Anyone up for a GTG in NYC?

Old Jun 13th, 2012, 07:06 AM
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Oh g, you're always up for a party, lol.
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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 07:08 AM
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Ah, tb, you really do know me!
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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Either is OK with me also.


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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 04:31 AM
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So the GTG is Saturday Aug 11th at say 1pm (for a nice brunch) at Bella Luna, so I'll make a reservation for 10 (so far) and can expand it if more people can make it. You guys will love this place.
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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 05:58 AM
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Mine is a tentative yes....I get a lot of family company during the summer and as of yet no one has given me dates. So, if possible I'll be there.
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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 06:20 AM
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Sounds great! Looking forward to it!
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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 06:29 AM
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On my calendar! For anyone looking for details, this is the restaurant's website:
www.bellalunanyc.com
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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Sounds good. Do you want to post this in the Lounge?



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Old Jun 15th, 2012, 04:23 AM
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Put me down as a tenative attendee. I'd be coming up from Northern VA./DC area by bus. I have a 2 night NYC hotel stay at Columbus Circle to use but need to see if I can use it that weekend, and gotta make sure that is not the timing of daughter going back to college...

That restaurant looks great, like the lunch menu too. Half price wines on Tues night? Rare for NYC.
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Old Jun 15th, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Ok, based on this I made a reservation for 20, I figure we will get more as the summer progresses, and I can bring it down if we get a few "sorrys".

I look forward to meeting everyone. Hey a thought, I'm gonna get a t-shirt made up with "travelbuff", but need a catchy "slogan" for the front, any ideas? And if anyone else wants a shirt I can get them made for $10.
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Old Jun 15th, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Travelbuff, some catchy slogan working in the word "fodor" maybe? And if we get fodors in on the Tshirts maybe we can get key chains or some other tokens for the GTG from our friendly Fodors editors??? Maybe Doug, he lives in NYC...

BTW, I am in Mexico now and for the next month, on the Caribbean now and then traveling through the Yucatan and Chiapas visiting Mayan sites, so I can't check w/that NYC hotel about using my comp two nights for the GTG weekend til I get back. I might try to email them sooner from down here...
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Old Jun 15th, 2012, 04:55 PM
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I may invite Mara from the Asia board. She lives in Brooklyn and I have met up w/her in NYC. We have both been to Japan, her many more times than me.

I hope mclaurie will come, she is in the area also. I met up w/her in NYC for a drink a few yrs ago and would love to see her again also.
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Old Jun 15th, 2012, 07:21 PM
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I think that should read "she many times more than me." Right? Grammar haunts me.
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Old Jun 16th, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Please add me to the list of attendees. Thanks
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Old Jun 17th, 2012, 06:00 AM
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Add me to the list - NOTE - it is a day when Park Ave will be closed to traffic from Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd - Closer to the day, I'm willing to propose a meet up place and time for those who want to get a bit of exercise before lunch!
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Old Jun 17th, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Wow this is getting exciting, yes please invite anyone you would like just let me know so far, it seems we have more than 10, so this should be a fun gtg.

Keep the names coming.
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Old Jun 17th, 2012, 04:37 PM
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I'm emailing a few possibilities. They probably have already seen this but just in case they haven't...
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Old Jun 17th, 2012, 07:16 PM
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I am confused. Is this a travel board, or the MeetUp board?

I attended a few meetups, always a big mess. Not once were the planned events or agendas carried thru. It turned into a dating scene, or a jobs hunt. Is that what the plan is?

Look, Fodors is for travel advice, and I prefer to keep it that way.
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Old Jun 17th, 2012, 07:42 PM
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I just saw this post - even before I got down to emd's invitation I was thinking to go - have never been to a Fodor's gtg although I have met a few of the posters....looking forward to it.
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Old Jun 18th, 2012, 06:23 AM
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Pomah, your answer is easy. Just don't go to a fodors get-together. And god forbid, don't ever meet up one on one with someone you meet on this board, lol! Don't take the chance that you might meet new friends who also love travel and share other interests you might have. And don't take the chance that they might actually become friends you keep up with for years.

Mara, I am so glad you are coming! And SueNYC also. SueNYC, I have read your NYC blog often and it inspired me to read up on the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and many other historical NYC events. Really looking forward to meeting you and everyone else.
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