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Author Topic: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion  (Read 16346 times)

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Offline AMG Coordinator

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2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« on: October 10, 2009, 03:04:53 PM »
The North American AMG has typically been held in August/September. In the initial destination vote, many members voted for the month of August. Many didn't mention a month, or stated it made no difference to them.

To allow sufficient time for planning for the coordinators as well as attendees, I propose we remain consistent and proceed with the month of August.

What does everyone esle think? We'll let this discussion continue for a few weeks before hotels are contacted for the best group rate during the month chosen.

Edited to add...To avoid offending our European friends, I have removed "AMG" from the Las Vegas gathering.

Since this is not an "official" AMG, I will  be posting any future updates from my personal screen name "Dennis".

Afterall, it's not what the gathering is called, but what happens at them.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2009, 10:34:20 AM by AMG Coordinator »

Offline bocker3

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Re: AMG 2010 Las Vegas / Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2009, 03:14:50 PM »
Aug works for me. 

If it's early in the month, Sid and I can celebrate our 20th anniversary (Aug 2) with you all

Mike
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: AMG 2010 Las Vegas / Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2009, 06:02:18 PM »
August is still a go for me. 

 Nick
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Re: AMG 2010 Las Vegas / Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009, 06:39:01 PM »
August works for me  :)

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Re: AMG 2010 Las Vegas / Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2009, 06:41:10 PM »
August works for me.  Ric

Offline Thom Martin

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Re: AMG 2010 Las Vegas / Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009, 06:42:58 PM »
I like August, too.  Thom

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Re: AMG 2010 Las Vegas / Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2009, 10:04:18 PM »
August!

Gary
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10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: AMG 2010 Las Vegas / Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2009, 10:55:24 PM »
August is great with me, gives me plenty of time to save.

-Will
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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2009, 10:33:42 AM »
To avoid offending our European friends, I have removed "AMG" from the Las Vegas gathering.

Since this is not an "official" AMG, I will  be posting any future updates from my personal screen name "Dennis".

Afterall, it's not what the gathering is called, but what happens at them.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2009, 10:46:13 AM »
Excellent solution Dennis.

I dont care if we call it a Quilting Bee, I will be there.

Perhaps to avoid any further problems we should post info regarding Vegas in the OT...just a thought

-Will
« Last Edit: October 11, 2009, 11:08:46 AM by WillyWump »
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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2009, 12:38:18 PM »
August works for the both of us.
Poz since 1990.

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2009, 02:52:20 PM »
August works great for me too!
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
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Offline David_CA

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2009, 10:02:34 PM »
The two Davids and Bonnie will be happy to attend a get-together in Las Vegas in August '10.  This will help those who work in schools or are in school to attend. 

There are a few of us with 'experience' in Las Vegas, so planning shouldn't be too difficult. 
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06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
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Offline bocker3

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2009, 10:10:42 PM »
There are a few of us with 'experience' in Las Vegas, so planning shouldn't be too difficult. 

Something tells me that you've had "experience" in MANY cities.......   ;D

Mike
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Offline Ric Wilke

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2009, 10:34:33 PM »
Thanks WillyWump.  I like the event name!  Looks like the Las Vegas Quilting Bee is heading full steam ahead.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2009, 10:36:53 PM »
Well looking at the attendee list so far perhaps "The Vegas Hoe Down" would be more fitting ;D j/k or am I?

-Will
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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2009, 10:42:45 PM »
You might be right Will.  But what about the group designing and sewing a square for the "AIDS Memorial Quilt" as an event for this year?  Just a thought.

Offline Dennis

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2009, 10:47:37 PM »
Actually...not a bad idea. Since this is not an official AMG this might be a nice subsitution to designing a t-shirt.

You might be right Will.  But what about the group designing and sewing a square for the "AIDS Memorial Quilt" as an event for this year?  Just a thought.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2009, 11:04:36 PM »
Ric that is an excellent Idea! In this way our gathering experience could/will live on forever. Many years from now we could go to Aidsquilt.org look up our "square" and be proud of what we contributed.

Curtis and I went to UT just last week and saw a portion of the quilt, it was awesome!

-Will
« Last Edit: October 11, 2009, 11:06:27 PM by WillyWump »
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Offline pozniceguy

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The Quilt
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2009, 05:48:26 PM »
Great idea  .. should we start a design committee????
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Offline Dennis

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Re: The Quilt
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2009, 06:13:27 PM »
We have plenty of time for this.

As not to confuse the two events, may I suggest we step aside for a bit and allow the AMG 2010 committee the use of these forums to plan AMG 2010 London.

The Las Vegas gathering will come together in no time and further details about this informal gathering will be announced in the near future.

