Pound the Ground – Adirondacks
After talking with a few tekkies who were there it appears the “Pound the Ground” event was a success. One mentioned there were things that could have been better thought out/planned but over all everyone thought they got their money’s worth.
As I mentioned previously it would be nice to see this event (or some event) become the equivalent of Detectival. An annual event that is the “must attend” get together for detectorists, dealers, distributors and manufacturers. It could be an event where the manufacturers debut their new products and the place where you get to meet the YouTube personalities/entertainers.
It would also be great if the cost to attend were more affordable, especially for those who have to travel long distances, dig deep for gas, lodging and meals. Likewise location and scheduling should be factored in. Perhaps have it during the summer months when people typically take vacation and hold it in a more central location. I had to wonder about the wisdom of holding such a large event near the Canadian border this time of year but apparently they lucked out with the weather.
Having given my outsider two cents understand that I know what goes into holding a large event like this and it’s not an easy task. The planning, the logistics and unknowns are difficult/worrisome and no matter how hard you try there’s always someone who feel ripped off because he or she didn’t win five detectors, find six gold coins and find lodging at the Hilton for $20 a night.
If you were there, share your thoughts.
Had cataract surgery on one eye last week and what a difference. I now walk into our house instead of annoying the neighbor all the time. Getting the other eye done on the 21st and looking forward to it. Who knows what I’ve been missing?