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Getting to 2012 Getaway

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Subject: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: artbrooks
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 06:55 PM

We are considering taking Amtrak to the Getaway. Would it be easier to hook a ride if we came in to Washington or Baltimore?


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Nancy King
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 07:04 PM

I expect Washington would be a better bet, as we have more folks who live here than in Baltimore. If you post some particulars closer to the event, I'm sure someone will be able to help with a ride to the camp. Looking forward to seeing you!


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 07:29 PM

Hmmmmm??? A train??? I hadn't thought of that so I'll consider that one but here's my idea: Rather than fly to DC, Amos flies to Charlotte and spends a couple days lolly-gaging around the pool trying to impress the P-Vine and he drives us to the Getaway while I sleep in the back seat and then afterwards I drop him off in DC and drive myself home... That is, if I can't find a hitch hiker with a license and then, in that case, the hitch hiker drives us to CDharlotte while I sleep in the backseat...

That's my idea...

No???

Okay, Plan B... I drive to Greensbora and hook up with Dani and Janie and they drive me up while I sleep in the backseat... That works, too...

B~


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Genie
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 07:36 PM

Or maybe you can talk Chance and Susette to driving over from Asheville, picking you (and Amos?) up and then sharing the driving to the Getaway, Bobert?


Art & Jen, let me know if you find out what Amtrak costs from where you are and if they give you the option of stopping over at various places en route without adding a lot to the cost.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 08:07 PM

Art, you're quite well-behaved, so I think you can get a ride to the Getaway from anywhere on the East Coast. I'm probably flying into Baltimore this year, and won't mind picking you up there if that's where you end up.
Hmmmm. Maybe  I  should hook up with Dani and Janie. They're two of my favorite people...


-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 08:18 PM

Joe, how 'bout you get a BUS, pick up anyone in the interior between here and there, stop for Chance and Suzette, Bobert (and, I think, the P-vine should come!), then me and Janie can take over driving as we turn left up the coast.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 08:28 PM

Dang, Dani, I was trying to figure out a way to be alone with you and Janie...


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 08:30 PM

Wait a minute... I don't want to be on no bus that only turns left... I mean, yeah, I'm kinda a leftie but this ain't NASCAR... We need a bus that goes right, too... Okay, not just for political balance but for actually getting to the Getaway so...

...pass on the bus that only turns left, Dani... BTW, pick me up in Greensboro... Dibs on the the back seat...

...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

B~


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Genie
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 09:32 PM

I think Dani has a plan!


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Genie
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 08:58 PM

Speaking of the 2012 Getaway, have the dates been decided on for sure?   

For people planning trips longer than 3 or 4 days it helps to have that information way ahead of time.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: maeve
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 09:07 PM

2012 Getaway
"Friday Sept. 28, 2012 at 4:00 PM through Oct 01, 2012 at 11:00 AM
West River United Methodist Conference Center West River Conference Center (West River,MD)"

FSGW Getaway Link


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: artbrooks
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 10:03 PM

Train tickets bought...arriving at DC Amtrak station at 2:40 Friday pm.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Amos
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 10:59 PM

Art:

Wow, that's an adventure. If ya don't mind my asking, how much did it run you via Amtrak? How did they route--via Chicago or something?


A


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Genie
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 02:32 AM

Thanks, Maeve.   I wasn't sure if it would be the first full weekend in October or the week before.   Now I can arrange my schedule accordingly.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: My guru always said
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 03:21 AM

Hey Joe, can you get a plane and pick up a few UK'ers?

Am I right in thinking it's the same weekend as the Portsmouth Maritime festival this year?


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 03:28 AM

Washington is probably better than Baltimore.
If you're coming in on a North-South route through the Northeast Corridor, you should realize that the BWI Amtrak Station is more-or-less at the BWI Airport, and connected to the Airport via the Airport's internal inter-airport bus system. This means that someone arriving at BWI by Amtrak could conceivably hook up with someone flying into BWI. All that said, it's probably easier to get a ride with somebody form Washington, DC.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: artbrooks
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 08:47 AM

Amos, the route is Albuquerque to Chicago, 29 hours, on the Southwest Chief. After a 3 hour layover, connecting to the Capitol Limited to DC (17 hours). We are actually breaking in Pittsburgh (where our daughter lives) for 2 days, but its the same train. The cost is $408 for two tickets and an additional $493 for the mini-compartment. All meals are included with the compartment. It works out to cost more than flying, I think.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Amos
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 09:49 AM

Art:

Thanks!! Yes, it costs more and takes longer, but what a better ride!!


