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smooth November 25th, 2014 06:59

TDI Fest 2015
 
I am new to the TDI world but not new to VWs. I was sad to see that TDI Fest 2014 did not happen. Will there be a TDI Fest 2015? And if not would anyone mind if I take it upon myself to build a TDI event? I am a show promoter and do this for a living.


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JSWTDI09 November 25th, 2014 07:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by smooth (Post 4673689)
I am new to the TDI world but not new to VWs. I was sad to see that TDI Fest 2014 did not happen. Will there be a TDI Fest 2015? And if not would anyone mind if I take it upon myself to build a TDI event? I am a show promoter and do this for a living.


www.southernworthersee.com
www.nola-speedandstyle.com

Matthew Bounds
SoWo Partners

We certainly hope that there is a TDIFest in 2015. There are a few already working on it, but I have no idea where they are in their planning. What I do know is that we are always looking for help for planning, organizing, and running these fests. It is a lot of work. Your help, and experience will be very much appreciated. I strongly suspect that you will hear from some of the people who have organized past fests or who are working on 2015+ plans. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.

Have Fun!

Don

smooth December 15th, 2014 14:43

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Originally Posted by JSWTDI09 (Post 4673737)
We certainly hope that there is a TDIFest in 2015. There are a few already working on it, but I have no idea where they are in their planning. What I do know is that we are always looking for help for planning, organizing, and running these fests. It is a lot of work. Your help, and experience will be very much appreciated. I strongly suspect that you will hear from some of the people who have organized past fests or who are working on 2015+ plans. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.

Have Fun!

Don

Well I would love to take it over!

craby1925 January 2nd, 2015 10:15

Alright, I'm just going to put a little vote out there if a location has not been decided. Since I have been a vw owner there has not been a Colorado tdifest or even a Wyoming or NM or AZ tdifest. A rocky mountain region tdifest would be super appreciated!(But especially Colorado :)

tomo366 January 3rd, 2015 17:21

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Originally Posted by craby1925 (Post 4702600)
Alright, I'm just going to put a little vote out there if a location has not been decided. Since I have been a vw owner there has not been a Colorado tdifest or even a Wyoming or NM or AZ tdifest. A rocky mountain region tdifest would be super appreciated!(But especially Colorado :)

Probably not going to happen unless a group steps forward....and from what I have seen from that area not going to happen.......:rolleyes:

VeeDubTDI January 3rd, 2015 17:44

Here's the deal with hosting a TDIFest. First, you have to submit an official bid for your proposed year, location, agenda, and group members. Once that is done, Fred and others will review the bid (along with other bids that have been submitted) and decide which one is the best to move forward with.

Coming in and saying "I would love to take it over" is admirable, but it doesn't really mean anything. We need to know what you're really proposing before moving forward with anything.

So, what location are you proposing, what time frame are you proposing, what sort of activities and events would you like to see, what do you have in mind for raising funds, what other budget items are noteworthy, and who else from TDIClub is going to be helping you with your proposed effort?

The same sort of thing applies for the folks who "would love a TDIFest in ______ back yard." There is a little bit more to it than that. ;)

Now, with all of that said and out of the way, we are accepting bids for TDIFest 2016 and beyond. There is lots of information about what goes into a TDIFest in the various forums, and as always, if you have any questions or need clarification, feel free to ask. :)

If you're interested in attending the '15 Fest and/or volunteering, that's awesome, too!

40X40 January 3rd, 2015 18:00

Looks like you need a vendors application if you want to put your business links in your posts , Smooth.

Bill

smooth January 6th, 2015 12:10

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Originally Posted by VeeDubTDI (Post 4703850)
Here's the deal with hosting a TDIFest. First, you have to submit an official bid for your proposed year, location, agenda, and group members. Once that is done, Fred and others will review the bid (along with other bids that have been submitted) and decide which one is the best to move forward with.

Coming in and saying "I would love to take it over" is admirable, but it doesn't really mean anything. We need to know what you're really proposing before moving forward with anything.

So, what location are you proposing, what time frame are you proposing, what sort of activities and events would you like to see, what do you have in mind for raising funds, what other budget items are noteworthy, and who else from TDIClub is going to be helping you with your proposed effort?

