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Eat, drink and be Merry!

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Susan Caldwell
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0 posted 07-13-2005 10:27 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell


Was talking to a fellow Floridian Pipster this morning and came up with the bright idea of doing a Floridian Pip gathering.  Of course any non-Floridian Pipster are more than welcome if they would like to make the trip.

Here is what I would like:

I want to have it in St. Augustine, Florida.   I would like input on where.  I would prefer a place that could accommodate a group, and would serve food and drinks (individual paying).  If anyone has any ideas post or email me, please!

I was thinking September or October but would like input on that as well.

Of course I would also like anyone interested in attending to let me know.  

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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1 posted 07-13-2005 10:50 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh, Susan, I do hope a number of the poets can get together!  I wish I could come, but it is not going to be possible this year...but, Soon!

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Well, shoot.... I aint in Florida, and dont look like I am gonna get that way anytime soon... hows about we do a South Carolina gathering lol

Or, even North Carolina would be ok too

Tima
Susan Caldwell
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gee, Tima, how did I know that someone would suggest another place???

Here is why Florida (for this one *wink*):

I have seriously used the heck out of my leave (for daughter & grand daughters doc appts).  Therefore, I have no leave to use to travel...  There, don't cha' feel bad for me now, and want to come to Florida?  

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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4 posted 07-13-2005 02:43 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

LOL...of course we want to come to Florida - land of the Hurricanes!

Why don'cha all come to Kansas?

Me and Toto can fix ham and beans!  Y'all can get to see a DRY hurricane!

Susan Caldwell
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5 posted 07-13-2005 02:49 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

*sniff*

someone always brings up the hurricanes...

I promise if we all get together and a hurricane hits, drinks are on me!!!!

  See?  I know how to host a party.

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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Susan, that is a wonderful idea!

That'd be about a 7 and 1/2 hour drive for me. Maybe Karen could come here to Pensacola and she could drive the rest of the way with me in the rental car?

Let me do some research on St. Augustine and maybe I can give some suggestions on where to meet.
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"If you build it, they will come"...

Start stock-piling, Susan...I'm sure before it's all over, there'll be one heck of a party at your doorstep!
Susan Caldwell
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Dixie~been talking to Martyjo and her and I have a couple places that might be good..but we are still researching...we like the Conch House and Ale Works...
http://www.conch-house.com/groupsal.htm http://www.oldcity.com

Kari~ That is okay with me!     

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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9 posted 07-13-2005 03:52 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I think this is a great idea!  Don't see any reason why poets can't organize a gathering in the state they are in, and those that want to go will sure go!  Probably a lot easier than trying to organize "one get together" where a lot can't attend.  Good for you Susan, for starting a Florida ball rolling.
Susan Caldwell
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10 posted 07-13-2005 03:56 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Oh but Sharon, you must pick up Raph and come!!

I insist.  You might have to sadate Raph to get him on the plane, but I am sure he will thank us later.  

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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I wish that I could, but I can't.  
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12 posted 07-13-2005 04:09 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I just got back from one heck of a visit back east in Canada - but you never know, to sneak up on that Raph I may just be forced to participate in a plot!
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Well, I guess I won't get to come to this one, either.
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14 posted 07-14-2005 01:53 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

This is a great idea.....(but I probably can't make it this year).   ....jo
Have fun!
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Susan, thanks for the link. I'll look over it all tomorrow. I'm exhausted...trying to work my job and help as many people as I can get back on their feet after the hurricane makes for a long day.

Hopefully I'll have tomorrow off so I can take care of things around the house and have some time for myself.
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I wish i could

s'nor fair livin down under *pout*

mxx

take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away. but do not take from me your laughter.

~neruda~

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Maree, m'dear...
you know what to do about that!

Post-A-Party!
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A Brief History of St. Augustine

Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European origin in the United States. Forty-two years before the English colonized Jamestown and fifty-five years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, the Spanish established at St. Augustine this nation's first enduring settlement.


The architectural legacy of the city's past is much younger, testimony to the impermanent quality of the earliest structures and to St. Augustine's troubled history. Only the venerable Castillo de San Marcos, completed in the late seventeenth century, survived destruction of the city by invading British forces in 1702.


Vestiges of the First Spanish Colonial Period (1565-1764) remain today in St. Augustine in the form of the town plan originally laid out by Governor Gonzalo Méndez de Canzo in the late sixteenth century and in the narrow streets and balconied houses that are identified with the architecture introduced by settlers from Spain. Throughout the modern city and within its Historic Colonial District, there remain thirty-six buildings of colonial origin and another forty that are reconstructed models of colonial buildings.


St. Augustine can boast that it contains the only urban nucleus in the United States whose street pattern and architectural ambiance reflect Spanish origins.
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And it goes on and on. Well worth a visit. Go to St.Augustine Fl..Google it for photos and events. A great place to spend a weekend. best martyjo

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wow...I've just done some looking over the pages in the links you posted Susan

The Conch House is a lovely place to go, excellent choice!

I loved the site-seeing tours too...Ripley's Believe It Or Not, and the trains.

Sounds pretty cool. Now if we could just drag Karen away for a couple days...
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20 posted 07-14-2005 11:29 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Susan~
MartyJo emailed me about this ... GREAT IDEA~
I'd be up for another Floridian-hosted gathering if it can be worked into our schedules~
I'd opt for October~

I know that the memories we wrote at our gathering in New POET Richey back a few years ago (Where DOES the time go?) still rest in the heart of this poetess~

Getting to meet 'up close and personal' the poets of my knowing wrote memories that I will never forget~
Marsha, Krissy, Kethry, Titia, Balladeer and Frannie, Nan/Pilgrimage, Lyra and Dave, Seymour and Isobel, Maureen ... and Bill and I ... oh, my gawd ... if I've forgotten to list anyone ... I'll pay for it !
But ... gotta run !

Drop me an email~
noles1@totcon.com
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~
Susan Caldwell
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21 posted 07-14-2005 01:34 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Thanks Martyjo for putting that info up.

St. Augustine is a beautiful city and the oldest in the CONUS...it has a lot of tourist attractions, including a Fort.  There are carriage rides and an Alligator farm.  Lots of stuff to do and see.

I am hoping to find a place for everyone to gather and having everyone be responsible for their own accommodation arrangements.  

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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22 posted 07-14-2005 01:47 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

Martyjo says there's a hotel on site at the Conch House so we don't have to drive...cuz you know how much we'll drink!

Susan Caldwell
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23 posted 07-14-2005 01:59 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Dixie, that was, seriously, my point as well! lol....

The only concern we had was expense...We didn't want anything that might be too expensive for anyone.



"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~
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cost is nothing compared to memories

we have plenty of time to save up
and I don't think it'd be that expensive if we partnered up...they have roll-away beds which I don't mind at all.

I think it's an absolutely wonderful idea and I'm looking forward to it!

I hope to get a bunch of people...Toe, Suthern? I would love to see Marge and Bill! Oh the memories we'd make and the pictures we'd take!

What about Dunc? I'd love that!
 
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