So today, many of the folks on the sidebar got together, first at a rather mediocre gun show in Manassas, VA and then at a nice Cajun restaurant in Leesburg that is open-carry friendly and which gave us our own room.
I'm not even going to try to recite the list of everyone who was there because I will invariably leave someone off, but it was most of the Usual Suspects from this area, this area including everything from Pennsylvania to Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia itself. Guns were passed around, stories were told, food and beverages were consumed, and a good time was had by all. Some of the others present have pictures so check their blogs, and I managed to make it through the night on a seriously "field improvised" leg but I'll be paying for it tomorrow. (It was worth it though. Too many great people not to have been there.) We've got to do this again sometime, maybe at the range when it warms up a bit.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got two attention-starved mutts here who are demanding some of my time. Later all!