Getting people together to any activity is quite challenging as people tend to have busy lives. It requires a lot of careful planning just to arrange a few hours every now and then not to mention having a whole weekend together.
We will have another of our gaming weekends with our play group this weekend. Aligning the calendars of six people and finding an open slot for the cottage isn't an easy task. We started the planning already several months ago to get there once again.
Unfortunately at the last moment one of us had to cancel due getting sick. While we would have been fine with just the five of us we thought trying to offer the slot to anyone available. Luckily not everybody is so bound by their calendars and we managed to get our party full on this short notice as one of our friends was able to jump in right away.