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Online Irish Eyes

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #100 on: February 26, 2014, 11:48:59 PM »
Gary, just book it. This will go round in circles until it's too late and then it'll b campsites being researched.
I'm in San Diego proper if I can help a bit.

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10/30/13          Exposure
Mid-Nov-Jan    Seroconversion (7-8 rough wks)
12.26.2013      WB dx. HIV+
02.01.2014      OraQuick (result Negative?)
01.31.2014      VL 250700
02.03.2014      CD4  491  26%
02.26.2014      CD4  503  26%
03.05.2014      HLA B6701  not present
03.18.2014      VL 530873 (typical fluctuation)
03.21.2014      Start Stribild
04.14.2014      VL 104 after 24 doses
05.12.2014      VL 129 after 52 doses
06.10.2014      CD4 940 32%
06.11.2014      VL 87
07.22.2014      Undetectable

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #101 on: February 27, 2014, 01:30:20 AM »
David,

This is good news about the August dates.  I looked at the Lafayette property and even though not in Hillcrest, it looked like a good AMG site for all concerned.

Hope this works out... I always enjoy San Diego.

Gary

It's a nice hotel and has a beautiful pool area, too.  I took pics last time I was there, but it's a bit of a pain to post them here (since they can go here directly).    Here's some from the hotel's site:  http://www.lafayettehotelsd.com/photos.htm

Hopefully, I'll hear back from the other place soon.
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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: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #102 on: February 27, 2014, 02:36:09 AM »
As I mentioned b4 I live in San Diego (actually La Jolla) and am not really concerned on the decision of hotel. But I do appreciate everyones budgets and comfort levels.
I had to deal with sim situ recently for parents 50 wedding anniv. After spending months calling hotels, forwarding info to family and getting mixed remarks, I ended up sending out itinery of what we had planned and let family reserve own hotels letting each person choose their accommodation based on their tastes, requirements and budget.
No matter what I chose there were always detractors, or comments. Oh aunty kate needs a spa, Oh they don't have room service, Oh it's too far from your house, blah blah blah.
Always an excuse. Needless to say they all showed up for the free food and entertainment, having travelled from Ireland.
So that's my humble opinion.
Come up with a rough itinery, send it out and let everyone figure out their own accommodations.
Start a new thread and members can post their reservations and plan with their mates accordingly.
I wanna know where Miss P. is stayn. I'd pay to stay there without a doubt.
10/30/13          Exposure
Mid-Nov-Jan    Seroconversion (7-8 rough wks)
12.26.2013      WB dx. HIV+
02.01.2014      OraQuick (result Negative?)
01.31.2014      VL 250700
02.03.2014      CD4  491  26%
02.26.2014      CD4  503  26%
03.05.2014      HLA B6701  not present
03.18.2014      VL 530873 (typical fluctuation)
03.21.2014      Start Stribild
04.14.2014      VL 104 after 24 doses
05.12.2014      VL 129 after 52 doses
06.10.2014      CD4 940 32%
06.11.2014      VL 87
07.22.2014      Undetectable

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #103 on: February 27, 2014, 05:50:05 PM »
Well, we have always tried to stay together at the same place and have always accomplished it, although with quite a bit of travail.  It looks like we are close to a resolution as David is just waiting on a second site.  It also looks like the August time is going to be better for us.

If this is your first AMG.... once we settle on a hotel, we will immediately start disagreeing about something else.  It is the nature of the beast!  And most of us enjoy the arguing (within reason!) 

And, we have never had a bad AMG because it is all about the connections!

Please do not let the uncertainly discourage you from making plans to join us.  You are literally guaranteed to have "the time of your life."

