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Title: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: No expectations on October 06, 2017, 05:36:44 PM
Okay, so we've gone back and forth about this a while now, but I finally decided to take the "bull by the horns" so to speak.

Who here would be genuinely interested in a get together?  If so, when and where?  We keep throwing around the idea of a cruise, but are there any other suggestions?  I'm thinking next summer would be good, since we have to have some lead time, and it seems like we have quite a few people here in the education field.

If a cruise,  any suggestions about what cruise line and/or where to go?  And three day cruise,  or a 7 day?  I was thinking maybe a Disney cruise,  so those with younger kids can have a great place for the kids, but I think they are a bit more expensive.   

I don't mind doing some research and comparisons,  but wanted to judge the interest and get ideas from the group first.

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: Never say never on October 06, 2017, 05:44:12 PM
NoEx ...

You know I am IN, IN, IN!!!! 

One question ... I promised my 23-year-old a vacation for so long.  If she can come along, we will be there.

Let me know ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: No expectations on October 06, 2017, 06:01:24 PM
Never, I think it would be important for families to come if desired. 

Anyone else have thoughts about including families?
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: Shocked on October 06, 2017, 08:30:51 PM
I love the meeting up idea but I’m in the process of moving and trying to find a new job. If you all meet up at for a weekend that is budget friendly I’d like to join in!!!
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: CallingHeart on October 06, 2017, 08:46:18 PM
I like the idea of meeting up in the summer, but for me... no thanks on a cruise.
I don't do well on cruises (had a bad experience and now have CTSD -- cruise traumatic stress disorder).
Here are some other ideas:

New Orleans Jazz Fest  (April 27- May 6)
Myrtle Beach, SC  (summer weekend)
Rocky Mountain National Park (hey... some summertime glamping)
hiking or relaxing in Sedona AZ  (always beautiful!)

There's always international travel too :)

Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: heroIam on October 06, 2017, 08:53:41 PM
I'm in.  Pretty flexible as to where to go.  Next summer sounds good. 
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: Treasur on October 06, 2017, 11:34:12 PM
US feels a bit rich for my pockets right now...to be honest, I find it hard to even think that far out at the moment!

Was wondering though if any UK folks fancy a get-together? Drunk lunch somewhere? I'm in Suffolk by the sea and happy to host a LBS + fish, chips and fizz weekend!
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: UKStander on October 07, 2017, 02:25:48 AM
Hi Treasur

I'd be up for a UK get-together, and I'm sure a few of the other LBS in my circle would be, too!  Seaside fish and chips sounds really nice. Do PM me and we can throw some ideas around!

UK.
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: Thunder on October 07, 2017, 02:45:15 AM
I have a Vegas family reunion get together the end of the month, and it took 6 months of saving to afford this, then a wedding in Vegas next Oct.,so unless you all want to come to Minnesota (or somewhere close) next summer I probably would have to beg off.

Hey, MN is really fun in the summer.  Lots to do.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: Acorn on October 07, 2017, 03:13:09 AM
Thanks, NoEx, for starting this fabulous discussion!
I can make a short trip work.  Say 2-3 days. 
Would LOVE to meet all you dearies...

Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: Never say never on October 07, 2017, 05:45:40 AM
I can do anywhere except Myrtle Beach.  Husband took OW there last year on a vacation :( :(
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: UnbrokenLioness on October 07, 2017, 05:58:06 AM
A LBS get together sounds great! ☺ Anybody up for Amusement Parks or Indoor Water Parks? If so, I know of some places here in Ohio.
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: nah on October 07, 2017, 07:44:05 AM
I can go anywhere, anytime,.... just let me know.

I love the New Orlean's idea. 

AZ sounds nice too.

Or Thunder's house.  :D

Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: stillbaffled on October 07, 2017, 06:56:45 PM
I'm interested as well. 

A cruise is probably out for me but I would sure try to get somewhere for a meet up. 

