Sunday, November 3, 2013
The U.S. Gondola Nationals wasn't all rowing and competing.
Many of the participants came from out of town or for some other reason
had never been present for one of our classic get-togethers.
It just seemed wrong to get all these gondoliers together and not add another get-together to the list.
For years Tim and his staff have proven themselves to be among the most hospitable people in the gondola world.
Food and fellowship is standard at these functions,
playing music and making new friends also happens every time.
Right before everyone jumps on the boats and rows off for more adventures,
we gather for a few group photos.
This one is in honor of our dear friend John Synco,
who established a trademark pose.
So in honor of his birthday, here's one of the biggest Synco pose group shots we've ever taken.
Happy birthday, John!