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Meaniefest II - Master list of Attendees

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Edited 9/15/2003 4:52:18 PM ET by MEAN CHEF

Wolvie's picture

(post #56693, reply #41 of 258)

I get in thurs evening. Maybe we can have an after dinner cocktail or something!

Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time - Abe Lincoln.

 

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56693, reply #42 of 258)

Thursday works for me - I think we're planning on staying until Monday. Who's up for a visit to the Jimi Hendrix museum while we're there?

 
"We know that the tail must wag the dog,
for the horse is drawn by the cart;
But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old:
'It's clever, but is it Art?'"
— Rudyard Kipling, "The Conundrum of the
Workshops"

Jangomango's picture

(post #56693, reply #43 of 258)

Jimi museum?  I'd love to go.  I've missed it every trip so far.

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56693, reply #44 of 258)

Great! I was afraid I was going to have to go alone -- not that that would have stopped me, but the more the merrier.

 
"We know that the tail must wag the dog,
for the horse is drawn by the cart;
But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old:
'It's clever, but is it Art?'"
— Rudyard Kipling, "The Conundrum of the
Workshops"

Wolvie's picture

(post #56693, reply #49 of 258)

I'll go along - don't want to miss that again!

Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time - Abe Lincoln.

 

Wolvie's picture

(post #56693, reply #8 of 258)

arriving 8:43 PM Thursday, Oct 2. Departing 1:45PM Monday, Oct 6.


Staying at the Marriott unless priceline comes up with something better. :-)


Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time - Abe Lincoln.

 

Glenys's picture

(post #56693, reply #9 of 258)

We'll have to post a little map with the hotels on it. I think we'll stay at the W unless there's a really great deal at another hotel.

MadMom's picture

(post #56693, reply #10 of 258)

It's a shame that we seem to be splitting up all over, because it was more fun when everyone was at the same hotel.  Still, the ones people have mentioned so far are all close to each other, well within walking distance, so that should help. 

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

Wolvie's picture

(post #56693, reply #11 of 258)

what rate did you get for that one? I know mine is a bit higher than folks are paying at the Sheraton and such, but I do like the hotel in general. Still - if we can consolidate a bit more, as MM says, it would be cool.


Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time - Abe Lincoln.

 

Wolvie's picture

(post #56693, reply #17 of 258)

update - add one - my sister Pat is joining us!

Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time - Abe Lincoln.

 

Jangomango's picture

(post #56693, reply #18 of 258)

Neat. Lovely lady.

Wolvie's picture

(post #56693, reply #19 of 258)

see? I knew you were over the 50% mark. Where are you staying? ;-)

Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time - Abe Lincoln.

 

Jangomango's picture

(post #56693, reply #20 of 258)

Not sure of such fine details yet.

PeterDurand's picture

(post #56693, reply #21 of 258)

I hope you are planing on visiting here.

I am at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table  -  Rodney Dangerfield

Jangomango's picture

(post #56693, reply #22 of 258)

Plans are definitely coming together.   There may be some slight green card hitches at LAX,  so I'm trying to think like a dumb airport immigration guy who hasn't quite mastered any language let alone English,  and be ready for the nonsense.    

Gretchen's picture

(post #56693, reply #23 of 258)

I just heard that "people" will not be allowed to transfer/change planes within the US without a visa.  I don't know yours and Assibams status of citizenship.  MIght be something to check out so there are no surprises.  This may be what Assibams has been referring to in earlier posts.

Gretchen

Gretchen
assibams's picture

(post #56693, reply #24 of 258)

The Visa Waiver program is still in effect for these countries: Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and The United Kingdom. This means citizens from these countries can stay in the US for 90 days without a visa, visits longer than that still require a regular visitor's visa in the passport. I will however check with the Embassy here in Germany if any changes to these rules apply.


The problems I had entering the US were only when I travelled with DH, who is a legal resident in the US. Since the customs form is to be filled out one for each family, we did just so, and then had the problem which line to chose (non-resident or resident). Whichever line we took, we were always questioned, sometimes in an INS office, why I did not have or apply for a green card. The last holiday together in the States we just filed our own customs form (DH on one, me and the kids on the other) and entered the US separate.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

Gretchen's picture

(post #56693, reply #26 of 258)

 

The Visa Waiver program is still in effect for these countries: Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland


What I heard was on NPR and very quickly. It was as if it was a new and different handling because of the new threat they feel about airplanes.


Gretchen
Gretchen
Gretchen's picture

(post #56693, reply #27 of 258)

To put it to rest here is an article on CNN.  I think you are absolutely correct.


http://edition.cnn.com/2003/TRAVEL/08/02/visa.policy/index.html


Gretchen
Gretchen
Jangomango's picture

(post #56693, reply #29 of 258)

Thanks for posting that - and to you Assibams.  Very helpful.

assibams's picture

(post #56693, reply #30 of 258)

Thank you, Gretchen. The article saved me a phone call to the US Embassy, they too have a nasty phone tree and it is more than complicated to get someone on the phone who knows anything.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56693, reply #31 of 258)

I'm not working full-time now and would be pleased to try to call an embassy or consular office for you if you'd like . . . let me know if I can help.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

assibams's picture

(post #56693, reply #32 of 258)

Thanks for the offer, jill. But I do not think I need any more informations right now. I checked an official site, too, and it seems for the visa waiver program nothing has changed, unless the connecting flight continues to Canada, Mexico and some other country. I sure hope Washington does not declare independance before October LOL

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

MadMom's picture

(post #56693, reply #25 of 258)

Aussie - I'm planning on renting a car and heading for Vancouver after Meaniefest, and I think Michael will be coming along, and possibly my DH.  You're welcome to ride up there with us if you have a few extra days.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

Jangomango's picture

(post #56693, reply #28 of 258)

That sounds wonderful MM.   I would love to join you only my ticket is now in concrete, never to be changed except for broken limbs,  death or terrorists - the usual fine print.  I am in California for a couple of weeks before Meaniefiest but return home immediately afterwards.


MC  - guess you'd better move me up a notch on your masterlist there, but I'm still not sure about arrival time.

Biscuits's picture

(post #56693, reply #56 of 258)

Wolverine - which Marriott are you staying at?  There's the Courtyard, the one at the Conference Center, Embassy Suites, etc. - several downtown. 


I was just trying to look at a map and see where we all are relative to each other.


 


 


wtf    - Biscuit

Ancora Imparo -

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #56693, reply #57 of 258)

The new waterfront Marriot.  You haven't been paying attention.

Biscuits's picture

(post #56693, reply #58 of 258)

Apparently not...


Looks like we are pretty spread out so far.  about 3 1/2 blocks between the Westin and the Sheraton, about 7 or 8 between the Westin and the Marriott.


Guess we are all going to have to do a little walking.


 


 


wtf    - Biscuit

Ancora Imparo -

Wolvie's picture

(post #56693, reply #59 of 258)

Not too bad tho, the "blocks" in Seattle aren't that bad. I was a 10 -15 minute walk from the Sylvia during the Vancouver fest, and it worked okay.


Glad to see you have power! :-)


Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time - Abe Lincoln.

 

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #56693, reply #60 of 258)

>>Not too bad tho<<


oh sure, you won't be waddling and needing a bathroom every 1.5 blocks.


~RuthAnn

~RuthAnn