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A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 5:18 am

There was one a while ago to say farewell to KL at MSP, but the weather turned out to be rather crappy and I heard that not alot of people showed up. Does anyone want to try again for this summer? I won't mention any dates in order to see what flexibility people have.

Let me know if this is something you would like to do!
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 5:23 am

I'd probably be able to go, depending on my work schedule, between 5/11 and 7/31. Before and after that I'm in PHX.
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 5:30 am

Count me in!

There are other nearby things to do if it becomes a two-day (or more) thing.

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 5:35 am

Ill come too! I dont want to be the one who plans it though... Im not good at that  boggled  .


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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 6:07 am

I could probably drive up for the day, as long as it's not in June.
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 6:44 am

For out-of-towners needing a hotel, I suggest the Country Inn & Suites at the Mall of America. The train that runs from the Mall to MSP (and downtown) is just around the corner. The Mall and hotel are about three miles from MSP.

Hotel info/map: http://www.countryinns.com/bloomingtonmn

Train map: http://www.mplstmo.org/pdf/map.gif

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 7:26 am

Hey all...

Who in this topic has AIM?

You should IM me if you do (ezrftch92)

Im not going to MKE this summer, well I am but not for awhile, so it would be fun if we all hung out..

IM me!!

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 8:28 am

I'm glad that this topic has gotten some responses so quickly. So from the majority so far, maybe we should shoot for July?

Quoting N808NWatMSP (Thread starter):
There are other nearby things to do if it becomes a two-day (or more) thing.

I agree, spend some time at the Mall of America, go downtown (on the LRT?), and maybe a Twins game (if they start winning?)...

Quoting N808NW (Reply 3):
I dont want to be the one who plans it though... Im not good at that

Don't worry, I'll do my best, but any helping hands to organize this would be most appreciated. I'm pretty tied up with school all the way until summer, and then my full-time work schedule kicks in.

And AIM could be a good way to communicate; my screen name is tdi2007.

Thanks!
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 8:48 am

Quoting N808NWatMSP (Reply 7):
helping hands to organize this would be most appreciated

I can help. I helped organize a worldwide Star Trek-themed get-together in San Francisco during December 1999/January 2000. It went off without a hitch!  Big grin

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 8:53 am

I don't have a job yet, so I'm flexible
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 9:04 am

It would be a good excuse for a few European a.netters to ride on a DC10.  

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 9:05 am

Count me in. This month is pretty busy so just keep me informed as to when this will be. Also, I live about 15 minutes from MSP so I'm pretty flexible. If there are any out-of-towners who need any help feel free to email me through my profile or IM me (KrisJetz).

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 9:12 am

During the planning stages, I think it would be best to communicate by a.net IM or in this thread. It worked great for the LAS get-together. Everyone's ideas and suggestions were available for all to see and all to discuss.

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 9:50 am

July would be good. Only on a weekend for me. I have relatives so I do not need a place to stay.

I am familiar with the Minneapolis St. Paul area, but not really with the area around MSP. Perhaps it would be good if we met somewhere that is close that we can all find relatively easily, and then go from there to see some sweet red-tails.
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 9:54 am

I'm up for it. Let's just hope for more people than Mark, Acid, and myself  Smile

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 13):
Perhaps it would be good if we met somewhere that is close that we can all find relatively easily

Mall of America  Smile Free parking, and the tram is pretty cheap.
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 05, 2006 11:05 am

Hey, I would probably be able to go. Finally a meet that's closer to home!

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Sat May 06, 2006 2:02 am

Ok, so let's try and meet in July, since that seems to be the best month to achieve maximum amount of people attending. Should we go for a weekend meet? Personally, Fridays and Saturdays would be the best days for me because those are my off days from work this summer. Let me know guys!

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Sat May 06, 2006 2:31 am

Any weekend in July is good for me.

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Sat May 06, 2006 4:07 am

July works well for me as well.

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Sat May 06, 2006 4:41 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 5):
The Mall and hotel are about three miles from MSP.

Actually the mall is right across the street from the airport. Speaking of the mall, the top level of the parking garage would be a good spotting location when the aircraft arrive on 35.
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Sat May 06, 2006 6:53 am

I've been looking to come visit Kjet12 in MSP this summer, so a meet would be a great add-on. July works fine for me.. until the last week when i'll be in MCO.
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Sat May 06, 2006 7:09 am

some saturday in mid-july. The 8th, 15th or 22nd would probably work out pretty darn well. probably the 15th.

what say you fellow av. geeks?
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Sat May 06, 2006 7:26 am

July 7th and 8th sound good for everyone? Or we can do the 8th and 9th.

