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Title: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: mumsies on December 30, 2008, 04:37:58 PM
I know we are all in the middle of holiday chaos, and not thinking much about future plans...but the time goes so quickly, we thought it was a good idea to start tossing out the ideas for this year's gathering.

Stacy and Michael (Anne/Brogan) found a wonderful facility that would be perfect for our gathering, with plenty of room, overnight accomodations, full kitchen, restrooms and showers! A beautiful main room including a fireplace to enhance the festive mood and keep the chill away! The learning center is 6 miles from Mumsies, following the main road.
We stopped out today and took photos for you to have a look.
http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a334/mumsies/winter%20renstock/

In checking dates, there is only one Saturday available in March, so we want to make sure as many folks can make it as possible, before we make a definite. However, please note, that if we don't book for this date, there is a chance that we will not have any other place to do the winter gathering. The available date is March 7th, 2009

Anyone wishing to stay the night, (and we would prefer that you do, not take a chance driving if you have no designated driver)..there are six of the bunk rooms, sleeping 4 if you don't mind bunks. For those who prefer, there is plenty of room for folks to set up an air mattress, either in the main room, or the eating hall. (we figure we will do food set up in half of the eating hall, leaving plenty of room for extra sleeping space) There are also showers, making things a little more convenient for overnight.

So, that being said, lets hear your thoughts and ideas. Stacy has graciously agreed to help me get this all organized...so let the planning begin.

How do you feel about $5.00 per person to help cover the cost of the building?

This will be another BYOB and covered dish/snack...is this okay with everyone?

Garb or not? That is the question.

Do we have enough folks interested to make this official and get the plans underway?

Unfortunately, we have no option for snow dates, so we will have to hope for good weather, unless everyone wants to squeeze in at Mumsies...so, lets hope for the best!






Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Scarlett on December 31, 2008, 12:17:00 PM
Well Bonnie, I'll be the first to respond here.  I'm not going to be able to attend due to family plans. I think the same goes for Morwyn, but she can pipe in on her own.  Much has gone on these pasts several months that require a great deal of my time and attention to my family - not my immediate spouse and son, but parents and in-laws.  I'm sure you're much acquainted with those issues.  If something changes, I shall let you know!
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Terry Griffith on December 31, 2008, 12:38:21 PM
Not the best weekend for me becaue I usually book some heavy gigs that close to St. Patrick's but if that's when it is, then that's the date I'll keep open.  A couple of weeks earlyier in February would be better but don't change it for me.

I vote for GARB.
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Professor M on December 31, 2008, 12:49:26 PM
That looks like a wonderful place for a winter gathering!  I'd be willing to kick in a share of the cost.

Angela will be working that weekend, but if March 7 is the only available date, then I'll make it work.  Somehow I'll manage without her (sigh).

Like last year, I don't think we should throw anyone out for NOT wearing garb.  But it's nice to take out the cold-weather garb, so I vote GARB.
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Sarai on January 02, 2009, 10:54:16 AM
But it's nice to take out the cold-weather garb, so I vote GARB.


Unless, of course, you come from the lands without snow. In which case "cold weather garb" means two pairs of poofy pants.  ;D
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: mumsies on January 02, 2009, 11:56:59 AM
Sorry folks, the only date that we could get the center was on the 7th. With everyone so busy these days, I know it isn't going to work for all, but hopefully, we will still have enough people interested to make it a good time.
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Professor M on January 02, 2009, 01:02:50 PM
Unless, of course, you come from the lands without snow. In which case "cold weather garb" means two pairs of poofy pants.  ;D

Sarai, you just let someone know if you're feeling cold.  We'll see what we can do.   ::)
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: metalcelt on January 02, 2009, 02:15:19 PM
I will pass along the info to the band. As of right now we can make it as we have nothing booked.

Matt
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Princess Mary on January 03, 2009, 01:15:51 PM
Oh my gosh I'm so excited!! ...and I vote garb, why not?
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Sir Raymond Keeper of Images on January 03, 2009, 07:40:34 PM
Can anyone share a better location fo wher the gathering is going to be?
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: anne of oaktower on January 03, 2009, 10:17:34 PM
Can anyone share a better location fo wher the gathering is going to be?

Sorry about that...I guess that little detail would be a bit helpful, eh? 

If you type "Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center, Ford City, PA" into a Google Maps search, it will bring up a good map so you can get a general idea of the location. The physical location of the Center is 142 Kerr Rd., Ford City.

I'll try to get precise directions posted as time draws near.
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: anne of oaktower on January 04, 2009, 08:26:08 AM
Greetings, all.  In preparation for our upcoming gathering, I would just like to say that although we have many talented performers/entertainers in our group, none of you are expected to perform at renstock.  That is not to say that you cannot perform if it is truly your desire to do so, but please do not feel that you must.  We want this to be a time to relax and enjoy good food, good ale, and the warmth of our fairemly.

I look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces again soon!

Blessings,
Anne
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: blondekarma on January 04, 2009, 08:50:24 AM
Awwww, I wanna go!

