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Sacramento GTG Feb 9 "Official" thread

Old Feb 9th, 2008, 09:15 AM
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Heading downtown in a few minutes for some pre-GTG shopping (just doing my bit for the depressed economy )

See you all there -
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Old Feb 9th, 2008, 12:56 PM
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Just wanting all you folks out there to know I'm thinking of you. I hope you all have a great time today.
We want to hear all about it.
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Old Feb 9th, 2008, 04:21 PM
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Hi Kodi, I just got home. LindaL and Faina just dropped me off. I waddled in my front door, lol. Fish and chips will do that! Plus two lovely glasses of wine.

It was a wonderful GTG! The Pyramid Alehouse was the perfect spot. We had a lovely private room with windows on two sides overlooking the streets and the Cathedral of Sacramento across the street. Watching a wedding couple having their photos and videos taken after their wedding, with the State Capitol building in the background was precious.

Good group..there always is at ever Fodor's GTG I have attended. Lots of photos were taken. Fun and interesting conversations of course.

I found the waitstaff at the restaurant to be so pleasant and they sure gave us good service.

A beautiful day too..spring like and perfect.

A big personal thank you to lovely janisj for setting up this GTG. It was truly a fun afternoon!
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Old Feb 9th, 2008, 04:23 PM
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I'm so glad your GTG was a success. Here in Central TX we also had a perfect day for a GTG and ours was a blast too. I wish somehow we could have all been in the same place.
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Old Feb 9th, 2008, 04:50 PM
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Hi there P_M, I thought of all of you and silently said a "cin cin" to your Texas group! I think you sent some of your beautiful weather to our Sacramento Valley
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Old Feb 9th, 2008, 04:54 PM
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I'm so glad both the GTG's were good.
Love, I haven't had fish 'n chips for a very long time, but oh, they are so good.

Now, I'll wait to see the pictures!!
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Old Feb 9th, 2008, 08:07 PM
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It was a really lovely GTG - the Pyramid treated us great. As LoveItaly said - we got our own room and w/ all the windows it almost felt like we were sitting outside. And our waitress was just a doll, and she didn't have to resort to a whip to keep us in line

Katie came through w/ Fodors goodies that were really appreciated.

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Old Feb 10th, 2008, 08:29 AM
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I really enjoyed meeting everyone.

Thank you, Katie, you the delightful gift. I'm enjoying planning out my next trip to France.
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Old Feb 10th, 2008, 04:28 PM
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Katie, thank you very much for the goodies! And Linda for the rides and great conversations!

I think, after this GTG Janis should be our designated organizer The choice was perfect. It was nice to see the old friends, and to make new ones.

And I didn't kick anybody

We really need those GTGs to meet each other in person. Some people hesitate to come, I encourage you all not to worry about anything, it's just a meal shared by people with the same interest.
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Old Feb 10th, 2008, 06:39 PM
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Don't forget the two weddings across the street. We had front row seats for the bridal photos!! I mean how lucky were we? So much fun meeting everyone and staying in a room for 3 hours doing nothing but eating, drinking and talking. Why, it was almost like I was on vacation!! Thanks Katie for the wonderful gifts. Let's do it again Janis!!
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Old Feb 10th, 2008, 08:14 PM
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And thank you LindaL for the ride home, along with many thank to Paula for the ride to the GTG.

The weddings were fun to see! Our private room with two walls of windows gave us a great view of the Cathedral of Sacramento and the celebrations going on in the Cathedral. As Kal said, no doubt the wedding photos and videos will show some of us in the window of our room with our noses pressed against the windows watching the wedding photos and videos being taken of the bridal party, lol. Other than that we were pretty well behaved!
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Old Feb 11th, 2008, 07:57 AM
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And Kal called me "mother" How much the therapy will cost me?
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Old Feb 11th, 2008, 08:37 AM
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Is there photographic evidence of this gtg?? :-?

We want pictures!
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Old Feb 11th, 2008, 01:49 PM
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With Kal's permission, of course, here is the link to his web page!

www.worldisround.com/articles/342806/index.html

As I was there, I can honestly say: can't understand how he'd managed to get all the glasses with no food around - and EMPTY glasses at that!

But you better believe he was generously paid
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Old Feb 11th, 2008, 01:52 PM
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I love the "Its the earliest she's ever been late" comment!

LOL!
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Old Feb 11th, 2008, 02:16 PM
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Great photos! Sure looks like everyone had a terrific time.
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Old Feb 11th, 2008, 02:25 PM
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Trying to explain the pure joy she gets every day from a life with me.

No offense, Kal, but I'm still getting a chuckle out of that line!

Looks like a wild and crazy group! I sure wish we could have had a simulcast online, or whatever, with our Austin/San Antonio GTG. The people at our restaurant already thought we were loud and crazy enough. Just think what may have occurred with a camera and microphone!!




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Old Feb 11th, 2008, 03:58 PM
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Thanks Kal for the great pictures, you crack me up! And thank you to all for being so much fun to hang out with on a Saturday afternoon.
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Old Feb 11th, 2008, 04:04 PM
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"Kal" sent me pics too even though I wasnt there and dont live in Sacramento ( my daughter does so I am there frequently)

It was fun to see pics of all of you and put a face with a name

Maybe one of these days I will be there for a GTG

I met Kal and Mrs. Kal shortly after my daughter moved to Sac - he even offered to help her move

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Old Feb 11th, 2008, 04:12 PM
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Great photos. It looks like everyone was really having a good time.
Wish I had been there.

Where's toed??????
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