mudcat.org: Getaway 2004
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Getaway 2004

Related threads:
2019 FSGW Getaway coming soon! (29)
Getaway 2016 aftermath (47)
FSGW Getaway -- Tape Recordings (41)
Getaway 2016 coming soon!; schedule posted (92) (closed)
BS: Getaway Group Photo Request - 1999 (11)
FSGW 2008 Getaway Pix & videos (249)
2005 Getaway Reflections Here... (635)
Getaway 2005 (14-17 Oct ) (784)
2005 Getaway Program Information (328)
2005 FSGW Getaway--Information (edited) (61)
FSGW Getaway 2000: October 20-22, 2000 (79)
2004 Getaway Program info (233)
New Englanders to FSGW? (2004 now included) (51)
Getaway 2003 Memories (211)
FSGW Getaway Program - 2003 (128)
Instrument Making Wkshp at 2003 Getaway (6)
2003 FSGW Getaway - ideas for program (195)
Finding music/FSGW Getaway (5)
Waltz Set List - 2003 FSGW Getaway (27)
Contra Set List - 2003 FSGW Getaway (14)
2003 FSGW Getaway-Registration form (10) (closed)
2003 FSGW Getaway - Travelers Needs (77)
FSGW getaway workshop: song collectors (9) (closed)
FSGW Getaway-October 1999 (62)
FSGW Getaway 2002 (203)
FSGW Getaway 2002 schedule-changes! (17)
HELP! Fiddlers Needed for FSGW Getaway (31)
FSGW Getaway 2000 Memories (101)
FSGW Getaway - Bring CDs and Crafts! (7)
FSGW Getaway Program (34)
FSGW 2002 Questions (39)
Mudcat and FSGW/Other 3d organ. (79)
FSGW Getaway 2001 Memories (Part 2) (12)
FSGW Getaway 2001 Memories (105)
FSGW Hitchhiker (8)
FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates? (102)
FSGW2000-Pictures from Bill D (18)
FSGW 2000 PART DEUX (69)
FSGW Get-Away events page up (16)
FSGW GETAWAY 99 Program (25)
FSGW - Camping (15)
FSGW Getaway XXXIV (9)


