Ray and Brian summed things up well. After getting some rest Friday night from a long day I had a great time. I didn't bring my TEC-140 this time; but knowing Brian was bringing his gave me solice that if I got to missing mine I could take a few steps over and feel right at home again.
I had my Celestron Onyx 80ED, but didn't use it, just mounted it for the refractor row photo op.
It was great having the opportunity to see all the DSO that I've never seen and revisiting some familiar ones. Although it may seem small, the highlight DS observation for me was seeing the Zodiacal Light and splitting 78 UMa for first time in about four years (attributed to the excellent seeing)
. I also learned alot from everyone.
Saturday presented a public viewing session and quite a few locals (one lady told us she drove about 45 minutes to bring her son)
and campers stopped through. It was such a well organized event that there was little interference from visitors' headlights.
Looking forward to October.