This was the first World Show I have attended since 1992! While the show years ago was good in it's own rights it can't compare to this one in my opinion. I made the statement, " I went to the World show in '92 not knowing anyone and left the show not knowing anyone." Not this show! Most of us had never met, but talk regularly on here and on the phone. Some of us post our pics on here and knew what to expect, but what was funny was when two people would met and have that " who the hell are you" look on their face until they read your name tag and then to see the sudden change of emotions. I don't know where to start trying to explain the fun I had at this show and what friendships were made from just mere internet acquaintances. I was impressed with the professionalism of the show that the Blomquist's and all involved put on. I know now that Ken Edwards is really a nice guy and not the high school principle type I had him visioned as. The experience from rooming with MP and Russ was not near the circus as it was predicted to be from all on here. I guess we were just too tired to mess with each other at the end of the day or it could have been the pact we made on Tuesday evening with the phrase "Don't start no chit and there won't be no chit." : It was awesome to set at the same table or just hang out in a room with true heroes in the taxidermy field and find out they were really just down to earth people. I realized that Rick Carter gives all us guys that are vertically challenged real hope that they can, well you get the picture. Rick, it was a pleasure meeting you. It was also amazing how members that spare on here regularly quickly became friends and allies. How are we gonna argue if were all friends now? Ok, Thats enough rambling for now. Here are some pics of members that I took at the show. My buddy "Michael P" Can you believe this was my first pic! Scott Olson can really stand, but still can't open his eyes. ;D Here's some Taxiladies. Sorry I forgot the babes name in the red satin, but it was Trisha's friend, "Trisha" Miranda and "Wildspirits" Sherry Kerby Ross and Fred from PA Dennis, "mk" and "JasonB" "rwenglish" Randall Waites, "Trashfish" Terry Weick, "Amy" Amy Ritchie and sorry I don't remember the guy in the dark shirts name. "mjvaden" Michael "WetnWild" Voya and "Russ of VOWT"