We here in Coeur 'd Alene, Idaho, have a very unique community of bloggers. Led for the past six years by the Spokesman Review's Dave Oliveria, it has gone through a lot. It waxes and wanes according to the mood of Dave and those who contribute. It is often contentious. It is often funny. It reflects the community from which it originates. It is unique.
Every year we have a Blog Fest, a time for all of us to put aside our pseudonyms and politics and celebrate that which binds us. Blogging. I've missed one over the years. In that period of time, last year, people have come and gone. Today I had the pleasure of greeting old friends and meeting new ones. As I roamed around with camera in hand I knew I'd never meet the name with the face test so I'm not even going to try. I'll leave that to those who are more connected with the community. Click on the montage, however, and those who could not attend will see familiar faces.
I'll add the video I took, while taking a walk through, to show you what our little community is all about. A huge thanks to Steve Widmyer and his staff at the Fort Ground Grill for hosting a wonderful spread.
A special thumbs up to Dave Oliveria, out host from Huckleberries Online for showing once again that we can all get along if we really want to. Those in attendance, from politicians to police officers to we ordinary folks who just enjoy blogging, do.