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Author Topic: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015  (Read 46161 times)

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Offline aztecan

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Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« on: January 01, 2015, 03:34:35 am »
We have the top three:

Memphis (9)

Philadelphia (8 )

Nashville (5)

Now, it is time to choose which location and the time of year. Please make your choices known in this thread. Voting will be open until Jan. 20.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 03:41:55 am »
Just to get the ball rolling, I will start the discussion.

I think Memphis would be a good choice, in part because I have never been there, and in part because we have never really held AMG in the South (aside from D.C.)

Also I think August would be a good time. My reasons are it seems to be the easiest time for many to attend.

So, whadda ya think?

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 12:45:37 pm »

I think Memphis would be a good choice, in part because I have never been there, and in part because we have never really held AMG in the South (aside from D.C.)

I'm confused. Did you just close voting on the location from the other thread you began, as I can't tell from your first post in the other thread when voting ended?

Or was the other thread a "discussion" (meaning nominations) and now we're voting on the three winners. Again, this thread is lacking clarity.

edit: never mind -- I see where midway through the other thread you suddenly announced that 31 December was the end. Personally as far as Philadelphia goes, and as I expect that I would serve "tour guide" duties, I would request we consider my fair city for another year as I am not certain if my pain issues will be resolved enough by summer to perform adequately in what is a city one must do a lot of walking in to see effectively.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 01:03:11 pm »
i read this as being a final vote, of the selections that made the short list from the other threads discussion. and a soft discussion on date

elucidation?

unless it is in PHL, i probably won't be attending this summer, prior engagement up the east coast

some great bar b que in memphis, but for a gathering i think nashville would suit much better... more suited for that sort of thing... just my opinion

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2015, 01:22:39 pm »
I think Memphis has way more to offer visitors than Nashville. It's funky and diverse with tons to do. It's easy to get around and much friendlier and not conservative like Nashville. Ask Jan she loved it when she visited.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2015, 05:38:40 pm »


   Memphis in August .

     The hotel I stayed , at Mud Island was one block from the trolleys  :)
    There is a lot to do , Beale Street is right there .
     Elvis is across town .

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2015, 06:32:43 pm »
I'm torn between Nashville and Memphis, so for now I will go with Nashville, but if Memphis gets the vote I will be happy with that also. As Hal said I loved Memphis, Beale street was amazing, and I didn't quite get enough Elvis memorabilia.. ;D

The only month I can attend is August.

Look forward to hearing more about our 2015 AMG.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2015, 06:36:27 pm »
Hal: will the Sky High Catfish Cabin atop the Bass Pro/Ducks Unlimited Megastore in the repurposed glass pyramid be open by next summer? I'd really hate to miss out on that stellar development!
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2015, 06:41:19 pm »
Sorry Jan Ö I am voting Memphis Ö I love that city . I edited this to change my vote .
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2015, 08:32:55 pm »
I would (politely) vote for Memphis.  I love good bbq!
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2015, 09:21:15 pm »
Sorry Jan Ö I am voting Memphis Ö I love that city . I edited this to change my vote .



I would (politely) vote for Memphis.  I love good bbq!

If Memphis gets the vote I will just as happy with that..I really did love that place.

Oh what the hell, edited post to change my vote to Memphis. 8)
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2015, 10:00:06 pm »
Memphis. Provided no one wants to willingly go to Branson because they think it would be 'neat'.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2015, 10:22:41 am »
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2015, 10:39:20 am »
If y'all choose Memphis in August make it the week before or after death week for Elvis which I believe is the week before he died on the 16th. You wouldn't be able to find hotel rooms within an eighty mile radius of the city. It's a BIG deal.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2015, 11:05:38 am »
Do we need to pack heat in Memphis?
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2015, 11:16:24 am »
Do we need to pack heat in Memphis?

No girl don't believe the hype. Downtown Memphis is safer than most big cities. I can point you in the right direction if you're looking for trouble. You'll love it here, it's not one of those wannabe southern cities, it's the real deal.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2015, 02:48:31 pm »
Hal: will the Sky High Catfish Cabin atop the Bass Pro/Ducks Unlimited Megastore in the repurposed glass pyramid be open by next summer? I'd really hate to miss out on that stellar development!
While I was at my daughters  house these last few weeks . I was watching the Memphis news station and from what they were saying the pyramid will be open sometime in may . from what they showed on the news it looks awesome inside and out!
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2015, 09:57:51 pm »
Memphis - August (the earlier in the month the better)

What Bocker said.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2015, 11:09:41 am »
I have to ask, because I am new here, but what is AMG?
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2015, 03:06:41 pm »



 Hi  Bordem ,
                      AN  AMG   is a informal  gathering of a bunch of us .

     The name came from AIDS MEDS.   now POZ .

     It is a wonderful week vacation ; once you go to one , you will
     want to go to every gathering .
   very informal , a total blast . Nothing is really organized  :o
    I 've been to a few , I will be going this Summer .

    You will makes friends for a lifetime  :)

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   P.s. Nice to meet you , I hope you vote and come this time .
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2015, 03:08:48 pm »
Yeah I vote Branson too. As does Abso. He's an autograph hound, and loves the chase.
But would like to go to Dollywood too. (is it nearby ? lol)

Our schedules are open, but would prefer to avoid funerals, humidity and Elvis. (he stopped doing autographs).
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2015, 04:58:54 pm »
Thanks weasel :) If I had to vote, I would have to say Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Altho, I do not know if I would be able to attend this year, having been out of work 3 months so far..
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2015, 05:20:51 pm »
Philadelphia gets my vote, didn't lose anything in the south might as well not look for it.  :D and branson is not one of the choices.  ;D
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2015, 05:37:46 pm »
Memphis in early August is my choice.


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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2015, 07:58:31 pm »
I will vote for Memphis as well.  Especially since Miss Philly may not be up for walking around Philly this year.  I have been to Nashville and saw many AMG members there back in 2005, but I have not been to Memphis.

Since there is the Elvis ceremony in mid-August, I was thinking it might be prudent to start the trip on Thursday, July 30 or Friday, July 31 through say, Tuesday, August 4. What do you folks think?

Look forward to seeing you good people after a two year hiatus.  Hugs.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2015, 08:11:43 pm »
Memphis. Early august.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2015, 01:17:10 am »
Memphis.  July 30-Aug 4 or Aug 6-Aug 11 (those are Thursday through Tuesday windows)

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2015, 01:27:49 am »

I will vote for Memphis as well.  Especially since Miss Philly may not be up for walking around Philly this year.


If you don't want to go to Philadelphia, just say it. Don't use the illustrious Miss P as an excuse.
Does Memphis offer something more user friendly for Miss P. after the 3hr flight ?
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2015, 02:04:00 am »
If you don't want to go to Philadelphia, just say it. Don't use the illustrious Miss P as an excuse.
Does Memphis offer something more user friendly for Miss P. after the 3hr flight ?

I'm sure if Jody wanted to go to Philly regardless of Miss P and her feet, he would say so. He doesn't need to make excuses.

To answer your question: Does Memphis offer something more user friendly for Miss P. after the 3hr flight the answer would be yes it does, friends who will help him get around instead of him feeling obliged to be our tour guide, it can be more relaxing for him.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2015, 02:08:18 am »
I'm joking..........sorry
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2015, 02:10:05 am »
I'm joking..........sorry

No I'm sorry, I'm very protective of my mates. I really thought you were having a go at Jody. ;)

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2015, 07:31:27 am »
No I'm sorry, I'm very protective of my mates. I really thought you were having a go at Jody. ;)

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Hope we get to catch up in Memphis!!

