Were looking to go next Dec 2010 with another family who lives in Canada. It is a family of 4 so this would make 8 total. I know all about Grand Gatherings and how to book etc. We usually luck up each year with our own trips with codes or email pins for our own little trips or either book a bounce back. They have never been and I know I would be doing the discount research. Would it be better to do the Grand Gatherings over all or book independently and then try and get our own codes/pins on our own for ease of headache etc. I know they would not get a bounceback because they are not attending with us this winter. I know they cant use our email codes if we were to get that. I dont know if public codes they can use due to being in Canada and I am in the US. We can book separately and take that part of the work out of it and just meet up, it would not be that hard. How hard would it be to get a table for 8 at dinners each day? I would love your advice.