Well! Where do I start?
I had such a good time in Florida I don't know if I can put it into words, but I'll try.
Tony, thank-you , thank-you , thank-you!!!
You and Susie are the best hosts!
Mary and I had so much fun staying with you and we felt so much at home.
It was great to be able to share the whole Winterfest experience with you.
Thank-you for chauffeuring us all over the place , for taking us to work out in a couple of the local do-jos ,for all the laughs,( and trust,me, there was a lot of laughs!!
),for the most excellent coffee and for being such a great friend.I just wish we could have stayed a little longer.
David Moy, it was an absolute pleasure to spend time with you and get to know you. I thoroughly enjoyed working out with you at the seminars. You have such patience and spirit as well as a great sense of humor.
Your time spent with us was a highlight of the weekend for me.
Raffi, thank-you for introducing me to the sticks. I am hooked!! I'll be practicing and at summer camp this year we'll see how it's come along.
It was a blast having you with us last night.
I truly enjoyed meeting you.
Gary, you have changed the way I look at sparring! I hope to be able to put some of the many things you taught into practice.A lot of things make a lot more sense to me now. Thanks for turning the light bulbs on for me. I have a whole new mindset.
Roy, you have also changed how I look at sparring! The 1/4 second punch and the half beat are now a focus for me. I hope to put them to good use. I really enjoyed everything you taught. (Even though I couldn't co-ordinate that damn drill of yours.
Sensei Mattson, Thank-you for putting this all together. It was a great way to get South for a few day and train with some of the most talented and enjoyable people I've ever met!I hope I'll get to do it again next year!
Lori, It was great to see you again! I'm glad we had the chance to talk this time around. Maybe next time you'll be able to work out with us.I look forward to seeing you soon,
To everyone I got to meet this weekend, David T, Ray,Manny,Charlie,George,Curtis,Al, and several others who's names escape me right at the moment, It was an absolute pleasure to meet y'all and work out with those I had the chance to. I hope we meet again.
Well, it's back to reality, I arrived home to 50 CM. of snow tonight. (that's about 20 inches!!!!!) And boy is it cold!
Thank-you to everyone who made this week-end one I'll be thinking about and laughing about for quite a while.
If you want to see some of the fun, check out the link on Sensei Canna's forum. There are some great pictures that we up loaded over the course of the weekend.
[This message has been edited by lori macleod-doyle (edited January 22, 2001).]