Before we lock in specific dates, let's give it a few more days to hear from others that may be interested in attending.

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Sat May 06, 2006 10:57 am

The 7th, 8h and/or 9th of July all work out fine for me, but do you think it's too close to the wake of the 4th of July? Perhaps some people calling off work for the holiday won't be able to call off for the weekend...?
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Sun May 07, 2006 2:51 pm

I'm flexible. Count me in.
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Mon May 08, 2006 1:47 am

Ok, so here is a rough estimate of who plans to go.

- me
- AlexPorter
- N808NW
- Iowaman (maybe?)
- Geebs
- Kjet12
- Planespotting (weekend only)
- KaiGywer
- FutureUAPilot
- Continental? (was your post an ultimatum?)
- JpetekYXMD80
- KL642

How about at this point in the planning stages we narrow down the dates to the weekend of the 8th or the 15th in July? Anyone have preferences?

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Mon May 08, 2006 2:39 am

Quoting N808NWatMSP (Reply 25):
Ok, so here is a rough estimate of who plans to go.

You forgot someone.  wave 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Mon May 08, 2006 4:10 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 26):
You forgot someone.

My bad!  sly 

- me
- AlexPorter
- AsstChiefMark
- N808NW
- Iowaman (maybe?)
- Geebs
- Kjet12
- Planespotting (weekend only)
- KaiGywer
- FutureUAPilot
- Continental? (was your post an ultimatum?)
- JpetekYXMD80
- KL642
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Mon May 08, 2006 11:26 am

Put me down as a maybe... I'd like to make it, but it all depends on what work has for me... Contact me via the contact form in my profile, or IM me by AIM at BR715C130. I need a few more details
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Mon May 08, 2006 9:32 pm

Any weekend in July works for me as well. I'm just trying to think of anything to do in Mpls besides watching NW  Wink It feels like I've done everything up there already.

Suggestions:
-MN Zoo
-Mystic Lake Casino
-Science Museum of MN
-State Capitol
-Lumberjack Days (20-23rd)
-Valleyfair
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Tue May 09, 2006 1:58 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 29):
I'm just trying to think of anything to do in Mpls besides watching NW It feels like I've done everything up there already.

Suggestions:
-MN Zoo
-Mystic Lake Casino
-Science Museum of MN
-State Capitol
-Lumberjack Days (20-23rd)
-Valleyfair

Let's not forget that there's going to be at least one minor on the trip. Wink

But my vote is the Science Museum and/or Valleyfair. I always enjoy going to the IMAX or on the Wild Thing.
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Tue May 09, 2006 2:37 am

Quoting N808NWatMSP (Reply 30):
Let's not forget that there's going to be at least one minor on the trip.

Perfect, then we even have a driver Big grin  duck 

Minor as in less than 18, or less than 21?
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Tue May 09, 2006 2:56 am

Valleyfair is a good idea.

What's the minimum age requirement for Mystic Lake?

I can be a driver, too.

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Tue May 09, 2006 2:59 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 32):
What's the minimum age requirement for Mystic Lake?

18. No alcohol served there.
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Tue May 09, 2006 3:12 am

The Science Museum has an exhibit called Body World through September. Looks pretty interesting. Ticket price for 3D theater, IMAX, Body World, and the regular museum is $29.50 for adults.

Also, if anybody is interested, the State Capitol is also in St Paul with free admission.

The Zoo is a short drive away in Apple Valley, and admission is $12 for the zoo, or $19 for Zoo/Imax combo.

While at the Mall of America, the Underwater Adventures could be an interesting stop. $14.95 for admission.

Either way, while spotting at the airport, parking is plentiful at the MoA and the tram is only $1.50 each way, with free travel between the terminals.
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Tue May 09, 2006 5:41 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 31):
Perfect, then we even have a driver

No license yet. grumpy  My 'rents decided that they want me to pay for Driver's Ed with money I didn't have.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 31):
Minor as in less than 18, or less than 21?

18.
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Tue May 09, 2006 9:26 am

I'm Interested in being part of the meet! I get home from Alaska on June 9th, so anytime after that would be cool  Smile

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Tue May 09, 2006 10:01 am

Alright, here's an updated list as to who wants to go!

- me
- AlexPorter
- AsstChiefMark
- N808NW
- Iowaman (maybe?)
- Geebs
- Kjet12
- Planespotting (weekend only)
- KaiGywer
- FutureUAPilot
- Continental? (was your post an ultimatum?)
- JpetekYXMD80
- KL642
- BR715-A1-30 (maybe...)
- Roadrunner165

There are many choices as to what we can do besides spot at MSP, and we could use everyone's voice so we can finalize some decisions. Thanks everyone!
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Wed May 10, 2006 7:08 am

Looks like we have a good group going for the meet. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Wed May 10, 2006 10:31 am

Quoting N808NWatMSP (Reply 30):
Let's not forget that there's going to be at least one minor on the trip.

