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#51 Joe Cipriano

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

...but we may pick up a few folks at the show when they find out what a fun lot we are to be around. :whee:


OTOH, it could end up being just you and me... :whistle:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

If the star parties are cut down like it looks like they will be, this dinner will be highlight for Saturday evening.

Darn clouds.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

I plan on making it, so add one more to the group.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

So - who's running point on this? Need someone (preferably local) to make the reservation. We also need a backup restaurant in case OPG is booked (which it may be, at this late hour). I'd suggest PP as an alternate, although something closer to the Convention Ctr would be better.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:43 PM

I'll go by OPG personally and speak with manager noon Friday about taking a group of 16 to 22 folks, perhaps 3 tables. They usually like their patio for large groups. But, not if raining. If this doesn't look promising, I'll head over to PP.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

Make it so. We had 14 minus 2 cancelations puts at 12, but we may pick up a few folks at the show when they find out what a fun lot we are to be around. :whee:


Especially when they find out the weather forecast for Saturday's star party is very "iffy" at best. Here in Phoenix, they are forecasting cloudy with showers tomorrow, especially in the morning, and of course Tucson will be next in line as the weather is moving sort of northwest to southeast.

Dinner will be fun and I'm looking forward to it! :jump:

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

OPG manager will call me. I asked if they could accommodate 14 for dinner at 5 or 6pm? Outside seating would be easy. But, he is aware it might rain. In which case, he is already very booked indoors. And, this late and at that time may not be possible. What will be the fall back plan?


******UPDATE*****UPDATE******UPDATE******UPDATE********

we have a reservation for 14 at 5:30, Saturday nite, indoors...and, if weather permits,
we have the option of outdoor patio dining

Under "Paul Delligatti" and/or "Cloudy Nites Group"

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

:bow: :bow: :bow:

Paul: One adult beverage on me (except for the Louis XIII... ;)), if you wish. :grin:

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

Glad to help, Joe. I asked manager (Ryan) about last minute add-ons or cancellations. I would like to confirm with him about 2pm tomorrow our count. We are definitely good for 14 folks, as far as I have heard.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

So it looks like OPG for tonight, then?

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

I am go for this plan, Paul. We all need to thank you thick for going and getting this set up with OPG.

For everyone else, yes, this means you'll be going to Old Pueblo Grill. That's good.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

Many thanks, Paul, or as they say in Hawaii, "Mahalo nui loa!"

Looking forward to dinner then, at the OPG! I'll be starting my trip down in about twenty minutes.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

I'm taking a small group out to CAC dark site (weather seems to be ok enough) and will miss dinner. But, hope everyone enjoys themselves. You guys are good for 14 guests, and the hostess has my number.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

Sorry I never made the supper, the amazing presentation by Mr. Pettit never wrapped up till just before 6. I figured by the time I actually found OPG, everyone would be finished eating :-(.

I'm glad to have met a few of you today, and hopefully I can put a few more faces to names tomorrow.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:28 AM

Alright...it was a bummer missin' dinner. But, I gotta know, how was it? Great time I hope. We got started a little late going out to the dark site. Drove past at least once. But, well worth it when we got there. Oh, and the Border Patrol pulled us over in the middle of nowhere...

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

You guys were missed. Six folks showed, got a bit of a late start ourselves and we didn't get out till well after 7. We had a good time none the less.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

And the food was delicious! I enjoyed those cheese enchiladas!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

mmmm... Jalapeno Hummus!

It was great meeting fellow CN'ers at the dinner, hopefully next year we can coordinate a larger gathering. :ubetcha:

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:52 PM

If we can find something close; within walking distance like the Congress Hotel was (and it might do, hard to tell) then folks that were in talks could get there if they ran late. We could supply maps before hand too.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:44 AM

Someone's going to have to be creative to figure it out downtown. Maybe we should just have a CN Forum on the schedule.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:37 PM

OK- this is a reheat of this thread- anyone thinking on this?

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:58 AM

I'd join the group for dinner!

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:17 PM

Dinner was fun last year, but the long table made it tough to socialize with you guys that were sitting at the other end of the table. :lol:

I think we had a dozen or so folks get together. If it's going to be more, we'll need one of you local guys to do some scouting for a suitable location.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:29 AM

I'm definitely open to a different sort of venue. The amount of noise, organization, and all made it too difficult to talk up and down the table and there were parking lot discussions afterwards.

I'm afraid we here in Arizona may be guilty of trying to put the best food in town ahead of just plain old getting a chance to talk.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

Dinner was fun last year, but the long table made it tough to socialize with you guys that were sitting at the other end of the table. :lol:


Actually, we were expecting a larger crowd than the half-dozen or so of us that ultimately did show up. A lot of people went to observe as it was a new-moon night, although if I remember correctly, there was quite a bit of cloud cover, as it turned out.

Maybe with the full-moon night, more of us will join.






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