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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Hi All:

Almost one year ago (September 9, 2011) the AMG Preliminary Site Location Preference thread was started. To allow for a little extra planning time, I thought it would be good to start the thread for AMG 2013 Preliminary Site Location Preference a couple of weeks earlier. Please read the information below.  Also, when providing site preferences, please note that it would also be good to provide a time of year (month) that you would recommend for AMG 2013. 

Please use this thread to state your site preference(s) for AMG 2013. PLEASE LIMIT YOUR YOUR RESPONSES TO A MAXIMUM OF THREE LOCATIONS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE CONSIDERED FOR SITE LOCATIONS TO HOST AMG 2013. Also, include a time of year (month) next to your site selection ---  so, try to present your info as follows:

Example:
Site                          Time of Year
ABC Land                             August
Candyland                             Sept
Never Neverland                    July

This thread will allow for the gathering of a list of potential sites for AMG 2013 - this list of potential sites will be narrowed down to the Top 3 locations for a future voting thread to be established.  Then we can discuss rational behind the selections (i.e. cost factor, distance, things to do, weather)

To allow ample time for preferences to be made and to narrow down the list based on those preferences - let's accomplish this particular part (naming preferences) by October 1, 2012. 

Thanks for your input - if you have any questions regarding the above, feel free to PM me.

AMG 2013 here we come!!

Phil
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 01:22:07 PM »
Chicago - July
Miami    - November
Caribbean cruise - Anytime

Jody :)
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 01:26:42 PM »
Chicago- dont care when.  ;)

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 01:29:30 PM »
Cruise - July
Chicago - August
San Diego - August

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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 01:49:28 PM »
I typically haven't participated in the site preferences, but figured I would this year...

1) Chicago            July or August
2) San Juan PR     August or September
3) Miami               October

Although, a cruise also sounds good and is pretty much all-inclusive
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 02:55:28 PM »
Santa Fe, New Mexico - August
Pocatello, Idaho (side trips to Grand Teton and Yellowstone)... tired of large city destinations - August
San Juan, Puerto Rico - August
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 03:51:54 PM »
Not sure about my third choice just yet, but otherwise I strongly support Phillicia's picks of:


Sante Fe, New Mexico - August
Pocatello, Idaho - August (for the Grand Teton and Yellowstone trips)



I'd already been talking about Yellowstone with a few on here.  I think it's time to get some Mutha Naytcha up in here.
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 04:04:45 PM »
fyi, Pocatello is a university town and has one gay bar/dance club and even Pride celebrations mid-August. Also, Craters of the Moon.
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2012, 04:08:15 PM »
I also have a native american friend who lives in Fort Hall.   :)

This honestly would be my #1 choice.
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 05:45:33 PM »
Charlotte - anytime
Cleveland - not during the cold months (Nov-Apr)
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2012, 07:33:58 PM »

Pocatello, Idaho (side trips to Grand Teton and Yellowstone)... tired of large city destinations - August

I had to look up Pocatello - town of around 56,000 and the home of the University of Idaho...
Yellowstone would be a bit of a hike (pardon the pun).... some of the attractions in the area and their distance from the Clarion Hotel in Pocatello:


Pine Ridge Mall       3.0mi   (Thought Wolfter would like to know about this one)

Fort Hall Replica     4.0mi

Historic Old Town Pocatello    5.0mi

Ross Park Zoo    5.0mi

Fort Hall Casino   9.0mi

Massacre Rocks State Park  35.0mi

Lava Hot Springs   45.0mi

LDS Temple   50.0mi  (maybe an opportunity for a Mitt Romney siting)

Craters of the Moon    70.0mi

Yellowstone National Park   158.0mi

Oh, and the regional airport has a major runway expansion taking place.... Delta Connections is the airline that serves the airport - operated by SkyWest.... oh, and the airport opens an hour before the first flight and closes an hour after the last flight arrives/departs.... and they give you a free cup of coffee at the gift shop....

Sounds like a pretty hopping place.... one of the hotels in the town has a Ruby Tuesday's located right next to it (Yummy)....

I will definitely have to try one of their potatoes if Pocatello gets picked.... a real Idaho potato... cool (I will be able to scratch it off of my bucket list).




