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Starhawk
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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5499874 - 11/01/12 08:30 PM

That's a thought, but on the other hand, what about being able to stay for the length of the event on Saturday? And it also depends on the location- it'll take a little while to get over to Pinnacle Peak.

-Rich


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Joe Cipriano
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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5499912 - 11/01/12 08:55 PM

Point made.

We may want to make the "big" group event lunch - but even then, there's really no available "window" in the speakers' schedules.

My day is pretty much open, so I'll go along with whatever the group decides on - although I'll put a vote in for OPG, as it's a fairly short drive from ASAE.


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Starhawk
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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5500236 - 11/02/12 12:24 AM

OPG sounds good to me as well. We can work on something more perfectly integrated into the schedule for next year. In the meantime, we'll have our tags and may just do a pick-up lunch or whatever sounds like fun.

-Rich


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5501096 - 11/02/12 02:58 PM

Hi Rich,

We're getting our threads criss-crossed. I'm making the same post to the Star Party thread.

It looks to me like most CN folks want to get together Sat Eve for dinner and socializing. At or after 5pm seems to be the best time for a dinner rendezvous. And, there are just a few folks wanting to go to TAAA-CAC star party that night. I'm glad to host a group to the star party Saturday night. I remember someone said they were going to dark site on Friday and another said Sunday. I can't speak for them about "hosting a group"...but, remind folks, there are star parties other nights.

Let's poll folks for these 2 scenarios, and plan to get together at Old Pueblo Grill. Those going to star party can rendezvous earlier, say 3:30 - 4:30, have a bite, and as the "in town" group starts arriving around 5pm, everyone will have time to meet and greet. The star party group could begin heading out about 5:30 as the in town group is gathering for their dinner. Two groups, one place, a little overlap, and from there, "the night is ours." The star party group can head south on Alvernon to I-10 and be on their way to the dark site quickly. OPG is 10 minutes from downtown convention center, and 10 minutes from I-10. I would probably head back to Tucson around 2am. But, I'm flexible.

I'll be glad to contact OPG, see if they can accommodate us with these scenarios and I'll get a reservation if this works for everyone. If they have a good idea what we want to do, we won't hit some unexpected snag. I have a star party reservation for 1 car, 4 people and so far just one passenger (looking forward to seeing you, Shneor) and room for 2...

Paul


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Joe Cipriano
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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5501196 - 11/02/12 04:22 PM

That's probably the most feasible plan presented.
Count me in for the 5pm seating.


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Skip
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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5501245 - 11/02/12 05:01 PM

Quote:

Count me in for the 5pm seating.




Ditto!

Directions or address to/for OPG?


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rboeAdministrator

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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Skip]
      #5501393 - 11/02/12 07:04 PM

From Google Maps.

A bit east of the convention center.


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Joe Cipriano
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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: rboe]
      #5501428 - 11/02/12 07:28 PM

I've never been to OPG, but from the Google image, parking looks a bit tight. I'll be happy to play Designated Driver from ASAE to OPG and back; I've got room for three passengers - 4 in a pinch. I wasn't planning on drinking, anyway, and I'm staying on Oracle at Ina; driving people back to the ASAE parking lot ain't that far out of my way - I'll just hop on I-10 N and take the Ina exit.

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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5501479 - 11/02/12 07:53 PM

Oracle may be faster; it's a straight shot north whereas I-10 takes you a few miles west; and then you get to back track on Ina.

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Starhawk
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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: rboe]
      #5501495 - 11/02/12 08:05 PM

I-10 is only a shortcut to El Paso or Phoenix. It helps very little in-town. I'm told that was on purpose, because folks were afraid an efficient highway loop would make the town grow too much.

The extended dinner at OPG sounds like a good idea to me- as long as we can talk OPG into it (I'm guessing this won't be a problem).

-Rich


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5501594 - 11/02/12 09:21 PM

You're both correct. Didn't realize the distance on Ina - I-10 adds 7 miles and 10 minutes to the trip.

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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5502513 - 11/03/12 02:44 PM

Quote:

I-10 is only a shortcut to El Paso or Phoenix. It helps very little in-town. I'm told that was on purpose, because folks were afraid an efficient highway loop would make the town grow too much.




Yep, so they didn't do it and the town grew too much anyway. Oh well...


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Starhawk
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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Skip]
      #5503010 - 11/03/12 09:10 PM

The forecast has shifted again- Saturday and Sunday are looking clear, but Friday has rain. I had been hoping to take my kids to the TIMPA star party on Friday. So, I may now be in an early group for Saturday. Better than losing Saturday and Sunday to rain, though.

-Rich


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5505657 - 11/05/12 04:21 PM

Saturday has a serious rain forecast. I don't know if we'll be able to call it until Wednesday.

-Rich


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: rboe]
      #5505941 - 11/05/12 08:36 PM

Call me anything but able to have dinner in Tuscon.

Change in scheduling. I'll be unable to attend the event.

Enjoy the event and dinner.


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rboeAdministrator

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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Lightbucket12]
      #5506032 - 11/05/12 09:44 PM

Bugger! Hopefully this event will take off and we can try again next year. Sorry hear about your conflict and can't make it.

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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: rboe]
      #5506565 - 11/06/12 09:46 AM

So we're looking at about 14 folks at the Old Pueblo Grill.

Time wise I'd favor something in the 5:30PM time frame. Early enough to avoid the supper rush, late enough to have lunch taken care of.

Any objections or suggestions?


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: rboe]
      #5506581 - 11/06/12 09:58 AM

The last speaker o the day is Donald Pettit – Astronaut 4:00 – 5:30. I'd hate to miss this. What is the ~ travel time from the CC to the OPG?

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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: PGW Steve]
      #5506646 - 11/06/12 10:43 AM

Too bad, so sad, we'll save you pie.

Good point, let me google map it. So far it looks fairly close but in Tucson that can be deceiving.


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: rboe]
      #5506652 - 11/06/12 10:45 AM

Appears to be just under five miles away, a good 15 minutes I suspect (can locals confirm that?).

That would push us to 6ish.


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