I live in Sarver Pa, it's about 40 minutes from Pittsburgh.
The gathering is a good time, I only visited the one day, but it was to my understanding that Saturday they had a pig roast or some kind of pic nick. I wasn't there, so I can't be 100% sure.
I've gotten to meet a few of the members of this forum and it was just a good time talking with them. I also met Ryan Daniels, who I am certain you have as well. They have tours that are very informative as well.
They have a sales room to, so picking out another GEC to take home is aways nice.
For the me it's a great time speaking with the employees and owners of GEC and speaking with the customers and fellow collectors. Jan Carter and her husband Donnie make the trip from FL every year, so it must be a good time.
I wasn't able to attend the Queen show last year, but I was there back in '09. If I remember correctly I saw you there, but it may have been at another show. I really didn't know you well enough and I hadn't been an AAPK member for that long, but I should have introduced myself. I did spend a bit of time ogling your knives.
I live about an hour away from GEC and I try to make it to the Rendezvous every year. I didn't know if you were going, but it would be a cool chance to meet another member.