The same sort of thing applies for the folks who "would love a TDIFest in ______ back yard." There is a little bit more to it than that. ;)

Now, with all of that said and out of the way, we are accepting bids for TDIFest 2016 and beyond. There is lots of information about what goes into a TDIFest in the various forums, and as always, if you have any questions or need clarification, feel free to ask. :)

If you're interested in attending the '15 Fest and/or volunteering, that's awesome, too!

Simply would like to see the event happened and have offered my help. Taking over means no one else seems to be creating this event so I have offered to do so. Since it seems as if you are going to make things difficult then please feel free to continue on with TDI Fest 2015, 2016, etc.

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Originally Posted by 40X40 (Post 4703859)
Looks like you need a vendors application if you want to put your business links in your posts , Smooth.

Bill

Of course I would. Why would anyone be allowed to have whatever they like in their signature. Appreciate the comments guys but I have not "pushed" myself onto anyone. Nor have I "pushed" my business and/or links. Simply put it out there.

Dirtracr95 January 6th, 2015 12:36

Im pretty sure organization of the event isnt public. Once everything is hammered out the details go public.

TDIDaveNH January 6th, 2015 23:16

smooth is all butt-hurt and packing his bags...good.
when you attempt to intermingle two distinct tribes, inevitably one surely will decline.

VeeDubTDI January 7th, 2015 03:59

I appreciate your offer, smooth.

smooth January 7th, 2015 05:18

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Originally Posted by TDIDaveNH (Post 4706860)
smooth is all butt-hurt and packing his bags...good.
when you attempt to intermingle two distinct tribes, inevitably one surely will decline.

Look man. I simply offered help. When it was declined then I declined. Not sure where the hatred comes from.

smooth January 7th, 2015 05:19

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Originally Posted by VeeDubTDI (Post 4706904)
I appreciate your offer, smooth.

No problem.

1854sailor January 8th, 2015 14:39

The question remains… Is there a 2015 TDIFest in the works? Inquiring minds want to know.

VeeDubTDI January 8th, 2015 14:52

Yes there is.

1854sailor January 8th, 2015 15:10

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Originally Posted by VeeDubTDI (Post 4708531)
Yes there is.

That's great news! Thanks!

Noismyname January 8th, 2015 19:59

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Originally Posted by VeeDubTDI (Post 4708531)
Yes there is.

Excellent! Any time frame on when we might be able to begin expecting a few details to seep out?

VeeDubTDI January 8th, 2015 20:44

Not at this time.

jasonTDI January 9th, 2015 06:17

I think the reason the fest stays in control and is put on by MEMBERS and NOT COMPANIES is simple. A company (not saying anything towards you smoothe) could potentially come in and put it on then claim right to it as "their event" and that isn't wanted or going to happen. It's a club event run by club members. Don't need what happened to Burning Man.

1854sailor January 9th, 2015 10:51

In Matthew's (smooth's) defense, he might not have been aware that TDIFest was "...put on by MEMBERS and NOT COMPANIES…" Just my $0.02.

romad January 10th, 2015 11:22

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Originally Posted by VeeDubTDI (Post 4708531)
Yes there is.

So where? Is there more than 1 venue under consideration?

VeeDubTDI January 10th, 2015 19:58

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Originally Posted by romad (Post 4710025)
So where? Is there more than 1 venue under consideration?

I don't have any more information right now.

FormerOwner January 11th, 2015 19:00

Can it be done during the summertime, BEFORE Labor Day? I have 2 + months off in the summertime & would love to attend one of these events but the Labor Day Holiday is a no go!

tomo366 January 12th, 2015 04:56

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Originally Posted by FormerOwner (Post 4711108)
Can it be done during the summertime, BEFORE Labor Day? I have 2 + months off in the summertime & would love to attend one of these events but the Labor Day Holiday is a no go!

Only a couple haven't been done on Labor Day.....traditional 3 day weekend!

VeeDubTDI January 12th, 2015 06:14

It could be (and has been) done but I think attendance would suffer because most people are available on the three-day weekend that is Labor Day.

romad January 12th, 2015 07:17

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Originally Posted by FormerOwner (Post 4711108)
Can it be done during the summertime, BEFORE Labor Day? I have 2 + months off in the summertime & would love to attend one of these events but the Labor Day Holiday is a no go!