A


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Janie
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 05:45 PM

Art, I admire your ability to figurte out reservations. Other than a ride from Durham to DC, I have yet to be able to figure out a reservation on dates that will work using the Amtrak website.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: artbrooks
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 08:30 PM

Janie, you can set it for arrival dates.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 08:59 PM

MGAS, I would be happy to pick up UK Mudcatters at a US airport with a car.

I'll even give them tours of the local lighthouses....


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Genie
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 05:30 AM

Janie, FWIW, you can get from Raleigh to DC via Amtrak for $50 one way.


I looked into train travel from Portland, but it does cost more than flying, plus it's a LONG time to have to sit (in seats that aren't all that comfortable) and not be able to get horizontal or even walk around a lot.   I like the train for trips of just a few hours - or if I could afford a sleeping car - but not for multi-day treks where you have to sleep sitting up.   Let's hope air fares don't soar between now and September.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: My guru always said
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 02:24 PM

You're such a Good Boy, Joe *grin*


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 04:57 PM

Oh well... there's another Getaway I won't get to.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 05:07 PM

I won't be there with you, Jeri.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 11:32 PM

Hmmm. Tempting.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 12:11 AM

Some folk can resist anything but temptation.....

...and we will miss those who can...or can't help it.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 12:57 AM

I have a couple of trips to retrieve and then deliver my son to his university etched in stone. My high school reunion that I might actually make it to is in August. So I must pace myself. But I'll keep it in mind as something fun to do for myself this year.

Do you think any others in the MOAB crowd will attend? Amos and Mike look like good possibilities - what about George, Bruce, gnu (what's your name?) and I'd love to meet Eiseley (Kathryn)!

SRS


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 11:14 AM

We have come to expect Amos...Mike (had to stop and think-who?) would have made his 2nd, but for trying to relive his 20 year old persona ...

Edmund & Charmion 'usually' represent Canada... depending on their work schedule.... them others have reasons why they haven't made it.

Hey... if everyone was able to come the same year, we'd have space problems! This camp has an absolute limit of 200... and functionally a little less because of the bunk-bed situation. (A 'few' locals opt for day tripping and a couple folk have stayed in a motel)

It's....ummm... addictive. This will be my 34th year, spread over 4 camps.

Those who have come from Iceland, Australia, The UK, Alaska...etc. all wish travel were easier.

Like the Jivaros say... "Plan a head"


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 11:35 AM

Tell ya' Bobertz, why bother all these fine folk? Go out back with your ax on your back and jam a giant Dago bomb up your ass and point yourself North by Northheast. You might need two of the Dago Bombs so you have a second stage. Two should get you into the BaltWash area. Don't forget your cellphone.....................


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: MMario
Date: 20 Apr 12 - 10:32 AM

I've lucked out - I have two weddings to attend this fall that are "really want to attend" - not just obligations - and as it turns out one is the weekend before and one is the weekend AFTER Getaway...I think....better check those invites....

Now to figure out how to get to the renfaire in addition....


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 20 Apr 12 - 01:12 PM

Once again, With uncanny precision, Getaway conflicts directly with an industry show I have to attend in Texas. The show ends the 29th (Saturday)so I'd be faced with spending 3 days at a hotel in TX and flying directly to BWI for just Saturday night and Sunday. Ah me.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Cool Beans
Date: 20 Apr 12 - 04:10 PM

This sounds nice. I've never been and would like to go. I looked on the website but I couldn't find out some things I want to know, mainly what the accommodations are like? Do you camp? Are there private rooms? Single beds? Double beds? Floor space for sleeping bags? Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 20 Apr 12 - 04:29 PM

Bunk beds, cheaper rates if you'll take a top rack, which is what I do since I rarely sleep at the Getaway. Stay in the Peace cabin if you want to be in the heart of the all night jamming. Sufficient toilets and showers, you'll want a sleeping bag and towel. Food in the lunchroom pretty blah, but plentiful.