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2015, 09:32:13 am »
I've obviously been to Nashville many times so I'm throwing my vote to Memphis.  Never been there.  We'll be able to drive there which will be nice since I will be nice and rested after Greg does all the driving.  :)

I certainly missed seeing everyone this past year and am looking forward to it.  And since I won't be scouring the late night bar scenes, you all might get to know me a little better.  ;)
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2015, 06:02:40 pm »
No one wants to unleash that Scottish Kiwi fire.....   :o :o

Hope we get to catch up in Memphis!!

Hugs and  :-* :-*
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I hope so too Mike, just remember to be nice to me and you won't get hurt.   ;D

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2015, 07:01:13 pm »
Thanks Jan, there can be no better friend than you to have my back :)

Hi Irisheyes, I would love to go to Philadelphia, it has been about 20 years since I got down there and it looks like the city is very nice now.  I hope to get there this Spring as it is only 100 miles or so away for me and if AMG '16 is held there that would be great.  But when David said it would be difficult this year to help folks get around that clinched my Memphis vote. 

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2015, 08:59:10 pm »
OK, I'm voting for Memphis, but I also vote that we finalise a date soon. I put in a vacation request just today for July 8-17 as we are supposed to go to a friend's wedding in Cali, but I will gladly cut that trip down to a weekend if I need to take additional time off in August. I'll have to tell them tomorrow that I jumped the gun.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2015, 09:41:07 pm »

If you don't want to go to Philadelphia, just say it. Don't use the illustrious Miss P as an excuse.
Does Memphis offer something more user friendly for Miss P. after the 3hr flight ?


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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2015, 10:14:25 pm »
That's cool Irish Eyes...no sweat...sorry I could not make it out to beautiful San Diego last year.
Be well.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2015, 10:34:05 pm »
My first draft included a smiley face and an lol.
When I rewrote they were unintentionally forgotten. :-(

OK, come to Memphis. After a couple of Wolfie's famous lavender martinis, we'll all be fine. :)

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2015, 10:37:54 pm »
OK, I'm voting for Memphis, but I also vote that we finalise a date soon. I put in a vacation request just today for July 8-17 as we are supposed to go to a friend's wedding in Cali, but I will gladly cut that trip down to a weekend if I need to take additional time off in August. I'll have to tell them tomorrow that I jumped the gun.

I planned to close the vote on Jan. 20th. If that is too late, we can do it sooner.

I think either planning for the very first week of August or the last week of July might be best, to avoid the Elvis frenzy.

I also have started exploring train routes should Memphis be the choice. ;) If so, I will get the chance to travel on a route I have always wanted to take but to date haven't - the Sunset Limited. It is the train made famous in the second of the "Thin Man" movies.

I am all a tingle already.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2015, 10:46:18 pm »
Never been to Memphis, is it 420 friendly?.. Wish you guys would of picked a city with legal weed.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2015, 11:38:28 pm »
Never been to Memphis, is it 420 friendly?.. Wish you guys would of picked a city with legal weed.
lol no it isn't but I plan on being there as it is only a short 45 min drive from my daughters you should come too!
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2015, 12:23:17 am »
Wish you guys would of picked a city with legal weed.
why? that's never stopped me ;)
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2015, 01:36:00 pm »
I vote Memphis, 1st week of August.  hope we might be able to make it this year!  I need to see Jan and Jody and Mark....
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2015, 02:12:47 pm »
Never been to Memphis, is it 420 friendly?.. Wish you guys would of picked a city with legal weed.

lol no it isn't but I plan on being there as it is only a short 45 min drive from my daughters you should come too!

LOL, init, c'mon now, you're not really qualified to answer that question now are you?

it's easy on beale street, and a neighborhood called cooper/young, or check with a guy named....  ::)

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2015, 04:03:52 pm »
OK, come to Memphis. After a couple of Wolfie's famous lavender martinis, we'll all be fine. :)

HUGS,

Mark

That will probably be one of my most cherished memories for AMG.  I still remember every detail of Chocolicious and all our treking to scope out the scenes for evenings.  I think you and I have the best gaybardar there is.  :) 

On another note, there are many of us within driving distance so perhaps we can plan ride sharing that could include kidnapping Betty and head down yonder.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2015, 04:42:14 pm »
 

[/quote] On another note, there are many of us within driving distance so perhaps we can plan ride sharing that could include kidnapping Betty and head down yonder.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2015, 04:54:09 pm »
 

 On another note, there are many of us within driving distance so perhaps we can plan ride sharing that could include kidnapping Betty and head down yonder.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2015, 04:59:56 pm »
I will have my car too . it hold well five but four if you want to be comfy. And Zach I do not know what you mean by this?( you're not really qualified to answer that question now are you? )  No I don't smoke pot yet anyway or haven't since high school but as far as legal no not in Memphis. but does that ever stop anyone who wants to do it? and Zach my offer still stands come down I will be at daughter's and you can stay if you like I will drive us to Memphis if you ain't skeer!
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2015, 10:43:42 am »
Hi from Japan.
Jeff has just told me you are planning to meet in MEMPHIS.
I would like to join you if I can manage my schedule.
I can take DELTA from TOKYO to Detroit and go down to TENN from there.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2015, 08:41:51 pm »
Hi from Japan.
Jeff has just told me you are planning to meet in MEMPHIS.
I would like to join you if I can manage my schedule.
I can take DELTA from TOKYO to Detroit and go down to TENN from there.

Yay! The more the merrier! Tokyo to Detroit sounds like a long flight, but it would be well worth it!

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2015, 04:21:50 am »
It is a long flight from Japan. I have been travelling from NZ to the AMG for 8 years now..and Basquo is right, it's definitely worth it.

Hope to see you there Daniel.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2015, 12:28:19 pm »
Hey Daniel,

As the others have said, it would be wonderful if you can attend. It is quite a trip for you, but I think you would really like it.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2015, 11:57:55 pm »
Hey Gang,

I am going to propose we close the voting for location. I think the choice is pretty clear.

The final vote, if I close today, would be:

Memphis - 16

Philadelphia - 3

Nashville - 0 (Jan changed her vote)

Anyone who objects to closing the vote now should make their concerns known quickly, please.

If not, I propose to close the vote for location today, since I think the tally is pretty much a mandate.

Now, I would also propose we set the dates for early August, specifically, either:

July 30th through Aug. 4

or

Aug. 6 through Aug. 11.

Preferences?

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2015, 01:12:26 am »
Hey Gang,

I am going to propose we close the voting for location. I think the choice is pretty clear.

The final vote, if I close today, would be:

Memphis - 16

Philadelphia - 3

Nashville - 0 (Jan changed her vote)

Anyone who objects to closing the vote now should make their concerns known quickly, please.

If not, I propose to close the vote for location today, since I think the tally is pretty much a mandate.

Now, I would also propose we set the dates for early August, specifically, either:

July 30th through Aug. 4

or

Aug. 6 through Aug. 11.

Edited to add: I checked and the Elvis memorial wing ding is Aug. 10th through the 16th. At the risk of overlapping, I would suggest we choose July 30 through Aug. 4.

Opinions and considerations?

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #55 on: January 13, 2015, 01:44:16 am »
Thanks Mark.

The dates that would suit me better are the 30th July to August 4th, but will go with whatever is voted on.

