Hmmm...I was strongly considering but now knowing how far NW of Chicago it is, think I'll have to sit this one out. That would be a collective 10 hours of driving at least and I'm just not up to that in a single day. On top of that, my tires aren't in great shape and I'd be nervous about driving that far. I was looking forward to seeing Tom, Art and Louie and meeting some fresh faces. Based on the enjoyable experience of having Tom and Louis stay at my place for a weekend last year, I've been kicking around hosting a mini meet very soon.