In spite of the heat and a crappy event site, it was great to see a lot of our friends show up and share cake with us. Sorry, we were so distracted with visiting and catching up with everyone, that we forgot to take pictures!
The event site was located across the highway from the Bremerton International Airport. We came to find out, later, that it was a former landfill! There were no trees for shade and a driving wind that blew our tent over twice. The first time was when I was sleeping in it Saturday morning.
We set up on the archery range, thanks to the camp-o-crat which was great for Ali. The problem was that we were one level up from the food merchants and they used very loud generators all day Friday and Saturday. The only time they turned it off was around 6 PM until early the next morning. Needless to say, the constant drone drove me out of my skull.
Ali was going to stay with me over-night on Saturday but after thinking about how hot Sunday was going to be, plus the hurricane force winds and the thought of listening to generators all day prompted me to pack up and bug out. I was majorly broken at this point but as much as it killed us, we had to do it. I couldn't take one more day. If Dragon's Laire holds an event there again, we're not going. As far as sites majorly sucking (on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being suckiest) this site rates a 5.
It took us 3 hours to pack but we were home by 1 AM. The only thing we took out of the truck was food items. Little by little we unpacked the truck and everything's finally inisde the house. Now it's a matter of going through it to see what I need to purge. I'm not going through this again for Honey War.
We have a 4 x 8 utility trailer that we're brainstorming about to see if we can turn it into a tourney trailer so we don't have to pack/unpack and haul a buch of heavy boxes all over around camp.