A total of 9 Gophers and 7 Significant others ventured
from all over the United States to attend this first Gopher Reunion. Those
Gunther and Rita Lott
Billy and Micki Hensley
X and Bobbi
Bobby White and Heidi
Weasel and Jenn Purcel
Joel and Kim Schlachtenhaufen
Schlim and Peggy Simmons
As you might expect a lot of drinking and talking were done during the reunion,
but that's not all. Side trips were taken by various parties at various time
to ski in the Lake Tahoe Region, to go sight seeing, go antique shopping,
and wine-tasting in local towns, gambling at hotels/casinos in the region.
Generally, during the day, people with similiar interests would venture out
to locations and enjoy what the area had to offer. Then in the late afternoon
we would reconviene at the hotel for eating, drinking and gambling. Take
a look at the Photos
page of our website for some of the photographs from the reunion.
Our two activities at the hotel turned out very well. Bobby White did an
excellent job of arranging our accomodations and activities. Both the cocktail
reception and the banquet dinner were top notch and enjoyed by everyone.
We also need to thank Ivy who, although he couldn't make it, arranged to
pick up a round of drinks for us during the banquet.
Everyone seemed to have the same opinion that they would all like to do this
again. One of the recommendations was that we meet each year on a specific
weekend, but at different locations around the country. Places with a variety
of activities and located in areas accessible to as many Gophers as possible.
There have been a couple ideas put out for future reunions, but let's let
the dust settle on the first reunion before we dive into planning the next.
But if any of you have specific ideas for reunion locations and timing -
please share your thoughts.