That weekend sounds good to me at this point. I wanted to come out that way and visit around and this would be perfect!
Do people have Veterans Day, Nov 12, off? How long will people be staying?
Here's a tentative/sample wknd schedule I just worked up. I'm more than happy to make adjustments, as the majority's preferences show.
Please message me with comments, suggestions, etc (be nice! )
FRI, Nov. 9:
The Musical Instrument Museum http://www.themim.org Open till 9pm, $15
(20min. drive, 2hrs apx. to spend there)
Dinner/social before or after (or before AND after) depending on the time people come into town. Tbd where.
SAT, Nov. 10:
Goldfield Ghost Town http://www.goldfieldghosttown.com open 10a-5p, apx $30
(1hr drive, leave at 9am, eat lunch here, spend abt 3hrs min.)
Desert Botanical Gardens http://www.dbg.org Open till 8pm, $18
(45 min. from Goldfield, we stay as long as we wish)
Dinner tbd where
SUN, Nov 11:
Lunch tbd where
MON. Nov. 12:
Free day as people prepare to leave.
I have recruited a couple of people who offered to help chauffeur, so we can work out airport pick-ups, etc.
I'll also work on a hotel discount if I can get it, as well as any discounts to the places we'll attend.
Also working on some little surprises, too.....
This sounds like a lot of fun!!! I hope I can go.
Thanks for taking the lead on this. So we're talking about Veterans weekend? I am interested. I was thinking I might ride my motorcycle but if you need help transporting I can drive my car. I'm new to CM so it would be a great opportunity for me to meet some other members. Sounds like a great time.
Thanks again for reaching out and God Bless!
Hi, Dan, and welcome to CM and the forums!
Yes, Veterans Day weekend seemed to be the more popular choice for folks.
I'll be asking for actual attendance commitments from people by mid-Sept, so that I can secure accommodations, etc. When I have a truer number, we'll see how many cars we'll need to have on hand. Thank you for offering!
I was thinking of making this event but I will have to pass this time. I have to save my money for a trip with my parish to the Eastern European Capitals of Polan, The Czech Repubublic, Hungary and Austria we will be taking in late april 2013. I know I will miss a great time but at least I won't bring any bad weather with me from Chicago
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