NO LIQUOR! (see Amos)

Pace yourself (don't see Amos)


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Cool Beans
Date: 21 Apr 12 - 09:22 AM

So you stay in communal cabins, not private rooms? Is it ever quiet?


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: MMario
Date: 21 Apr 12 - 09:36 AM

If I remember correctly most of the rooms have two sets of bunk beds (up to four people per room) the cabins have rest rooms and showers and a communal room as well as the bedrooms.

Peace cabin is usually designated at the MUSIC ALL NIGHT cabin - I'm told the others are much quieter...


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Nancy King
Date: 21 Apr 12 - 10:39 AM

LEJ and MMario have described things pretty well. And very concisely. Yes, almost all rooms have 2 sets of bunks. The application form will be ready by mid-June, and will allow one to choose a quiet cabin or otherwise. For a description of last year's Getaway, look here. We will have different guests this year (still working on that), but accommodations will be the same. Prices have not yet been set for this year, but if there are changes, they won't be by much. If you were to put "Getaway" (minus the quotation marks) into the Mudcat filter box, and set the time to 2 or 3 years, you'll get more discussion about the Getaway than you can possibly read.

We'd love to see you there!

--Nancy


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 Apr 12 - 11:56 AM

One last thing...its in a beautiful sight next to Chesapeake Bay. More than once I've stood with friends singing up the sun rise over the bay, an experience not to be forgotten.
Just go. You will be glad you went.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 12:00 AM

And for the folks who have already discovered conflicts and can't make it to this year's Getaway, the place has been reserved for the 2013 Getaway: Friday Oct 4, 2013 through Monday morning Oct 7, 2013. Mark your calendars now.

To Cool Beans--there are quiet accommodations available, where you can actually get sleep. If you want sleep, avoid the Peace Cabin, which is the party dorm. And if you want a quiet experience, let me recommend that you sit by the side of the bay at sunrise and watch the light and the boats on the water.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: MMario
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 09:28 AM

I don't have any problems sleeping in Peace - but then again, I grew up in a household of 9 and can sleep through just about anything.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 08:18 AM

Thanks for posting next year's dates Charlie. I'm still hopeful that we'll be able to join you one year soon. It's a fabulous weekend and we just loved meeting all you good Folks & staying in the Peace Cabin!


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Amos
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 09:59 AM

Goddamit, Lonesome, can't you just take vacation time and send someone else to the damn trade show? Seriously!! It's not like we get to play every weekend or something!! Jaysus!


A


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Amos
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 10:46 AM

Look, Ernie, Jeri, you guys need to understand priorities.

Ten years from now, looking back, you won't be laughing about how great the trade show in Texas was, will ya? How glad you are that you went to the trade show? How magical the turn of fate that lead you to the door of that trade show? How memorable the products on display, the subtleties of the plastics used, the mystic, transcendent vibe that formed over the happy trade show attendees?

Hell no, you won't.

But the Getaway, now, that's a different story altogether. You could tell your grandchildren about that, yowzah, and they wouldn't interrupt! You'll dine out for weeks on Getaway tales, but the trade show will be the subject of a dry report in Microsoft Word that no-one will read. You'll look back years from now and sigh with a smile, thinking how glad you are you made that scene!

What's really important here?



A


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Celtaddict
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 01:35 PM

How disheartening to be reading all this manic anticipation and knowing that I won't be there! But I have a better excuse than EJ: my daughter by Lake Tahoe is expecting her first baby October 6! So, maybe we'll need another Skype set up...


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Amos
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 01:50 PM

You had a daughter by Lake Tahoe? How did that work, exactly?


A


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Nancy King
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 04:17 PM

Ah, you're in fine form today, Amos. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

And all the rest of you -- Hillary, Ernie, Janet, Jeri and god-knows-who-else -- make your plans for 2013 NOW! See Charlie Baum's post above for the dates.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: artbrooks
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 05:38 PM

As someone said earlier, the Getaway is cheaper if you belong to the The Folklore Society of Greater Washington...enough cheaper that the difference more than makes up for the membership. I guess that we are members every other year, more or less...gotta do that one of these days. Having members in New Mexico, California and (I assume) the UK puts a new meaning on "greater", doesn't it?


