Wow, Fantastic, Tremendous........a helluva lot of fun, those are just some of the words I'll use to describe the recent 1st Annual Camporee coordinted by none other than Kirk Lapierre. As with anything Kirk puts his mind to he pours his heart and soul into his endeavors and it sure came through at this event. The weather helped of course as it was an absolutely perfect early October day, but the food was out of this world, basically eat 'til you drop, there were scheduled demonstrations going on throughout the day, and of course the swap meet or tag sale tables. You could tell that people really enjoyed the day.
Unfortunately, I didn't get to attend the entire event as I had other commitments for the early part of the weekend, but Sunday was everything I described above. I picked up Jim Dreisacker (BatCone) on the way down and the State campground was very easy to find, it is almost parallel to the Hudson River. The grounds are wonderfully kept, it had a nice outdoor pavilion and I'm told the lodge where folks could sleep was very nice as well.
I for one am hoping Kirk has enough energy to pull the Camporee together for next year, this is certainly an event well worth supporting and for those that decided not to attend they really missed a worthwhile event. Kirk, please sign me up for next year !!