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
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #104 on: February 27, 2014, 06:08:03 PM »
Oh I'll be there, stayin with Miss. P. of course. LOL
10/30/13          Exposure
Mid-Nov-Jan    Seroconversion (7-8 rough wks)
12.26.2013      WB dx. HIV+
02.01.2014      OraQuick (result Negative?)
01.31.2014      VL 250700
02.03.2014      CD4  491  26%
02.26.2014      CD4  503  26%
03.05.2014      HLA B6701  not present
03.18.2014      VL 530873 (typical fluctuation)
03.21.2014      Start Stribild
04.14.2014      VL 104 after 24 doses
05.12.2014      VL 129 after 52 doses
06.10.2014      CD4 940 32%
06.11.2014      VL 87
07.22.2014      Undetectable

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #105 on: February 27, 2014, 08:07:28 PM »
I received a response from Studio 819 today.  Like I mentioned earlier, we've stayed there before.  The small rooms are really small.  They'd be OK for a couple perhaps or a single.  The larger rooms are definitely better.  The rooms also have microwaves and refrigerators.  The rates are listed below:

Daily
  Small East (freeway side/one full size bed) $85.00/ a day + tax
  Small West (city patio view/ one full size bed) $100.00/ a day+ tax
  Medium (freeway side/2 full size beds)  $120.00/ a day+ tax
Weekly
  Small East (freeway side/one full size bed) $532.00/ a week + tax
  Small West (city patio view/ one full size bed) $595.00/ a week+ tax
  Medium (freeway side/2 full size beds) $665.00/ a week+ tax

Studio 819 has a super location in Hillcrest.  It's close to lots of places that, based on my observations at other AMGs, we'd enjoy.  Baha Betty's has 'Papi Hour' daily, for example.  I'm not sure that the hotel has much in the way of areas we could use to meet, but it's right in the middle of everything.  Many of the nearby establishments have areas and private rooms we could use for meet and great, etc. 
http://studio819.com/

The Lafayette has a pool and a bit more character, but it's not quite as convenient.  I think we'd be happy with either, but Studio will eliminate the need for transportation for many things we'll do, with the exception of things like SeaWorld, the zoo, the waterfront, etc.  Most of these areas are not far though. 

Here's some info on bus routes, if anybody is interested:  http://www.hillquest.com/transportation/

If we're OK with August, it seems like that will work better for us, in terms of hotel affordability.  I'm not sure how to go from here.  Do we all agree on a few dates in August and let whoever is organizing negotiate rates, etc? 

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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: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #106 on: February 27, 2014, 11:10:18 PM »
Let's check pricing and availability for a block of 15 rooms (wild guess here-- feel free to suggest adjustment up or down) for these Thursday through Tuesday ranges:

July 31 - Aug 5
Aug 7 - Aug 12
and
Aug 14 - Aug 19

If memory serves, there is not a desire to get past mid August. 
Most hotels will let us set up a block like this as long as we close the block on the cutoff date.  Naturally, none of us want to be responsible for unreserved rooms.  Usually most places will take them back at the cutoff date.  I would imagine the hotel would want a three night minimum for anyone reserving against the block.  A smaller number of us try to arrive on Thursday and leave on Tuesday. 

I would stick with the two hotels at this point.

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
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #107 on: February 28, 2014, 01:53:05 PM »
I vote Studio 819 in Hillcrest Aug. 7-12 but am flexible on the August dates.

Jody :)
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #108 on: February 28, 2014, 11:12:31 PM »
Who is heading up the hotel negotiations / reservations?  It'd probably be good for somebody with a bit of experience to do it.
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: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #109 on: March 04, 2014, 01:26:14 AM »
I am fine with August dates. I am also fine with either of the two hotels David found for us.

I am not a negotiator and, right now, I am so plowed under trying to get everyone enrolled in the health insurance exchange my eyes are crossing.

HUGS,

Mark
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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #110 on: March 05, 2014, 01:26:04 AM »
Hey all, I just noticed that you designated San Diego for the next AMG. I've lived in SD for the last 9 years, so i can help if you need any information. I've been to the AMG in SF a couple of years ago, so i know a few people from there. Studio 819 is not a dump but the rooms are like 10 feet wide and that's all, it's a dump to me. Don't do it. If you want to stay in the hillcrest area then get a room at the Lafayette hotel. Downtown is NOT gay friendly. Hillcrest is a gay area but has no real gay friendly hotels except the Lafayette. OB/PB are NOT gay friendly either.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #111 on: March 05, 2014, 01:31:11 AM »
Another thing. San Diego has the highest number of cases of syphilis in the country. SD is one of the cities with the highest case of HIV, Siphilis and other STDs so be careful.

mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #112 on: March 05, 2014, 01:48:41 AM »
Milker, you're a real ambassador.
Don't be a Debbie Downer.
You're all welcome with open arms.
Come on down!
10/30/13          Exposure
Mid-Nov-Jan    Seroconversion (7-8 rough wks)
12.26.2013      WB dx. HIV+
02.01.2014      OraQuick (result Negative?)
01.31.2014      VL 250700
02.03.2014      CD4  491  26%
02.26.2014      CD4  503  26%
03.05.2014      HLA B6701  not present
03.18.2014      VL 530873 (typical fluctuation)
03.21.2014      Start Stribild
04.14.2014      VL 104 after 24 doses
05.12.2014      VL 129 after 52 doses
06.10.2014      CD4 940 32%
06.11.2014      VL 87
07.22.2014      Undetectable

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #113 on: March 05, 2014, 09:57:37 PM »
I mentioned that the single rooms at Studio were small and suggested double rooms.  Lafayette really isn't in Hillcrest, right?  It's in North Park, I believe.  We've stayed in both a couple times and were fine with them.  Perhaps parts of SD are not particularly gay friendly, which is why I suggested Hillcrest in the first place. 

Hey all, I just noticed that you designated San Diego for the next AMG. I've lived in SD for the last 9 years, so i can help if you need any information. I've been to the AMG in SF a couple of years ago, so i know a few people from there. Studio 819 is not a dump but the rooms are like 10 feet wide and that's all, it's a dump to me. Don't do it. If you want to stay in the hillcrest area then get a room at the Lafayette hotel. Downtown is NOT gay friendly. Hillcrest is a gay area but has no real gay friendly hotels except the Lafayette. OB/PB are NOT gay friendly either.
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: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #114 on: March 09, 2014, 11:38:57 PM »
Sorry, i'm a Newbie, whats the AMG?
12/18 Infected
2/4 12:22pm tested POZ via ORAquick
2/19 WB Confirmation
2/4-2/19 VL 104,678 CD4 407
3/2 Genotype back, and Started Complera
4/2-CD4 688 38% and VL 1,600
5/1-CD4 592 42% and VL 336
5/22-CD4 732 31% and VL 109 :( STILL NOT UD!
5/31 Switched to Stribild :( I'll miss you Complera!
6/19 CD4 508 35% and VL UD!!!!! Crying at work like a baby.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #115 on: March 10, 2014, 10:42:47 PM »
Sorry, i'm a Newbie,

*licks his lips and rings his hands* We love Noobs at AMG :P

It stands for  AidsMeds Gatherings, it's a yearly gathering where we try to get together for 5 or so days and enjoy food, fun and each others company. We also hold a Memorial where we honor the memories of those we've lost to HIV.

Typically 15-25ish will end up going each year.

Just flip through the previous threads from here in Forums Gatherings to get an idea what they are all about.

I highly recommend them. They can be life changing. You will come away with friends for life.

-WIll
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #116 on: March 11, 2014, 12:08:12 AM »
Lol and why do you love newbies?
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #117 on: March 12, 2014, 10:07:17 PM »
Willie loves anyone who shows up at his hotel room in their barefeet with a bottle of Chambord ;D

Willie I promise this year I will have on my shoes with a bottle of Chambord and Rumchatta.  :)  So, so, so, yummy mixed together.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #118 on: March 18, 2014, 05:14:59 PM »
Hey  folks  been  tracking  Hotels for  SD  looks like  rates  drop  dramatically starting

aug 5..... several  hotels  quoting  from $85  to  $ 126 / day   anyone in the  area  willing to  check them out??  all in the  Mission Valley / Hotel  circle area    mostly  3 and four star ratings  with  80% reccomended  by people who  stayed there
Using  the  Hotwire.com site  to  check  ...used  several dates  but so far the  week  Aug 5  to  aug 12  seems the  best  break 

I havent  verified about  groups reservations  till we get some one to  check them out

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #119 on: March 18, 2014, 08:59:29 PM »
Hey  folks  been  tracking  Hotels for  SD  looks like  rates  drop  dramatically starting

aug 5..... several  hotels  quoting  from $85  to  $ 126 / day   anyone in the  area  willing to  check them out??  all in the  Mission Valley / Hotel  circle area    mostly  3 and four star ratings  with  80% reccomended  by people who  stayed there
Using  the  Hotwire.com site  to  check  ...used  several dates  but so far the  week  Aug 5  to  aug 12  seems the  best  break 

