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Offline Butch

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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2015, 02:18:01 PM »
I'm interested in a flash RenDezVous!  If we can settle on a date, we may even be able to (electronically) scout the area and set up a meet and greet(?)

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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2015, 09:23:07 PM »
Like I said, having attended Bristol for 19 years this summer, I will be happy to give any suggestions or help that the organizer may want or need.  And for sure, we will try to make that weekend, or at least the Sunday.
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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2015, 08:23:57 AM »
So 5, 6, and 7 Sep at Bristol?  Are we considering an invasion those days?  That looks to be their closing weekend.  Who's all interested?

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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2015, 10:39:30 AM »
I'm interested! I go closing weekend, anyway. This sounds like a marvelous idea.

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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2015, 10:52:45 AM »
We are interested...just have to work out the logistics ... feasibility study, don't you know?
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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2015, 08:02:11 AM »
meetings; Skype chats; conference calls...

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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2015, 12:31:31 PM »
action items - we need action items :(

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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2015, 10:56:33 AM »
OK.  I have never been there, so I don't know the lay of the land.  Looking at Google Maps, the two closest cities are Pleasant Prairie, WI and Russell, IL.  I believe the most time sensitive thing we'll have is getting a block of rooms at a lower priced (but not ghetto) hotel.  A nice bonus is having some sort of conference area for a Friday night meet-n-greet.  Who can make some recommendations?  We need to hop on this now.

The rest we have time to plan.  Again, more of an Invasion than a formal RenDezVous; but we have enough time to make this a success.

Recommendations on a place for the main group to stay?

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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2015, 11:06:35 AM »
Kenosha, which is a just a few minutes (maybe 15 or so) away has many hotels
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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2015, 11:43:14 AM »
I agree, sir; Kenosha is very close, and is probably an easier choice. On the Illinois side, Waukegan is also close, and likely to have more hotels. Illinois Beach State Park is in Zion, IL, and I believe they have camping facilities. (I used to live up there, about 25 years ago. My ex-husband was in the Navy, stationed at Great Lakes.)

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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2015, 11:55:04 AM »
On a quick KAYAK search, I found a Super 8 Kenosha/Pleasant Prairie for $87 per night, and a La Quinta (next door) for $95 per night.  It looks like they have some stuff around Racine for about $70 per night.

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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2015, 03:45:32 PM »
Do those sound in the price range?  I can get on the hooks to them tomorrow to see if they'll work a deal with us.  Maybe we can get a meeting room comped on Fri night.  I can also ask if they can do some gate tickets to the ren fest.  We got that stuff for the KCRF in 2013. 

Unless someone else wants to take this? 

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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2015, 05:22:53 PM »
Organizing is such a pain in the back of the front. As I said earlier, I don't even know if I can pull it off (coming, that is), but if we decide on a weekend, I will try very hard!  We could just make it a free for all...everyone worries about his/her own bad self. We only have a few of Bristol home folks around here, one is in the middle of a move, another has physical limitations, and the other is fresh to the scene (of the three I know). 
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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2015, 05:25:07 PM »
I would not recommend Racine.  Some parts can be iffy.  Of you are willing to go between 20-30 Mn. From faire, Mundelein and Libertyville have some nice Super 8s and Days Inns for around $50-60.

Most hotels do not give free or discounted faire tickets. The Raddison includes tickets in their room rates and also provides a bus.  The Brat Stop on Rt. 50 is a bar/restaurant that will let a group use a private room as long as there is drinking and eating going on.

Bristol does NOT allow tailgating at all.  And they are quite good about taking things away if they catch you with anything. I would suggest to not even try.

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Re: Any news on 2015 RenDezvous?
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2015, 10:27:52 AM »
I just wrote to the marketing director at Bristol (I dealt with the marketing director for the KCRF).  I gave them a heads-up that we are looking at a gathering during Labor Day weekend.  Let's see how they respond, and if they offer us anything.

 

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