In the meantime, let us try to keep our discussions about Las Vegas to this ONE thread...
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=29334.0

Dennis
« Last Edit: October 12, 2009, 06:15:07 PM by Dennis »

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Re: The Quilt
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2009, 07:26:46 PM »
Hi Nick,

I moved your thread to the Living forum, as you requested in a PM. I'm interested in hearing more details of what you want to do regarding the Quilt.

Hugs,
Ann
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Re: The Quilt
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2009, 08:18:15 PM »
Ann,

Just to set the record straight, this idea is not Nick's.  I was mine.  I fully know that is why you moved it off the "AMG" forum.  It has been suggested as an event for the Las Vegas Meeting and therefore should not have been moved.

I know that you have "heart burn" with me, but don't you dare think you can or will be allowed to take it out on others forum members who are showing support of this or any other Las Legas endeavor.

I request that it be moved to where it was first posted and that you leave well enough alone in the future.

Ric

This lady is totally out of line here.  My request stands.  It's a shame that she has taken it upon herself to bring this discussing to the "Living With" forum.  I am truly sorry for the intrusion.

Respect to all, Ric

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Re: The Quilt
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2009, 08:21:52 PM »
Ric,

Knock it off. I think I made an honest mistake (misread PM) and I've PMd Nick about it. What is your problem that you insist on attacking me? I'm awaiting Nick's response.

Ann
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Re: The Quilt
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2009, 08:35:34 PM »
Ric,

Knock it off. I think I made an honest mistake (misread PM) and I've PMd Nick about it. What is your problem that you insist on attacking me? I'm awaiting Nick's response.

Ann

Ann,

I only comment on you over stepping your bounds as a forum admin when you over step your bounds.  Remember that you were one of my very first friends here?

Nick's response has no relevance here.  Change this back to where it belongs.

Ric

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2009, 08:51:50 PM »
Right. I finally figured out what the hell was going on. I haven't been reading this thread as it has nothing to do with me. Do you people really thing I read every single thread posted on these forums? I have a life, thank you very much.

Nick PMd me and asked me to move his thread. He was a bit vague, as was the post. I thought I was doing the right thing when I moved it to Living, but no, Ric, instead of PMing me and nicely asking me to put things right and explaining what happened, he PMd me and attacked me and also attacked me in the forum.

I'm only human. I make mistakes sometimes, and I admit it when I make a mistake. Ric, if you choose to continue to attack me, you'll be getting another time out. And yes, I remember when you were one of my friends here. But, you've done nothing but shit on me for a couple years now. Thanks

::)

Ann
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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2009, 10:34:17 AM »
August works for me.

RAB   ;D

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2009, 10:50:07 AM »
Something tells me that you've had "experience" in MANY cities.......   ;D

Mike

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06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
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10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
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08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2009, 02:54:14 AM »
If '10 is a little easier on me than '09 then August sounds good to me too!  ;)
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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2009, 08:42:07 AM »
Why has the Quilt thread been stuck in the this thread dealing with the time of year for a Vegas gathering?  I recommend that it be removed, as it's unrelated and creates a bit of a hijack. 
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2009, 12:05:11 PM »
As a new more active member I live in Las Vegas. You are probably going to get good rates on hotels because of the Hot weather. I will be there regardless. Hope to meet some new friends and possibly start a new relationship.

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2009, 03:51:25 PM »
I think it's safe to say the majority agree with August.

Hotel rates are currently being compiled.

A few choice hotels and dates within August will be posted shortly to vote on.

Dennis

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2009, 04:25:52 PM »
I think it's safe to say the majority agree with August.

Hotel rates are currently being compiled.

A few choice hotels and dates within August will be posted shortly to vote on.

Dennis


That sounds good, Dennis.  I expect that you can 'work your magic' in terms of getting us a deal with perks (like a gathering place, discounts, etc)!   ;)

As a new more active member I live in Las Vegas. You are probably going to get good rates on hotels because of the Hot weather. I will be there regardless. Hope to meet some new friends and possibly start a new relationship.

Cool, we have a local to show us all the good stuff to do that we don't know about!  It's always helpful to have somebody from the area we'll be visiting.

David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2009, 09:34:34 PM »
Just remember....what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!    ;D

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Offline BikerGuy

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2009, 10:49:46 PM »
... and what happened in Montreal, San Francisco, Mexico City and Boston stayed there too... mostly.
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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2009, 01:09:19 PM »
... and what happened in Montreal, San Francisco, Mexico City and Boston stayed there too... mostly.

Like heck it did!   I tried my best to spread all kinds of gossip after each gathering.  It was a mission for me!   ::)

RAB   ;D

P.S.  When is this "unofficial breakaway gathering"   ;) going to get it's official date set?  I'm getting antsy!

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2009, 01:22:47 PM »
Like heck it did!   I tried my best to spread all kinds of gossip after each gathering.  It was a mission for me!   ::)

RAB   ;D

P.S.  When is this "unofficial breakaway gathering"   ;) going to get it's official date set?  I'm getting antsy!