Treasur and UK - I would LOVE to pop over for fish and chips.  If finances ever allow there are several of you across the pond I'd love to meet! 
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: Shocked on October 07, 2017, 08:33:40 PM
Denver anyone??? :D
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: FaithWalker on October 07, 2017, 09:22:06 PM
Attaching.  I don't know if I can make it happen, but following just in case something works out
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: SavingMySanity on October 09, 2017, 08:03:47 AM
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Attaching.  I don't know if I can make it happen, but following just in case something works out

I'd LOVE to do this, but same for me.  Depends on the time and location.  Not much to here in fabulous Oklahoma, so I would love the chance to get out for a few days.
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: heroIam on October 09, 2017, 11:46:42 AM
Sunny Calif is also an idea!!  Lake Tahoe, Yosemite ?
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: nah on October 09, 2017, 01:23:44 PM
Sunny Calif is also an idea!!  Lake Tahoe, Yosemite ?

yes
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: nah on November 26, 2017, 06:18:33 AM

New Orleans Jazz Fest  (April 27- May 6)

Revisiting the get together idea....

I like CH's idea of the Jazz Fest, in fact, I'm going to plan to be there either way.

Who else is in?
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: No expectations on November 26, 2017, 09:02:37 AM
I'd love to go, but I can't get away unless someone is here with Mom.  My sister works for a school district so I can only get away during school breaks, either Spring break or summer, so that won't work for me, unfortunately
Title: Weekend in Vegas?
Post by: No expectations on March 29, 2018, 06:12:16 PM
So I've been thinking about doing a long weekend in Vegas over the summer.  Anyone want to come meet up??
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: Mrs.Smiling on March 29, 2018, 06:57:13 PM
[quotehiking or relaxing in Sedona AZ  (always beautiful!)][/quote]

Yes Yes Yes!!!

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So I've been thinking about doing a long weekend in Vegas over the summer.  Anyone want to come meet up??

Yes Yes Yes!
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: heroIam on March 29, 2018, 07:16:41 PM
I'd like to do Vegas.
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: heroIam on March 29, 2018, 07:19:31 PM
Sedona AZ also sounds good
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: SteelSpine on March 29, 2018, 08:00:42 PM
I'm in
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: No expectations on March 30, 2018, 03:17:37 AM
Awesome!  I need to see how Mom does through her surgery first.  Then we can pick a weekend.   Is July better, or August? 
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: Shining Star on March 30, 2018, 03:39:13 AM
I might be able to go.  Las Vegas is easy and no car rentals would be needed, so save on money.  Any big city for a weekend would work for those reasons. 

Of course, there is lots of free things to do in Washington DC also!
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: heroIam on March 30, 2018, 10:16:28 AM
July is better for me.
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: KeepItTogether on March 30, 2018, 10:59:21 AM
Vegas? Oh yes, I am in!
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: same33 on March 30, 2018, 11:15:08 AM
Vegas? This is starting to sound interesting! I could road trip from Denver.
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: Mrs.Smiling on March 30, 2018, 11:44:08 AM
I'm just a hop skip and a cross the border line to Vegas! Sounding like an adventure...
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: Mrs.Smiling on March 30, 2018, 11:45:22 AM
Awesome!  I need to see how Mom does through her surgery first.  Then we can pick a weekend.   Is July better, or August?

I'm thinking July...
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: Disillusioned on March 30, 2018, 11:52:16 AM
I'm fairly new here, but I'm only about a 3 hour drive from Vegas.  What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...can we leave all our MLCers there?
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: same33 on March 30, 2018, 11:56:09 AM
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...can we leave all our MLCers there?

Dropping them in sin city would only enable them. We need to drop them all in an uninhabited, uncivilized part of the world and let them see what real crisis is.
Title: Re: LBS Get together? Cruise or something else??
Post by: KeepItTogether on March 30, 2018, 07:00:38 PM
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...can we leave all our MLCers there?

Dropping them in sin city would only enable them. We need to drop them all in an uninhabited, uncivilized part of the world and let them see what real crisis is.

LMAO. Seriously--Vegas is the LAST place my MLCer should ever be!