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 07:24 PM

Every year EJ pulls this same game...

"I gotta work" and then manages to show up... He'll be there...

BTW, Spawz... I considered your idea for about, ahhhhh, 1 second and it sucks...

Dani & Janie???

Ummmmmmm, can I get a ride with ya'll... I promise to behave and I don't take up much room...

B~


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Celtaddict
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 09:02 PM

Amos. Wet. But beautiful.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Amos
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 09:47 PM

Ernie Johnson, who has not lived up to the promise, started this one:

CHO: Lord willing and the creek don't rise, I'm going to the Getaway.
Out where the lonesome seagull cries, on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay
All the folks stay up all night,
Making music 'til the rooster cries,
Lord willing and the creek don't rise,
I'm going to the Getaway.


I've gone to work most every day
The whole dang year it seems
Trying to forget the singing sounds
That show up in my dreams
I've been through bitter winter months
And hellish summer days
And now by God, I've had enough,
I'm going to the Getaway

CHO

I long to see a country road
That leads up the shore
With folkies wandering 'cross fields,
Two hundred souls or more.
I hunger for the songs they sing
And the funny things they say,
So mister, stamp my ticket quick,
I'm going to the Getaway!

CHO

I want to hear old Bobert shout
The blues when they're done right.
And watch Big Mick put the Irish out
When he gets a little tight
I want to hear sweet Liz LaPrelle
Hold the whole place in her sway.
By God I'm done with the working life,
I am going to the Getaway.

CHO

When I get there I'll drink all night,
And sing a thousand tunes
And if I watch the windows right,
Catch sight of Ernie's moon!
I'll listen to the cowboy songs
While the ladies dance and play.
Be still my heart, I'm off to start
And I'm going to the Getaway!

Crude MP3 available on request.


A


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 25 Apr 12 - 12:18 AM

OK, I'll play hookey from the Trade Show. Now all I need is someone to employ me since I won't have a position afterwards. Amos seems to think I am some sort of Big Kahuna at my company who can exempt himself at will from such menial tasks. Oh, that it were so.
This show is set for the last weekend in Sep/ first weekend of October time frame, as is the Getaway. I will consider flying from Dallas to BWI again, but it's tough when you only get maybe 30 hours of Getaway, plus logistics of bringing 2 sets clothes, etc. We'll see.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Amos
Date: 25 Apr 12 - 10:07 AM

Aw, Lonesome, I didn't mean to cast aspersions about you being a Kahuna or nothin'. I figured if you were hot by a bus they'd cover the gap somehow until you got out of the hospital, right? An intern suddenly gets thrown into the hole as Show In Charge. Someone calls Manpower Inc. and geets a wino to do it...

A


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Janie
Date: 25 Apr 12 - 10:21 PM

Yeh, getting hot by a bus will get you a lot of slack!


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Bobert
Date: 25 Apr 12 - 10:28 PM

See???

I told ya'll that EJ would pull this... He loves an entrance... But, hey, whatever it takes, right???

B~


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: maeve
Date: 29 Apr 12 - 01:12 PM

Kendall has started a thread looking for house concert leads for two members of the Maine trio Meteora; Kat Logan and Jim Loney.
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=144646&messages=2 They will be attending the Getaway this year and are looking for house concerts on the way down (and maybe on the way home?)

I'd recommend Kat and Jim even if they weren't friends; good music, wide variety of genres, both vocal harmony and fine instrumentals presented by charming people.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 29 Apr 12 - 06:01 PM

I'm lookin' forward to this year, but, it looks like I'll have to be sure and have twice as much fun as usual. It'll be **my** turn to be knocked out by work commitments in 2013.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: ranger1
Date: 29 Apr 12 - 06:55 PM

Amos, the Getaway is a priority, isn't it? Me, I dumped a year-round job so I could get back to the Getaway! Well, maybe that was only part of the reasons for my job change, but it was a pretty big one. I have already cleared it with the boss at the new/old job. Life is getting better by the second.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Genie
Date: 30 Apr 12 - 02:48 AM

Still juggling the options of coming to Getaway this year or in 2013, since it seems unlikely I'll be able to afford the airfare for both.    I'm not racking up the frequent flyer miles the way I used to anymore, so after I use what I already have for a ticket, it may take 3 years to earn another one.   Reality bites sometimes.

