We've all been told "nothing is certain except death and taxes." Life has a strange way of continually reinventing itself through both little and big changes. Change, my friends, is inevitable. But, it's what you do with the change and how you handle it that matters. This year, we've officially lost one of the best shows on the West Coast, as we bid farewell to The Resolutions show. Although it's sad to see it go, it was amazing to see all of the support that the minitruck community gave to help this show go out with a bang. There were lines all the way to the street on Thursday night!
The very last Reso brought back so many memories of good times come and gone, as I always took this show for granted. Yeah, it was cold. Yeah, it was on a holiday weekend. Yeah, sometimes it was in the middle of nowhere. Man, I used all of those excuses, myself, when I thought I had better things to do. Wow, was I wrong! The camaraderie shared at such a close-knit show is unforgettable, and there is nothing else in the entire world that I'd rather do. This year, it was my goal to walk from camp to camp and share New Year's cheers with every single camp, club, and crew at the show. And it might have taken the whole weekend to accomplish, but I shook hands and had a drink with every single camp on the grounds, and the atmosphere couldn't have been any better. People were having a blast just celebrating the history of a run that's been around for more than 30 years. There were no fights, no vandalism; just pure-class fun! It was amazing. I truly hope we can learn and grow from this experience, just like any and every change that life may throw our way.
When one door closes, another will open. We just have to go out there and support all of the current shows that we have taken for granted, so we can enjoy them for years to come. It seems that the adage, "you don't know what you have until it's gone" can be used for quite a few situations in my life right now, including this show. We really can't say it enough, Bob Hase, Sunset, and the entire Reso crew truly gave us memories that will last a lifetime. I'm glad I was a part of it for at least 9 of the 32 years. It was an absolutely amazing experience that none of us will ever forget.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all for an amazing show and so many great memories.