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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2012, 07:37:30 PM »
Well, of course if a non-urban area was selected people would have to team up and rent cars. I'm sure the cost would be offset by a cheaper hotel and food expense. (edit: oh looksie there's a 24 hour shuttle from Salt Lake City airport! Figures with college kids and all... though from what I can find there are 3 round trip flights daily from Salt Lake City to Pocatello, and it's a jet not a prop plane)

Is there some rule here that all AMG's must be in cities? Seems rather limiting going forward, doesn't it, not to mention horribly discriminatory to those members here who do not care for the filthy, crowded environment of a city? Just trying to think outside of the box. It's very unfortunate that you feel the need to resort to a snarky attitude.

Orite... here's a scene from Charley's in Pocatello, hosted by the lovely Spyke Naugahyde!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW3S7gYPLBI

... or even better -- here's how they "vogue" in Idaho (<<< SUPER FIERCE!!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9IMfQd65no
« Last Edit: August 26, 2012, 08:00:20 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2012, 08:11:28 PM »

Is there some rule here that all AMG's must be in cities? Seems rather limiting going forward, doesn't it, not to mention horribly discriminatory to those members here who do not care for the filthy, crowded environment of a city? Just trying to think outside of the box. It's very unfortunate that you feel the need to resort to a snarky attitude.


No snarky attitude here...
I stated early on that I was not familiar with Pocatello and had to look it up....
Was merely pointing out the local attractions and fine dining establishments.
AMG is more about the people than the location -- although, I would have to say, personally, that Pocatello wouldn't be at the top of my list of places I want to visit before I die - but then again, neither is Buffalo - and I have been there several times.

As long as wherever we end up serves Corona, I am fine with the location.

A cruise would actually be one of my first choices; however, I know that not everyone wants to be on a ship and/or that some people may not want to have to participate in the whole set of dates that might be required if a cruise was selected...

I also would like to see AMG held in Ireland, Scotland, Australia, etc - but I also know that would be cost prohibitive for many...

Pocatello would definitely be a cheaper venue in regards to hotel (looks like the average price is around $90 a night); it would require the use of rental cars to get outside of the city limits to some of the other areas (i.e. Yellowstone)...

Wherever the preferences lead and the final vote takes us, I will be there....

So, in the end, snarky is all in the eyes of the beholder...   (gratuitious emoticon added === ;D  )
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline bocker3

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2012, 08:13:05 PM »
Now, now ladies......
If Pocatello wins, it wins.  There is no way anyone can cry discrimination of non-urban area, as this is put up to a vote each year.  If a small town is wanted, then members need to vote for it. 
I hope you aren't just pot-stirring here.  Last year's planning went pretty drama free and I'd love to see that repeated again.

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2012, 09:23:40 PM »
We have rented cars and vans on several AMG's, going from Toronto to Niagara Falls and to Quebec City from Montreal as well as busing to the pyramids outside of Mexico City.

We do tend to gravitate to major cities as they are easier to herd cats per se, and more to do in smaller confines such as museums, shows, restaurants, etc. but folks have often traveled off as some of us did when going to Mt. Rainier while we were in Seattle. 

I think as Mike says people can vote for any destination they choose at this point and I too would enjoy going outside the US and Canada but I guess I figured not many others have indicated they would be able to vote for a destination too far away or too expensive though some of us will try to get to Melbourne, Australia in 2014.

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2012, 12:18:55 AM »
I know most of the members are from the U.S., but will you guys consider having the gathering elsewhere? London, UK or someplace?

I heard London was chosen once before, but the turnout was very poor?
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2012, 12:44:22 AM »
Australia would be a great destination.....would love to visit there some day.

I noticed that Melbourne has AGAIN been voted the most liveable city in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Survey) based on a number of parameters of 140 world cities. In fact there are 4 Australian cities in the top 10.

Australian cities are ALWAYS ranked in the top 10 global cities on any given survey. What is it about Australian cities that makes them so desirable? Anyone care to share?
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2012, 01:02:58 AM »
I will be there, wherever it is. Of course, if accessible by train, that is a big plus.  ;)

As for my choices:

1. Vancouver, British Columbia -  July or August, except the first week of August.

2. San Juan, Puerto Rico - Ditto on the time

3. Santa Fe - Ditto on the time.

That is about as spread out as you can get. I would like a cruise, but there is often a problem with everyone arriving and staying the same length. Also, the last cruise I took I spent much more than I expected to.

