I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone who attended the 3rd Annual Nikon Cafe Get-Together for contributing to Marissa's and my complete enjoyment. Leigh and Patrick, thank you so much for opening up your home to all of us and for serving such a wonderful meal...nothing could have been improved upon. Your commitment to our community is truly remarkable. Flew, thank you for guiding us to some great locations to capture birds in flight. Just watching you get set-up for incoming birds was entertainment enough...you are more than addicted to birding. Mason, I am so proud to call you my friend and I look forward to spending much more time with you and Allison during future visits. Gary, thanks for trying to get us in the perfect location to capture some eagles and ospreys...the anticipation was exciting. I hope that we will have the opportunity to shoot with you again next year. And a sincere word of thanks to all who attended this gathering...whether you flew in or traveled by car, you were all a pleasure to interact with. It did not take long to create a wonderful bond with each of you and your spouses. The wide array of Nikon equipment was mindboggling. Connie, you handle that 200mm lens like a professional!!! I am so sorry that we didn't get to say goodbye to many of you because you departed while we were away or asleep. Sommer, Paul and Melissa...thanks for hosting S'Mores Fest, the food was great and the conversations around the campfire even better. I wish that we could have stayed longer but the weather had other plans for us. Now that we are home, it is difficult to verbally share our experiences with family and friends, but I can convey to you how special this past weekend was and how truly difficult it was to say goodbye to such good friends. We cherish our friendships and hold all of you in high esteem, I only hope that our paths will cross next year so we can resume where we left off. Continued good health and happiness.....and good shooting as well. Our sincerest thanks to each and every one of you.