Anyway, I hope to be there either this fall or in 2013.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: MMario
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 08:23 AM

I got my "Are you coming" email yesterday so things are starting to ramp up!

yeah!


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: kendall
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 08:27 AM

If I ever miss a Getaway, check the obits.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Amos
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 10:24 AM

That's my Skippah!!

It is so strange, is it not, that there is this whole universe of affections and action and meaning that goes on for three days and then hibernates for a whole year, and then starts right back up as though it was the next morning? It's a time warp, man, a musical wormhole.


A


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: artbrooks
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 10:50 AM

As the "OP", I'll be posting train arrival (and departure) information in a month or two and begging soliciting a ride back and forth.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 09:16 PM

I always make the Getaway into a vacation - one time, it was a 6-week vacation. Last year, I went to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The town was so pretty and the beach was so nice and the crab so tasty, I'm tempted to make every year a vacation at Rehoboth. Anybody wanna join me walking the beach?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Genie
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 03:20 AM

Heads up, folks! Southwest Airlines is having a huge airfare sale, with fares as low as $99 one-way and up to about $155, depending on distance.

I just booked round trip from Portland, Oregon, to Baltimore/DC and back for less than $320. It's really hard to beat that -- and Southwest does not charge a fee for changing your itinerary (to different flights) or for the first two checked bags.

Now I just have to find a ride from the Getaway to North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro or somewhere within an hour or so of there).   Really looking forward to staying up till ungodly hours and being totally wiped out after marathon music sessions!

Genie


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: artbrooks
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 09:52 AM

Genie, we are taking the train down to Raleigh.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Genie
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 03:53 PM

Glad you and Jen are coming to Getaway this year, Art.    Last year we had at least 6 people from NC (3 different cars) at Getaway, and I hitched a ride back with Dani and Abby (then took Amtrak from Raleigh to Greensboro for under $11). I'm hoping there will be someone driving back this year who has room for another rider, but if not, the train (or maybe Craigslist rideshare) is an option.   

BTW and FWIW, my Southwest airfare of $320 is for two one-way tickets, one from Portland to Baltimore/DC and one from Raleigh/Durham to Portland.    Two one-way tickets are as cheap as one round-trip ticket.
I really love Southwest's policy of not charging fees for changing flights.   If you need to cancel one flight, what you paid for the ticket can be applied to any other ticket within one year.      So if I have the chance to get a free stand-by ticket to the Baltimore/DC area via a friend (which is a possibility), I can apply my $153 to some other flight that I take before June 13 next year.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 04:16 PM

This will be a more leisurely trip for me--I am going to retire around Labor Day. I am sure I won't know WHAT tuh do with myself...


A


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Genie
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 04:19 PM

There's always jamming in Balboa Park, Amos. Not to mention galavanting around the country (world?) finding other folkies to jam with.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 04:38 PM

Oh, yes, I shall stumble on something to keep my wee sel' busy, I am sure of that!


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 11:12 PM

For the record, we are not hosting G'way travelers this year.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Deda
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 05:47 PM

Amos, it would be a very great joy to me if your nephew Adam could join you at the Getaway. I'll try to suggest it. Of course I'm also trying to strong arm into visiting me...
Love, Deda


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Micca
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 05:18 PM

I am hoping to make this years Getaway, but would need a bed for Thursday before and a pickup from the airport, havn't booked a flight yet ao it could be either Dulles(most likely) or BWI ( an Airport i dislike muchly) any of my DC friends willing to host an Itinerant Gnome? Please Pm me


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: artbrooks
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 09:04 AM

OK - time to start getting down to cases. I need a ride for 2 people plus small suitcases to the DC train station after the Getaway, in time to catch a 3:00 pm train to Raleigh.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: RiGGy
Date: 05 Sep 12 - 07:31 PM

Hi Getters

Sorry to be a "sometimes" MudCatter, but I AM coming to this gathering.
Anybody coming thru DC [ or a different AMTrak stop ] who can offer a ride in to the event ? Riggy


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: artbrooks
Date: 06 Sep 12 - 07:07 PM

