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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2015, 03:39:58 »
I'll actually be coming from Vermont and will keep a lookout for any caravans.  I've decided to trailer my car (well one of them) since I don't yet have the confidence in it to drive that far, plus I've been in Alaska all summer and won't even get back to it until a week before PUB.  So she will get a piggy back ride to Ohio then driven locally, and maybe the experts can give me some tips on getting it to run right....

Looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone....
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2015, 16:16:10 »
Hello SL Group.

I will be arriving by plane into Columbus Int'l Airport on Friday around noon and checking in at the TownPlace Suites Airport Hotel. Where are we going to get together in the afternoon? What is the best way to get there? First time at a PUB...

Thank you!!

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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2015, 16:45:59 »
Hi Gerardo,

We will gather Friday afternoon at 647 Mulberry Street, Blacklick, OH, about 3 miles from the hotel., easy to get to.  

Alex
« Last Edit: August 18, 2015, 17:58:22 by Alex D »
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2015, 17:32:29 »
Use the Hotel's free shuttle from the airport, but you must call the hotel after arrival and request to be picked up.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2015, 00:19:50 by 66andBlue »
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2015, 23:44:22 »
Welcome Gerardo,

We'll get you a ride from the hotel to the PUB location.  We'll get a phone number posted soon!
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2015, 11:13:29 »
Alexd:
I have a strong recommendation, unless you guys have already thought of it.

When preparing the name badges, place under the real name the members website name,

EX: Tom Mrowka
      Sandcrab59

I know a lot of members but would like to place a name with a face.

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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2015, 17:52:23 »
I also would like to join the Chicago caravan. When are you guys leaving Chicago and where could we meet?
Thanks, Urban
To those who have asked about caravanning from the Chicago area.
I don't believe this is too conducive for those that don't live in the Chicago area, but BaronYoungman and I intend on leaving the area at 6:00 AM on Friday the 11th. If that doesn't work for you, send us what you propose.
Please PM me and BaronYoungman if you are interested in leaving with us or meeting up with us.
How about the other Chicago area guys?
69280sl, thelews, cellist, steves sl, cynewan, Dave, MichaelB. .... obviously there are more, sorry if I left you off !
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2015, 21:32:23 »
Alex

When preparing the name badges, place under the real name the members website name,

EX: Tom Mrowka
      Sandcrab59

I know a lot of members but would like to place a name with a face.

Tom M


Tom, I like your recommendation, after all we all get together to meet one another besides seeing each other's cars (if we bring them) and learn from one another's past experiances.

I think also a great help would be if someone makes out a spreadsheet that would show information on all that attend PUB like

- Member Name
- First Name
- Model he/she ownes (230,250 or 280)
- Location
- Remarks (see my note below)

If someone would prepare such a spreadsheet, then it can be sorted in three ways, First Nane, Member Name and Model. Each PUB attendant would get a copy of this and it would be an excellent tool to make notes in the Remarks Column when you meet someone.

With such a document on hand during our 2 day meet a fellow can get quick answers to questions like .... I wonder who else owns a 230 that lives near me? I wonder if he/she came across the same issues I had with (such and such). And if only one uses the remarks column for brief comments when one meets someone ... Even just putting a check mark after the name once one meets someone will make the spreadsheet worth wile.

Anyone have thoughts on this suggestion / recommendation for our PUB get together?

I am just thinking out loud here fellows ... I do this a lot as I get older ~big grin~ you might too some day :)

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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2015, 22:54:24 »
Rolf:
That is an easy spreadsheet to prepare. I used to make them all the time.
The only problem I have is how to set it up in Excel and get into this website.
OR set one up and we communicate thru emails and when the final version is made, get it somehow to Joe.
I will be in Blacklick Wednesday night.
Plenty of time to distribute.
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2015, 22:59:56 »
Rolf:
I just reread your post.
The spreadsheet would  have to be prepared in the next few days because it has to be sent out by the end of this week.
Then somehow each attendant has to fill his or hers out and send it back to someone (EX : me) . then they have to be printed and handed out at Blacklick.
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2015, 23:19:03 »
Tom and Rolf-Dieter,
of course we have a spreadsheet listing all the attendees.
How do you guys think we would print name badges and keep track of who had paid and for what?
HOWEVER, this complete spreadsheet will not be made available in digital form because we have many members who value their privacy and would not want this to be easily transmittable and available.  Remember, once you put anything into an email, or on even "secure" web servers, it is no longer private.