I vote GARB in CO  :D

~Leah
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: anne of oaktower on January 04, 2009, 11:12:12 AM
Awwww, I wanna go!

I vote GARB in CO  :D

~Leah

Any of our Colorado fairemly that can make the trip is certainly more than welcome to join us!  Overnight accommodations are available on-site and I'm sure other lodging is available nearby. 

The more, the merrier  ;D
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: HOoOka on January 06, 2009, 07:06:33 AM
wow...one misses alot when one doesnt poke at the forum huh?

well...here's me chiming in.  As of this moment....we've nothing scheduled for the march 7th date.

That could change though as I havent gotten my 2009 schedule from the zoo finalized yet.

After that icy mess last year, I dont think weather should even be a factor.
Hope everyone's having a good new year!!
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: anne of oaktower on January 10, 2009, 11:26:49 AM
We'll look forward to seeing you there Heather  :)
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Mistress Charlotte on January 12, 2009, 07:21:42 PM
Ah bummer.... the 7th is out for me.. I will be on a Carribbean Cruise for my 29th anniversary...  But if I could choose between the two...  hmmmm I'm all for boat drinks!! 

I will think fondly of you from my beach chair in Montego Bay!!

 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Shananigens on January 16, 2009, 02:45:21 PM
 Shannon and I will gladly fork over the money! Yay! We get to garb up! See PEOPLE! nothing but work work work this winter! Hope more of you will vote to come. nice to have an inside place and the timing is good so we can actually come to a Renstock.....finally! Great idea Mumsies!
Trish & Shannon
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Lady Celynn on January 21, 2009, 11:40:16 AM
As of right now it looks like we can be there too....it will be great to see everyone again. 
GO STEELERS...WE WANT A 6 PACK!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: anne of oaktower on January 22, 2009, 07:09:50 AM
So glad to see that our list is growing  ;D  Can't wait to see everyone again.  (Just a little over six weeks!)

Trish - glad the date works for you - we'll be happy to see you and Shannon there.

Charlotte - I'll try not to be too jealous!  Hope you have a wonderful cruise  :)
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: TiaLD77 on January 22, 2009, 08:04:19 AM
The 7th should also work for Brad & I

Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Angus_Cutter on January 26, 2009, 10:12:16 AM
I think Mip and I will be able to come.. I cant wait to see everyone again
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Scotsman on January 27, 2009, 05:55:27 AM
I do not think Lady Guinness and I will be there - this is around the time frame our Son will be graduating Airborne School in Ft. Benning. We plan to fly down there.
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: anne of oaktower on January 27, 2009, 06:20:28 AM
I do not think Lady Guinness and I will be there - this is around the time frame our Son will be graduating Airborne School in Ft. Benning. We plan to fly down there.

But....but....but.... :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Scotsman on January 27, 2009, 08:03:00 AM
I do not think Lady Guinness and I will be there - this is around the time frame our Son will be graduating Airborne School in Ft. Benning. We plan to fly down there.

But....but....but.... :'( :'( :'(

No worries ... we WILL be in PRF this year!
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: anne of oaktower on January 27, 2009, 10:38:32 AM
I do not think Lady Guinness and I will be there - this is around the time frame our Son will be graduating Airborne School in Ft. Benning. We plan to fly down there.

But....but....but.... :'( :'( :'(

No worries ... we WILL be in PRF this year!

*sniffle*  Well, ok...but that's so far away  :(  *sniffle*
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Terry Griffith on January 27, 2009, 11:58:05 AM
I do not think Lady Guinness and I will be there - this is around the time frame our Son will be graduating Airborne School in Ft. Benning. We plan to fly down there.
You two will be  missed indeed.  God speed to your son.
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Scotsman on January 29, 2009, 06:45:41 AM
Thanks all ... we will have to plan for one of Terry's events ... Lady G and I have been talking this up for a while, maybe it is about time to make good on our intentions. I figure April/May will be in order ... of course there is GARF we plan to attend Apr 18/19 ... any takers?
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: April on January 30, 2009, 11:45:34 AM
Thanks all ... we will have to plan for one of Terry's events ... Lady G and I have been talking this up for a while, maybe it is about time to make good on our intentions. I figure April/May will be in order ... of course there is GARF we plan to attend Apr 18/19 ... any takers?

hmmm.... just in time to celebrate my birthday!!!.....
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: steven_dapcevich on February 01, 2009, 02:17:52 AM
Well it's possible Angie and I will make it. We are supposed to tour the hospital the next day but maybe we can push it back. Not too late though. Our Son, Alexander is due on/around March 25th.
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Professor M on February 02, 2009, 06:45:48 PM
Well it's possible Angie and I will make it. We are supposed to tour the hospital the next day but maybe we can push it back. Not too late though. Our Son, Alexander is due on/around March 25th.

Great news indeed!  Congratulations!  I hope to see you both there. (Or should I say "all three of you?")
Title: Re: Winter Renstock 2009
Post by: Realmwatcher on February 09, 2009, 09:20:10 PM
Just heard about this event yesterday at Hornwood's SCA meeting from anne of oaktower.  Myself along with 2 roomies and another friend are planning to make the trek.