Lets get this AMG started.   ;D

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #56 on: January 13, 2015, 07:37:43 am »


I imagine hotels are already booked during the overlap. Elvis week is HUGE. People from all over the world descend on Memphis to worship their God EP. If you're coming you better check room availability soon.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #57 on: January 13, 2015, 03:00:18 pm »
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #58 on: January 13, 2015, 05:08:15 pm »
Oh -- I like July 30 - Aug 4.  Sid and I will celebrate 25 yrs together on 8/2 -- how fun to celebrate with a bunch like you all!!!

Though -- I can do either set of dates.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #59 on: January 13, 2015, 07:51:20 pm »
I imagine hotels are already booked during the overlap. Elvis week is HUGE. People from all over the world descend on Memphis to worship their God EP. If you're coming you better check room availability soon.

So Dachsund, which specifically is the overlap week...I gather it would be Aug. 6th to 11th when there might not be hotel rooms available.  So should Mark just dump that week and we would go July 30 to Aug.4???

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2015, 08:06:38 pm »
I think it would be prudent to eliminate Aug. 6 to 11 as too close to the Elvis ceremony.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2015, 08:48:31 pm »
Oh -- I like July 30 - Aug 4.  Sid and I will celebrate 25 yrs together on 8/2 -- how fun to celebrate with a bunch like you all!!!

Though -- I can do either set of dates.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2015, 09:27:42 pm »
30th July to August 4th. This date is what works best for Jan and Jen too and they are working with a pretty tight schedule if they are to attend .
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #63 on: January 14, 2015, 09:24:40 am »
So Dachsund, which specifically is the overlap week...I gather it would be Aug. 6th to 11th when there might not be hotel rooms available.  So should Mark just dump that week and we would go July 30 to Aug.4???

Jody

Yep, the 6th-11th would be the overlap. It's just an overlap of a few days but I still think it would make room availability difficult. Plus I'm sure room rates are higher prior to the 16th.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2015, 04:13:41 pm »
Looks like the 30th -4th is the best date then.

Should we start looking for hotels?

Coming Hal to the courtesy phone.  ;)

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« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2015, 05:03:29 pm »
I add my voice to the group suggesting the earlier week.  How about some guidance about where we want to be located.  There are a very small number of choices in immediate walking distance of Beale Street.  The obvious one..the Peabody will almost certainly be too expensive for most of us.  We could also look for a riverfront location but then would need shuttle/taxi to get to Beale Street.  More opportunities for affordable lodging there.  I do believe we want to stay in town versus the outlying suburbs.  Thoughts?  Ideas?  We can begin to ascertain what type of group rate might be available to us.  Knowledge of group size will be essential when we contact hotels.  In years past, the range of 10-15 rooms has been about right.  This may be too small for some hotels' group rates.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #66 on: January 14, 2015, 06:11:00 pm »
We stayed in a nice hotel in Memphis, just can't recall the name, I remember in was opposite a Baseball Club, was it the  Memphis Redbirds?, or Cardinals? something like that, I think the park was called the AutoZone Park.  I know it was within walking distance to Beale street because Jeff, Jen and I walked home from there one night, and it didn't' take us long at all.

Jeff can you remember the name of the hotel?

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #67 on: January 14, 2015, 06:15:10 pm »
Here's a video that came out in the NY times today on what to do in Memphis. Memphians will all disagree on who has the best BBQ, but that's a discussion for another day. Any downtown hotel will be in walking distance to Beale Street, Civil Rights Museum etc. If you plan excursions out of downtown Uber or Lyft is the way to go. Taxi service is awful.

http://www.ilovememphisblog.com/2015/01/36-hours-memphis-video-today-nytimes-com/

Click on the link what to do in Memphis for a more detailed information.
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« Reply #68 on: January 14, 2015, 06:16:10 pm »
We stayed in a nice hotel in Memphis, just can't recall the name, I remember in was opposite a Baseball Club, was it the  Memphis Redbirds?, or Cardinals? something like that, I think the park was called the AutoZone Park.  I know it was within walking distance to Beale street because Jeff, Jen and I walked home from there one night, and it didn't' take us long at all.

Jeff can you remember the name of the hotel?

Aroha
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Y'all stayed at the DoubleTree across the street from the Peabody.

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« Reply #69 on: January 14, 2015, 06:58:08 pm »
Y'all stayed at the DoubleTree across the street from the Peabody.

Yep, thats it . The rates there are 189 a night with no haggling . I need to look again but I think the Marriott is a good choice and close to where we where to be . I also found a better range of prices on Priceline or expedia than the hotel websites . Year before last when Jan, Jen and I stayed at the doubletree I was rather surprised at the lack or bargains in the area near Beale street but I do hope we can find a hotel within walking distance that everybody can live with because it is the best location in my opinion .
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #70 on: January 14, 2015, 09:13:32 pm »
I will add the Doubletree to my search.  In that area there is a Holiday Inn as well and a Hampton.  The last time I checked the internet rate at the Hampton was over $200 for that timeframe.  Holiday Inn was around $150. 

With a group we may get a good break but we will need a minimum number of rooms to get that rate.  Historically, that information has been hard to come by when we plan AMG without Dennis.  Last year I was so overwhelmed with moving and starting a new job that I just could not devote time to help get a group for San Diego.  I am going to try to be proactive this time.  We must celebrate our 10th anniversary... Rocky in Heaven is insisting!

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #71 on: January 14, 2015, 09:23:55 pm »
The Doubletree is an ideal location.  The internet rate is $189.  We can do better with a group rate.  It looks like the minimum for a group is 10 rooms but I will find out during business hours.

The Holiday Inn Select is just a bit further away but walkable.  The internet rate there is $154.  No information about group rate but I will try and find out.

The Hampton is $218.  I am curious how they can have such a high rate for what is basically a Hampton.  It is nearby though and well reviewed. 

The key for us is some concept of our group size.  Some will want to share rooms but we are going to need a minimum, I believe, of 10 rooms.  Will try and find out...the sooner we get set up the better.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #72 on: January 14, 2015, 10:29:03 pm »
I cant do the entirety of the earlier date but I will definitely fly in that 3rd or 4th to see everyone!
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #73 on: January 14, 2015, 11:44:11 pm »
put me in for  the  july  30    date... would  consider  driving my  car if  anyone from Dallas area is willing to  share  drive  time   ???????

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #74 on: January 15, 2015, 03:02:10 pm »


     Has anyone booked a room yet ?

      I'm getting nervous , rooms are going quick .

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #75 on: January 15, 2015, 03:38:33 pm »
Weasel,

For AMG, this is quite early!  There is nothing to book yet as we have not even agreed on a date.  We will try to get a group rate with a block of rooms (somewhere between 10-15 rooms) and then give people a chance to reserve.  We will need to choose a hotel from a list (most likely three) and be attentive to any mandatory minimums.  We were not able to organize this last year but I am optimistic we can this year.  In short, too soon to reserve...stay attentive to this forum!

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #76 on: January 19, 2015, 01:10:53 am »
OK, I did some checking and these are some of the hotel choices I came up with at Hotels.com

The prices seem to vary a bit. If those who are familiar with the city could take a look and possibly make some recommendations, that would be great.

