Would anyone be interested in meeting at a hotel like we once did

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by SomewhereOutThere, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Just checking things out.
     
  2. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    In Chicago? LOL
     
  3. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    I think one of the challenges is going to be geographical. At one point, there were a lot of members in fairly concentrated geographical areas - like, within 2-3 hours of a central spot. This makes it possible to get together.

    I'm probably 1000 miles from anybody else on this board. Too far to drive and too expensive to fly - and can't take that long away from my challenging kids anyway.
     
  4. in a daze

    in a daze Well-Known Member

    Chicago. Or Wisconsin.

    A spa weekend.
     
  5. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I'm in Central California, so I'm pretty far from central. But if anyone is traveling through and wants to meet up, let me know!
     
  6. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    Would love love love too but need to win publishers clearinghouse sweepstakes........
     
  7. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    OR... they can hold the meet-up in Hawaii?
     
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  8. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    RN you could try surfing.......
     
  9. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I'd love to... I was unable to go to the one in Chicago, but maybe now...
     
  10. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Im for wisc.or il or a little farther. Or maybe we can plan regional meetups...any takers?
     
  11. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Unless y'all want a frozen "lets go race dogsleds" kind of break... I'll have to pass.
     
  12. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Wow. Id LOVE to watch dogs pulling sleds. Serious too. Super cool.
     
  13. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    I'm in Milwaukee area, but can make it either a bit W or N in WI, or down to Chicago metro.
    Overnight is the best I can do due to having to care for furkids, and I can't afford a "spa weekend".
     
  14. toughlovin

    toughlovin Well-Known Member

    Id be up for it depending on when and where.... I am willing to travel and have friends and family to visit in various places.
     
  15. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Who said anything about watching?
    Drive them, ride on them... out in the winder wonderland.
    Not by yourself, of course - there are people around who take customers on planned day-trips. And yes, it's fun.
     
  16. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    I actually took a dogsled ride several years ago in the UP of MI (quite close to Canada). It was a blast! The dogs I rode behind were racing dogs, as opposed to freighting dogs, so were very fast. To those who thing dogsled racing is cruel, these dogs LOVE what they do.

    The one piece of advice I have for any one who is thinking about going dog sledding is to dress for the temperatures you will encounter. Don't forget about wind chill!
     
  17. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    And layer, layer, layer. When you are actively mushing, you will end up peeling layers off - and then when you stop for tea, you have to put them all back on again.
     
  18. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Thanks, IC. After living in a Boreal climate for 12 years, I figured lots of layers were a given, especially as you Canucks kept dropping your Jet Stream South a hundred miles or so, and that pulled your holoarctic winter temps and snow right down along with it.
     
  19. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Think that would be fun too;)
     
  20. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    I actually did that years ago. I met Fran and others. It is like a blur now. It was in Las Vegas. Very nice! I would not be willing to travel at the moment. My difficult child is ever so slightly better. The teen years were nightmarish.
     
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