Hi Denise! I had to buzz down the coast and passed through Newport around midnight. Hope your trip to eastern Oregon was a good one.
Since so many of the organizers of the workshops are also involved in the gatherings, it makes sense to coordinate the two! We'll give some thought about this and work out whether an October gathering would be something we want to do, since it appears that the workshop schedule is still open Sept thru Dec, 2010. I am still decompressing from the drive up to Vancouver and being thrown back into family and work, so I will give this more thought later!
I'll be using your help, Robert!