My amazing friend Branwen hosted Ratfest this year in New Jersey. She really did an amazing job and it was quite the party.
It was SO NICE to see everyone...some people again, some for the first time. Some I hadn't seen in several years.
Branwen rented slushy machines, and had enough food to feed 5 parties.
I made the Magic Ratfest Box with Cathy back in 2002!
Cathy and I stopped co-hosting Ratfest after a 10 year run.
Isn't this WONDERFUL?
My friend Jane attended. We traveled together to NJ from NYC. we went from Penn Station (NYC) to Penn Station (Newark).
We do NOT like Penn Station (Newark).
Since we had to switch trains, the conductor told us to go to track 5. Penn Station (Newark) has no rational layout of tracks, and to get one track over you have to basically walk through the entire station. It is dreadful with no rhyme or reason.
So, Track 5. We went there. It was blockaded and had caution tape across the doors.
So we went to track 2 to await the next train. as a courtesy to our fellow travelers, we left the doorway unblocked by the barricade and caution tape.
Eventually the next train did arrive, on track 5.
It is a good thing we un-barricaded it.
PENN STATION (NEWARK) IS STUPID.
Here are some of Branwen's rats.