I'm not sure what you're talking about here.
Ah, sorry, I didn't mean to be obscure. There are no bonsai clubs in my town, so I travel two hours to attend club meetings at various different groups, or to see bonsai shows, etc. There is a small study group that's formed up locally, and I try to support them when I can, but had already gotten myself established with some larger, farther away clubs before they started up.
I live in a town where driving ten minutes to go to the one mall is considered a major road trip that must be planned in a advance, and driving anywhere farther than 20 minutes away from your home (for whatever reason) is treated like a crime. When the thread starter asked about "laws we were breaking", it just made me think of the unwritten "you must never travel" law that I face everyday from my co-workers, acquaintances, etc. In my mind, there was a connection between the implied theme of "what extremes do you take for bonsai". I don't let them stop me from traveling, but being told by so many people, for so many years, that I'm wrong - it makes you start to feel like what you're doing is against the law since there is such un-ending opposition to it.
But, it was probably too obscure a train of thought to post. My apologies.