A few days ago my wife, Shirley, and I returned from Las Vegas and the 2016 Groundwater Week. This used to be called the NGWA Expo and before that it was the NGWA Convention. I’m an old fashioned guy and will continue to call it the NGWA Convention or perhaps “the NGWA.” Now I have been to a lot of these conventions — 47 all told, if my records are correct. Of course, I was a member of the NGWA Board of Directors from 1989 through 1997 and am proud to have been president of the association in 1996. I attended every convention from 1976 through 2012, but for the next three years I was a bad boy and did not attend.
You’re probably saying this guy is a convention nut and you would be right. I really enjoy groundwater conventions and don’t think I could ever say attendance was a waste of time. On top of the NGWA conventions I have been to, I’ve attended 63 Michigan Ground Water Conventions and, if I make it to the next event scheduled for that group, it will be 59 consecutive. Anyway, early this fall Shirley and I decided to make the trip to Las Vegas as she had not been to an “NGWA” in six years. To summarize our trip, I would say we had a fine time with a few small glitches.