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Posted Mon Feb 1, 2016 3:00 PM

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Okay I got the place reserved for April 30th.  We have the room from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

If you plan to attend, they would like to know in advance how many people will be attending so they can have the correct amount of staff there to serve us.  So, please send me a PM and I'll take your name down and add it to the list.

 

When we break for lunch at 12:00pm they will bring the menus into the room and serve us in there.  

 

As you can see there is plenty of seating...

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There is a spot for presenters to do their thing...

 

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There is even enough room for side deals like trading, buying or selling some TI goodies.

 

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It's super easy to get to, just get on Interstate 5 and head for EXIT 57 once you get there turn take the exit and turn WEST.  It's right off the freeway.  The link below shows the building.  Just walk in the door, head straight towards the restaurant and make a left.  THAT'S IT, YOUR THERE!

 

<< CLICK HERE >> for a Google street view

 

It'll be nice to see everyone... and maybe a few lurkers out there too!

 

Oh yeah, it has free WiFi too so you can check your forum messages too!


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#2 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 1, 2016 3:12 PM

will be there!



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Posted Mon Feb 1, 2016 3:15 PM

I won't be there - too far away - but one thought popped into my mind.  It sounds like you have the 'presenters' covered but if more people intend to set up equipment, ask about power outlets, whether you can use them, and how much power you can use.  Is the whole room on a 20A breaker, for example. 

 

Blowing a circuit breaker in a place like this can cause anxiety for the owner.  Learned from that mistake long ago...



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Posted Mon Feb 1, 2016 4:52 PM

Where is this?



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Posted Mon Feb 1, 2016 5:08 PM

I'm in.  That looks nicer than I expected from your earlier descriptions :)   cool.   

 

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Posted Mon Feb 1, 2016 5:39 PM

Where is this?

 

just south of centralia off i5



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Posted Tue Feb 2, 2016 5:46 PM

It was called to my attention that the original link I inserted would take you to a different place, based on your IP's location.  Hopefully the revised link in the original message is fixed.   -- Sorry for the mix up.



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Posted Tue Feb 2, 2016 6:42 PM

 

just south of centralia off i5

 

Ah, okay, Washington.  If someone mentioned that earlier I missed it.



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Posted Wed Feb 3, 2016 2:20 PM

this and Chicago thread should be pinned imho



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Posted Wed Feb 3, 2016 8:01 PM

What's the name of the restaurant?  I clicked on the Google Street View link, but all I could see is the truck stop.  That's okay, but what's it called?  I wanted to post a link on my blog, and I didn't know what to call it...but I did list the address.  The more promotion the better...I linked to this thread. 

 

Rich



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Posted Wed Feb 3, 2016 8:09 PM

It's called Gee Cee's.  They make some great food there, so come hungry!



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Posted Thu Feb 4, 2016 6:03 PM

Newbie's welcome? 



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Posted Thu Feb 4, 2016 6:22 PM

Anyone is welcome to a TI gathering. . .newbie or old hand, we're all in it for the fun that comes with getting together and talking about our mutual hobby.  :)  I can't make this one, but I'm a regular at the fall Chicago Faire.



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Posted Thu Feb 4, 2016 7:00 PM

Newbie's welcome? 

 

Oh heck yeah!  Come on up.  Do you want me two ink you on to the list?

BTW - I remember you!  I bought a couple of O2 carts from you last year.  It'll be great to meet you.  :thumbsup:



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Posted Thu Feb 4, 2016 7:03 PM

Pencil me in.  I'm in Portland, so no big deal to drive up there.  The only mitigating factor is that I may be out of town that day....on a family vacation.  But still deciding on the dates for that. 

 

I've got a meager TI collection, but I would love to learn more.

 

Thanks!



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Posted Thu Feb 4, 2016 7:14 PM

Family?  Vacation?  Man, you got to get your priorities straight.  ;)

 

1. TI

2. Coffee

3. Family

4. TI

5. Coffee

6. Work

7. TI

8. Vacation

9) Coffee 



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Posted Fri Feb 5, 2016 6:32 AM

Family?  Vacation?  Man, you got to get your priorities straight.  ;)

 

1. TI

2. Coffee

3. Family

4. TI

5. Coffee

6. Work

7. TI

8. Vacation

9) Coffee 

I want it all....at once :)



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Posted Fri Feb 5, 2016 6:28 PM

Would anyone be interested in a "BEST TI T-SHIRT CONTEST" for Fest West 2016?



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Posted Fri Feb 5, 2016 8:12 PM

Wife asked if I can find someone to meet to get a ride to the Meeting instead of drive all the way there.



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Posted Fri Feb 5, 2016 10:48 PM

Rich,

 

I can make sure you get there and back. I'm coming from Beaverton OR. 

 

-M@



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Posted Sat Feb 6, 2016 1:06 AM

Rich,

 

I can make sure you get there and back. I'm coming from Beaverton OR. 

 

-M@

Very cool we just at to agree where to meet!!!!



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Posted Sat Feb 6, 2016 6:22 AM

just south of centralia off i5


Oh, god, you're having it in Toledo. The place where nothing happens ... until all of a sudden a kid kills his stepmother, father covers up the crime, and the entire investigation is *completely botched* until a crime writer picks it up fifteen years later. Oh, and the father in question was the principal of the local elementary school.

Lewis County has a lot of dark secrets like that. Medix Wilson (my family doctor) was the country coroner, and I shudder to think how many deaths he mischaracterized.

At least it's not Pe Ell or Vader ... or, god forbid, Chehalis.

Sorry I won't be there. I got out of Lewis County for a reason icon_smile.gif

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Posted Sat Feb 6, 2016 6:49 AM

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...so if you write a book, just call it "Last Exit: Toledo"  :)



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Posted Sat Feb 6, 2016 7:00 AM

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...so if you write a book, just call it "Last Exit: Toledo"  icon_smile.gif


Nah, I didn't get down to Toledo much. Didn't get out of Centralia/Chehalis much, either, because my VW engine ('65 Bug) was perpetually in need of an overhaul.

My ex-wife went to high school there (albeit as an exchange student, doesn't have any Lewis County genes), which colors my perception a bit. You know you're in back-of-beyond when people from Centralia (which was mostly populated by refugees from the Dust Bowl in the '30s -- Centralians have their own accent, for crying out loud) view you as "country bumpkins".

Dammit, now I want to go just to re-experience what a place with no concrete looks like.

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Posted Sat Feb 6, 2016 7:29 AM

yeah, as I am ♪ far far away ♪ , "Centralia" just sounded a bit like "Valkenvania" to me, a village in a movie.... with Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase ?

Cannot remember exactly, but it was a very funny and strange movie. Maybe it was called different in english.....






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