Talked with Mopar yesterday, and he reminded me that the Sixth Annual Northeast Bloggershoot is a little over two weeks away. Yikes! He was asking about where (and when) we were planning the dinner, and where he should look into lodging, so I figured we might want to nail that down now so out of town folks can make reservations and such.
I think last year folks had pretty good luck finding decent rooms at reasonable rates in Nashua, NH. It's the closest big(ish) city in NH to the sooper seekrit range - about 20-25 miles away - and there are plenty of decent hotels and restaurants there. I'd recommend folks look there for lodging, and once we have a consensus on where folks are staying, we can pick a restaurant for dinner.
In that vein, I think the dinner (the big dinner) should be Saturday night, perhaps on the later side (like 8 ish). We typically wrap things up at the range around 5 PM, so that will give folks time to get back to their rooms, freshen up, secure ordnance, etc. before hitting dinner. It also gives time for the Saturday night rush to start dying down at the local restaurants...
Let's get the location settled, then we'll pick somewhere to nosh...
In other blogshoot news, it's about time to play the annual "so, what are you bringing" game. Every year I swear up and down that I'm going to travel light, and every year I wind up bringing a crap ton of guns that don't get shot. I really am going to try to keep it light(ish) this year, though. I've promised Brad_in_MA that I'd bring a handful of, well, handful guns - small compact pistols such as one would use for concealed carry. I think I'll also bring my Rossi 92 (that's a fun gun) and the Kel-Tec SUB2000 (ditto); I might bring the Bushmaster with new pieces parts because it's already dirty.
What's everyone else thinking of bringing/want to shoot?
That is all.