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Washington-area Fest weekend of July 10?

evelyn's picture

I'm getting ready to book tickets (Yanni will be coming with me, but he may not be at the fest with me).

I can't believe what started as a prank is shaping up into the real-deal1 I am thrilled and have convinced myself that I am totally worthy of the expense right now.LOL I also decided to bring Yanni along cause I don't think I'll ever be able to do the Family-Canada trip of my dreams, and this is a 'present' to him for finishing primary school and going to start Junior High.

So, I'm thinking of booking our departure for July 6 and will be going directly to Boston to stay with Ann. Could bus or train down to DC area for the weekend of 10-12...is that good for all interested in a DC fest?

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dorcast's picture

(post #56926, reply #1 of 55)

You are worthy!
If I can get dog care, I would drive you the NY to DC part.

evelyn's picture

(post #56926, reply #2 of 55)

If you can get dog care, I'd love the company. :-)

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
MadMom's picture

(post #56926, reply #3 of 55)

Fantastic!  That will teach you to try to pull our legs with a stunt like that.  I will plan to drive up to DC whenever you are there.  Is TracyK available that weekend?  My only conflict might be if DGD has her surgery in Cincinnati then.



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Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

evelyn's picture

(post #56926, reply #4 of 55)

now that's Fantastic! I never thought I'd really get to meet you all. Some pranks backfire in the most delightful way (and I have to really thank Ann who is making this more than possible for me - she's already scouting for stuff to do with Yanni while I come down. She'll make the most awesome auntie.LOL).

Obviously, DGD MUST come first. Hopefully, everything will work out better than great. :-)

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
AnnL's picture

(post #56926, reply #5 of 55)

... but he may not be at the fest with me


Wait a minute...I was KIDDING about leaving him here with me while you go to DC?  You're not seriously going to leave a teenage boy here for ME to take care of?!  <Ann starts hyper-ventilating>


Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

evelyn's picture

(post #56926, reply #6 of 55)

LOL you can handle horses, dogs, cats, people - in difficult situations...what's an 11-year-old Greek boy? (plus he'll help muck out the stalls)...or he could come with me.LOL

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
AnnL's picture

(post #56926, reply #7 of 55)

...what's an 11-year-old Greek boy?


Have you read that "Medical advice for a 12 yo boy thread"?!  <Ann faints>


Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

evelyn's picture

(post #56926, reply #8 of 55)

you really are making me giggle...don't you remember your cuts and scrapes...come to think of it, Yanni DID break his elbow (worst possible break, too, we had to have the arm x-rayed for 5 years after to make sure it was developing at the same rate as his other arm) falling off Ronald McDonald's head, here in Greece.LOL

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
Gretchen's picture

(post #56926, reply #9 of 55)

Well, now see, I hadn't seen this turn of events. HOW cool!! That is just great.


Tracy, will the Festival of American Life still be going on? I think they still do it, don't they?


Gretchen
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evelyn's picture

(post #56926, reply #10 of 55)

any way you can make it?

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
Gretchen's picture

(post #56926, reply #11 of 55)

No, as I said in the original prank thread, that is our beach week, and then we are going to a wedding in Ohio after that. July is gone. But you all will have a great time, and we'll look forward to hearing about it.

Gretchen

Gretchen
TracyK's picture

(post #56926, reply #12 of 55)

Woo hooo!!!!! :-)


Barring any unforeseen events, I should be here and available that weekend! I might even be 100% unpacked by then, LOL.



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MadMom's picture

(post #56926, reply #13 of 55)

If not, maybe we could have an unpacking party?  I'm much better at packing than unpacking, though.  Packed virtually everything in our house before we moved up here.  Still have about a gazillion boxes in the basement.  Thank heaven for basements!



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

TracyK's picture

(post #56926, reply #14 of 55)

Oh, I fervently hope to be done with the unpacking (at least most of it) by the end of the weekend. I hate living out of boxes! Of course the kitchen is the first thing I unpacked, LOL.


