One of the surprises was the appearance of an old friend from Portland, OR. He had attended once some years ago but most of us had lost track of him. He could only stay for one night but it was nice to see him, to have some new topics of conversation, and for me, to take a close look at his Nikon digital SLR camera. I am in the market for same and have been thinking about the Nikon and the Canon. Later in the week the nephew of one of the regulars came to stay for one day. He's recently retired from the Navy after twenty years and is frantically searching for a job. Two of the regulars had to leave early; one for a business meeting that he could not miss and the other to prepare for a trip to Alaska. He is a ham radio operator and is taking part in an event in which radio amateurs try to contact other stations on islands. Over a hundred islands are involved and he and a friend will be working from Prince of Wales Island. Sounds pretty fascinating.
All in all we had a good time. The film fest wasn't quite as exciting as it has been in times past. Hopscotch with Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson, Rogue Male with Peter O'Toole, Fast and Furious with John Ireland and Dorothy Malone, two episodes of Foyle's War and two episodes of Roy Rogers tv show. Fun just the same.