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Howie Glatter
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Joe F Gafford]
      #5680327 - 02/14/13 10:20 PM

"I got caught in the shower one night when the plumbing decided to back up. I had to go and clean my feet and lower legs out into the surf!

Maybe as an alternative you could just take a cruse on the Carnival line.


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kfrederick
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Reged: 02/01/08

Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Howie Glatter]
      #5680769 - 02/15/13 07:22 AM

I thought they did a great job this year . Howie great to see you . I was impressed how steady the sky was. The sun in Howie twin telescopes was great And excited to share the chief.The highlight was the views in a 32inch with Al and his wife . Got some good ideas on my cell from Howie .The views in that 32 was worth the trip.

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Bill Weir
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Reged: 06/01/04

Loc: Metchosin (Victoria), Canada
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Joe F Gafford]
      #5684482 - 02/17/13 12:14 AM

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Above problem is one of the reasons I did not go to WSP since 2003. I got caught in the shower one night when the plumbing decided to back up. I had to go and clean my feet and lower legs out into the surf! I'm glad that they finally did improve the plumbing. The plumbers were called out twice in 2003.

Joe




Complaining about a star party with plumbing of any kind? Showers? If I was inclined to teasing I'd call you a sissy. But I won't. Sounds like a cushy site on the whole. I'm used to star parties where the only luxury is a Port-a-John that hasn't blown over in the wind.

That being said I do hope to get to the WSP one day but it's a long way from my spot on the west coast. I do think though that my wife would like a few days in late winter laying on a beach. She's not prone to wanting to camp at high altitude and close to or even sub freezing tempertures at night.

Bill


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Joe F Gafford
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Reged: 12/15/06

Loc: Denver, Colorado, US
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Bill Weir]
      #5685424 - 02/17/13 03:44 PM

I did complain because during the two visits to WSP I racked more day trips than at the other venues I've been to from coast to coast. I would like to be halfway clean to visit these places. Also, I observed that there were too many people at this venue for the facilities to cope. This particular venue is made for little girls, not for irregular middle aged men! This past WSP with the smaller attendance seems to prove that.

My usual places are out in the primitive areas usually above 7,000 ft. Shovel required.

Joe


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Pkgastro
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Reged: 12/27/12

Re: Winter Star Party 2013 [Re: Joe F Gafford]
      #5685873 - 02/17/13 08:11 PM Attachment (26 downloads)

I had a great time!

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bierbelly
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Reged: 01/23/04

Loc: Sterling, VA
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Joe F Gafford]
      #5686545 - 02/18/13 08:07 AM

Quote:

I did complain because during the two visits to WSP I racked more day trips than at the other venues I've been to from coast to coast. I would like to be halfway clean to visit these places. Also, I observed that there were too many people at this venue for the facilities to cope. This particular venue is made for little girls, not for irregular middle aged men! This past WSP with the smaller attendance seems to prove that.

My usual places are out in the primitive areas usually above 7,000 ft. Shovel required.

Joe




Yeah and the mirrors in the BR are too low!


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Doc Willie
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Reged: 03/31/10

Loc: Mid-Hudson Valley, NY, USA
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5688466 - 02/19/13 08:36 AM

And the mattresses are too short. I barely fit, and Dave Cotterell's feet extend a foot over the end.

Great event nevertheless.


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Cotts
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Reged: 10/10/05

Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Doc Willie]
      #5688613 - 02/19/13 10:26 AM

Well, we all have our little crosses to bear....

OTOH I'm that much nearer to the stars....

Dave


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Spoonsize
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Reged: 08/27/04

Loc: Stuck in a Time Warp.
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Cotts]
      #5702103 - 02/26/13 05:12 PM

A walk thru the Winter Star Party......2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwSdEGFhL_0


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kfrederick
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 02/01/08

Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Spoonsize]
      #5703054 - 02/27/13 08:39 AM

Nice clip of the star party. He even got me in it.

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bierbelly
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Loc: Sterling, VA
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: kfrederick]
      #5703109 - 02/27/13 09:24 AM

Bummer, we'd already bugged out by the time this was taken.

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Joe F Gafford
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Reged: 12/15/06

Loc: Denver, Colorado, US
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5704109 - 02/27/13 07:40 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

Nice clip indeed. The attendance in 2002 and 2003 was much higher. We were in like sardines, but we all managed. I was setup both times between those three palm trees at the east end of the berm across from the showers. Even after the trifecta of problems in 2003 I had with the sewer backup, the loss of 7 astronauts just before and another potential problem that almost turned into a nasty legal one that I still won't mention at this time, I had a good time. Finances are the problem that kept me from returning to WSP. I had to drop TSP a few years later for the same reason.
WSP 2003, about mid berm.

Joe


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rockethead26
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Reged: 10/21/09

Loc: Arizona, USA
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Spoonsize]
      #5704279 - 02/27/13 09:10 PM

Quote:

A walk thru the Winter Star Party......2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwSdEGFhL_0




Thanks for the walk thru. It brought back good memories from the two times I attended in the early 90s. Can't beat the location and that southern horizon.


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Vic Menard
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Reged: 07/21/04

Loc: Bradenton, FL
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Spoonsize]
      #5704303 - 02/27/13 09:24 PM

Quote:

A walk thru the Winter Star Party......2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwSdEGFhL_0



Hunh...that's my SST on the berm at about 5:52 to 6:02.


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