Remember RAB, I still have those nearly nude photos of you!  ;D

I like August, by the way.


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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2009, 02:36:54 PM »
Like heck it did!   I tried my best to spread all kinds of gossip after each gathering.  It was a mission for me!   ::)

RAB   ;D

P.S.  When is this "unofficial breakaway gathering"   ;) going to get it's official date set?  I'm getting antsy!

Luckily, I've also behaved angelic like during these gatherings.

I'm in the process of hotel negotiations. I should have a few options to everyone to vote on in the next few weeks.

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Offline David_CA

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion - UBAG
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2009, 05:00:06 PM »
Unofficial BreakAway Gathering - UBAG (pronounced 'You Bag'). 

In addition to when, would it be reasonable to find out who's planning on attending... or at least trying to attend UBAG?  Does that make a difference when it comes to getting prices for rooms?  I'll also check on some packages next week, though I'm going to be busy most of the week.  Southwest Airlines has hotel / flight packages at www.swavacations.com.  We've booked ours there a time or two and got really good prices; it comes out to be like the hotel is almost free. 
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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2009, 06:53:30 AM »
If you are a member of Sam's Club, you can book your hotel / flight package with them and get some really good deals. They give you several choices of flight options and available hotels along with customer feedback.  You pick your flight and your hotel and the website calculates everything for you.  Hubby played with several different options before finally booking. For Boston, 3 non-stop round trip airline tickets and our 4-night hotel stay with all taxes and fees was $1020.20. 

Just another option I wanted to throw out there.

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2009, 12:18:20 PM »
Early predictions, based on participation in this thread and personal private messages, show aproximately 25 persons intend to participate in the Las Vegas gathering. I predict this number will grow, and attendance will be close to what it was in San Francisco.

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2009, 02:24:13 PM »
I'll go in August, my only concern being the blasting down Nevada sun that time of year.  I'll also probably just dip into the atmosphere there for a few days and combine with a side trip somewhere else in the region, maybe Napa Valley or Yosemite NP.  Three days in Las Vegas is puh-lenty for me. 

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2009, 05:58:10 PM »
I'll go in August, my only concern being the blasting down Nevada sun that time of year.  I'll also probably just dip into the atmosphere there for a few days and combine with a side trip somewhere else in the region, maybe Napa Valley or Yosemite NP.  Three days in Las Vegas is puh-lenty for me. 

Curtis
Curtis, plan a day trip to Mt. Charleston one day and it'll be plenty cool for you:  www.sandraoffthestrip.com/day-trips-from-the-strip/mt-charleston-vegas-summer-winter-retreat/.   ;)
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...Mt. Charleston only 45 minutes from the Strip.  At 8,000 ft, the temperature is easily 20-30 degrees cooler...
We always do a day trip to Mt Charleston and it's been chilly even in July.  Personally, as long as I didn't stay in direct sun for extended periods, I've always found Las Vegas to be more comfortable in summer than most of NC (even at the gay / nude beach at Lake Meade).
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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2009, 07:01:29 PM »
Gay / Nude beach at Lake Meade?  I'm able, willing and wanting to go.  I love nude beaches.

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2009, 07:26:33 PM »
hey guy, used to live/work in LV ,Mt Charleston is a part of a National forest,  in the upper parts of the mt are camp sites,  the weather is very cool and it has been known to have horizontal winds at high velocity and snow in the late summer months...  there is another mt right bside it  " Angels Peak",  also a park and it has some camping as well as the controll radar for most of the southeast USA


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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #45 on: October 26, 2009, 10:11:14 PM »
...the gay / nude beach at Lake Meade).
I would go!

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2009, 10:23:28 PM »
I would go!

Sounds like a boys day at the beach is in order!
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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #47 on: October 27, 2009, 10:30:02 AM »
I will go to either the beach or the mountains, or both.  For those of you who might be formally disabled; you can get a golden pass to National parks and get in for free.  If you are the one behind the wheel, the whole car gets in for free. 

Dennis, please make sure to include the Stratosphere in your search for lodging, as they are the cheapest in LV.  Two can share a room for about $25.00 each for most of the year.  I know it isn't in the middle of the strip, but the bus system is very cheap and regular.
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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #48 on: October 27, 2009, 11:13:33 AM »
Dennis, please make sure to include the Stratosphere in your search for lodging, as they are the cheapest in LV.  Two can share a room for about $25.00 each for most of the year.  I know it isn't in the middle of the strip, but the bus system is very cheap and regular.

Most definitely. Not a problem!

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Re: 2010 Las Vegas Gathering/ Time of Year Discussion
« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2009, 11:32:33 PM »
For those of you who might be formally disabled; you can get a golden pass to National parks and get in for free.  If you are the one behind the wheel, the whole car gets in for free. 

That settles it - Mim's driving! ;)

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