SINSULL 03 Mar 04 - 07:55 PM
Alaska Mike 03 Mar 04 - 08:04 PM
Deckman 03 Mar 04 - 08:23 PM
Allan C. 03 Mar 04 - 08:23 PM
Charlie Baum 03 Mar 04 - 11:48 PM
GUEST,MMario 04 Mar 04 - 08:30 AM
Catherine Jayne 04 Mar 04 - 12:34 PM
karen k 04 Mar 04 - 07:38 PM
Bill D 04 Mar 04 - 07:55 PM
Col K 04 Mar 04 - 08:16 PM
Dani 04 Mar 04 - 08:24 PM
Teresa 04 Mar 04 - 09:23 PM
Gorgeous Gary 04 Mar 04 - 09:37 PM
Midchuck 04 Mar 04 - 10:01 PM
Bill D 04 Mar 04 - 10:07 PM
alanww 05 Mar 04 - 06:29 AM
kendall 05 Mar 04 - 06:31 AM
Jeri 05 Mar 04 - 06:43 AM
kendall 05 Mar 04 - 08:13 AM
Midchuck 05 Mar 04 - 08:52 AM
alanww 05 Mar 04 - 09:22 AM
Noreen 05 Mar 04 - 09:35 AM
GUEST 05 Mar 04 - 09:37 AM
Tinker 05 Mar 04 - 09:39 AM
Midchuck 05 Mar 04 - 11:00 AM
Charlie Baum 05 Mar 04 - 11:41 AM
Tinker 05 Mar 04 - 12:26 PM
Allan C. 05 Mar 04 - 12:27 PM
Midchuck 05 Mar 04 - 12:35 PM
Allan C. 05 Mar 04 - 12:59 PM
Tinker 05 Mar 04 - 01:28 PM
Bill D 05 Mar 04 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,MMario 05 Mar 04 - 01:48 PM
KathWestra 05 Mar 04 - 02:35 PM
Alaska Mike 05 Mar 04 - 07:32 PM
kendall 05 Mar 04 - 08:35 PM
Jeri 05 Mar 04 - 08:36 PM
GUEST,Sandy Paton 05 Mar 04 - 08:59 PM
KT 05 Mar 04 - 10:01 PM
Bill D 06 Mar 04 - 01:08 AM
mooman 06 Mar 04 - 04:31 AM
Bill D 06 Mar 04 - 12:09 PM
KT 06 Mar 04 - 04:16 PM
Bill D 06 Mar 04 - 06:23 PM
kendall 06 Mar 04 - 08:07 PM
Susan A-R 06 Mar 04 - 09:11 PM
Nancy King 07 Mar 04 - 11:27 AM
Noreen 07 Mar 04 - 03:25 PM
Dave Bryant 08 Mar 04 - 11:19 AM
Midchuck 08 Mar 04 - 11:38 AM
GUEST,MMario 08 Mar 04 - 11:45 AM
Amos 08 Mar 04 - 11:55 AM
GUEST 08 Mar 04 - 11:56 AM
Ferrara 09 Mar 04 - 12:46 AM
karen k 09 Mar 04 - 12:08 PM
Big Mick 09 Mar 04 - 02:04 PM
GUEST,MMario 09 Mar 04 - 02:09 PM
Alaska Mike 09 Mar 04 - 05:28 PM
Jeri 09 Mar 04 - 09:10 PM
Ferrara 09 Mar 04 - 09:32 PM
Amos 09 Mar 04 - 09:58 PM
Allan C. 09 Mar 04 - 10:01 PM
Allan C. 19 Mar 04 - 09:21 AM
Morticia 19 Mar 04 - 09:29 AM
GUEST,MMario 19 Mar 04 - 09:45 AM
Morticia 19 Mar 04 - 10:12 AM
SINSULL 19 Mar 04 - 10:24 AM
GUEST,MMario 19 Mar 04 - 10:31 AM
kendall 19 Mar 04 - 12:47 PM
Big Mick 19 Mar 04 - 02:11 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 19 Mar 04 - 02:30 PM
Allan C. 19 Mar 04 - 04:13 PM
Tinker 19 Mar 04 - 04:51 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 19 Mar 04 - 04:51 PM
kendall 19 Mar 04 - 05:30 PM
Jeri 19 Mar 04 - 06:23 PM
Nancy King 19 Mar 04 - 06:58 PM
Annie 19 Mar 04 - 11:08 PM
Big Mick 20 Mar 04 - 03:35 AM
Catherine Jayne 20 Mar 04 - 04:34 AM
kendall 20 Mar 04 - 07:22 AM
Dani 20 Mar 04 - 07:35 AM
Bobert 20 Mar 04 - 08:36 AM
Allan C. 20 Mar 04 - 08:58 AM
Jeri 20 Mar 04 - 09:17 AM
MMario 20 Mar 04 - 10:19 AM
Tinker 20 Mar 04 - 10:24 AM
Mrs.Duck 20 Mar 04 - 11:15 AM
kendall 20 Mar 04 - 12:33 PM
KT 20 Mar 04 - 04:15 PM
kendall 20 Mar 04 - 04:21 PM
Bill D 20 Mar 04 - 04:58 PM
KT 20 Mar 04 - 06:08 PM
Bobert 20 Mar 04 - 08:20 PM
Bill D 20 Mar 04 - 08:38 PM
Bobert 20 Mar 04 - 09:41 PM
MMario 20 Mar 04 - 10:36 PM
Bobert 20 Mar 04 - 10:38 PM
GUEST 25 Apr 04 - 10:50 AM
Uncle_DaveO 25 Apr 04 - 11:14 AM
Big Mick 25 Apr 04 - 10:00 PM
karen k 25 Apr 04 - 11:52 PM
SINSULL 26 Apr 04 - 09:05 AM
GUEST,Nancy King at work 26 Apr 04 - 09:40 AM
Susan A-R 26 Apr 04 - 10:03 PM
Uncle_DaveO 27 Apr 04 - 12:29 PM
GUEST,MMario 27 Apr 04 - 12:55 PM
