Guild Meet

I’m still here!

Sorry for the lack of posts, I’ve been a little busy lately plus I haven’t played WoW in almost 2 weeks so I haven’t had much to write about. Except of course, my guild meetup.

The meetup went so well. We had 16 people, many of whom had never met before all staying together in a lodge out in the middle of nowhere for 3 days. It could have been a recipe for disaster (a couple of our guildies drew comparisons to the house from Evil Dead after the 2.5 mile drive through the forest to get there), but everyone got along really well and we had a lot of fun. We played a whole bunch of board games, Rock Band, played with the horses on the property, had a campfire, imbibed a drink or two and generally just hung out and had a good time. It was worth the 30 hours spent in the car getting there and back.

Guild meetup lodge

The lodge

Some things I learned on the trip:

  • There are a lot of corn fields between Ontario and Missouri
Corn fields

So much corn

  • Strawberry Cheesecake pancakes from IHOP are delicious
  • American iced tea kicks Canadian iced tea’s ass (as long as it’s sweet tea)
  • The liquor store we stocked up at sold guns! That was different.
  • Drinking too much leads to drunken nighttime kayaking (not by me though)
Drunked night time kayaking

Kayak race

  • I ate grits for the first time. They were good.
  • Sitting on a porch with a view, reading a good book and drinking and a cup of coffee is one of the best things in the world
Reading on the porch

My morning ritual - I wish I had a porch like this at home

  • I suck at chess
  • I’m very adept at making sangria. I’m even more adept at drinking it.
  • The quiet ones make the best werewolves
  • Cranium is a great game but takes forever when someone goes AFK (AFT?) every 5 minutes
  • Lining up for a group photo is just as difficult as lining up for a kill pic. And camera timers are hard!

We’ve already started talking about next year’s meet. Hopefully we can go for longer this time.

Arm of Hades

Arm of Hades!

Tree Cower

Tree Cower

4 responses to “Guild Meet

  1. Yes! Donkeys like to bite bums.

    I wish I had been awake for the drunken kayaking.

  2. It was a lot of fun. I think all guilds should try to have a meet up at least once.

  3. I personally managed to resist the urge to kayak (might have had something to do with me being asleep), but some people did think kayak races would be a good idea.

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