Sounds like lots of interest in more than just one meet at Redhook. All goodness! Sorry I didn't see the thread in time for tonite's event.
Another 'opportunity' for DS'ers & ADV'ers to consider is the RMC Motorsports "Full Throttle" cafe in south Renton (just off Hwy 167). Lots of no hassle parking and (odly) the place doesn't seem to have been 'found' yet by very many bikers - go figure. That may change when they move Destination Harley next door. Now could be a good time to establish some 'ADV cred' in the place before the lawyers & dentists in black leather vests & chaps take it over.
I belong to a couple of Yahoo DS forums who've been using the place for a couple of years for Saturday morning breakfast gatherings, often before a ride. Usually we have 8-10 riders show. The food is good, moderate price, plus they add a buffet to the menu on weekend mornings. The staff always take pains to accommodate our group in setting up for us - a nice welcome touch. Oh yeah, the obligatory loop of distracting MX, crash, rally - enduro DVD's are on all the TV's.
I have NO financial interest in the place (except maybe when they take
my money when I buy parts & farkles in the store downstairs). I just enjoy the atmosphere, central location and the ease of access. Oh, the fact that it's only 10 miles away from my home might have something to do with why I like going there.