Since joining the TCA in 2002 I have been attending either the April or October or both York Meets every year. I only live an hour or so away and can easily commute back and forth. I always attend the Thursday night OGR restaurant experience as it gives me an opportunity to socialize with many of my friends.
I even registered for this coming April TCA show but then life got in the way. My wife has been experiencing increasing back pain that has escalated to the point that she will be having back fusion surgery on April 19th. She will be using the same Neurosurgeon who operated on my back in 2012. So I made my donation to the Eastern Division for the April show and will hopefully be able to make the October TCA meet.
I'll miss taking everyone's pictures at the Quaker Steak restaurant and posting them on the OGR Forum as we celebrate our friendships and love for this hobby. That being said, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in October.
I do hope that this new partnership between OGR and Mr. Muffin's Trains proves to be a win-win for both parties. Participating at the York TCA Train Meet has to make sense financially especially considering the expenses involved so I do hope that this new arrangement works out for everyone.