For all participants in the 3-day event, and everyone else too, a little poem for you:
To all you kind folks from far and near
I send you greetings and good cheer
For we have shared an event to remember
That shall tide us over till next December
Or maybe sooner; we'll wait and see
What Gary has in store for thee
And me and all who long
To bless the world with music and song.
Hey, I'm in Arizona too!!! (Formerly from Melbourne Australia though).
I hope you're enjoying life in the good old U.S. of A. And what part of Arizona do you live in? At least Christmas here shouldn't be as much of a disturbance to your cultural traditions as most places in this country, unless you're in the higher elevations....
Saraswati, I'm not far from you - technically we're in Phoenix though we have the Scottsdale postcode - I'm not far from Tatum and Bell.
It's the little things that take me aback - like the voting system I became a US citizen last year just in time to vote in the 2006 mid terms - it was quite a shock to be told that the only place I could go to vote (if I wanted to vote on the day) was the church up the road!
Maybe we should form a Valley of the Sun chapter of the Garritan family!