I havent  verified about  groups reservations  till we get some one to  check them out

Nick

Hey Nick,

Can we stick with the ones in or near Hillcrest?  I found rates around $100 for August in those areas... much more convenient and fun, too.
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #120 on: March 18, 2014, 11:55:06 PM »
David , sounds good to me....  they dont tell which  hotels  only  the  star ratings
the area  they  call  Mission Valley / Hotel  Circle includes  Hillcrest    so  I agree if you got  some good ones  lets see if we can get a set  aside  for a group rate..

Hotwire  can be a pain  wont give  name till you make reservation  but do  tell  where they are  and  the 5 or 6  possibles


Thnx  for the  advice 

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #121 on: March 19, 2014, 02:17:17 AM »
There r a whole slew of hotels in Mission Valley (which parallels both sides of  the 8 freeway) Anything from Hilton, DoubleTree to older 'resort'style hotels.
The only hotels in/closest to Hillcrest r the 2 already mentioned Studio (something) and Laffayette.
If bookin Hotwire and hoping to get Hillcrest, I can almost guarantee it aint going to happen and will end up in Mission Valley.
If planning on booking Mission Valley (approx 2 miles max to Hillcrest) a better though perhaps more expensive I would suggest downtown San Diego.
FYI just 2-3 blocks North for main downtown area is the Bristol Court Hotel, on 1st Ave. but still within all restaurants, bars and shopping.
This jst popped into my head so havent looked at prices.
Apparently it's better than your average budget hotel but perhaps not as expensive the major chain hotels in downtown area.
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #122 on: March 24, 2014, 09:27:01 PM »
Since nobody seems to be heading this up, I say we decide on a date so we can get firm prices and so people can plan.  I propose we select from the following dates (I'm using Thurs through Monday, since that's when many tend to attend). 

1)  Aug 7 - 11
2)  Aug 14 - 18
3)  Aug 21 - 25

After we decide on a date (hopefully, a quick decision!), I'll contact the two hotels I've mentioned for firm pricing and to see if we can get any sort of discounts. 

*Note: I do not do hotel negotiations, but I'll attempt to get us the best price (it prob won't be a real group rate though).  I also am not going to put any charges on any of my cards; that's just not possible at this time. 

If anybody wishes to handle this any differently, they are certainly welcome to do so.  We just need to get a move on this and make some decisions soon.  We can also do this with a real vote, if needed, but I'd rather us just decide soon. 
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #123 on: March 24, 2014, 09:49:22 PM »
I vote for Aug 7-11
or
Aug 21-25.

School starts the 18 and more importantly the Allman Bros. play Aug 14-17. 

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #124 on: March 24, 2014, 10:08:08 PM »
Since nobody seems to be heading this up, I say we decide on a date so we can get firm prices and so people can plan.  I propose we select from the following dates (I'm using Thurs through Monday, since that's when many tend to attend). 

1)  Aug 7 - 11
2)  Aug 14 - 18
3)  Aug 21 - 25

After we decide on a date (hopefully, a quick decision!), I'll contact the two hotels I've mentioned for firm pricing and to see if we can get any sort of discounts. 

Actually, we DID vote on a date ages ago, then you came in and decided it wasn't good and it was thrown out.  I have stayed out since while July was a possibility for me to attend (our original date), Aug is not.  However, I can not NOT call out that we HAD made a decision, so please don't make it look like you are the only one stepping up.
Again, Aug is out for me, so I won't be helping to organize, but I will remain on the Grants Committee.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #125 on: March 24, 2014, 10:16:06 PM »
I would go with Aug. 21 - 25.

I would also go for The Studio.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #126 on: March 25, 2014, 02:08:18 AM »
First, let's not be a prick.  We DID vote, but the rates were too high and the supply of rooms were tight (not a lot of availability).  I did NOT decide it wasn't good.  I'm sorry that an entire month is out of the question for you; most of us are a bit more flexible.  I live 2 hours away and anytime is good for me; I honestly don't care when we go.  If you'll think back, several agreed that we should change due to availability and price.  I don't recall you making any calls to obtain rate or availability info or making any other suggestions.  I'll read back, though, just in case.

