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View Poll Results: Are you interested in a Gathering? Where?
Yes, definitely! In a central location please 12 52.17%
No thanks. 1 4.35%
Yes, but not centrally, regionally. (ie, Pacific NW, BC and AB) 5 21.74%
In a "resort" location (Vegas, Disney etc) 6 26.09%
Someone to host/organize? 4 17.39%
Just everyone meet in a predetermined location and have a free for all 8 34.78%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-21-2007, 12:08 PM   #1
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Shall we Gather at the River?

Ok, that other thread about who you've met seems to have sparked some interest in folks getting together and meeting. I've got a couple of thoughts about that and I'm sure others will have some good thoughts too. So, to that end I'm posting a poll with ideas about meeting and we can go from there.

Keep in mind this is a very preliminary poll. Any ideas will get added in and firmed up later. I can add poll options if anyone has something they'd like to add.

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Old 03-21-2007, 01:03 PM   #2
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I was thinking this yesterday too, "The 1st Annual Discuss Cooking Convention". I would love to meet all of you, but funds and time would prevent me from doing so.... And I am a scaredy- pants traveller with just me and my daughter. Kansas is a "central location" though hahaha! I think the resort area sounds good too! What fun it would be! Maybe we could get some buses and travel the US picking up everyone along the way!
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:16 PM   #3
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Vegas is calling!

I would love to meet all of my dear friends!
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:23 PM   #4
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Unfort., with the new job getting ready to start I won't be able to come.... . They own me for a year (can't miss a day) and in order for me to get every other weekend off they decide what days I work through the week and even though its on the schedule they can change my days at their will. So ultimately, making plans for the next year are going to be quite difficult. But then again I may be able to sweet talk my nurse manager into letting me have some days off in a row. I'm all for the central location though.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:31 PM   #5
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A central location to me means a location that is usually fairly inexpensive to get to for everyone - not so much "central" in geographical nature. And this is not to say that some people may just want to get together in a more regional location if that what suits them. I think we will all have more courage in "numbers" (except MJ - he's a big ol' baawk baaaaawk) and it won't make it so difficult for us insecure people.
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Vegas is calling!

I would love to meet all of my dear friends!
But you have a hotline to vegas jkath!!!! They are ALWAYS calling
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:32 PM   #7
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:32 PM   #8
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Vegas!Or where ever we could get a really good discount as Im concerned about affordability for some folks but also not a crappy boring destination.Another thought is using Amtrak for some people like me who hate to fly but I will if I hafto.Or drive depending how far it is.
I always get a sleeper car if its overnight or more ,coach is alot cheaper if thats what works for you.
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But what about all of our international buddies? (sniff sniff)

hmmm, 12,841 members.... we might need to reserve a small city. Of course we will all be there!
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:55 PM   #10
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:( Someone is going to have to bring a photo of me and pretend I am there. Dh and I just booked a holiday, back in UK, and decreed that we will now have to start watching the pennies even harder if we are going to put a downpayment on a house and even think about the B word. I am also hoping that the new house will be the base of a new business venture for me...so I don't imagine we'll be in the States any time soon, unless my f-i-l pays for us to visit him in NYC. But I would have loved to come otherwise.
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