The reason it is usually on the Labor Day weekend is because Canada uses the same weekend for their Labour Day; probably the only shared three-day weekend for our two countries. It would be nice to make July 1st through July 4th an annual Canadian/USA holiday; as it is we have to wait until July 1st falls on a Friday as the closest thing (next year is one).

john.jackson9213 January 12th, 2015 11:43

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Originally Posted by romad (Post 4711396)
The reason it is usually on the Labor Day weekend is because Canada uses the same weekend for their Labour Day; probably the only shared three-day weekend for our two countries. It would be nice to make July 1st through July 4th an annual Canadian/USA holiday; as it is we have to wait until July 1st falls on a Friday as the closest thing (next year is one).

Don't think that is going to happen!

I will just be happy to attend the TDIFest this year. So I will block the week before Labor/Labour Day and a week or two after it for a long road trip.

romad January 13th, 2015 06:59

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Originally Posted by john.jackson9213 (Post 4711696)
Don't think that is going to happen!

I will just be happy to attend the TDIFest this year. So I will block the week before Labor/Labour Day and a week or two after it for a long road trip.

Hi, John

I really didn't mean for TDIFest to be in July; I was just thinking that with Canada Day & Independence Day so close, it would be nice to have a "joint" 4 day holiday; toss in Bastille Day (for the Quebecois) and it could be a 14-day holiday! :D

VeeDubTDI January 13th, 2015 07:40

I'll throw out a little update, a budget for 2015 is being worked on. If anybody has a winning lottery ticket they'd like to donate, we can really go all-out! ;)

BleachedBora January 14th, 2015 12:19

Cool, looking forward to it :)

jasonTDI January 16th, 2015 15:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by FormerOwner (Post 4711108)
Can it be done during the summertime, BEFORE Labor Day? I have 2 + months off in the summertime & would love to attend one of these events but the Labor Day Holiday is a no go!

There could be better turn out earlier before school starts. I do a lot of family stuff so I don't make them all.

ITSPREZ February 7th, 2015 19:27

I helped with TDI FEST 2008 planning and willing to help with 2015. I live in SC now, but will be moving back to SE Indiana soon (not that it matters).

AndyBees February 25th, 2015 11:53

Well, being stuck in the cabin for several days due to snow and pretty cold temps for tis neck of the woods makes for a good time to work on summer-time plans.

So, for a road trip, we are pretty much set on a couple of options (back to Alaska or Nova Scotia, Canada) with one other option being the Pacific Northwest area.... been a while since I last did the loop around Mt. Olympus, and, we've never been to Vancouver Island. Also, back east of there, I'd like to visit the Hell's Canyon area of Idaho ....

Anyway, I know the planners and shakers are working on the 2015 TDI Fest. But, it would be nice to know which part of North America "we" are leaning toward for this year's fest (Canada, east of the Mississippi River or West of it...... hint, please). I'd like to tie it into my plans!

Lots of work to be done for a mid-June departure. If the TDI Fest location is fitting, preparing a long road trip that would take in Labor Day weekend, gives more time!

........ just thinking ahead!

VeeDubTDI February 25th, 2015 14:36

Let me see if I can release the location this week. I know a lot of people are trying to make plans. :)

AndyBees February 25th, 2015 18:26

That would be awesome!

john.jackson9213 March 4th, 2015 19:42

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Originally Posted by VeeDubTDI (Post 4746029)
Let me see if I can release the location this week. I know a lot of people are trying to make plans. :)

Not to be impatient, but this was a week ago!

VeeDubTDI March 4th, 2015 20:15

Yeah, and I don't have any updates at the moment. We are working on big things - reviewing hotel proposals and deciding between two locations. :)

JSWTDI09 March 4th, 2015 22:03

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Originally Posted by VeeDubTDI (Post 4751593)
- reviewing hotel proposals and deciding between two locations. :)

Can you give us a hint? Is it two different cities or two different venues within the same area? If we can't have any facts, can we at least get another useless factoid?:rolleyes:

Have Fun!

