I'm down in Charlotte before going back to Lexington early tomorrow morning. I couldn't wait to tell everyone what a great time I had in Hot Springs. Those who couldn't make it, I'm sorry we missed you. For those in attendance, I just want to say to you all directly that I haven't met a friendlier, lively and all around great group of people to hang out with (pun intended). I got to see a lot, learn a lot, ask a lot of questions and just plain old have a good time. What a blast. In spite of the bouts of crappy weather we did have, a good time was had by all. This was the first time I got to meet Ed Speer. What a class act this guy is. I understand he's a small businessman and needs to make a living, but not one time did he use the hangout as a platform to sell is wares. He's just an all around nice guy who I consider it a pleasure to have met. Tim, Erich, Patrick, Joe, Jason, Brian, Marta, Karen, Peanuts, and Dave, it was an equal pleasure meeting you guys and getting to talk hammocking and hang out. I like having a bunch of new hammocking friends, y'all are pretty cool. We had a surprise visit by SGT Rock on Sat, what a cool guy. And off the record, I got to "test drive" the new Speer Underquilt after Ed offered when I got there. Without saying much more about it, it kicks major a$$. The collaboration between Ed and Youngblood is a MAJOR winner. I was comfy both nights with no major problems. I'm honored that Ed asked me to try it and give him my opinion. Headchange, I have the figure 9's ordered, they were out at the REI in Charlotte. I'll let ya know when they're in. Again, THANKS A MILLION to everyone for a great weekend, I can't wait to do it again.