Big Mick 27 Apr 04 - 01:24 PM
beardedbruce 27 Apr 04 - 01:44 PM
George Papavgeris 04 May 04 - 06:53 PM
GUEST,Nancy King at work 04 May 04 - 08:41 PM
beardedbruce 04 May 04 - 09:05 PM
beardedbruce 13 May 04 - 12:40 AM
Noreen 13 May 04 - 07:45 AM
Bill D 13 May 04 - 09:02 AM
Catherine Jayne 13 May 04 - 09:07 AM
George Papavgeris 24 May 04 - 12:44 PM
beardedbruce 24 May 04 - 01:21 PM
beardedbruce 24 May 04 - 04:53 PM
Charlie Baum 24 May 04 - 04:54 PM
beardedbruce 24 May 04 - 04:58 PM
Jeri 24 May 04 - 05:12 PM
beardedbruce 24 May 04 - 05:19 PM
Susan A-R 24 May 04 - 10:19 PM
Midchuck 24 May 04 - 10:27 PM
Susan A-R 24 May 04 - 10:42 PM
Bill D 24 May 04 - 11:04 PM
Charlie Baum 25 May 04 - 12:16 AM
Dani 25 May 04 - 07:46 AM
George Papavgeris 25 May 04 - 08:13 AM
beardedbruce 26 May 04 - 03:35 PM
kendall 27 May 04 - 03:49 AM
Ellenpoly 27 May 04 - 04:39 AM
beardedbruce 28 May 04 - 02:21 PM
Carly 28 May 04 - 05:09 PM
Susan A-R 28 May 04 - 08:29 PM
Bobert 28 May 04 - 08:53 PM
Alaska Mike 28 May 04 - 09:46 PM
beardedbruce 29 May 04 - 11:08 AM
Phot 30 May 04 - 02:08 AM
kendall 30 May 04 - 07:15 AM
Alaska Mike 30 May 04 - 10:11 AM
Bill D 30 May 04 - 11:56 AM
kendall 30 May 04 - 12:37 PM
karen k 30 May 04 - 02:03 PM
beardedbruce 31 May 04 - 08:09 AM
GUEST,MMario 24 Jun 04 - 03:24 PM
Catherine Jayne 24 Jun 04 - 04:24 PM
GUEST,MMario 24 Jun 04 - 04:29 PM
Alaska Mike 25 Jun 04 - 12:09 AM
Celtaddict 25 Jun 04 - 12:49 AM
GUEST 25 Jun 04 - 03:48 AM
George Papavgeris 25 Jun 04 - 03:51 AM
Genie 08 Jul 04 - 09:04 PM
Bill D 08 Jul 04 - 10:10 PM
Nancy King 08 Jul 04 - 10:14 PM
wysiwyg 08 Jul 04 - 11:43 PM
Genie 09 Jul 04 - 04:12 AM
kendall 13 Jul 04 - 06:46 AM
MMario 10 Aug 04 - 12:28 PM
Bill D 10 Aug 04 - 12:38 PM
Sorcha 13 Aug 04 - 11:26 PM
Micca 14 Aug 04 - 05:29 AM
beardedbruce 14 Aug 04 - 05:59 AM
Dani 14 Aug 04 - 12:16 PM
kendall 14 Aug 04 - 07:28 PM
Jeri 14 Aug 04 - 08:22 PM
SINSULL 14 Aug 04 - 09:06 PM
Bill D 14 Aug 04 - 09:07 PM
beardedbruce 15 Aug 04 - 06:00 AM
Alaska Mike 16 Aug 04 - 02:09 AM
Fortunato 16 Aug 04 - 03:48 PM
SINSULL 16 Aug 04 - 03:56 PM
Charlie Baum 16 Aug 04 - 05:05 PM
GUEST,MMario 17 Aug 04 - 10:05 AM
GUEST,Janie (Where'smycookie goneoffto) 17 Aug 04 - 10:26 PM
Ebbie 17 Aug 04 - 11:31 PM
George Papavgeris 18 Aug 04 - 06:22 AM
Alaska Mike 18 Aug 04 - 11:03 AM
Bill D 18 Aug 04 - 12:34 PM
SINSULL 18 Aug 04 - 01:16 PM
kendall 18 Aug 04 - 03:25 PM
George Papavgeris 19 Aug 04 - 01:58 PM
kendall 19 Aug 04 - 07:40 PM
George Papavgeris 20 Aug 04 - 04:58 AM
Midchuck 23 Aug 04 - 10:14 AM
kendall 23 Aug 04 - 10:26 AM
GUEST 23 Aug 04 - 10:31 AM
GUEST,Big Mick in Toronto 23 Aug 04 - 11:00 AM
Bill D 23 Aug 04 - 11:24 AM
GUEST,Big Mick 23 Aug 04 - 11:31 AM
kendall 23 Aug 04 - 08:03 PM
Bobert 23 Aug 04 - 09:12 PM
Bill D 23 Aug 04 - 10:08 PM
Annie 23 Aug 04 - 10:14 PM
Naemanson 23 Aug 04 - 11:32 PM
Dani 24 Aug 04 - 09:49 AM
SINSULL 24 Aug 04 - 11:07 AM
Midchuck 24 Aug 04 - 11:45 AM
Grateful Ted 24 Aug 04 - 11:49 AM
SINSULL 24 Aug 04 - 11:55 AM
Dani 24 Aug 04 - 04:39 PM
ConcertinaChap 24 Aug 04 - 04:59 PM
GUEST,Bigchuck at work 24 Aug 04 - 05:21 PM
kendall 24 Aug 04 - 07:24 PM
SINSULL 24 Aug 04 - 07:24 PM
Ferrara 24 Aug 04 - 07:48 PM
GUEST,MMario 07 Sep 04 - 03:13 PM
Uncle_DaveO 07 Sep 04 - 03:52 PM
jacqui.c 07 Sep 04 - 04:57 PM
