Archive for June 2007
Yes, it is hot. But not terrible. Hey, 95% of the day we’re in the airconditioned meeting rooms.
More highlight pictures below…
Early gatherers. A cool little German "Mouse" game called "Burg Appenzell" where you slide stuff about in a multi-layered board. Got to be a good game when you come in last and still say "oooh, I need this one!" One of several games of Zendo. This one was one of the bigger ones. Learning Notre Dame. Daytona 500, a race game that’s kind of old but still great. A fifty year old Parker Brother’s game called Astron, that was just fabulous! The board scrolled past under the pieces which sat on a transparent layer of plastic. Viva Pampolona, a game about bull fighting.
Missing are pictures of the barbeque place we hit for lunch. Did you know Mac and Cheese is a vegetable? Yeah, it’s a bit different down here…
Big vacation time. Oasis of Fun in Atlanta Georga. It’s an invitation only gaming convention. This year I got an invite by virtue of my friend and fellow pod-caster Doug Garrett. So, fly to Atlanta with no expectations, for four days of gaming, and whatever I can eek out about local culture, food, and experiences.
Weird to travel on a vacation without either Debbie or Justin. Kind of lonely. But still kind of exciting. Deb and I paired up and got married so early in life I really didn’t take many "single" vacations. Pictures below: Delta Airlines line. Doug and Shelley. Hansa variant board (my first game!), Dale and "Risk Express". Doug teaches R-Eco (one of my favorite games… that I don’t own!)