"I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences."
                                                            --Gertrude Stein

evelyn's picture

(post #56926, reply #15 of 55)

OK, I need to take some time and actually plan a do-able itinerary before I start yapping excitedly like a puppy who's just been offered the greatest toy on Earth! I'm going to sit with maps and a calculator, and also think of the 'vacation' element of this thing (I do need rest, a lot) and then let you know what the program is. :-)

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
Gretchen's picture

(post #56926, reply #16 of 55)

You might do some Mapquest itineraries for a quick calculation.

Gretchen

Gretchen
Adele's picture

(post #56926, reply #17 of 55)

I'm sure you will share your where and when you will be where you will be.  I'd love to meet you.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56926, reply #18 of 55)

I'm not making any promises, because DC in July does NOT appeal to me, but I'm not ruling out a fly-in, either. I also want to visit my sibs in Montreal and London (Ont.) so maybe.... I would just about walk barefoot across melted sand to visit with you again.




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courgette's picture

(post #56926, reply #19 of 55)

Are you coming to Canada at all? Not sure I can make it to DC, but Ottawa and/or Toronto are certainly doable.


Mo

evelyn's picture

(post #56926, reply #22 of 55)

Moi? Not come to Canada? That could not be. My lovely hostess, AnnL, is looking at taking some holiday time and we'll more than likely be driving up for a Tour. Ottawa and TO are definitely on the agenda (right, Ann?) and I think London is on the way to MI. :-) I'll let you know eda by June.

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
AnnL's picture

(post #56926, reply #23 of 55)

OMG, we need to know before June!   We have to book hotels and stuff!

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

evelyn's picture

(post #56926, reply #24 of 55)

relax, sweetie. Do the 'om' thing. We'll use priceline and get Ashley to bid. ;-)

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
ashleyd's picture

(post #56926, reply #27 of 55)

Well you do know that I get good places at great prices! We'd love to join you but we're already committed to going to Bordeaux that week.


Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

evelyn's picture

(post #56926, reply #25 of 55)

you know why I'm laughing with you? You sound frazzled in this thread, and you must be one of the least frazzled people I've ever met. I'm Queen of Frazzled compared to you! Everything will fall smoothly into place, you'll see. You just get the road trip worked out - I'm no use with that kind of stuff at all. I'll work on the cruisin' CDs. The car is convertible, yes? (really affects the choices I make.LOL)

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
AnnL's picture

(post #56926, reply #26 of 55)

Oh, believe me, I get very frazzled!  You've only seen me on vacation, when I was actually getting sleep and rest and relaxation.  :-)


No on the convertible,  not even a sunroof.  :-(  Hmmm, I should probably get the A/C fixed, eh?  Oh, and there's no A/C at my house, but it's probably much cooler here than you're used to in Athens.  And, I do have fans.


Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

courgette's picture

(post #56926, reply #28 of 55)

I have a Z3, but it severely restricts the shopping! And the # of passengers. Not that that can't be a good thing at times.


If Ann can't make it to canada I'm sure we can get you from Ottawa to Toronto to Michigan. I have been wantng to visit Jean, but she's so close that I get lazy. ( 4-5 hours I think) And then there is Biscuit in Cleveland and Gary in Detroit.....


Mo

Heather's picture

(post #56926, reply #31 of 55)

So we on the West Coast are to be ignored? Pout. . . .

evelyn's picture

(post #56926, reply #32 of 55)

I can only go so many places in the time I have...LOL BUT, I will be back in 2 years, when Dimitri finishes primary school, with him. The West Coast is THE agenda, then. ;-)

And I'm not ignoring you - you should see how quickly travel plans downsize once reality (time and $$$) bites.

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
kathymcmo's picture

(post #56926, reply #33 of 55)

OK, 2011, we're going to hold you to that. Dimitri needs to see the giant redwoods and the Golden Gate Bridge, among other scenic wonders.

Adele's picture

(post #56926, reply #34 of 55)

Dimitri needs to see the giant redwoods and the Golden Gate Bridge, among other scenic wonders.


So does Adele, along with the French Laundry!


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!