We set up camp in the same place as we did in '99. Our old gang was
there with us. Tom and Sherry, John and Christie, Rob and Hawk and Tom's
brother Wally and Joanne joined our group this year. We were fortunate
that Brook and Carol were camped there also. Most of us
shoot or compete in one form or another and this makes the rendezvous all
that much more fun for us.
The weekend was very summer like but Monday brought rain .On Monday in spite of the rain a few of the hardy souls competed anyway. The change from Sunday to Tuesday was like July to October. Tuesday the weather was a little dryer and a little colder. We shot with our match coats on to keep the dampness from our selves and rifles. The weekly archery Competition was fun and there seems to be more and more interest every year.We ran around trying to do and see everything .We even made it to The Father,Son and Friends concert. It was terrific.
The week went much too quickly and before I knew it, it was time to
pack up and head for home and back to the real world. I have a few winter
projects planned of my own. The trick will be to actually get one or two
done before the next Eastern.
It is so true that the older one gets the faster time goes by. I can still remember my first Eastern as though it was only yesterday.