From: La Salle, Colorado
It has taken me a while to make this Post but am excited to say that there was a fabled Colorado Rendezvous of two long-time AE players who have been brought together and become friends due to this STUPID game! Michael (NY59Giants) and I became aquainted over ten years ago during my epic match with MISTER DAN ROPER (Canoerebel). I was doing my damnedest to run my Japanese economy off the rails and he stepped up to help. After a number of emails, we moved to phone calls, and now--ten+ years later--we finally got together.
An attempt was made over a year ago but a health scare put the koboosh on that. This time the Gods of Gaming aligned and Michael made the flight from Tennessee to DIA and on to LaSalle, CO. WE spent four days together and Michael got a full immersion into my family. He has spoken to Paula and my eldest, John, many times but it is quite different to be TOGETHER!
We spent much time talking, getting to know each other, doing serious game work, and got out of town to show him some REAL mountains. WE went up to Estes Park, enjoyed the late-spring cool, and had a great time. I think it safe to say that all had a good time.
As Michael got ready to fly home we spoke about my family coming east. WE hope to come out to Tennessee, spend time enjoying that location, and then, maybe, meet the Southern Paddler and get a tour of Chickamauga.
As said many times readers--get to know your 'opponents!' The game has given me several life-long friends.
Here are two pictures of us and then my 'delightful' teenagers!