Parking placards, having your own space was very cool
Please, for us driving sans navigator, put mileage on the directions, it is nerve racking for us half blind and ADD to keep looking at the directions and wondering, is this road coming in 2 miles or 200
...I thought I was going to be speaking in a more informal Q&A it is a message...
Again, a really fun event, and if you have not been you should...
Excellent points, and all positive.
I have only been to four LOGS (Vegas, Orlando, Asheville, & Colorado Springs. Couldn't make this one, but sounds like it was a great time. Props to the organizers and volunteers.
The thought of having the host hotel virtually exclusive to LOG sounds like a great deal. Orlando was amazing in the opposite way; the convention centre was taken over by the most remarkable collection of Halloween ghouls, literally in the thousands.
Sounds like the parking placard idea I first saw at Colorado Spings was picked up. Excellent idea and works very well.
Asheville generally did a great job with the drive routes, even posting signs at key points. Still managed to get lost on one of the routes, but the area was so cool it really didn't matter. One suggestion I would have for the local drives is to consider adding suggested routes around the event for folks driving in to the state, maybe in a promotional article in ReMarque or on-line ahead of the official LOG issue. Sometimes it is easy to forget the value of the local knowledge that the organizing committee has and takes for granted. e.g. I absolutely HAD to find the Tail of the Dragon heading to Asheville, but would not have a clue about interesting scenic routes around Birmingham.
I suppose dinner speakers are always a bit of a crap shoot. But picking up on the Q and A format suggestion, the Colorado guys did a less formal 'Johnny Carson' type panel discussion on one of the nights. Was very well received I think, and Ross did a terrific job keeping the discussion moving. They still had a formal dinner speaker at the actual banquet; interestingly Bobby Unser was having so much fun with it he started taking questions! But hey, A few of us sat with him in the bar for a couple of hours before his talk, and he really is one in a million.
LOG is a lot of fun, and a great reason to get around the country and visit some fine Lotus folks. I visited Barber on the way back from Asheville, and it is really cool. Never been to Atlanta, so will definitely be trying to make it next year and allow a bit of time to look around.