But, I am happy wherever or however. I also can go pretty much any time, given enough notice so I can save the money. The exception is the first week of August, when I do already have something scheduled.

I also would love to go outside the U.S., but right now costs may prohibit that.

There is Melbourne in 2014, though.

HUGS,

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2012, 07:18:35 AM »
1:  Chicago....I sure have fond memories of Peanut Park :o

2:  Nashville.....It's all about the music of course.

3:  Cleveland....because I think we can convince Ann to come for a visit. ;)

As far as leaving the US, I suppose I can extend my comfort zone and attempt it.  But be prepared for a gazillion questions. ;D

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2012, 12:03:13 PM »
(BUMP)

28 days left to list your three AMG 2013 Site Location Preferences.....

Have a wonderful day
(from Phildinftlaudy - who is currently spending Labor Day weekend in Ocala, Florida visiting with my mother.  Hmmmmm, Ocala might make for an interesting AMG venue  :)  )
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2012, 09:05:24 PM »
1)  San Diego in mid Aug

2)  San Francisco in mid Aug.

3)  Chicago in mid Aug.

Cities seem to be the easiest destination for a group like this.  A major airport is a plus, and lodging, so far, has been reasonable (thanks Dennis).  In two weeks, I'm going to both of the CA cities I mentioned.  San Diego is reasonably priced for lodging and flights, and everybody I've talked to loves it.  Plus, any non-desert location in CA will generally be comfy in August... DC's heat this past AMG was really bad. 

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2012, 04:18:28 PM »
My choices are:

(1) New Orleans, Louisana - any time
(2) Chicago, Illinois - any time
(3) Pocatello, Idaho - any time

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2012, 02:00:16 AM »
I'm posting as this should be at the top of the comments list. :D  This event has been my jackhammer into another realm.  I
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2012, 06:42:54 PM »
Chicago--late July/August
Vancouver BC--July/August
Sante Fe/Alb. NM--July August

Just a comment about history:

We've been outside the US 4 times:  Toronto, Montreal, Mexico City, London (though I didn't get to go).

We've been East 4 times:  Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Washington DC. (Course I live on the West coast so pretty much everything for me is East. ::))

We've been West 2 times:  San Francisco & Seattle.  (Though there was an unofficial gathering in Las Vegas.)

We've never been to the mid-west and never to the south-west.

Just my thoughts.

RAB   ;D

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2012, 08:49:22 PM »
San Diego - anytime
Chicago - anytime
New Orleans - anytime

I will be making it this year :)
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2012, 09:14:42 PM »
New Orleans , in the spring or fall . 

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2012, 08:20:05 PM »



   1:  Chicago....I sure want to go there , Just because  ;)
                      Maybe see Oprah  ;D
         Plus the City  has great Museums  . 

   2:  Nashville.....It's all about the music of course, I have Music Family there  :)

   3:  Cleveland  .... Cause My cousin lives there  :-* 

        I like August Vacations .
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2012, 01:30:39 PM »
1) New Orleans, Spring or Fall
2) Chicago, Spring
3) Portland, any time

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2012, 07:45:15 PM »

I will be making it this year :)

You better make it Hippie L! We've missed you. I can still see that beautiful little face sitting at the bar in Vegas  ;)

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2012, 09:17:13 PM »
1) New Orleans, Spring or Fall
2) Chicago, Spring
3) Portland, any time

I hope you make this one!!  I am stilled owed a hug.........
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2012, 09:39:39 PM »
I hope you make this one!!  I am stilled owed a hug.........

As long as it's not between July 15th and September 15th.

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2012, 03:40:53 PM »
Reminder:
Preliminary Site Location Preference thread closes 2 weeks from today --- October 1, 2012.

Thanks!
Phil
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2012, 04:10:23 PM »
Chicago
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2012, 06:57:45 PM »
You better make it Hippie L! We've missed you. I can still see that beautiful little face sitting at the bar in Vegas  ;)

-Will

I will be there....I've missed everyone too!  ;)
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2012, 10:28:19 PM »
My preferences:

1.  Sante Fe, NM
2.  San Diego, CA
3.  Vancouver, BC

There is a lot of sentiment for Chicago and it would be fine with me.  With our great resources, I am sure we can find affordable and acceptable lodging. 

Of course, any place is fine with me!  I would like the timing to be either late July or early August before school is back in session as this affects several of our regular attendees.

