You had a wonderful idea Erica; maybe, just maybe it wasn't grand enough (siting here thinking out load with a drink of rum next to me). The US and Canada covers a lot of surface area, maybe the distance and time commitment was just too much, maybe a larger number of locations in more populated areas would work. I think I read a comment of yours saying the success of the local meets was higher. Just for example, if in the Maritimes, you/we had a number of locations (say Moncton, Halifax, Saint John, Charlottetown, etc) more may have committed to a 4 hr meet. Like you, I was looking at a number of hours getting there and getting home and adding the overnight time took a lot out of a weekend. I told you that I might drop in on the US Northeast meet, if I was going to Ontario that weekend. I didn't go to Ontario that weekend; but if I had, the timing would have had to be good for me to have been in the general area when the meet was happening. I guess what I'm saying, is I wasn't close to the local meet and a long distance away from the next one. If we had had 50 locations instead of 6 (or 7), we might have had a huge turnout. If you want to tackle this again, I will help you.