For years I have been hosting dinners for newsletter readers after the close of major genealogy conferences. This year's FGS conference was no exception: the conference ended at 6:00 PM. At 7:00 PM, 43 hungry newsletter readers descended on Jasper White's Summer Shack, a restaurant across the street from the conference hotel.
I live only a few miles from this year's conference location, and the Summer Shack has long been one of my favorite seafood restaurants. I have eaten there many times. Thanks to its convenient location within a one-minute walk from the conference hotel, I was able to share my enthusiasm with many other genealogists.
I saw a large quantity of shrimp, oysters, clams, fish, calamari, salads, and at least one steak get delivered to the table. Bob McLaren had a lobster. Bob is well-known for wearing his Scottish kilt at genealogy conferences; this year we had an opportunity to see him simultaneously wearing a kilt and a lobster bib!
Barbara Grempler won the "contest" after the dinner; her meal was paid for.
If you would like to see pictures of happy genealogists trying to eat all the seafood in Boston, take a look at http://blog.eogn.com/photos/fgs2006dinner.
The pictures there are thumbnails; double-click on any photo to see the full-sized photograph. If you would like to save one or more photos to your own hard drive, right-click on the picture and select "Save As…"
To everyone who attended: thanks for making Saturday evening my personal highlight of the week.