I'm not making it look like I'm the only one stepping up, although I did decide to not let another week go by without us making some progress.  Fault me with it if you like, but I'm just trying to pin down a date that works for _most_ people.  Mark and Nick have been trying to get things moving along, too, and a few others have made comments and suggestions. Again, I do NOT want to be in charge of anything and will gladly let somebody else handle any or all of this. 

Thanks for your usual positive outlook on things; it's more than helpful.

[edited for a typo]
Actually, we DID vote on a date ages ago, then you came in and decided it wasn't good and it was thrown out.  I have stayed out since while July was a possibility for me to attend (our original date), Aug is not.  However, I can not NOT call out that we HAD made a decision, so please don't make it look like you are the only one stepping up.
Again, Aug is out for me, so I won't be helping to organize, but I will remain on the Grants Committee.

Mike
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #127 on: March 25, 2014, 08:03:48 AM »
First, let's not be a prick.  We DID vote, but the rates were too high and the supply of rooms were tight (not a lot of availability).  I did NOT decide it wasn't good.  I'm sorry that an entire month is out of the question for you; most of us are a bit more flexible.  I live 2 hours away and anytime is good for me; I honestly don't care when we go.  If you'll think back, several agreed that we should change due to availability and price.  I don't recall you making any calls to obtain rate or availability info or making any other suggestions.  I'll read back, though, just in case.

I'm not making it look like I'm the only one stepping up, although I did decide to not let another week go by without us making some progress.  Fault me with it if you like, but I'm just trying to pin down a date that works for _most_ people.  Mark and Nick have been trying to get things moving along, too, and a few others have made comments and suggestions. Again, I do NOT want to be in charge of anything and will gladly let somebody else handle any or all of this. 

Thanks for your usual positive outlook on things; it's more than helpful.

[edited for a typo]

Well -- first, I was in a bit of a ornery mood last night, so apologies for being a bit of a prick.  It is frustrating to see a vote tossed out, but so be it.  change happens.
I'm not "inflexible" -- I simply already have plans for a vacation in August. 

Your last comment, however, is a bit of slap though-- I have never been anything but positive around AMG and have often defended folks from unwarranted allegations of "riggin" votes, etc. here -- so I hope you reconsider your comment.

As always -- I hope folks have a great AMG and that some newbies attend and find out how great a gathering it really is.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #128 on: March 25, 2014, 12:44:43 PM »
I would also go with Aug. 21 - 25.

I would also go for The Studio as the location in Hillcrest seems best.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #129 on: March 25, 2014, 04:38:36 PM »
Mike, we all feel a bit ornery at times, I'm sure next time we all get together to celebrate another AMG all will be fine and there will be the usual hugs all around.  Sorry August won't work for you this year, last years AMG was a no go for me due to elder care issues which can still pop up anytime.  Hope to see you for the next one as this year July was too expensive and all booked up in San Diego so August was the alternative.

Be well and see you in 2015 we hope.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #130 on: March 25, 2014, 05:45:28 PM »

      I AM NOT GOING !

       My 60th Birthday BASH is in Las Vegas  ;D

        My plans were made for AMG in July .

         I'll try to  attend next year's years  AMG  , Hope you all have a great time  :-*

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     P.S. Next year I hope  all voting goes a little smoother  :)
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #131 on: March 27, 2014, 07:43:56 AM »
      I AM NOT GOING !

       My 60th Birthday BASH is in Las Vegas  ;D

        My plans were made for AMG in July .

         I'll try to  attend next year's years  AMG  , Hope you all have a great time  :-*

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     P.S. Next year I hope  all voting goes a little smoother  :)


Oppps clicked post too quickly so need to add:   I too wanted to attend this year but its looking like August will be when I am getting my port removed.  Surgery should take place early August and I really doubt its a good idea to go thrashing around SD so soon afterwards.  I would love to attend again sometime.  You fellas have a blast!

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #132 on: March 27, 2014, 08:38:08 PM »
So...um...is it late August?  I am looking to attend this year. 
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #133 on: March 27, 2014, 10:59:48 PM »
So...um...is it late August?  I am looking to attend this year.

