From: Near Portland, OR
Hi, everyone, please excuse the guy with the previous posting. He is several years beyond retirement and recently had heart surgery that kept him under for so many hours that it did wonders to his (forget what it is called) - oh,yes - memory. Far-off memories are fine - closer ones, not so fine. He has bought so many Matrix games through the years that he forgets which ID's he bought them under.
Anyway, come-togethers' like the one suggested here can be seen quite often on various Forums. The only one I know of that ever came off was one organized by a German Marine Forum. Saw the Type XXI submarine in Wilhelmshafen. Since there seems to be an over-abundance of US members here I suppose we shall never meet in Bastogne. Well, I have been there a couple of times but it's a nice place. Lovely cafees around Place MacAuliffe. And a Sherman tank. Combine it with a visit to Eben Emael, the Bastogne Monument and the Maginot Line. Or the WW1 forts around Liege.
I'm in another internet group that has had at least one weekend long get together a year since 1996. Most of the recent ones have been at my house. Getting together with people you met over the internet is great IMO. I've made a lot of pretty good friends that way.
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