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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2023, 13:14:47 »
Hello Everyone,

If at all possible, I'm eager to participate!

Many thanks
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2023, 13:17:31 »
This event is now waitlist only!

We are fully set at 32 cars/teams... and I'm already in discussion with the hotel...

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2023, 13:11:59 »
oh, I just wired the payment, should have checked first   8)

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2023, 12:12:09 »
Organising events is thirsty work but Peter and I made good progress yesterday…

A plan is coming together
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2023, 18:10:50 »
And no doubt - it will be a great plan!
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2023, 11:22:06 »
Cheers to you both for putting in the "leg work"

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2023, 16:21:15 »
Hi,

If still possible put me and my wife on the waiting list, thank you.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2023, 13:05:06 »
Hi,can you put me down for 1 car and 1 room. I will let you know if it’s just me or me +1 in due course.

Thank you.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2023, 15:49:21 »
The event is now waitlist only.

Even if there were more rooms, we are at full capacity of what is practical to organise.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2024, 16:05:12 »
Good afternoon all,
For those of you travelling to the event from the UK, will you be departing early Thursday morning or a more leisurely drive on Wednesday with an overnight stop?

Having not driven to that region before I’d appreciate any help or tips you may be willing to give.

Thanks in advance
Mike
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2024, 17:47:22 »
I have driven to Luxembourg in rain same day with pagoda but this time we will be stopping half way (not decided yet where) for a night and get going next morning.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2024, 08:53:06 »
Visit Bruges for a stop-over... or, if you are interested in WW I, visit some of the sites in Belgium

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2024, 10:01:47 »
Can recommend a stop here too. About 20 minutes off the A26 near Calais
https://lacoupole-france.com/en/
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2024, 19:50:02 »
Hi everyone
I think Mike was referring more as to where one might stay overnight?

Any recommendations?

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2024, 12:13:51 »
It may be good to look for a hotel just after the French Belgian border crossing, that’s where I live. It takes about 4h15 min from here to Luxembourg.
Everything between Depanne and Brugge would do. If you like specific hotel recommendations let me know what you like. Fancy or something simple. But nice one is notary house in diksmuide. In depanne is there an ibis. And in koksijde and nieuwpoort are there a few. I know notary house has a good safe parking. We could get together and drive together. Happy to give more tips. If you can make some time, get of the Calais train or ferry and drive to cape blanc nez. Beautiful short ocean drive and you’ll see England at nice weather. My favorite destination.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2024, 12:29:32 »
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2024, 21:14:01 »
Thanks for your reply Sully, much appreciated.

We’re travelling down in tandem with Katie (Merc Girl) as we’re both from Surrey. Our initial plan is to travel on the Wednesday too with an overnight stop.

I see some others have made some helpful suggestions re route and hotels so we’re going to investigate those

Mike

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2024, 21:44:46 »
Pascal,
Thank you so much for the advice and the links to the hotels. These are very helpful.
I’ll have a chat with Katie as we’ll be travelling in tandem with her.  Would be nice to get a little group of us driving down together.

All the best
Mike
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2024, 10:00:00 »
Hi Mike,

Agree, that would be nice to drive together in a little group.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2024, 10:34:31 »
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2024, 10:01:43 »
Hello Peter, Once again we are unfortunatly not available at these dates.

Frédérique and I miss all of you so much!

We strongly hope to be in for next event, means 2025.

Any of you who are around Avignon, with or without "the" car, would be very welcome at our home. We still have some wine, we will find food!

Just let me know. Thanks Peter for relaying this to members.

All my best
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2024, 18:54:23 »
Wonderful message & invite " Wine, with or without food "  :)
Lucy & I often think of you 2 when discussing Pagoda Group Events ...
Really hope to meet again.
Big hug x


Hello Peter, Once again we are unfortunatly not available at these dates.

Frédérique and I miss all of you so much!
We strongly hope to be in for next event, means 2025.

Any of you who are around Avignon, with or without "the" car, would be very welcome at our home. We still have some wine, we will find food!

Just let me know. Thanks Peter for relaying this to members.

All my best
Pascal
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2024, 17:16:42 »
Hi Peter,

Do you know yet when the second / final payment for the trip will be become due ?

Many thanks.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2024, 19:02:00 »
Time for a little update:
  • we've had a few changes on the list of attendees, people dropped off and people from the reserve list joined
  • only a couple of weeks ago we paid a downpayment to confirm all reserved hotel rooms, and we arranged banqueting rooms, dinners and drinks packages. A downpayment for that was paid too...
  • the total hotel and event cost surpasses the amount all of you prepaid, but not by a lot. Luxembourg is a little more cost effective than our previous events
  • we are now planning the detail of the event during the days, lunches, outings, and incurring some costs for the organisation
  • I think when we finalise all of these details we'll ask for a final payment but I imagine we don't need to ask for that until july, as the final hotel payment will not be due until just before the event
  • we will be communicating with you in a couple of weeks again to ask you some details about your participation for the event... watch your mailbox

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2024, 22:02:18 »
Thank you for the update P & J.  :)

Time for a little update:
  • we've had a few changes on the list of attendees, people dropped off and people from the reserve list joined
  • only a couple of weeks ago we paid a downpayment to confirm all reserved hotel rooms, and we arranged banqueting rooms, dinners and drinks packages. A downpayment for that was paid too...
  • the total hotel and event cost surpasses the amount all of you prepaid, but not by a lot. Luxembourg is a little more cost effective than our previous events
  • we are now planning the detail of the event during the days, lunches, outings, and incurring some costs for the organisation
  • I think when we finalise all of these details we'll ask for a final payment but I imagine we don't need to ask for that until july, as the final hotel payment will not be due until just before the event
  • we will be communicating with you in a couple of weeks again to ask you some details about your participation for the event... watch your mailbox

Peter & James
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