Monday, July 25, 2011

Blogfest Review

L-R Herb and Dave Oliveria
photo courtesy of Stebbijo.

For those of you that don't follow Huckleberries on line, a Spokesman-Review blog headed up by the Blogmeister, Dave Oliveria, none of this will interest you. For the rest of us in this tight knit group of divergent opinions and personalities, yesterday was a blast. Bent's BBQ hosted the event along Steve Widmyer of the Fort Ground Bar. For those who don't know him, Steve is the consummate host.

Professionally known around the area, Bent has done gigs in the Silver Valley, as well as at the Fort Ground. His BBQ is fantastic.

As usual, folks from all walks of life and community standings were present, bound together with the commonality of blogging and/or visiting and commenting on Huckleberries on line. I was captivated by a young lady of four, named Zu, as well as a few older ones.

Missing were some that most of the time manage to attend. Cindy Hval, fellow correspondent for the Spokesman-Review, was absent, due to her father-in-law's untimely death. There were others as well. Meghann was there, crime reporter for the S/R. Cis and Mari, bloggers from the beginning as well.

Area notables, Dan Gookin, Councilman Kennedy of Coeur d'Alene, Duane Rassmuson and many others were present as well. Spencer showed up, braced for the next windmill tilting exercise. The important thing though, was regardless of how much some disagreed with others normally, none of the animosities were exhibited this day, as everyone basked in what has become a timeout of sorts between some that battle with each other politically. Oh and yes, I brought potato salad.

Here are some photos the event, as published today on HBO:


Beth Bollinger said...

And me! I was there too! :)

Excellent potato salad, Herb. I think I had three helpings.

Bay Views said...

Yes, you were there too. You fit into the category below.

"I was captivated by a young lady of four, named Zu, as well as a few older ones."