Springhill Suites By Marriott Memphis Downtown
85 West Court Avenue Memphis, TN, 38103 United States, 866-573-4235

Downtown Memphis

      0.03 miles to City center
      0.44 miles to Beale Street
      
      $154

DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown
185 Union Ave Memphis, TN, 38103 United States, 866-925-4159

Downtown Memphis
      0.27 miles to City center
      0.23 miles to Beale Street
      
      $179
      
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
250 N Main St Memphis, TN, 38103 United States, 866-925-867
      
Downtown Memphis
                0.42 miles to City center
                0.84 miles to Beale Street

                $155
      

Holiday Inn Express Memphis Medical Center Midtown
1180 Union Ave Memphis, TN, 38104 United States, 866-538-1314

Midtown
                1.8 miles to City center
                1.8 miles to Beale Street

                 $107

Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis
160 Union Ave Memphis, TN, 38103 United States, 866-538-6252

Downtown Memphis
                 0.25 miles to City center
                 0.22 miles to Beale Street

                 $154


Residence Inn by Marriott Memphis Downtown
110 Monroe Ave Memphis, TN, 38103 United States, 866-711-3751

Downtown Memphis
                  0.15 miles to City center
                  0.29 miles to Beale Street

                  $159

Best Western Plus Gen X Inn
1177 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN, 38104 United States, 866-538-0157

Midtown
                  1.8 miles to City center
                  1.8 miles to Beale Street

                  $100

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #77 on: January 19, 2015, 04:30:47 am »
Thanks Mark.

All of the above are fine with me, although the hotels nearer to Beale St would be ideal, but I will wait and see what the others think and I go with them.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #78 on: January 19, 2015, 08:07:56 am »
I like all the ones that are walkable to Beale ...

Residence Inn by Marriott Memphis Downtown

Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis

DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #79 on: January 19, 2015, 10:06:40 am »
    I have stayed at the Double Tree before .

    It is a block from Beale and the trolley is right there .

    Hotel has a rooftop pool  :)

    My #1. choice

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    Not sure if there is a bar ?


    Modified to say it has a bar/ lounge and resturant !
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #80 on: January 19, 2015, 10:53:14 am »
Another thing to consider is parking.  The doubletree charges $22/night.  That's not horrible, but if everything else is similar, free parking would be a benefit.  I checked the Doubletree's suites and they're fairly priced.

I would prefer a kitchenette area but couldn't locate a hotel yet that has them. 
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #81 on: January 19, 2015, 12:35:46 pm »
Another thing to consider is parking.  The doubletree charges $22/night.  That's not horrible, but if everything else is similar, free parking would be a benefit.  I checked the Doubletree's suites and they're fairly priced.

I would prefer a kitchenette area but couldn't locate a hotel yet that has them.

Residence Inn would have a kitchenette area in all rooms/suites, as they are an "Extended Stay" chain.  They also provide free continental breakfasts (as does the Springhill Suites).

Personally -- I'd prefer anything in the Marriott family, as that is where we usually stay and I have Platinum status, but I'm good with anything listed here.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #82 on: January 19, 2015, 01:13:25 pm »
megabus stops in memphis, super cheap with a ticket booked now, really nice coach buses are much better than the dirty dog, known for keeping a tight schedule

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #83 on: January 19, 2015, 03:26:34 pm »


  Bob just told me the last we stayed in Memphis it was at
  Comfort Inn Downtown , close to beale street also .

  No resturant or bar  :'(

  It's cheap !     $160 a night  :)

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 Does have a POOL .


    Parking is $8.00 a day  :)
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #84 on: January 19, 2015, 05:09:52 pm »

  Bob just told me the last we stayed in Memphis it was at
  Comfort Inn Downtown , close to beale street also .

  No restaurant or bar  :'(

  It's cheap !     $160 a night  :)

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 Does have a POOL .


    Parking is $8.00 a day  :)

Restaurants aren't a big deal, but NO BAR!!!!!   Scandalous.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #85 on: January 19, 2015, 05:58:24 pm »
The Doubletree and Holiday Inn both have bars in them. i checked others but those were the only hotels I could find with a bar in them.

The Holiday Inn also has a restaurant, coffee shop and free parking. It also is a bit cheaper.

I think it is also a bit older than than the Doubletree, for whatever that is worth. We have stayed in a number of older hotels and had wonderful experiences with them.

I would like to narrow the choice of hotels to two or three. That would make it easier.

Also, are we planning on booking ourselves in or are we going to try for a group rate. I don't have much experience with the group rate thing, so advice, assistance, etc., would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #86 on: January 19, 2015, 07:46:43 pm »
Last year the AMG was pretty much cancelled because they needed a credit card to hold Group rooms, and no-one was keen to hand one over,(understandable I guess) at least I think that was the reason, please correct me if I'm wrong.'

If that was the case I would hate  to see that happen again, so maybe we could book our own rooms, unless of course someone is prepared to hand over a credit card.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #87 on: January 19, 2015, 08:32:09 pm »
If we all booked rooms, say ten rooms, could we then ask them for a group rate? Tell them that their competitor has offered us a group rate?

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« Reply #88 on: January 19, 2015, 08:56:36 pm »
If we all booked rooms, say ten rooms, could we then ask them for a group rate? Tell them that their competitor has offered us a group rate?

Thats a great idea . When we choose a hotel one of us can ask about getting a group rate once we book the rooms Ö I would be happy to make some calls or you guys can pick someone else Ö pick a hotel and we can go from there .
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #89 on: January 19, 2015, 09:10:13 pm »
I'm happy with that plan, it could work.

You're a wee sly one Basquo.. ;D

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #90 on: January 20, 2015, 01:20:14 am »
I am going to try and negotiate a group rate.  I had pretty much decided to try the Doubletree and the Holiday Inn for sure but would like a third one as well.  It might be possible to get a break on parking at Doubletree if we ask.  Can't hurt.  We have the best chance if we establish a group.  I am guessing there is a hard ten room minimum but I am going to try to find that out also.  I will be willing to guarantee the group on a credit card but there will be a very clear cutoff date for reservations against the block.  In this way, there is no danger of my being charged. 

I was too busy at work and moving last year to try and intervene and keep the San Diego AMG alive.  As it turned out, i couldn't have even attended anyway.  I really want this to work so I will step in and see what I can do.  After I get the information, we can discuss it quickly on here and make a decision. 

We will definitely get a better rate if we have a group block of rooms.

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01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
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01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #91 on: January 20, 2015, 01:22:22 am »
... oh and we have to have an onsite bar...it is an AMG tradition and an AMG necessity.  What would Rocky say?

 :)

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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
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #92 on: January 20, 2015, 09:27:09 am »
The Holiday Inn is older and not as nice as the Doubletree but if it's cheaper (free parking) and you're basically just using it for sleeping, it's fine. It's location is ideal. It's right across the street from The Peabody (the south's grand hotel) and walking distance to all the sights downtown. There are cool bars and popular restaurant, steps from the front door.

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« Reply #93 on: January 20, 2015, 09:41:02 am »
I love the Holiday Inn suggestion and the free parking will help allot .
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #94 on: January 20, 2015, 10:11:03 am »
I'm sure I'd be happy with any of the hotels, but if the Holiday Inn has free parking that will make it a lot easier for those who are driving (I'll be flying).  Since Daschsy says it has a good location with bars and restaurants steps from the door, it sounds like a winner to me.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #95 on: January 20, 2015, 10:50:44 am »
Here's some info on the Holiday Inn downtown.

http://www.hisdowntownmemphis.com

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #96 on: January 20, 2015, 05:37:38 pm »
I have contacted the Holiday Inn and discussed our needs.  I will be getting a formal proposal from them very quickly.  In short, the group minimum is ten rooms.  They have availability for more if we need them.  The group rate will be $149 per night plus tax.  Someone suggested there was free parking.  That information is incorrect.  None of the downtown hotels offer free parking.  Parking is by valet only at the Holiday Inn and the rate is $22 per night (like all of the other hotels) although here there are in and out privileges.  There are other garages nearby but no in and out privileges and higher rates for overnight. 

