Just took a trip to Italy - watched the Pope bless Harley Davidsons and their riders at the Vatican while I was in Rome. I've been to Sturgis, SD and it looked like the European version - motorcycles absolutely everywhere. Wandered around including a visit to Ephesus and the Home of the Virgin Mary in Turkey, I'm not particularly religious.. but I was on these couple days. On the way back from Europe, all I could think of is that we're not in such bad shape after all - to some degree, I expected US-haters, and instead I found cool people who knew and seriously appreciated wrestling.
I really enjoy following this board too, both for those I know and those I don't know yet... thanks Russ for starting the thread.