Don

Abacus March 5th, 2015 06:09

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Originally Posted by AndyBees (Post 4745925)
So, for a road trip, we are pretty much set on a couple of options (back to Alaska or Nova Scotia, Canada)

If you are going to Nova Scotia, you darned better make sure we know about it so we can treat you to some Maine lobster and local brews on the coast.

AndyBees March 6th, 2015 03:36

Abacus, we went to Nova Scotia right after the TDI Fest in Bethel, Maine back in '13. My wife directed me over to Acadia National Park on the coast. We worked our way up the coast from there and finally into New Brunswick and followed along the coast there as we headed on toward NS.

Unfortunately, there was a bad low pressure system producing lots of wind and rain that was forecast to last several days. So, just over in NS at the visitor center, we turned back.

So, we have lots of reasons to return!

Abacus March 6th, 2015 04:23

It's usually nice up here in the summer and well worth the trip. Should you decide to venture back this way, let me know. You're welcome to use the house (plenty of room for all) as a staging area as well. If you like seafood, that alone will make the trip worthwhile and it comes straight off the boat, so it can't get any fresher.

PeterV March 6th, 2015 10:32

Patience.......... the timing belt is properly tensioned , the timing marks are right on and in 2 weeks or so we will see if this baby will start. Keep looking for the announcement.

After all inquiring minds want and need to know.

VeeDubTDI March 6th, 2015 15:05

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Originally Posted by JSWTDI09 (Post 4751629)
Can you give us a hint? Is it two different cities or two different venues within the same area? If we can't have any facts, can we at least get another useless factoid?:rolleyes:

Have Fun!

Don

Useless factoids: Two cities, both of which are situated in the eastern time zone. :)

Abacus March 6th, 2015 15:13

Oh, hardly useless! I'm putting in for vacation now!

john.jackson9213 March 6th, 2015 19:17

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Originally Posted by VeeDubTDI (Post 4753002)
Useless factoids: Two cities, both of which are situated in the eastern time zone. :)

Are both eastern time zone cities in U.S.?

It would be a better sale to Anita if Canada were the destination. She grew up in Montreal before moving to Cleveland and eventually San Diego. It has been a 3 years since we made a cross country road trip.

BlankThis March 6th, 2015 19:21

Montreal would be great. Too bad everyone without a skid plate would smash their oil pans.

Abacus March 6th, 2015 23:54

We survived Maine and our roads are worse.

AndyBees March 7th, 2015 07:22

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Originally Posted by Abacus (Post 4752555)
It's usually nice up here in the summer and well worth the trip. Should you decide to venture back this way, let me know. You're welcome to use the house (plenty of room for all) as a staging area as well. If you like seafood, that alone will make the trip worthwhile and it comes straight off the boat, so it can't get any fresher.

Wow! That's an awesome open invite!

No doubt, I need to do a Google and check-out the Nobleboro area.

Abacus March 7th, 2015 07:37

It's a quiet area near the mid-coast, about an hour from Acadia or Portland, with very picturesque scenery all around. We have 4 lighthouses about 1/2 hour from us and we'll often cook dinner on a grill at one while relaxing with a book and bag chair. Maine really is nice in the summer and fall, not so pleasant in winter and mud/bug season.

Lug_Nut March 7th, 2015 17:36

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Originally Posted by Abacus (Post 4753359)
Maine really is nice in the summer and fall, not so pleasant in winter and mud/bug season.

Summah: Aaah-ghist
Aahtum: Setem-bah
Wintah: Octo-bah through April
no-see-um season: May though July

AndyBees March 9th, 2015 18:33

Well, after the 2013 Fest, we headed east to the coast and for Acadia. Looking at the maps yesterday, I cannot definitively say which route(s) we took. But, I do recall the back country was awesome!

tomo366 March 9th, 2015 20:26

I would like to see the Fest if it is held be held in Honor of Chris Farnham....

VeeDubTDI March 9th, 2015 20:30

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Originally Posted by tomo366 (Post 4755297)
I would like to see the Fest if it is held be held in Honor of Chris Farnham....

