'twas a fun crew!! There were seven total on the front porch, Indian food was delivered, Flaggy arrived after a phenomenal non-stop drive from Boston. Just look at him. I was the first hubbie he had ever met in person!
EDIT it was not exactly non-stop.
1) Upon entering New York State, he was stopped for talking on his mobile. He will tell you more about that.
2) Trying to get into Canada, he had much the same experience I had trying to get into Detroit for a hubski meetup:
"What's the purpose of your visit to Canada?"
"Going to visit a friend."
"When was the last time you saw your friend?"
"Um, well, we've never actually met."
"Pull over here - we are going to search your entire car."
Even so, he made crazy-good time for a single driver.