Jenn and I are coming via Amtrak, but we're stopping off for a couple of days in Pittsburg and then coming down with our daughter. We need a ride to the DC Amtrak or to a Metro feeder station, in time to catch the 3:00 pm south on Monday.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: ranger1
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 08:23 PM

This little ranger is debating taking Amtrak south, but not sure which station is best, or how I'll get to the Getaway from there.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: artbrooks
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 08:39 PM

When I was first considering taking the train all the way, I was told that there would be better prospects for rides from the DC station than Balt.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 08:57 PM

If one takes Amtrack to the downtown DC station, it is an easy ride on Metro to the Silver Spring station, where there are various local folkies who might help. Stay in touch as we analyze the situation and make some calls.

It DOES depend on time of arrival,,,etc.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Max
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 10:01 PM

Anyone need a lift from Central PA or anywhere along the way?

I'll go pick up Spaw if no one else will...


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Nancy King
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 10:07 PM

Hey, Max, if you can get Spaw to come to the Getaway, you'll deserve an award of some kind! Um, some kind....


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Amos
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 10:47 PM

If you get Spaw to the Getawaym Maximilian, I'll kiss both of youse.

A


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Nancy King
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 11:36 PM

Yeah, well, that would be an award of some kind....


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: artbrooks
Date: 19 Sep 12 - 12:08 AM

We still need a ride from the Getaway to DC Amtrak Monday - for a 3 PM train.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Sep 12 - 07:46 PM

Art... that is likely to be much easier to arrange AT the event. So many locals don't read Mudcat. One announcement usually does it....


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: artbrooks
Date: 19 Sep 12 - 09:33 PM

Thanks, Bill. I was beginning to think nobody had even noticed my need!


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Janie
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 01:01 AM

If push comes to shove, Art, and you are willing to arrive in Washington waaay to early, I can detour to give you a ride in, but doubt it will be necessary for either of us. Just want to assure you will not be left "in the lurch," no matter what.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: ranger1
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 08:31 PM

Ok, train travel is looking better and better for me. Can someone in the DC area get me from the train station to the Getaway? Is there any particular station that works better than another? The 6:15 AM train from Boston is looking like my best bet, which would arrive at Union Station at 2:00 PM. Any help before I book my tickets would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 09:34 PM

Tami... see long PM... we will find answers..

Any locals see this & have ideas?


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: GUEST,Luthier2b
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 12:43 PM

For persons looking for rides to/from the Getaway try the Getaway specific Yahoo Group http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/FSGWgetaway/ (you will have to join this Group)
...or if you only do FaceBook there is a FaceBook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/6674852231/

However the Yahoo Group is primarily Maryland-local members.

Regards
-- Eric


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: GUEST,Luthier2b
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 12:48 PM

Ranger1; I am glad you are coming back.

Give me a call at 240-821-3420 and we can coordinate picking you up.

-E


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: GUEST,Luthier2b
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 12:53 PM

If you are unable to post a message on the http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/FSGWgetaway/ Yahoo Group, send an email to slkoppel@yahoo.com and she will help you out.

BTW: in your post(s); please include where and when you wish to be picked up from.

-E


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 03:49 PM

I 'think' we have ranger1 worked out. Never hurts to have alternate suggestions...just in case.
(My son and his GF will be starting from my house, as will ClaireBear & Micca...3 cars... one additional person and luggage.)

We were planning on having her take Metro to Wheaton from Union Station.... better ideas?


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Sep 12 - 07:12 PM

I am supposed to meet ClaireBear in Wheaton, too. I wonder WHEN......?


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: RiGGy
Date: 27 Sep 12 - 07:17 PM

THAT was me !


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Sep 12 - 07:43 PM

riggy... she is expecting YOU at the Royal Mile sometime tomorrow between noon and 3... I guess...


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Subject: RE: Getting to 2012 Getaway
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Sep 12 - 12:34 AM

I'm available for transportation toward Virginia on Monday. If the weather's good, I'm heading for Front Royal and the Skyline Drive, which will take me through most of Virginia north of Fredericksburg.
I'm in Fredericksburg now, heading north on U.S. 301 on Friday afternoon. Will that help anyone?
-Joe-
(530)613-9609 [cell]


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