Considering how strong of a supporter Chris was of TDIFest and TDIClub, this is the least we can do.

As for a location announcement, Fred and I hope to be making it on March 31st at the conclusion of a site visit that weekend. :)

NewTdi March 19th, 2015 21:17

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Originally Posted by veedubtdi (Post 4706904)
i appreciate your offer, smooth.

x2
x4

Windex March 23rd, 2015 17:53

Quebec city or Montreal! :D

Vive la Poutine!

jasonTDI March 30th, 2015 06:27

Montreal was a great fest.

tomo366 March 30th, 2015 06:37

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Originally Posted by jasonTDI (Post 4771253)
Montreal was a great fest.

Yes is was!! however..... trip up and back and Customs Sucked!!:rolleyes:

VeeDubTDI March 30th, 2015 07:20

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Originally Posted by tomo366 (Post 4771263)
Yes is was!! however..... trip up and back and Customs Sucked!!:rolleyes:

Yeah they really picked on us for no particular reason. Had to go inside and wait 30 minutes to talk to a person who checked our documents (the same ones that the guy at the gate checked) and sent us on our way. :confused:

GTDI4 March 30th, 2015 07:36

Can you say passport? Which is needed now?

Windex March 30th, 2015 12:51

Passport or Nexus card (if you have one).

mishkaya March 30th, 2015 15:27

Can we still expect an announcement tomorrow?

GetMore March 30th, 2015 16:12

I'd love to see a Fest in Montreal. I've never been there, but heard it is nice. It would be an excellent excuse to head up there.

john.jackson9213 March 30th, 2015 16:50

Last time Anita and I were in Montreal, customs was just fine. Asked us why we were going to Canada: Answer - Family. Next, When was the last time you were in Canada: Answer- 2 years ago. End of questions.

The real pain was driving back into the U.S. in N.Y. state. Some very small border crossing with a 2 car wait. They insisted everybody open their trunk and looked 2 or 3 times at everything. Those customs fellows had WAY too much time on their hands. I live in San Diego. San Diego is the busiest border crossing in the country. We may wait in line for 4 hours each time we come home, BUT customs does not rip every car open. And the San Ysidro border crossing is 24 lanes wide just for cars. Plus we have a second border crossing in Otay Mesa that is mainly for truck, so it is another 4 lanes for cars only. End of rant.

Canadian customs was just fine! Have your passport or passport card and there will not be an issue.

BTW, am I the only one who noticed that April Fools day could be the big announcement date for the 2015 TDIFest?

AndyBees March 30th, 2015 17:59

Tomorrow is suppose to be announcement day! :D

No Fools Day announcement, please!:eek:

Side notes:

I crossed the border going north in North Dakota last summer ...... no problems at all (memorize your license plate number).

I crossed back into the USA on the west end of Montana (near Glacier National Park, no issue at all!

And, in 2013 after the TDI Fest in Bethel, Maine, we went to the coast of Maine eventually crossing over to Campobello Island, Canada (do a Google, interesting). No issue going or coming back. Then we went on to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and then back to the USA ......... no issue crossing borders.

As John Jackson said, just make sure you have your Pass Port ready as they will ask for it. Also, other papers should be readily available in case they ask for them: title, registration, insurance, driver's license, etc.

Happy motoring....:D

VW Derf March 30th, 2015 21:55

We've got the location all figured out and pretty much ready to roll, but there are just a few more t's to cross and i's to dot before we can post the official announcement. Since this would lead us into April 1st and we want to avoid the whole April fools thing, we'll post details on April 2nd :)

Sorry to keep you in a couple more days of suspense.

Digital Corpus March 30th, 2015 22:29

In order to request early vacation for summer, I'd need to put in the request no later than tomorrow. Is the date range still Labor Day weekend?

AndyBees March 30th, 2015 23:47

I feel quite certain the event will be over Labor Day weekend!

VW Derf March 31st, 2015 01:46

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Originally Posted by Digital Corpus (Post 4771937)
In order to request early vacation for summer, I'd need to put in the request no later than tomorrow. Is the date range still Labor Day weekend?

Yes. .

