Amro has suggested July 28th. Any date in summer or fall 2006 (after June 23) is good. The weather is nice through early October. We don't want to conflict with the September 23-ish Vegas meetup.
mygothlaundry and moonbird are in residence.
Camping on mygothlaundry's property or sleeping on mygothlaundry's couch (sleeps two) or in one of the extra bedrooms since the kids can easily be kicked out for the weekend. We can accomodate 6 people besides mygothlaundry inside if somebody sleeps with mygothlaundry. ;-) If not, then 5. Room for several tents out back.
Also, Chateau Moonbird is available for your flopping plaisir.
Some East Coasters have raised the possiblity of a carpool.
omiewise has suggested rafting. Probably for free, if the time is right I can borrow a raft, and I've guided the river plenty. This also depends on rain. If it's too dry it isn't fun.
Google Links for rafting on the French Broad river.
If we went rafting we could also go to Hot Springs for a soak, it probably is not too expensive to rent a tub. (Update: it's about 15-20 per hour, BYOB, clothing optional).
A trip to Salsa restaurant for lunch! (Hector's place is still open, right? It's been two years since I went.) Update: Yes, still open. So many new groovy places, too.
I, Moonbird, also suggest a kickball tourney, hiking, debauching and dancing. I will take those interested for waterfall hunting and to the Biltmore E$state (I've got a year pass and usually can swing some kinda discount).
|mygothlaundry||definite||it is my house||No, but I'll drive you around town||early - mid summer preferred, but anytime really||Come On Down!! This is Awesome!|
|moonbird||definite||I can accomodate about 3-4, what the hell.||hop in my rod and we'll follow MGL around town||anytime but the last week in June||w00t! I'll make the lemonade!|
|matildaben||Definite||mgl's yard or house or wherever I pass out or whoever's bed I'm making out with||Maybe from Atlanta with BoPo||Summer or fall||Rafting! Hot springs! Naked bunnies!|
|cmonkey||Definite||The wussiest hotel around||No||Any time||Beer!|
|mlis||Definite||see matildaben||Yes - NYC metro area||shopping in Hickory, NC|
|mike9322||Definite||Is willing to sleep with mygothlaundry||Yep - I can meet in Richmond, or DC, or Staunton, or whatever||Anything but July 4 weekend||Yep, I'm going to end up naked on the internet.|
|BoringPostcards||Very probable||camping or cheap motel||can drive people from Atlanta if they fly here||mid-to-late summer or anytime fall- The sooner I know the date, the likelier I can make it|
|omiewise||very probable||tent||yes from Balt/DC||not Memorial day or the first half of Aug|
|chewatadistance||Definite||hotel most likely||No - will have pooches||I'm committed to Toronto in July need to verify dates; also, can't do Sept 14-17||EEYAY!!|
|amro||Very Probable||mgl's backyard, or her house||Yes||After July 26|
|wens||definite||hotel, probably. should I bring my dog?||probably not|
|weretable||possibly||late summer - fall (only if there is not a U of A home game, must not miss football)|
|miko||if the stars align||Camping||yes||September or early October||way into the camping|
|gaspode||possible||Camping||yes - if people are coming from NYC||late July onwards||I like outdoors better than vegas|
|youcancallmeal||potentially||camping||yes (can drive from baltimore)||late summer/early fall|