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East Coast Meet & Greet (Formerly VA Meet & Greet)
« on: August 10, 2021, 02:16:30 PM »
Interest has been gauged, we're moving forward!

https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=115812.0

October 23, 2021
November 6, 2021
November 13, 2021

All the proposed dates are a Saturday.  Open to all FF members and their families. Kid-friendly.

Venue has yet to be determined, but its either my house in Virginia Beach, VA 23454 or within 5 - 10 miles.

I'm leaning very much towards the November date.  Preference for Nov 13, but Veteran's Day is on Nov 11.  Not sure if that would enable more attendance or less.
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Re: East Coast Meet & Greet (Formerly VA Meet & Greet)
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2021, 02:23:54 PM »
I'm definitely interested. Looks like 350 miles or so from here but sounds like a good excuse to go visit friends over at Windsor VA. Let me know as the dates and venue get firmed up.
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Re: East Coast Meet & Greet (Formerly VA Meet & Greet)
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2021, 02:35:25 PM »
Will do @WV Sawmiller 

I intend to post all updates to this thread.
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Re: East Coast Meet & Greet (Formerly VA Meet & Greet)
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2021, 02:58:44 PM »
Well we just got back from the pig roast late last night. 9 hours drive is a lot less than 12, but I am thinking about it if I can find somebody to ride along.
 What is available in the area for inexpensive lodging? I am thinking a day to drive down, one there, and one back. 2 nights.
 Your thoughts?
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Re: East Coast Meet & Greet (Formerly VA Meet & Greet)
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2021, 04:15:12 PM »
@Old Greenhorn 

Its primarily a huge resort town.  Inexpensive lodging is plentiful in Virginia Beach or neighboring Norfolk in the off-season.  There is also a KOA and a state park (First Landing State Park) that offer both tent and RV camping.

Looks like 2 nights at the KOA with a 5th wheel would run about $150 total

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Re: East Coast Meet & Greet (Formerly VA Meet & Greet)
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2021, 05:15:34 PM »
Well, I am not one of those lucky guys with a big fancy rig and if I was, I'm not sure I would drive it that far for a 2 day turn around. I was hoping for a cheap hotel/motel. I checked around, but without a better location its a bit hard to settle in on something just yet. It's a little bit of a long shot for me at this point and if it lands on that first weekend in Nov., I am out because I have a class I have been waiting 4 years to take on that Friday.
 I'll keep an eye on this as it progresses and see how it all shakes out.
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Re: East Coast Meet & Greet (Formerly VA Meet & Greet)
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2021, 05:28:02 PM »
"Inexpensive" is relative I guess when camping is $75 a night! 
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Re: East Coast Meet & Greet (Formerly VA Meet & Greet)
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2021, 05:32:40 PM »
I think that's when hotels on the beach will have off season rates.

Sorry, looking after a half paralyzed 105 year old, and can't go anywhere longer than a couple of hours total. 

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Re: East Coast Meet & Greet (Formerly VA Meet & Greet)
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2021, 06:19:11 PM »
There are lot of places to see in the area if someone wants to make a thing of it. Colonial Williamsburg is certainly worth visiting.  Yorktown, boat tours of the naval and ship yards, Oceana NAS, to name just a few.

Yes, even the campgrounds can be a little pricey, but that will be the off-season so that could help and there are some thrifty type motels around as well. Or you can just go with a five-star hotel on the beach. Options!
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2021, 06:26:02 PM »
And that should be striper season, so bring heavy tackle and some warm clothes and check out the Chesapeake Bay. 

FF group fishing trip?   ???   Hmmmm. . . . :)

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Re: East Coast Meet & Greet (Formerly VA Meet & Greet)
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2021, 08:05:34 PM »
   I hear the shipyard still has tours on the Minnow and Titanic all of November or at least as long as one or both stay afloat.

   Colonial Williamsburg had rows of the biggest catalpa trees I ever saw. They offer various shows with guides in period uniform as I remember. The last time we took 3 gds they were thrilled to ride on the ferry "Pocahontas" both ways.
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2021, 08:36:40 PM »
The SS Minnow?  With Gilligan? The skipper too?  The professor? And his wife?   :D   Dont know about that.  I think the Minnow was slipped in Marina Del Rey.  

Not sure about now, but before 9/11 the harbor tour boat cruised right by the big navy stuff. Usually an aircraft carrier or two in there.  Those things look huge when cruise almost directly under the fantail on a 100 passenger ferry boat.

Williamsburg is an interesting place. They still run all the original shops like blacksmith, silversmith etc.  The woodworking shop is highly renowned and employs highly skilled craftsmen. And theres lots of places for wives to spend money.  ;D  Lock up the credit cards.  

Most importantly theres a new sawmill operation just getting off the ground called VB-Milling. Well worth a visit!

(Edit) IDK, but trying to make posts from the ipad makes for strange syntax sometimes. Not sure if its me or autocorrect.  Im tired of trying to go back and fix things.  Sorry about that.

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2021, 08:53:21 PM »
The Professor wasn't married - that was Mr Thurston Howell III.  For sure The Professor had his eye on Ginger though.... :D
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2021, 08:57:47 PM »
We were just in Norfolk this past weekend. Stepson is shipping out for a 3 year tour in Japan next month and we wanted to see the new granddaughter before they go. Went out to eat at some Korean BBQ place in VA Beach. I can't remember the name but it's pretty good. Its about a 6 hour drive for us, so we're interested. 
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2021, 09:04:27 PM »
The Professor wasn't married - that was Mr Thurston Howell III.  For sure The Professor had his eye on Ginger though.... :D
Oh, right you are SS. I guess I didnt watch enough tv.  :D  Or maybe my memory fades a bit after fifty years.
Personally Id go for Maryanne more than Ginger.  Good to have choices though.

You were just a wee lad when that show was on.?  Re-runs?

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Im a MaryAnne fan myself  ;D but hey, what do I know :D
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2021, 09:27:20 PM »
   I'd suggest Ginger as the best pick since all of the others are dead. ::) Dawn Wells (Mary Anne) died last year. Bob Denver lived in Princeton or Bluefield WV, about 30 miles from me, till he died. He used to show up at local events from time to time. Mostly he made the news getting into trouble by sending whacky weed back and forth to/from Dawn Wells.

  Smithfield is not too far away and I guess you could go visit the hog packing plant if they allow visitors. Maybe you get a free pack of sausage at the end of the tour. :D

  The last time I tried deep sea fishing was around the NC/SC border. We fished half a day I think and half the students we took got seasick. At the end of the trip I gave my squid/bait back to the captain as I could not even get the crabs to eat it off. All my saltwater fishing was spearfishing I could see if there was a fish around  or not and adjust accordingly. I did lots at night and it was like gigging frogs. Blind them with a light, put the spear within 6" and shoot through the eye. Mostly at night I used a compressed air spear pistol with a 12" pot metal spear. I shot a 50 lb wrasse in a cave one night which was another dumb move. He broke the spear on the side of the coral cave. We finally got him out but I do not recommend it to others.
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2021, 09:33:59 PM »
As details firm up, so will my plans.

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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2021, 09:46:46 PM »
Howard, thats a lot of good detail about the cast. You, as always, are a wealth of information. 

I think Im gonna go with the 1965 Maryanne. (And Barbara Eden.). Somehow I cant quite work up any steam over the geriatric versions.  :D

Sorry for the thread-wander VB. That rarely happens here on the FF.  But WV started it! :-\  I cant take all the blame . . .
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2021, 09:47:43 PM »
Im a MaryAnne fan myself
Sadly, Dawn Wells (82) died of Covid in December, 2020.  LINK
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