VeeDubTDI March 31st, 2015 20:10

We had a great site visit this weekend (I just got home 20 minutes ago). Expectations were exceeded and we are really looking forward to Fest this Labor Day weekend! Dates will be September 4th, 5th, and 6th. I recommend adding a day or three on either end to make the most of your vacation. :)

VeeDubTDI March 31st, 2015 20:22

If you're driving from California, you may want to set aside two full weeks. :)

Abacus March 31st, 2015 20:28

The anticipation is killing me since I can and will attend this year. I have to work every other weekend and this year the schedule falls just right so I have it off.

john.jackson9213 April 1st, 2015 01:29

Two weeks from California? Tells me it is on the east coast, possibly New England. Not D.C. area. Montreal is a nice 2 week trip for those of us in Southern California. Our last trip to Montreal was 6000 miles round trip and 18 days.

Windex April 1st, 2015 04:51

St. Johns Newfoundland!

Abacus April 1st, 2015 05:36

Wrong time zone.

romad April 1st, 2015 07:15

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Originally Posted by Windex (Post 4772727)
St. Johns Newfoundland!

Targa Newfoundland? :D

1854sailor April 1st, 2015 07:29

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Originally Posted by Windex (Post 4772727)
St. Johns Newfoundland!

Great place!

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Originally Posted by Abacus
Wrong time zone.

They have their own time zone. It is ˝ hour ahead of the rest of Atlantic Canada.

Abacus April 1st, 2015 08:35

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Originally Posted by 1854sailor (Post 4772826)
They have their own time zone. It is ˝ hour ahead of the rest of Atlantic Canada.

And since one of the clues was that it was in the Eastern Time Zone, it's in the wrong one. Not that I wouldn't love to go, mind you.

1854sailor April 1st, 2015 08:43

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Originally Posted by Abacus (Post 4772872)
And since one of the clues was that it was in the Eastern Time Zone, it's in the wrong one. Not that I wouldn't love to go, mind you.

I must have missed the bit about the Eastern Time Zone...

john.jackson9213 April 1st, 2015 08:44

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Originally Posted by VeeDubTDI (Post 4772610)
Dates will be September 4th, 5th, and 6th. I recommend adding a day or three on either end to make the most of your vacation. :)

Just had another thought...What if the site is Orlando, Fl...DisneyWorld? Kind of fits withe the above comment about 3 extra days to make the most of the visit, doesn't it?

My kids grew up 2 miles from the original Disneyland, thinking fireworks were an every night 9:00 thing. When we moved from Anaheim to San Diego, my son asked where were the fireworks.

romad April 1st, 2015 08:48

A side note IF it is Orlando, I heard on the news awhile back that Disney had raised their prices again so the cheapest day pass is now over $100! That makes EVERY ride an "E-ticket" ride. :(

Abacus April 1st, 2015 09:23

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Originally Posted by 1854sailor (Post 4772881)
I must have missed the bit about the Eastern Time Zone...

Makes perfect sense then...Posts 37 & 43 had clues.

I just got back from the Florida Keys, which was 1,806 miles one way but still in the Eastern Time Zone. I hope it's a little closer to home, personally. Key West would be HOT in September but Maine is perfect.

1854sailor April 1st, 2015 09:31

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Originally Posted by Abacus (Post 4772924)
Makes perfect sense then...Posts 37 & 43 had clues.

I just got back from the Florida Keys, which was 1,806 miles one way but still in the Eastern Time Zone. I hope it's a little closer to home, personally. Key West would be HOT in September.

Aha! I did miss that.

AndyBees April 1st, 2015 21:08

I no nothing.....
 
Although it is officially April 2nd (in the Eastern Time Zone), I ain't saying nothing!:D << (I believe that is a double negative!)

john.jackson9213 April 1st, 2015 21:56

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Originally Posted by AndyBees (Post 4773405)
Although it is officially April 2nd (in the Eastern Time Zone), I ain't saying nothing!:D << (I believe that is a double negative!)

Andy, you beat me to it! It is just that I have more patience !!! Right??

Digital Corpus April 1st, 2015 22:54

West of the Mississippi is a bit out of my reach this year. Oh well. The community lives on!

