Hi Bill. Got up that way in 2010 with a rushed work trip to the U.S. the year Photostock was not really on. Missed everyone at the Birchwood Inn, but loved the whole region. This year there is some more planning on my side and hope to make it if you'll tolerate an Aussie (pronounced Ozzie).
James (jmxphoto) gave me the run down via phone and PM. Shame we never met.