Scouting is over even though some additional reports will come in throughout the evening. Paul and Zack have left their base in northern New Jersey and are in Pennsylvania preparing the vehicle for the event and getting a little (very little) rest. Mike and I are in Cape May also trying to get some rest. I will go to Mike's house about 6 pm for the traditional final southern strategy session, pizza and a beer.
By 9 pm all of us will meet at a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway. This is the first time the four of us have been together since the awards brunch last year. Between 9 pm and midnight we will travel some miles, gas up the vehicle, buy lots of coffee, tell lots of stories, exchange good hearted insults, and end up standing in the dark on a dike beside an impoundment in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
This will probably be the last blog post from a regular computer until after the event. But using cell phone cameras and e-mails from phones we will update where we are and how we are think we are doing as the day progresses.
At midnight the game is on!