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I must be getting old, because I forgot to write this up before Thanksgiving.
I had a Mini-Meetup in Aiken with @drbastiat and his dad. He was on his way to round up daughters from college for Thanksgiving, and was passing through. It only lasted about forty minutes, but we had some coffee at a local McDonald’s as we chatted.
We mostly discussed things about Ricochet, especially other members. (Anyone’s ears burning out there?) I encouraged Dr. Bastiat to go to more Meetups, and even consider going on National Review cruises in spite of the never-Trumpers who also attend. (It’s still good fun!) We also briefly talked about where we currently live and how we got there. Maybe in a future Meetup with more time, we can go into more detail.
Once again, I’ll make my pitch—it doesn’t have to be a big Meetup at an expensive venue to get to know your fellow Ricochetti in person (although big Meetups are lots of fun). Back in 2016, my wife (neutral observer) and I drove to Mt. Pleasant, SC, to have dinner with @GrannyDude, and listen to a presentation she gave the next day. You can also meet folks while you travel, such as the lunch neutral observer and I had with @arahant last year on our way back to Aiken. We’ve also have a few Meetups in Fuquay-Varina with @blondie and @martyb, while we were on the way to or from Raleigh for various events.
So folks, if you can make the effort, try it. You won’t be disappointed!Published in