I will also talk to group sales at the Doubletree and the Hampton and we can compare the offers as well.

Any of these hotels are going to require a minimum number of rooms in order to get a group rate.  The group rate will almost always be less than any individual rate we could get for ourselves.  In order to get a group rate, there will have to be a credit card guarantee on the group.  I will be willing to do this but will exercise the no cost cancellation provision if we do not reserve the required minimum rooms.

Hope to have the other hotel information for everyone very soon.

This is progress from last year!  Glad to help.

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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
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #97 on: January 20, 2015, 05:51:37 pm »
Just got off the phone with group sales at the Doubletree.  They will offer a minimum of ten rooms at $179 a night plus tax.  They also have valet parking with in and out privileges at $22 a night.  I think we can assume this $22 rate is going to be constant everywhere we check in downtown Memphis.  They also have more than ten rooms at the moment at this rate. 

As we compare, price of course is important, but I would also suggest looking at the reviews, looking at amenities and walking distances.  This hotel is somewhat closer to Beale Street and is newer.  We can decide whether it worth $30 a night more than the Holiday Inn.

I will have a formal proposal from them in a day or so.

I am also going to check the with Hampton as it is also closest to Beale Street.

More coming!

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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
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #98 on: January 20, 2015, 06:07:31 pm »
I just spoke with the Hampton Inn near Beale Street.  Same ten room minimum.  Additional rooms if we need them.  Their rate is $194 plus tax.  Their parking is self parking (the others are valet) at $17 a day with in and out privileges.  Their garage is attached to the hotel itself.  Unlike the Doubletree or the Holiday Inn, the Hampton offers a free breakfast every day although it ends at 10 am on weekdays and 11 am on weekend.  I will have a formal proposal from them in a day or so.

Are there other hotels anyone wishes me to check?  We have three now.

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
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
08/16:  Switch from Atripla to Genvoya

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #99 on: January 20, 2015, 06:20:21 pm »
The Doubletree isn't any closer to Beale than the Holiday Inn. They are on the same street, almost next to each other. The Hampton is basically on Beale Street and I've heard goods things about it.

You should get a quote from the Westin Beale Street

http://www.westinmemphisbealestreet.com
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #100 on: January 20, 2015, 08:24:03 pm »
I will give them a call on Wednesday and speak with the group sales manager.  This is the first hotel we have looked at the charges for wi-fi at $12.95 a day.  For me, that is a deal breaker unless the price is below the market.  I can't imagine they would be underneath the $149 for the Holiday Inn which has free wifi even though it is an older property.  Nevertheless, sometimes you can get a good deal when you are putting a group together and I will see what they offer.

thanks for the suggestion!
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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
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
08/16:  Switch from Atripla to Genvoya

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #101 on: January 20, 2015, 08:57:05 pm »
I am the one who thought there was free parking at the Holiday Inn. I must have misunderstood the description when I was on line.

Sorry bout that,

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #102 on: January 20, 2015, 10:03:49 pm »
Well, if you let us spank you an extra time at AMG I think that will be sufficient.  :-)  Really, we are miles ahead of last year.  We will have an additional proposal tomorrow.  We can decide fairly quickly.  Our task is to make sure we book TEN rooms.  Anything else is gravy.  With a concrete proposal, dates, and costs...we can spend the next months trying to get others to come.  It was hard last year because so much seemed unsure. 

The best part is that we can begin to plan the actual tenth anniversary of AMG and have an appropriate memorial for Rocky as well as the others.  I am excited!

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
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #103 on: January 20, 2015, 10:18:42 pm »
Once we have dates and location locked, I can get the 2015 Grants Committee in motion.  Will check with former members this week to see if they are still interested and, if not, put out a call for other volunteers.  The sooner we start this, the more donations may come in - thus helping ensure some additional attendees.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #104 on: January 20, 2015, 10:41:26 pm »
Yea Mike!

I thought for sure you would comment on the opportunity to spank Mark...but I guess there will be time for that later!

I am going on a 14 day cruise in the Baltics this June....Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Talinn, St. Petersburg, Helskini, Stockholm, Arhaus, and back to Rotterdam.  Very excited to visit some new countries. 

And...excited to visit Beale Street and Memphis with AMG.

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
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
08/16:  Switch from Atripla to Genvoya

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #105 on: January 20, 2015, 10:49:39 pm »
Once we have dates and location locked, I can get the 2015 Grants Committee in motion.  Will check with former members this week to see if they are still interested and, if not, put out a call for other volunteers.  The sooner we start this, the more donations may come in - thus helping ensure some additional attendees.

Mike

To wit:

I propose we officially name Memphis as the location and the dates from July 30 through Aug. 4.

Anyone with any other ideas speak now or pack for a Southern adventure.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #106 on: January 21, 2015, 01:15:33 am »
To wit:

I propose we officially name Memphis as the location and the dates from July 30 through Aug. 4.

Anyone with any other ideas speak now or pack for a Southern adventure.

HUGS,

Mark

Jen and I are ready for our Southern Adventure.....again. ;)

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #107 on: January 23, 2015, 09:12:20 am »
Will join you in MEMPHIS.   Have just found that the ATLANTA flight from TOKYO will be convenient for me to get to MEMPHIS. 
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #108 on: January 23, 2015, 01:43:12 pm »
Still needing comments, discussion and recommendation on the three hotels.  Also each of them will require a minimum of ten booked and occupied rooms in order to secure the group rate and group booking privileges.  The sooner we solidify the block, the easier it will be to promote the event to others.  Of course, we need to wait to sign the agreement and establish the group before anyone makes reservations. 

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
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #109 on: January 23, 2015, 05:05:54 pm »
 Price wise these two are the best offer:

Springhill Suites By Marriott Memphis Downtown
85 West Court Avenue Memphis, TN, 38103 United States, 866-573-4235 at  $154 per night.

Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
250 N Main St Memphis, TN, 38103 United States, 866-925-867 at $155 per night.

The first option is closer to Beale Street.

Unless these two are falling down they would be my choice, it doesn't matter to me if they don't have a bar or restaurant, there are enough of those outside the hotels.

As for parking I really don't know much about that, but as always I will go with the majority vote.

Please help Gary out with choices and lets get this going...so start posting guys.  ;)

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #110 on: January 23, 2015, 05:17:59 pm »
I am fine with Springhill Suites By Marriott Memphis Downtown or any other place that is chosen for that matter . I am pretty easy to please so I am going to leave it to Gary or whoever is doing the hotel planning Ö use your discretion and I will be happy with the choice . I am looking forward to seeing everyone and will be happy no matter where we stay .
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« Reply #111 on: January 23, 2015, 05:35:43 pm »
You do not want to stay at the Sheraton. It's on the opposite end of downtown from Beale Street and not in a tourist friendly area of town, especially at night.

