This will be my first year as well. I always wanted to go but never had the funds and time to do it. This year we planned for it and put in the family budget. My wife says if I don't go I have to sell all my gear ha.
Budge? Well I think our group is going a little over board. Most of the guys in our group including my dad are over 40ish so a 16 hour road trip is too hard on their work schedules . . .. we'll be flying. I was going to fly us up there but it's still cheaper to fly commercially then it is to rent a plane