravated our nerves - but he is just 2 years old) and we all enjoyed ourselves. This year, we had a Youth Activities Director whom helped to keep the kiddos entertained thereby enabling the adults to Bar-ticipate a little more in the gaming. :)
I won a game of Carcassone (one of my favorite) and DH won a strongly contested Battle Bowl tournament. Sweetie enjoyed rolling the dice for many games and was eager to learn how to play the games - you can bet she'll be more involved next year. Buddy enjoyed the dirt outside more than anything. :)
This year also saw the first 'fun run' - which I hosted (thereby I didn't run). I learned a lot this time and all can be assured it will return. I had purchased only 5 medals so I had to be a little creative in how I awarded them. Sweetie and Buddy both bar-ticipated... Sweetie was the first of 2 females and while Buddy was the last to cross the finish line, it could be argued he had the most fun. Kong (the only other female to run), whom ran alongside him and even carried him a while, reported that at one point he ran into a bush, fell on his bootie, got back up, punched the bush and said, "Funny." Too cute! :)
We'll see you again next year!
BarCon 2008 - "The Good, The Bad and The BarCon"