And of course some of us are spread across the country, and of course sometimes anywhere else in the world!
And so it's very rare that the group of us are all together at the same time. In fact, I can't remember the last time we were all together at the same time. We've managed 6 or 7 together several times, but there's always somebody who can't make it.
Back in January of 2004.
And June of 2012.
Last year, in late September, one of the group organized a guys weekend away in Lake Placid, New York. Unfortunately, we were house sitting at the time over in England and so I was the only one who couldn't make it. I'm still a bit sore over that, but it was the best time for everyone else. So this time I took it upon myself to organize the next guys weekend away!
So, October 4th and 5th we are all getting together at a private cottage rental about 45 minutes outside of Ottawa. "Cottage" is probably not an accurate description of this place. It has 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a 40 foot indoor swimming pool and 10 person sauna, a pool table, 4 big screen TV's, tennis court, basketball court...etc. You get the idea. It's a group get together paradise, rain or shine!
And the best part is...we are ALL confirmed to be there!
At $1,700 for the weekend it sounds pretty pricey. But divided by 8 guys it comes out not bad. Add in some food and probably (probably?) a few beers and you have the makings for a fantastic weekend!