I've been a member for a couple of years now and my 3 week trip that ended in 2 days last year prevented me from getting to last year's in Des Moines. Now I'm determined and I'm scheduled to give a couple of presentations about Newfoundland at the rally. The vendor list is insane and there are seminars on all topics as well. I'm looking forward to doing a little volunteering including pouring beers in the beer tent. Should be fun. My ferry is booked and the bike is packed a little on the heavy side to set up in comfort down there. I did remember to crank up the preload a little. Liftoff today.