That was the short version, This is not;
Thank you Ron and Ronda for All you did, but basically for putting the get together, together. Mike Reynolds for assisting in keeping things running so well. Of course all of the ladies who just because of their devotion to their husbands, kept us all fat and sassy. I didn’t bring my truck, but appreciated each and every truck that made the trip to Argos as a show and tell. ( I got several rides in other members truck which even though I have a truck of my own, was and enjoyable, enlighting experience.) Thanks to the people that live on the dark side for bringing their displays, and of course the “father of the dark side” Garry Gilmore for coming with his truck and demonstrations. We had a very nice night around the fire with music which is always an enjoyable end to a day. I apologize for not meeting our guitar player-- I got to that part a little late. Billy North did a great job of MCing at our meals and his family was very enjoyable with his son Jakob being one of the centers of attraction with the woodgas truck he built ( he had to take many people for rides because he is only 15 and has to have a licensed driver in the truck for him to get to drive it.) And then there are the Europeans who came; Jan-Ola from
Sweden and Kristijan from Slovenia. Where ever they went there was a crowd. We learned a lot technically from them about woodgas, PLUS, much about their custom, life styles etc from sitting and talking with them. A great addition to our get together and I hope others will decide to come in future years and also that JO and Kristijan will return. We had guests that had not perused building a woodgas generator that showed up. The one that stood out to me was a young man that I did not meet, but he was probably in his teens and had heard about woodgas and talked his folks into bringing him to see our Woodgas get together. The last I saw Mr. Wayne ( who if you don’t know who I’m talking about, is Wayne Keith) took them by the hand to show them around.
Well my wife took over many of my choirs so that I could go to Argos, so now I have to come down off this high that I am on, and get back to helping her. TomC