I just arrived home after spending the morning at Grounds for Sculpture (which was, as promised, very cool!) It was a really good event and my wife and I enjoyed it. (All LOG attendees driving a Lotus would know us as the volunteers telling you "15 seconds!" as you came into the concours area!) The weather held out pretty well, with some hard rain Saturday night but that was about it. I understand there was a poor M100 left with its top down in the rain... hopefully getting so soggy won't damage it too much.
I would have liked to have stayed for tonight's buffet and speaker, too, but school-age kids meant coming back home and giving my parents a break from watching them. Now to start going through my photos...
The lobby was great, between the Dahlstrom ads on the wall, the Lotus bicycle, and the extremely cool Lotus gravity racers that competed at Goodwood. The staff was very good and seemed genuinely happy to have us. One problem we found was that housekeeping recycled our LOG beer bottles that we were saving when they cleaned our room Sunday night. The staff promised to talk to housekeeping and they gave us another set to take with us since we were checking out.
I really don't think I'll be able to make next year's - again, having school-age kids makes it extremely hard to make a LOG that's during the school year, especially when it's a looong away - but I look forward to whichever one we attend next.
One thing for next year's organizers - don't underestimate the size of the room for the tech talks. A 50-person room, like at LOG36, is just not big enough. Having a microphone would be helpful too.
That being said, LOG36's banquet room was great and the A/V generally worked extremely well, a real step above any that I've attended. (This was my fifth, my last one was LOG33.)
Oh, I was very happy that my new-to-me Elise drove the 11.5 hours there, various places all weekend, and the 6 hours back without putting a tread block wrong. Who says a Lotus can't be reliable?