Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Sidney, New York
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Melt after thoughts.......
Life for me has returned to it's norm. I wanted to post this earlier, but the return non-stop drive back to NY (18 hours), then going straight to work without sleep, then preparing for Red Hawk's outdoor& survival training and teaching for 4 days left precious little time to give this the time it deserves.
I had a blast riding with Rick and Scott! They are great guys and even though we've been communicating for a long time, it was a pleasure and honor to meet them in the flesh.
Scott and his wife were gracious enough to allow me to bunk over before driving the final leg to the Melt. I was truly touched by their hospitality and generosity. While there, I met Scott's buddies, Tim & Brad. They made me feel right at home and they too, are great guys. We had lots of laughs. Has Brad determined what the child care rates yet?
Rob & Melissa found me on the side of the road and pulled over to see if I was ok. I was moved by their kindness. They are really special people.
I looked forward to meeting many of the folks who have helped me or have shared advice with me. I met many, but sadly didn't have the time to really sit down and chat.
To rewind a bit, I originally wasn't going to be able to make it to the Melt. After speaking with Tim Tackett (NCO), I decided that I just had to go and meet him and his bride to be, Tatyana. It's so refreshing to see two spirits so deeply in love.
Phillip R, Watchful Spirit, Captn Crunch, Zukikid, and more.... You guys made a great event even better in meeting you.
I can't forget the NE zookers...Glenn, Alan, Max & Heidi, Tim & Shannon, Bob, & Randy. These folks are very special people. They made me feel like part of the gang.
The Melt itself...for those who had anything to do with it, you folks did an incredible job. I have a little experience in organizing large group events and know first hand how difficult it is and how much work is required. Troy, Jeff, Larry and whoever I missed, BRAVO! Thank you for making the Melt the great event it is.
I must also mention how powerful the commaradarie and the energy that carries it was in and around the Melt. Folks helping folks in all manner of ways was a beautiful sight to behold. The world should take notices of this....
For those who never met me, I want to thank you for having such outstanding rigs. I took home heaps of great ideas.
I must confess, I am sometimes mischievious. I did conspire to play a practical joke....switching all the removeable doors onto other rigs, but thought better of this. Didn't want to get anyone's knickers in a twist. It would have been a great coup!
I still have my "I don't like Scott" lettering on my windshield. People are always asking me, "Who's Scott"? My answer: "Probably the nicest guy you would ever want to meet".
Thanks to all for everything!
All Good Medicine,
Creator, everything we do leaves a track. May our tracks be ones we would want you to see and others to follow......