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« Reply #112 on: January 23, 2015, 05:47:08 pm »
I will be there a couple days. but I won't be staying over night. as where I will be living at the time is just a short drive to Memphis. .but I look forward to meeting as many I as I can while there!
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #113 on: January 23, 2015, 06:43:30 pm »
Will join you in MEMPHIS.   Have just found that the ATLANTA flight from TOKYO will be convenient for me to get to MEMPHIS.

You will have a wonderful experience Daniel. You and Jan will be coming from half way around the globe. Hope both of your flights are seamless.
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« Reply #114 on: January 23, 2015, 06:50:47 pm »
Will join you in MEMPHIS.   Have just found that the ATLANTA flight from TOKYO will be convenient for me to get to MEMPHIS. 

Iím looking forward to meeting you Daniel and I know we will all have a great time .
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #115 on: January 23, 2015, 08:08:49 pm »
This is turning into a world wide extravaganza, one from Japan, one from Australia, one from New Zealand and one from San Antonio!


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« Reply #116 on: January 23, 2015, 08:10:54 pm »
This is turning into a world wide event, one from Japan, one from Australia, one from New Zealand and one from San Antonio!

Iím from another planet .
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« Reply #117 on: January 23, 2015, 08:11:57 pm »
Iím from another planet .

Boy that's an understatement
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #118 on: January 23, 2015, 09:12:36 pm »
Springhill Suites Marriott.  July 30-August 4...But if Gary thinks he can get  a better deal at Doubletree or Holiday Inn I say go for it....It  seems like we will easily have 10 rooms...See y'all in Memphis in late July.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #119 on: January 23, 2015, 09:36:07 pm »
Hopefully I will be joining you all.  I will be getting a free bed with one of the men (that's right), and will so love to see all these people face to face.  I just hope my roommate doesn't mind my beauty routine.  Hell, he may have one himself.

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« Reply #120 on: January 23, 2015, 09:39:25 pm »
I'm with Jody on the  Springhill Suites Marriot.

Betty can't wait to see you. I shared a room with Joe once and he was the perfect roommate. ;)

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« Reply #121 on: January 23, 2015, 09:45:12 pm »
I'm with Jody on the  Springhill Suites Marriot.

Betty can't wait to see you. I shared a room with Joe once and he was the perfect roommate. ;)

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Oh, it's not Joe, Jan.  But I believe you probably know who it is. I can't wait to meet you also!
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« Reply #122 on: January 23, 2015, 09:48:57 pm »
Can't wait to see you Betty!  Jan I modified to say whatever deal Gary can get near Beale st. is fine as you seem to have stated.

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« Reply #123 on: January 23, 2015, 09:49:19 pm »
Betty is going to be my roommate Ö. who knows what might happen Ö I may do her Ö hair that is .
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« Reply #124 on: January 23, 2015, 09:52:47 pm »
I can't wait to meet you Jody!  Yes, Jeff is putting me up.  And he may do me, uh, my hair. ;)
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« Reply #125 on: January 23, 2015, 09:54:51 pm »
Oh I knew it wasn't Joe Betty.  ;D

I just accused your man if two timing me...he has never offered to do my hair.  ;)

Jody that's fine, I agree, if Gary can get a good deal at any of the other hotels it's fine with me.

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« Reply #126 on: January 23, 2015, 11:47:37 pm »
I will try and get a group rate offer at the Spring Hill on Monday.  The Holiday Inn offer is still the lowest at the moment ($149) and it is literally adjacent to the Beale Street area.  I will post the offer when I get it.

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01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
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07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
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« Reply #127 on: January 24, 2015, 06:51:13 am »
I will try and get a group rate offer at the Spring Hill on Monday.  The Holiday Inn offer is still the lowest at the moment ($149) and it is literally adjacent to the Beale Street area.  I will post the offer when I get it.

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« Reply #128 on: January 24, 2015, 01:07:24 pm »
The Holiday Inn Is a much better location.

I would say Dachsunds recommendation of the Holiday Inn is of utmost value.  The location near Beale St. is I believe more important than saving a few bucks so I say if Gary finds all things relatively equal to go with that.

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« Reply #129 on: January 24, 2015, 01:42:26 pm »
I would say Dachsunds recommendation of the Holiday Inn is of utmost value.  The location near Beale St. is I believe more important than saving a few bucks so I say if Gary finds all things relatively equal to go with that.

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« Reply #130 on: January 24, 2015, 03:58:15 pm »
The main difference is price.  Roughly the same parking fee (other than Hampton which is $10 a day cheaper.)  Hampton is the only free breakfast but is the most expensive room.  All the ones I have quoted are "close" to Beale Street.  Other than the Westin (and their internet rate is higher than everyone else's) we have the information.  Price is not the only consideration I know, but it is important to many people. 

I hope to hear the preferences of more people before I sign a contract with one particular place.  Sooner rather than later is highly encouraged.

Thanks to those who have already weighed in....after this, we can actually talk about planning the event itself...much more fun! and our Grants group can begin their good work too.

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« Reply #131 on: January 24, 2015, 04:10:27 pm »
OK Holiday Inn it is then, that's my choice.

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« Reply #132 on: January 24, 2015, 06:04:42 pm »
I would say my top two choices would be:

Holiday Inn

Springhill Suites.

Betty, I am looking forward to meeting you as well! 

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« Reply #133 on: January 24, 2015, 08:33:17 pm »
Holiday Inn.  Mark, can't wait to meet you also.
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« Reply #134 on: January 24, 2015, 08:41:45 pm »
Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis   :)   
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« Reply #135 on: January 24, 2015, 09:35:47 pm »
My choice is wherever y'all will be.  That's better than any amenities any place could offer.  :)

I also didn't realize it's over 1200 miles roundtrip.  It's pert near Arkansas for god's sake.   Greg said that's not too far to drive so at least I'll be well rested and ready to go once we get there.   ;D
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« Reply #136 on: January 24, 2015, 09:40:51 pm »
My choice is wherever y'all will be.  That's better than any amenities any place could offer.  :)

I also didn't realize it's over 1200 miles roundtrip.  It's pert near Arkansas for god's sake.   Greg said that's not too far to drive so at least I'll be well rested and ready to go once we get there.   ;D
lol it isn't a bad trip really I go from here to Ohio once a year. worst part of that drive will be the western ky parkway if you go that way. long boring ride. which Is why I don't go that way I go down through Lexington on 68 two lane highway but goes by all the horse farms!
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« Reply #137 on: January 25, 2015, 01:06:14 pm »
My choice is wherever y'all will be.  That's better than any amenities any place could offer.  :)

I also didn't realize it's over 1200 miles roundtrip.  It's pert near Arkansas for god's sake.   Greg said that's not too far to drive so at least I'll be well rested and ready to go once we get there.   ;D

   I drive through Arkansas to get to Memphis  :)
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« Reply #138 on: January 25, 2015, 04:06:50 pm »
   I drive through Arkansas to get to Memphis  :)
  Hmmm why? lol
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« Reply #139 on: January 26, 2015, 12:43:42 am »
I don't know how long it takes to drive through Arkansas,  from west to east, but some years ago, I drove from Memphis to Jericho ARKANSAS and it was a nice drive.  No big deal.   I am sorry.   

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« Reply #140 on: January 26, 2015, 01:30:45 am »
daniel,

memphis style bar b que is some of the most famous in america

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« Reply #141 on: January 26, 2015, 06:44:31 am »
Memphis borders Arkansas, just a quick swim across the Mississippi. There's a Friday's across the street from the hotel. I think anyone buying bbq there would be arrested or at least publicly humiliated. To Memphians, if it ain't Memphis style, it ain't BBQ.

