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Sep 1st, 2007, 04:22 PM
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Anyone interested in getting a Chicago Fodors GTG thing going for possibly October?

Okay,time is passing by and the holidays are going to be here soon. Before we lose our tans,gain those holiday pounds and have a extensive social life-does anyone want to try and have a Chicago GTG in the near future? Downtown or out near ORD? Late September or early October? Late afternoon or a dinner hour. Inquiring minds want to know?
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Sep 1st, 2007, 07:02 PM
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i hope to be in chicago between oct 6th and 12th. would love to finally attend one of these.
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Sep 1st, 2007, 07:03 PM
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Obviously I am a newbie. Whaat is a GTG?
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Sep 1st, 2007, 07:10 PM
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We're planning on being in Chicago for a surprise dinner party from the 19th to the 21st.

Any chance of fitting in a GTG then?
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Sep 1st, 2007, 07:33 PM
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I'm game. But definitely downtown. Third week in October is the only bad time.
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Sep 1st, 2007, 07:34 PM
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gtg.. "get together"
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Sep 1st, 2007, 08:27 PM
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Well, now. That would be a good excuse to come to Chicago, wouldn't it?
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Sep 4th, 2007, 03:44 AM
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Sep 4th, 2007, 05:32 AM
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I live in the Windy City and would definitely be interested in a GTG (that was a new term for me, too). A downtown lunch or dinner would be perfect.
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Sep 4th, 2007, 06:31 AM
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You plan it downtown and I will come.

The first big GTG in Chicago I picked the date and the place and I was the only one who wasn't there. LOL! (My furnace in MI took a powder in December.)

The second GTG was terrific and memorable- great people. Faina came.

Someone else pick a place downtown, River North area and I'll take the train.

Don't forget Oct. 5 is the Marathon- and that the logistics will be harder that weekend.

If you build it, we will come.
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Sep 4th, 2007, 08:06 PM
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Drinks and apps might be easier.

Maybe travelynne will come down! I will alert her to this thread.
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Sep 5th, 2007, 04:59 AM
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It seems like everyone has different dates to be Chicago. Darn! I will be downtown the 29th and 30th and would love to come if those dates are chosen.
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Sep 5th, 2007, 07:28 AM
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I'd love to make it if I'm able-for what it's worth downtown is better that ORD area. We'll be off to France and Italy the last week of Oct/first of Nov.
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Sep 5th, 2007, 10:31 AM
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What a great time to get to both, swalter! Have a great time. Is it 2 going or 3?

I sure would like to meet cd and all of you too who haven't ever been to one.

For me anytime in October is fine. September already is mostly booked.
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Sep 5th, 2007, 11:02 AM
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JJ, it's the 3 of us-should be quite the adventure. Luckily we're staying at my dh's sister's house in Sicily so the little one will have room to run and scream to her hearts content without causing an international incident...now Paris might be another story.

Hopefully we'll get some out of town Fodors to this one.
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Sep 5th, 2007, 11:51 AM
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Oh, my dream, toddling along in Sicily!

I truly am jealous, and that doesn't happen too often. I hope you have a fabulous and never forgotten time.

Yes, I hope this occurs and would love to see you again at a GTG.
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Sep 6th, 2007, 07:26 AM
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Topping to see if anyone else is interested...
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Sep 11th, 2007, 09:19 PM
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Does the Columbus Day weekend seem to work better-October 13th or 14th?
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Sep 12th, 2007, 06:05 AM
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Either one or other would work for me. In fact all of Oct. except the very last- is good.

You will get more people if you do daytime hours rather than nightime hours.
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Sep 12th, 2007, 09:01 AM
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Then should we plan like a lunch on a Sunday or a Saturday for October?
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