Abacus April 1st, 2015 23:35

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Originally Posted by Digital Corpus (Post 4773427)
West of the Mississippi is a bit out of my reach this year. Oh well. The community lives on!

Um, you live west of the Mississippi. :p

If you meant east, just fly in, although I want to check out your car.

I don't have the patience of AndyBees, so someone fess up!


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Originally Posted by VeeDubTDI
We had a great site visit this weekend (I just got home 20 minutes ago). Expectations were exceeded and we are really looking forward to Fest this Labor Day weekend! Dates will be September 4th, 5th, and 6th. I recommend adding a day or three on either end to make the most of your vacation.

I know VeeDubTDI was in the Western Maine mountains at Sunday River the weekend prior but I'm skeptical it'd be held there twice in a row, especially without hearing local chatter about it in the ether.
.

AndyBees April 2nd, 2015 02:39

Even though by study, geography and geology was my field, I do get a brain flip occasionally relating to orientation as well as my left and right flipping (must be the semi-ambidextrous kickin' in!)................:rolleyes:....:D

MonsterTDI09 April 2nd, 2015 06:11

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Originally Posted by Abacus (Post 4773434)
Um, you live west of the Mississippi. :p

If you meant east, just fly in, although I want to check out your car.

I don't have the patience of AndyBees, so someone fess up!




I know VeeDubTDI was in the Western Maine mountains at Sunday River the weekend prior but I'm skeptical it'd be held there twice in a row, especially without hearing local chatter about it in the ether.
.


He could of been in Canada.:D

Abacus April 2nd, 2015 06:17

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Originally Posted by MonsterTDI09 (Post 4773542)
He could of been in Canada.:D

That's what I'm thinking, since Quebec and Montreal are both within a 1/2 day's drive. There really isn't much else out there.

tomo366 April 2nd, 2015 06:18

Back to Sunday River! Nice I will be there!

VW Derf April 2nd, 2015 06:19

Time to stop guessing as the announcement is finally up. :)

Abacus April 2nd, 2015 06:44

I am delighted to see I was wrong. :D

tomo366 April 2nd, 2015 06:46

Lol...sure 5 minute drive?

Abacus April 2nd, 2015 06:52

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Originally Posted by tomo366 (Post 4773579)
Lol...sure 5 minute drive?

I wish, more like 100 miles, but still close enough. I'll probably just get a room there though, to have more time to visit.

romad April 2nd, 2015 06:59

Sigh. It was too far in 2013 and it is still too far in 2015.

VeeDubTDI April 2nd, 2015 07:13

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Originally Posted by romad (Post 4773584)
Sigh. It was too far in 2013 and it is still too far in 2015.

Four days each way, but there is some awesome scenery between the two places.

romad April 2nd, 2015 07:23

True, with the new higher speed limits I MIGHT be able to make it in four days, but the shortest route is still 45 hours non-stop (if I can average 70 mph) and requires cutting through Canada. Fuel stops, bio-breaks, and border crossings would add more than 3 hours at least. :D

Route

Abacus April 2nd, 2015 07:27

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Originally Posted by romad (Post 4773604)
True, with the new higher speed limits I MIGHT be able to make it in four days, but the shortest route is still 45 hours non-stop (if I can average 70 mph) and requires cutting through Canada. Fuel stops, bio-breaks, and border crossings would add more than 3 hours at least. :D

26 Hours, 28 minutes coast to coast.

JSWTDI09 April 2nd, 2015 07:46

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Originally Posted by romad (Post 4773584)
Sigh. It was too far in 2013 and it is still too far in 2015.

I fear that this is true for me too. My wife is dealing with medical issues. There is no way she can make the trip and I doubt that I can be away for that long. Oh well, maybe next year.

Have Fun!

Don

VeeDubTDI April 2nd, 2015 08:46

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Originally Posted by romad (Post 4773604)
True, with the new higher speed limits I MIGHT be able to make it in four days, but the shortest route is still 45 hours non-stop (if I can average 70 mph) and requires cutting through Canada. Fuel stops, bio-breaks, and border crossings would add more than 3 hours at least. :D

Route

Avoiding Canada only adds an extra 100 miles or so, which considering border crossing times and low Canadian speed limits, could actually save you time.


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