yep. i'd love to have a get together. i've PM'd a couple of people who were real close to me but never got a reply. one never even opened the message. i think these crazy gas prices and shortages keep most people from traveling too far. plus i think some people are wary of PM invites from people they dont know.
i know i've seen alot more new people from NC in the welcoming section . but i guess thay havent made it far enough down the page to see that there is a section for us.