I'll be over 18, but still under 21. Bummer!

Change me to a maybe, I still have to convince my parents.

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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Wed May 10, 2006 12:49 pm

I'm thinking middle of july....weekend of the 22nd or so. I'll actually be in minnesota in the beginning of july, but will be tied down with family shit the whole time.
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Wed May 10, 2006 1:05 pm

Ok, so here's what we got.

- me
- AlexPorter
- AsstChiefMark
- N808NW
- Iowaman (maybe?)
- Geebs
- Kjet12
- Planespotting (weekend only, maybe)
- KaiGywer
- FutureUAPilot (maybe...)
- Continental? (still waiting to hear from you!)
- JpetekYXMD80
- KL642
- BR715-A1-30 (maybe...)
- Roadrunner165
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Wed May 10, 2006 1:58 pm

Ok, Well it all sounds good for me, but I need an estimate on how much money one thinks I should bring along, I'll need to pay for meals/accommodations/gas ETC. for 2 people (My best friend and myself)

Also, I will need EXACT dates ASAP. From beginning to end.
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Thu May 11, 2006 2:10 am

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 42):
Ok, Well it all sounds good for me, but I need an estimate on how much money one thinks I should bring along, I'll need to pay for meals/accommodations/gas ETC. for 2 people (My best friend and myself)

There is a cheap hotel in Lakeville that I stayed at once. Only $39.99/night, for a big room with a mini fridge, balcony, and microwave. Also has an indoor pool.

Gas, well, that depends on how much you plan on driving. Meals, well, do you eat McDonalds or do you prefer Timberlodge? And prices for some attractions I posted above.

Hope to see you  Smile
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Thu May 11, 2006 6:40 am

~From what I'm reading we still need to decide on the following basic information~

Who is currently in charge of organization of this meet?
- I have some ideas, but I�m not sure who to relay them too.

Have we decided on an actual date yet?
- Appears we are shooting for late July, maybe the weekend of the 23/23?

I would suggest we use the Mall of America as our home-base for gathering. The Mall of America provides easy access and free parking for those who are driving and public transportation is readily available if we choose to take the light rail train or bus as our main mode of transportation. Many area hotels also offer free shuttle rides to the Mall of America if I remember correctly.

What other types of activities (if any) do we want to plan as a group?
- Mall of America/Knotts Camp Snoopy
- Science Mueseum of Minnesota
- Minnesota State Zoo
- Valley Fair
- Golfing
- Casino

Overall in my opinion, the Twin Cities are a fairly cheap place to stay and visit; most everything is reasonably priced.


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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Thu May 11, 2006 6:48 am

Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 44):
I have some ideas, but I�m not sure who to relay them too.

Just post them here for everybody to see.

Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 44):
Appears we are shooting for late July, maybe the weekend of the 23/23?

Looks like it.

Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 44):
Knotts Camp Snoopy

Doesn't exist anymore  Wink They lost the naming rights, so it is now "The Park at MoA"
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Thu May 11, 2006 2:30 pm

Quoting N808NWatMSP (Reply 41):
- Continental? (still waiting to hear from you!)

Count me in! I'm right down the road!
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Thu May 18, 2006 9:34 pm

How about we refresh this before it goes into the archive  Smile

Any more takers? So far the list is:
- N808NWatMSP
- AlexPorter
- AsstChiefMark
- N808NW
- Iowaman (maybe?)
- Geebs
- Kjet12
- Planespotting (weekend only, maybe)
- KaiGywer
- FutureUAPilot (maybe...)
- Continental
- JpetekYXMD80
- KL642
- BR715-A1-30 (maybe...)
- Roadrunner165

Any others?
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Fri May 19, 2006 12:02 pm

Quoting N808NWatMSP (Reply 25):
Iowaman (maybe?)

July should work for me, but I better leave it as a maybe. It's kind of up to my parents if I can drive up there or not. Wink

Quoting N808NWatMSP (Reply 30):
Let's not forget that there's going to be at least one minor on the trip.

Make that two. Wink
 
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RE: A.net MSP Meet?

Sat May 20, 2006 2:59 am

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 48):
July should work for me, but I better leave it as a maybe. It's kind of up to my parents if I can drive up there or not.

Say it's independent study for an aviation class you'll be taking this fall Big grin
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