Tim, the dates I put down (as suggested so we can finally get something pinned down) are:

1)  Aug 7 - 11
2)  Aug 14 - 18
3)  Aug 21 - 25

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #134 on: March 27, 2014, 11:36:29 PM »
put me in for   21 to  25  Aug...   studio  sounds OK

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #135 on: March 28, 2014, 10:08:22 PM »
Any of those sound OK to me.
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #136 on: April 07, 2014, 02:08:29 AM »
Just to move things along, so far everyone has opted for Aug. 21 - 25.

If anyone has any objections to those dates, now would be a good time to voice them.

Otherwise, i would like to make a motion to approve the Aug. 21-25 dates.

(I think I attend way too many meetings. :) )

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #137 on: April 07, 2014, 03:33:58 PM »
and you KNOW how indecisive the we regulars can be!  My problem is trying to juggle my schedule around the revised weeks and not wanting to commit.  Total antithesis of my "at work persona."  Hoping this all works out.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #138 on: April 07, 2014, 07:05:42 PM »
Sounds good Mark.  Thanks for pushing this along.  It looks like Studio is the best location.

Jody :)
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #139 on: April 08, 2014, 12:17:46 AM »
Sounds good Mark.  Thanks for pushing this along.  It looks like Studio is the best location.

Jody :)

I agree. The Studio sounds fine. :)
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #140 on: April 08, 2014, 12:20:22 AM »
agree  my  vote =  yes....  how should we  do the  reservations??/  just  call direct to  Studio?/ try to  get at least a agreement to  some number of rooms??/ 

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #141 on: April 08, 2014, 12:23:30 AM »
As you know, I would just hate missing AMG.  There is no way I can go if we use the third (21st) week of August.  It would be difficult, but possible on that second week (14th.)  Probably my best week is the first (7th.)  Like some of the others, I really needed it to be that last week of July but of course the hotel rates made that impossible.

Haven't missed since I joined back in 2006 but that is the way it goes I guess.  I will keep watching to see what finally gets proposed.

I also think we should seriously consider the Lafayette hotel option.  I get increasingly nervous when I read the reviews on the various travel sites about the Studio.

Just my thoughts...I always "go with the flow." 

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #142 on: April 09, 2014, 11:42:08 PM »
I apologize for being a drop out.  I've been so stressed but am back on track.  I won a few bucks this last summer which allowed me to prefund this trip.  I opened a separate account after seattle so I could fund this adventure as I love it.  Instead of adding each week, it was immediately funded.

This event gives me one time a year to be whatever I want to be. 

I am so flexible as long as a date is nailed down that accommodates the most.
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #143 on: April 14, 2014, 08:10:42 PM »
I apologize for being sorta MIA... overly busy and distracted with work, etc.  I'd suggest somebody contact Studio 819 and see if we can get some sort of better than posted rate for rooms.  I can do it if needed; has anybody done any sort of hotel negotiations before?   I'd imagine that we'll need about 10 or so rooms.  Even the double rooms are small, but they'd be fine for 2 people... maybe 3 if one had to split 3-ways. 
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #144 on: April 16, 2014, 02:15:44 AM »
How do you think a newby would handle amg? Just curious.
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #145 on: April 16, 2014, 11:34:54 AM »
I don't know if we've decided on dates yet, but in case we haven't, any of the date sets in August would be okay with me. I'm not taking summer classes nor do I have any other plans. I'd love to see my peeps as well as other folks!

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #146 on: April 16, 2014, 11:37:57 AM »
How do you think a newby would handle amg? Just curious.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #147 on: April 16, 2014, 11:37:57 AM »
How do you think a newby would handle amg? Just curious.

Recently diagnosed individuals have attended in the past and didn't seem to faint ;)
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #148 on: April 16, 2014, 11:39:13 AM »
Recently diagnosed individuals have attended in the past and didn't seem to faint ;)

There hasn't been a hazing death in years now .

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #149 on: April 17, 2014, 08:52:56 AM »
There hasn't been a hazing death in years now .

Some real close accidental ones, but not from hazing.   ;D

My first AMG was magical and I'll be eternally grateful that I took the leap. 

It's the one time of the year where I let my hair down guard down and meat some interesting locals.  :)
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