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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
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2012, 12:48:37 AM »
1.  Chicago

2. San Diego

3. Nashville

any  time in late  July  early  august

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2012, 02:50:17 AM »
Louisville-  Derby, first Saturday in May.  Everyone can sleep with me. 

Miami is nice in winter months.  Could drive down to Key West.

Orlando- Universal Islands of Adventure.  Love the Harry Potter ride.  Summer is awful, though.

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2012, 08:29:17 AM »
I've got my fingers crossed that I'll be able to save up enough money to go this year. Having to move house twice this past year and buy new carpets really damaged my already anemic wallet, but hopefully there will be no unusual expenses in the coming months and I'll be able to manage it. I can't promise though.

1. Chicago, anytime. I'd LOVE to visit a few blues-bars, as I learned how to drink in one in Kent, Ohio in the early '80s. I've always had a love for the blues, particularly Chicago blues.

2. New Orleans, but not in the dog days of summer. Otherwise, anytime.  I'd also love to visit the blues bars in New Orleans. Anyone here watch Treme? That show has whetted my already keen appetite to visit New Orleans.

3. The Isle of Man, anytime. It's a wonderful place and you'd all love it, I can guarantee that. My boyfriend's family owns a large bed and breakfast and I'm sure we could get a very good rate, if given enough notice. I could probably host a few people as well, and quite possible a few mates of mine would have beds available as well. The Isle of Man, including the town where I live, is surprisingly hiv, gay and transgender friendly. Think about it! :)
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2012, 10:01:25 AM »
  Everyone can sleep with me. 


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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2012, 07:59:14 PM »
Reminder - AMG 2013 Preliminary Site Location Preferences thread closes in 11 days (October 1, 2012)...

Also, I am making a slight change to my 3 preferences:

1) Chicago            July or August
2) San Juan PR     August or September
3) Miami               October
3) San Diego         July or August

Also, the current site preference leaders are:
1) Chicago       14 votes
2) San Diego     6 votes
3) New Orleans  5 votes
4) Sante Fe        4 votes

Get those preferences in!
« Last Edit: September 20, 2012, 08:25:33 PM by phildinftlaudy »
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2012, 09:38:03 PM »
I would like to change my third choice from New Orleans to San Juan PR...if that's not too much trouble.

Thanks ;)
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2012, 09:52:43 PM »
Slight change to current Site Preference leaders:

1) Chicago       14 votes
2) San Diego     6 votes
3) TIE
    New Orleans  4 votes
    Sante Fe       4 votes
    San Juan       4 votes
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2012, 09:11:45 PM »
REMINDER


Only 1 week left to get your 3 AMG 2013 Site Location Preferences in....

This thread will close next week (Monday, October 1)

We will begin voting on the 3 top sites selected on October 2nd.

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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2012, 10:43:19 AM »
1 San Diego anytime
2 Miami Nov.
3Santa fe

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2012, 09:00:20 PM »
Just an update to my San Diego vote... I've been in SD for three days now, and it's BEAUTIFUL!  I'm staying in a very convenient location, and there's lots to do.  It's also very close to the gay areas, which is always good.  My hotel room is nice and is $55 per night.  My rental car was very cheap, too, as was my flight.  The weather is super.  Unless anybody has a reason NOT to want to visit San Diego, I'd strongly recommend it!
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05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2012, 09:08:41 PM »
1)  San Diego in early Aug

2)  San Francisco in early Aug.

3)  Montreal in early Aug.

Teachers return to classes August 19th so early August works best for me.
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2012, 09:44:31 PM »
Another great thing about San Diego is that the weather is almost always wonderful.  Rarely hot, never humid, usually comfortable, even in the dead of summer.  While I listed Sante Fe higher (San Diego was my #2) as I think about it, we would have the most variety in San Diego, not to mention significantly lower lodging costs. 

I agree with David, having visited four different times in my life, it is a great location!

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
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
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD

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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2012, 12:07:10 AM »
Beautiful Phoenix Arizona.  They have a Charlies and i have some Ariats
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2012, 12:42:13 PM »
Beautiful Phoenix Arizona.  They have a Charlies and i have some Ariats

I would love if everyone came to Phoenix.  ;D
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Re: AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2012, 12:43:45 PM »
isn't it 115℉ during August?
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