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BOSTON GTG 2012--back bigger than ever!!

BOSTON GTG 2012--back bigger than ever!!

Old Mar 21st, 2012, 02:09 PM
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BOSTON GTG 2012--back bigger than ever!!

A site and a date has been selected for our 2012 GTG.

THE DATE IS OCTOBER 6, 2012... THE LOCATION IS OLIVADI'S RESTAURANT; 32 GUILD ST; NORWOOD, MA 02062. Cost: awaiting menus and costs.

THE TIME IS 11 AM. Plenty of free parking behind the restaurant. Norwood is off of Rte 1, SW of Boston---easy to get to.

Hotel central for this year will be the Marriott Residence Inn Norwood/Canton. Today the seniors rate is $101.15 or $119. for you young guys. Buffet breakfast included. Free parking.

We plan to have a Friday nite early arrivals dinner, perhaps a catered dinner at our house in the "dreaded" Needham, or at a local restaurant. This will be announced later.

There will be a Saturday night dinner as well at a place yet to be determined.
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 03:23 PM
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I hope I can come!
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 03:28 PM
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We're in and looking forward to it. Good location - easy to get to. Hopefully Saturday dinner can be nearby?
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Lcuy, if you're not there, I won't be there. (And I'm hoping to hear Dr. McDreamy utter those wonderful words to me on October 5th "You are now in complete remission".) The only reason Bob's going to tolerate my being there is that by both law and custom, he has to invite a token liberal. I relish the opportunity to call him "Einstein". You and I must be there, he will be afraid, very afraid!

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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 04:47 PM
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she is the only one who calls me einstein anymore, sadly.

i've already ordered lcuy's cake...
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Eric and I are in. I'm going to check and see if the hotel has AAA rates. Usually they are the same as senior rates and we have AAA. Will be there for both nights and, I think I'll make my reservation now (as long as there is no penalty to cancel, in case the venue changes). Looking forward to seeing everyone! We will be planning an Asia trip for the (I hope) near future, but we are going to Spain in June so we may have to say we are part of the Europe contingent.
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 04:54 PM
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lcuy and bookie, you both better be there!

Einstein invited me and Eric so bookchick, you're not the only token liberal. And lcuy I think wears the label as well. We must unite and be strong ;-)
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 05:03 PM
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They charge as soon as you make the res with the reduced rate! I think I'll either wait or go for the full price.
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 05:42 PM
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Hoping to be on our way to china around that time, but if our plane flies through Boston we will consider the sidetrip.
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 05:54 PM
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We will be leaving for Bhutan two and a half weeks after the GTG...

laurie - reserve at the lowest rate without advance payment and when you are sure, cancel and reserve with payment. That's what we do.
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Bob if you buy my plane tickets from BKK then I'll go!
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Great news! We will plan to attend, hopefully with good stories from the summer just spent in Japan (based in Osaka).
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Mary Alice?!?!?!? OMG, it could only be better if Pook is there, too! (Of course Bob will buy you a ticket..he's renowned for his generosity, and this will be a trivial expense for him, you know.)

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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 08:25 PM
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he wasted the lsast couple of tickets i sent him and demanded a lear jet
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 08:32 PM
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read the payment rules again... my res is only for a guarantee and says i can cancel for no penalty until oct 5
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 08:33 PM
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i'm asking for a special rate, lets see what they come up with..
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 01:07 AM
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Wow! Sounds like yet another great time to be in Boston. Count me in! Thanks for picking a Marriott.... I need points! haha

Looking forward to it, as always.

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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 07:15 AM
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As of right now, count me in! I'll need to connect w/ the Italy contingent - esp. Tuscany region. A milestone birthday is next year and I want to rent a place in Lucca. Need lots of information!

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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:16 AM
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the hotel has quoted me a $101 rate if we can guarantee them 12 nights (rooms) between thursday and sunday..... i'm inclined not to sign a contract---thoughts?
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Craig, good idea, that is what I am going to do.

Bob, the senior rate doesn't have the same restrictions as the AAA rate. The AAA rate isn't as cheap and, you have to pre-pay and a cancellation at any time results in a charge for one night. The last two hotels we used did not have those restrictions and, the AAA rate was the same as the senior rate. We don't qualify for the senior rate.
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