Well, the little eggs and bigger trailers are rollin' in. There was a line up at the registration
table today at 1:00, anxiously awaiting the official start of the 2008 Gathering. Everyone received bright green nametags on forest green lanyards, bright green pickets, a registration
bag with shedules, rosters, brochures, an Oregon Magazine and various give-aways from corporations, plus a bag of paper products from Kimberly Clark Corporation.
There have been informal campfires the last two nights with 40-50 people in attendance. It was freezing cold last night so we needed the campfire to stay warm. The fog and clouds burn off about noon and it's been beautiful weather during the day.
Frederick has been doing a great deal of weighing
of trailers and tugs. People have been coming and going to his portable weigh station all afternoon. One person said, "It was worth the whole trip to have that done for me so expertly."
Many people have brought beautiful regional baskets for the Saturday give-away. I'm constantly hearing the same comment from new people, "Oh, people here are so
nice." And, they are! That's why we all keep coming back year after year... because of all the friends we've made over the years.
I'll try to post a couple of pictures tonight.
Next year, you all need to plan to come join us!