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« Reply #142 on: January 26, 2015, 06:46:11 am »
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Goodness.  I sometimes have a chance to eat at an officers' club at the US Navy base here in TOKYO, actually Yokosuka, and I  thought theirs was the best BBQ.  I must definitely go to MEMPHIS  this time.
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« Reply #143 on: January 26, 2015, 06:47:59 am »
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« Reply #144 on: January 27, 2015, 11:11:28 am »
  Hmmm why? lol

  I don't not know how you go Initforlife ?

  Bob and  I take Hwy # 67 down to #63 into Memphis .

 More than half of my trip is in Arkansas  :)
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« Reply #145 on: January 27, 2015, 12:01:24 pm »
I decided to check the cost of airfare instead of allowing Greg drive so many hours while I sleep.  :)  $900.00 for 2 round trip tickets....wow!  Still doesn't make sense that my cheapest airfare so far has been the furthest flight I've taken.  Seattle was just a little over $200 IIRC.

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« Reply #146 on: January 27, 2015, 12:45:58 pm »
I decided to check the cost of airfare instead of allowing Greg drive so many hours while I sleep.  :)  $900.00 for 2 round trip tickets....wow!  Still doesn't make sense that my cheapest airfare so far has been the furthest flight I've taken.  Seattle was just a little over $200 IIRC.



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« Reply #147 on: January 27, 2015, 05:19:53 pm »
A month before you fly is when you find the nest deals ... around a month give or take, cant remember .

This has become less and less true, in my experience, since the airlines have consolidated so much.  It can sometimes be even more expensive a month out if it's a popular route.  The airlines have all cut supply, so as a flight fills, they do not need to cut the price down.  I start looking at prices as soon as I have decided that I need to fly somewhere -- often 10 months out.  I try to gauge about what I want to pay and see how close I can get over time and then I usually book 1-2 months out, if I haven't seen the price I want.  Also -- it can sometimes be substantially cheaper to book one-way flights (even on different airlines) than roundtrip.  this used to never be true, but I see it more and more now.

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« Reply #148 on: January 27, 2015, 05:23:34 pm »
Works the other way for me, the earlier I can book a flight the better the fare. We have to get in real early, that's why I need to know how things are going, but it is what it is, I know we can't rush these gatherings.

If it's later then I have to pay more to come and see your smiling faces, so y'all better may it worth while.. :D

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« Reply #149 on: January 27, 2015, 05:24:36 pm »
Works the other way for me, the earlier I can book a flight the better the fare. We have to get in real early, that's why I need to know how things are going, but it is what it is, I know we can't rush these gatherings.

If it's later then I have to pay more to come and see your smiling faces, so y'all better may it worth while.. :D

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« Reply #150 on: January 27, 2015, 05:27:52 pm »
Don't you dare get me started on those bloody things, I do crazy things, like go dancing in Leather bars.... ;D

Can't wait to see your smiling face again, and hear that dirty laugh of yours. ;)

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« Reply #151 on: January 27, 2015, 05:37:14 pm »
I can see we're all excited again about AMG.  For some reason, it appears many of us simply had an awful period during the planning and follow through with last year's event.  I won't mention all that was happening during that period again.

I can't wait for y'all to meet the other Greg but I need  all to promise me that even though you'll like him better, don't let it be obvious.  :)

I don't remember the drinkies I bought Jan but I totally remember the god awful restaurant that I begged someone to go to for days.  She agreed and basically ended up with 2 entrees.  I still can't believe a vegetarian restaurant of any culture serves meat. 
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« Reply #152 on: January 27, 2015, 06:03:40 pm »


I don't remember the drinkies I bought Jan but I totally remember the god awful restaurant that I begged someone to go to for days.  She agreed and basically ended up with 2 entrees.  I still can't believe a vegetarian restaurant of any culture serves meat.

I enjoyed our meal date, I say date because we were the only two left at the hotel because of our hangovers, everyone else had gone their merry ways, although Rocky (bless his heart)  did try and get me out of bed.  :D

Not sure what I ate but it sobered me up, so for that I thank you, BTW it was my very first vegetarian restaurant.

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« Reply #153 on: January 27, 2015, 06:11:47 pm »
OH, I remember.  An authentic Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant.  I saw the bright sign from my room for days.  It wasn't meant for tourists as nobody spoke English and we had to simply point at our selections.  They didn't serve any beverages that I even recognized.

I was delivered some sort of wrap that was disgusting.  It tasted like slime so I opened it up and we witnessed raw shrimp that could probably have been brought back to life.  Obviously, I did not need to eat anything else that day.

OOOPS, we're getting so off track.   OH well, time to get excited.
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« Reply #154 on: January 27, 2015, 07:13:15 pm »
I will start checking rates then .
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« Reply #155 on: January 27, 2015, 08:31:49 pm »
I will start checking rates then .

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« Reply #156 on: January 27, 2015, 08:51:55 pm »
I do crazy things, like go dancing in Leather bars.... ;D
But it was a wonderful time, wasn't it? :)
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« Reply #157 on: January 27, 2015, 10:13:41 pm »
Don't you dare get me started on those bloody things, I do crazy things, like go dancing in Leather bars.... ;D

Can't wait to see your smiling face again, and hear that dirty laugh of yours. ;)

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« Reply #158 on: January 28, 2015, 02:47:17 am »
But it was a wonderful time, wasn't it? :)

Oh yes it was Mikie.. ;D

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« Reply #159 on: January 28, 2015, 02:49:27 am »
Just do what Sid and I do -- stick to non-alcoholic drinks.  We remember EVERYTHING and can use them against others......  (cue evil laugh).    8)

Sid just might be able to accompany me this time too -- he hasn't been to AMG since the Lemondrop filled Seattle edition.

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« Reply #160 on: January 28, 2015, 06:41:24 pm »
I missed the infamous "lemon drop" night in Seattle because I was already sufficiently schnockered in the hotel bar and went straight to bed!  I marveled at how everyone else hauled themselves up Capitol Hill and back down.  The stories the next day were priceless!

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #161 on: January 29, 2015, 11:04:35 am »
I was mostly innocent the night of the lemon drop.

Really, I remember getting back to the hotel and everything.

I may have had a tipple or two, and did grab someone's backside in the leather bar, but, really, I was totally innocent.

Now, the day of the lavender martinis, that is another story.

Or, were they the same day?  :o

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« Reply #162 on: January 29, 2015, 11:09:06 am »
That leather bar was serving drinks in big beer glasses and filling them over half full of booze . I only had 3 drinks there and was totally bombed ... Henry and I left and had a drink at another bar as well ... It was a night to remember except for the ones who were in leather bar excessive booze blackout . 
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« Reply #163 on: January 29, 2015, 11:27:45 am »
I was mostly innocent the night of the lemon drop.

Really, I remember getting back to the hotel and everything.

I may have had a tipple or two, and did grab someone's backside in the leather bar, but, really, I was totally innocent.

Now, the day of the lavender martinis, that is another story.

Or, were they the same day?  :o

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Yes they were the same day, you and I were in charge of scouting all the awesome places.  I think we started our trek around lunch time.  I'm just grateful I made it back to the hotel by breakfast.  :)  And I won't mention whom I witnessed arriving shortly after I did.  :)
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« Reply #164 on: January 29, 2015, 03:13:04 pm »
and then there was the Sky Terrace in Chicago....

makes me wonders what stories await on Beale Street in Memphis!

