So I first got to Summit Rock yesterday at 4:10, and there were 3 people waiting. So I thought the meet-up was going to be really, REALLY “cozy.” To make matters worse, a videographer from Tumblr was on hand to document our very puny meet-up for eternity. But the three girls who did show up were really gracious and nice, so we sat down and started chatting. Then at 4:15, a very nervous young man came sprinting up the hill asking to be photographed with a message for his ex-girlfriend. (More on this later) This provided some unexpected comic relief. Then at 4:17, a mother/daughter pair from Cape Cod climbed over a stone wall surrounding the encampment. They were really, really excited to have made it, which made me really happy. From then on, people came pretty steadily for the next four hours. I ended up staying till 8 PM. There seemed to be a constant, rotating crowd of 30 or 40 people the entire time. So there was always someone to talk to, but never too many people that I couldn’t talk to everyone. The people who came said some of the nicest things and made me very happy. Thank you. It was a great afternoon. With people coming over a 4 hour span, it was difficult to take a group shot. But I did manage to snap a couple group portraits at different points in the meet-up. Made me smile looking back over these pics and remembering all the people I got to talk to.
My lifelong dream of being on HONY has finally be fulfilled.