Welcome back to the gateway to the weekend and coincidently from the gateway to the west. I hope you all had a good week and are ready for another weekend of modeling. Let's get started. Friday: For me the weekend starts today, I'm in Collinsville Illinois for the St. Louis RPM meet which starts today. Mark and myself will be setting up the Athearn booth and talking a lot about trains. I'll sneak out of the booth occasionally to look at the models on display as well as pick up a freight car or two. The show ends at 5:00pm with more clinics and layout tours going into the night. I'll probably relax tonight after day one. Saturday: Day two of the STL RPM meet. I should behave, however there are a lot of RR Historical societies and neat vendors here. I guess I'll wait and see. I've brought the HO Inglenook switching layout and will have guests switch out our newest cars with the latest run of Athearn Genesis GP40-2. It should be a fun weekend. After the show, we have to quickly pack up, load the SUV and head home as both of us will head home. Sunday: Up again early as Ang and I will be meeting her dad in Danville at 7:00am. We are heading to Indy for a NASCAR race and meet and great with our fellow Horizon employees. Horizon Hobby sponsors Michael McDowell and the #34 Ford Mustang. I have never been to a NASCAR race so this will be all new to me. It will be fun seeing my fellow Horizonites at the race and of course, cheer on all the fine Fords. After that who knows, although there is a '61 Ford Falcon for sale outside of Indy I wouldn't mind looking at. We'll see. So how about you? What do you have planned for the weekend? Let us know and if you happen to be in Collinsville Illinois, stop by the STL RPM and come stop at the Athearn booth and say hi. We'll return on Monday, the 1st of August and report at our progress from over the weekend. Until then, have a great weekend, be safe, stay healthy and as always... High Greens!