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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
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
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08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #165 on: January 29, 2015, 08:51:13 pm »
That leather bar was serving drinks in big beer glasses and filling them over half full of booze . I only had 3 drinks there and was totally bombed ... Henry and I left and had a drink at another bar as well ... It was a night to remember except for the ones who were in leather bar excessive booze blackout .

I don't remember know what you're talking about.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #166 on: January 29, 2015, 08:51:56 pm »
I don't remember know what you're talking about.

LOL Ö I barely do .
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #167 on: January 30, 2015, 12:56:42 am »
and then there was the Sky Terrace in Chicago....

Gary

Oh yes, that was a grand day! Eternal blessings on our Henry and his supply of Dewar's.

Then there was the place across the street where the bartender nearly caught the place on fire during a demonstration.

And the visit to Boys Town.

Oh, Memphis, here we come!

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #168 on: January 30, 2015, 07:03:11 am »
Oh yes, that was a grand day! Eternal blessings on our Henry and his supply of Dewar's.

Then there was the place across the street where the bartender nearly caught the place on fire during a demonstration.

And the visit to Boys Town.

Oh, Memphis, here we come!

HUGS,

Mark
oh, and don't forget our groupie's and their Jell-O shots!!!

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #169 on: January 30, 2015, 11:44:09 am »
I would like to finalize the hotel arrangements.  Are we safe with establishing a room block of 10 rooms for Thursday through Tuesday at the Holiday Inn?  At the moment, they have additional rooms (and hopefully we will need them) but it would be best to go with the minimum for the purpose of getting a contract.  Keep in mind, we will have to guarantee the ten rooms or cancel the entire block.  If we had to cancel the block, I am fairly certain we could make those individual reservations most likely at the same rate but that is not guaranteed at this moment.  I just want to be sure we are comfortable with a ten room guarantee.  We will have a cutoff time for reservations once we get this set up.  I am sure we will be able to add people afterwards as long as they have rooms.  I just want to be sure that our consensus is with the offer from the Holiday Inn.

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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
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #170 on: January 30, 2015, 11:53:24 am »
Sounds Great Gary !
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #171 on: January 30, 2015, 02:45:31 pm »
Sounds good to me Gary...now we just need to know who is definitely attending.

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« Reply #172 on: January 30, 2015, 04:19:47 pm »
Gary -
Sounds like a plan!!  I will be using one of the 10 (hopefully with Sid too).

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #173 on: January 30, 2015, 08:17:35 pm »
  I'm all ready to go  :)
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #174 on: January 30, 2015, 08:57:29 pm »
Yea Mike!

I thought for sure you would comment on the opportunity to spank Mark...but I guess there will be time for that later!

I am going on a 14 day cruise in the Baltics this June....Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Talinn, St. Petersburg, Helskini, Stockholm, Arhaus, and back to Rotterdam.  Very excited to visit some new countries. 

And...excited to visit Beale Street and Memphis with AMG.

Gary
I missed this message.....   I am dying to go on the Baltic cruise -- can't wait to hear all about it!!

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #175 on: January 30, 2015, 09:14:00 pm »
Count me in for Memphis.  I'm ready to make a reservation at the Holiday Inn as soon as the block of rooms is established.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #176 on: January 30, 2015, 09:15:38 pm »
I missed this message.....   I am dying to go on the Baltic cruise -- can't wait to hear all about it!!

M

I want to do this cruise too . I have a friends who just got back and want me to go with next time cause they loved it so much they want to do it all over .

As soon as we get the go I will be booking a room in Memphis .
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #177 on: January 30, 2015, 09:35:41 pm »
pft... Miss P did that Baltic cruise nine years ago. My parents took me when they thought I was about to croak.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #178 on: January 31, 2015, 03:00:29 am »
This sounds like fun! Can I come?
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« Reply #179 on: January 31, 2015, 09:50:25 am »
This sounds like fun! Can I come?


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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #180 on: February 01, 2015, 08:07:52 pm »
Hey Gary,

Yes, the Holiday Inn is fine with me a well.

Just saying . . . :)

HUGS,

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #181 on: February 02, 2015, 08:28:33 pm »
I want to do this cruise too . I have a friends who just got back and want me to go with next time cause they loved it so much they want to do it all over .

As soon as we get the go I will be booking a room in Memphis .

I would love to do this cruise but it would cost an arm and a leg from here...but if it meant sailing with you guys then I would stop eating for a year.. ;).

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« Reply #182 on: February 02, 2015, 08:35:28 pm »
I would love to do this cruise but it would cost an arm and a leg from here...but if it meant sailing with you guys then I would stop eating for a year.. ;).

Aroha
Jan :-*

It would be fun for sure . I need to stop spending money on all that bling I buy for Art projects and I could travel again LOL .
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #183 on: February 09, 2015, 12:20:42 am »
Hi.
I will stay with my friends living in JERICHO ARKANSAS and drive to MEMPHIS.
TOKYO - ATLANTA - MEMPHIS.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #184 on: February 09, 2015, 10:52:37 pm »
I tried re-reading this long thread. Can someone tell me what dates were eventually decide on for this year's AMG and perhaps it would be nice to have a "sticky" thread that has the exact details as they accrue so one doesn't have to wade through all of the conversation. It's daunting for someone new popping in.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #185 on: February 09, 2015, 10:58:04 pm »
I would love to do this cruise but it would cost an arm and a leg from here...but if it meant sailing with you guys then I would stop eating for a year.. ;).

Aroha
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How much is a flight to the states?  And, how are those seats?  I would love to visit Australia and New Zealand, but I have this picture of just a little more leg room, than we get on regional flights here.  Well, unless you're in first class and get one of those pods, that allow you to recline fully.  I would need that.  Can I get that for $500 ..lol?

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #186 on: February 10, 2015, 12:20:45 am »
I tried re-reading this long thread. Can someone tell me what dates were eventually decide on for this year's AMG and perhaps it would be nice to have a "sticky" thread that has the exact details as they accrue so one doesn't have to wade through all of the conversation. It's daunting for someone new popping in.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #187 on: February 10, 2015, 12:31:43 am »
I think we will have a "sticky" thread when the contract is confirmed.  I signed and faxed it on Friday.  We will post hotel information, contact information, etc.  The dates are July 29- August 4.  The hotel is the Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis. 

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01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
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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
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #188 on: February 10, 2015, 08:54:09 am »
Thanks, Gary ;)

Oddly I don't recall it running for an entire week last time I went but maybe my memory is fuzzy.
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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #189 on: February 10, 2015, 10:48:17 pm »
Gary...I believe the dates are Thursday, July 30 at check in until Tuesday, August 4 at check out.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #190 on: February 10, 2015, 11:31:13 pm »
Jody,

You are correct.  I typed that without looking at a calendar.  Oops!

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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
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
08/16:  Switch from Atripla to Genvoya

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #191 on: February 11, 2015, 07:51:15 pm »
Cant wait to book it! Thanks for your work Gary ;)

*cough* you didnt hear this from me but we may have The queen of Philly gracing us this year.

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Re: Official choice of place and time for AMG 2015
« Reply #192 on: February 11, 2015, 10:39:52 pm »
Cant wait to book it! Thanks for your work Gary ;)

*cough* you didnt hear this from me but we may have The queen of Philly gracing us this year.

Wow! so Memphis is just mere blocks from Miss P then...well colour me surprised.   ;)

Aroha
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