I'll be happy to print out 60+ sheets with only the information that Rolf-Dieter has listed provided you promise to recycle the unused or discarded ones at the end of the meeting.  ;)
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2015, 23:25:39 »
Alexd:
I have a strong recommendation, unless you guys have already thought of it.
When preparing the name badges, place under the real name the members website name,

EX: Tom Mrowka
      Sandcrab59
I know a lot of members but would like to place a name with a face.
Tom M

Tom,
didn't we discuss this already a few times?
Don't you remember your badge from 2011 and from 2009?

Of course, this year's badge will have the new logo and also show the PUB year.
Alfred
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #37 on: August 26, 2015, 02:44:16 »
Hi Tom and Alfred,

It was only a recommendation / suggestion all I'm trying to do is help. You may have noted I did not include the last name of members to be part of the spreadsheet.

There would be no need to mail anything back and forth etc. the spreadsheet could be handed out when members arrive along with the name tag. In my opinion the "Name Tag" would have more privacy information then the spreadsheet don't you think?

Let's just forget about the spreadsheet handout, as I mentioned before, I was just thinking out loud and trying to help. Sometimes my thinking out loud should be kept to myself I guess :)
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2015, 17:09:26 »
Alfred:
When you reach my age you forget things.
I remember the last email about badges, but I do not remember that our badges had the web names.
Boy you like to give me the business. (HA HA)
See you in about a week and a half.
Tom
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2015, 18:00:35 »
To those who have asked about caravanning from the Chicago area.
I don't believe this is too conducive for those that don't live in the Chicago area, but BaronYoungman and I intend on leaving the area at 6:00 AM on Friday the 11th. If that doesn't work for you, send us what you propose.
Please PM me and BaronYoungman if you are interested in leaving with us or meeting up with us.
How about the other Chicago area guys?
69280sl, thelews, cellist, steves sl, cynewan, Dave, MichaelB. .... obviously there are more, sorry if I left you off !
I'm repeating my last post because you guys really hijacked this thread and I don't want those that were interested in caravanning to miss this post from some of the Chicago area members.
Of course I (and we) really appreciate all that you are doing to make this a fantastic event.
See you very soon !!
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2015, 03:51:06 »
Hello.

From Winnipeg to Chicago is 870 miles. Google says it will take almost 14 hours. My plan is to leave our city at 5am which should get me to Chicago by 9-10pm, then, find a safe place to park for the night, and leave in the morning. I have decided to trailer my car rather than driving it because of the distance. Plus I'm not sure I trust my car to go that far yet. I can do the 6 am departure from Chicago.

Ron.

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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2015, 15:00:36 »
Ron look forward to meeting you.  I too have reservations this will be the farthest trip since "veronica" was flooded up to her door handles.  But, as a awesome mechanic once told me "sometimes you just gotta have more balls than brains..hit it!"
Bob
PS my wife and 1 years old will be trailing us with spares and tools that hopefully none of us will need.
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2015, 15:48:45 »
I expect to leave my place around noon on Friday. I think I will be taking a passenger with me on this trip.

 Is there anyone who wants to meet at my place Friday morning and join us on the drive down to Joe's place?
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2015, 17:07:08 »
...... I can do the 6 am departure from Chicago. .......
Ron.
Ron,
Now it is you, me, BaronYoungman, and another member who PM'd me.
This weekend I will send out an email with information to all of us so we are aligned.
As we move toward the departure date, I will add interested people to that email.
I'm glad you are joining us.
The more the merrier.
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2015, 02:39:54 »
I expect to leave my place around noon on Friday. I think I will be taking a passenger with me on this trip.

 Is there anyone who wants to meet at my place Friday morning and join us on the drive down to Joe's place?

Dan, I will be leaving Milton on the morning Friday and can meet you at the Bluewater bridge or wherever you you want to meet.

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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2015, 21:34:24 »
Why don't you come to my place? The border crossing is only five miles from here. Going to the Blue Water Bridge would add another hour of driving not including any bridge traffic.
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« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2015, 01:27:27 »
Why don't you come to my place? The border crossing is only five miles from here. Going to the Blue Water Bridge would add another hour of driving not including any bridge traffic.

Jack, Benz Dr.,

I'm traveling from Montreal. I expect to do Montreal -Toronto on Thursday, and should leave Toronto in early morning Friday. Can I meet you in Milton or Port Lambton?
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2015, 02:52:09 »
Dan, OK, I will come to your place so let me know what time to be there. Are you taking the ferry to Marine City?

Mnahon, It is about a 2.5 hour drive to Dan's from Milton so I can meet you at interchange 320 on Hwy 401 at 9:30am. This is if Dan plans to leave at noon.   
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2015, 04:32:03 »
Yes, that's the plan. We can leave around noon. I will have Shelley make a light lunch for us.
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Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2015, 23:07:05 »
Bring us some photos of your cars on the ferry.   :)
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