SINSULL 07 Sep 04 - 07:09 PM
kendall 07 Sep 04 - 07:19 PM
Charlie Baum 09 Sep 04 - 12:20 AM
Jeri 09 Sep 04 - 10:41 AM
kendall 09 Sep 04 - 12:28 PM
Susan A-R 18 Sep 04 - 04:42 PM
Morticia 18 Sep 04 - 08:25 PM
Bill D 18 Sep 04 - 08:48 PM
KT 18 Sep 04 - 10:38 PM
Susan A-R 23 Sep 04 - 10:47 PM
Allan C. 24 Sep 04 - 03:28 PM
Col K 24 Sep 04 - 04:26 PM
George Papavgeris 29 Sep 04 - 06:04 PM
Bill D 29 Sep 04 - 06:10 PM
Charlie Baum 29 Sep 04 - 06:30 PM
Nancy King 29 Sep 04 - 06:36 PM
Gorgeous Gary 29 Sep 04 - 06:37 PM
Carly 29 Sep 04 - 06:45 PM
bigchuck 29 Sep 04 - 06:57 PM
Susan A-R 29 Sep 04 - 08:26 PM
KT 29 Sep 04 - 09:52 PM
Bobert 29 Sep 04 - 11:27 PM
Bill D 29 Sep 04 - 11:27 PM
Big Mick 29 Sep 04 - 11:39 PM
Micca 30 Sep 04 - 06:07 AM
Midchuck 30 Sep 04 - 07:50 AM
Tinker 30 Sep 04 - 08:06 AM
Big Mick 30 Sep 04 - 08:43 AM
MMario 30 Sep 04 - 08:48 AM
kendall 30 Sep 04 - 09:33 AM
Jeri 30 Sep 04 - 09:51 AM
Nancy King 30 Sep 04 - 12:03 PM
jacqui.c 30 Sep 04 - 12:14 PM
Ferrara 30 Sep 04 - 01:34 PM
GUEST,LynnT 30 Sep 04 - 03:10 PM
Alaska Mike 30 Sep 04 - 05:18 PM
Susan A-R 30 Sep 04 - 09:13 PM
KT 01 Oct 04 - 12:48 AM
Micca 01 Oct 04 - 03:04 AM
jacqui.c 01 Oct 04 - 03:55 AM
GUEST,LynnT 01 Oct 04 - 06:07 AM
Micca 01 Oct 04 - 06:19 AM
Fortunato 02 Oct 04 - 10:18 AM
DonMeixner 03 Oct 04 - 08:49 AM
Susan A-R 03 Oct 04 - 08:45 PM
KT 03 Oct 04 - 10:02 PM
Roger in Baltimore 04 Oct 04 - 07:39 AM
MMario 04 Oct 04 - 08:15 AM
Dani 04 Oct 04 - 01:11 PM
Alaska Mike 04 Oct 04 - 01:15 PM
MMario 04 Oct 04 - 01:16 PM
Jeri 04 Oct 04 - 01:29 PM
Bill D 04 Oct 04 - 01:51 PM
Alaska Mike 04 Oct 04 - 02:19 PM
Tinker 04 Oct 04 - 02:56 PM
wysiwyg 04 Oct 04 - 03:16 PM
MMario 04 Oct 04 - 03:29 PM
GUEST,Nancy King at work 04 Oct 04 - 04:20 PM
Jeri 04 Oct 04 - 05:01 PM
Pauline L 05 Oct 04 - 12:10 AM
Mrs.Duck 05 Oct 04 - 01:33 PM
Ferrara 05 Oct 04 - 09:30 PM
wysiwyg 08 Oct 04 - 10:48 AM
GUEST,MMario 08 Oct 04 - 10:50 AM
Janie 08 Oct 04 - 09:02 PM
Susan A-R 08 Oct 04 - 09:31 PM
Janie 11 Oct 04 - 11:49 AM
Bill D 11 Oct 04 - 12:36 PM
Big Mick 11 Oct 04 - 12:41 PM
Micca 11 Oct 04 - 01:06 PM
Janie 11 Oct 04 - 02:16 PM
Fortunato 12 Oct 04 - 09:10 AM
wysiwyg 13 Oct 04 - 09:59 PM
Janie 13 Oct 04 - 10:23 PM
Micca 14 Oct 04 - 02:37 AM
GUEST,MMario 14 Oct 04 - 08:46 AM
wysiwyg 14 Oct 04 - 10:04 AM
GUEST,MMario 14 Oct 04 - 10:12 AM
wysiwyg 14 Oct 04 - 10:13 AM
Alaska Mike 14 Oct 04 - 10:31 AM
GUEST,bbc at work 14 Oct 04 - 11:11 AM
Gorgeous Gary 14 Oct 04 - 01:19 PM
Dani 14 Oct 04 - 02:35 PM
Bill D 14 Oct 04 - 03:15 PM
Bill D 14 Oct 04 - 03:43 PM
Dani 14 Oct 04 - 04:25 PM
Bill D 14 Oct 04 - 04:33 PM
My guru always said 14 Oct 04 - 05:39 PM
Leadfingers 14 Oct 04 - 06:24 PM
Jeri 14 Oct 04 - 06:28 PM
Janie 14 Oct 04 - 07:28 PM
Bobert 14 Oct 04 - 08:13 PM
Ferrara 14 Oct 04 - 08:29 PM
Charlie Baum 14 Oct 04 - 10:00 PM
GUEST,catsPHiddle in Burton on Trent 15 Oct 04 - 03:49 AM
George Papavgeris 15 Oct 04 - 03:49 AM
Janie 15 Oct 04 - 08:49 AM
Micca 15 Oct 04 - 09:16 AM
wysiwyg 15 Oct 04 - 10:36 AM
Jeri 15 Oct 04 - 11:03 AM
Bobert 15 Oct 04 - 09:57 PM
Charley Noble 15 Oct 04 - 10:08 PM
Bobert 15 Oct 04 - 10:58 PM
wysiwyg 31 Jan 05 - 06:45 PM
Bill D 31 Jan 05 - 07:00 PM
Alaska Mike 31 Jan 05 - 08:04 PM
wysiwyg 31 Jan 05 - 09:05 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:













Subject: Getaway 2004
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 07:55 PM

Is it too soon? My company has a mandatory sales meeting in late October - I have declined if it interferes with the Getaway. Plus I have been talking about a possible workshop and the British contingent needs dates.

SOOOO....dates? October what? Who's going? Who needs a ride? Who wants to share a cabin? ETC


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 08:04 PM

I want to go again. Let's have the dates.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Deckman
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 08:23 PM

Hi Sins ... I have really enjoyed the photos posted from the previous get-a-ways and I'd love to get myself there. But, being married to the beautiful "Bride Judy" now, I've given up dates and sharing cabins! (BAD BAD BOB!!! TAKE THAT ... YOU SUM-A- GUN!!!). Bob


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Allan C.
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 08:23 PM

I'm still job hunting at this point; but I have stipulated to my prospective employers that I expect to be elsewhere sometime in October.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 11:48 PM

Reserve the weekend of October 15-17 (and into Monday morning of Oct. 18, if you've got the time to take off).

See y'all in Darlington, Maryland. It will also be the 40th Getaway, and the planners are working on some events and guests to commemorate the round number anniversary.

--Charlie Baum


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 08:30 AM

Thank You Charlie. Nice to be able to get this on the calander.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 12:34 PM

Im definately coming this year!!!!.....will be able to book flights by May so let us know the definate dates soon!! My legs will be healed well by then and I will be walking without sticks!!!

Can't wait!!!

Khatt xxx


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: karen k
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 07:38 PM

Khatt,
Great! I'm glad you are coming. If we don't connect in England then at the Getaway for sure. What other Brits are coming this year? Hope you are healing.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 07:55 PM

well...looks interesting...perhaps I'll go.....*giggle* (like for the 26th consecutive year!) It IS a bit earlier this year, which can be a bonus for weather, but you never know in October..ask those who shivered a bit at night, but sat in outdoor workshops the next day.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Col K
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 08:16 PM

I want to come again, but will have to look at the bank account.
Hope it lets me.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Dani
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 08:24 PM

Sell cookies on the street corner if you have to. Come back!

I can't believe we have it to look forward to SO EARLY! Lord knows I need it...

Dani


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Teresa
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 09:23 PM

I'll be coming if a science-fiction convention I'm already committed for in WV doesn't conflict; don't have the date for that yet. Crossing fingers. :)
Teresa


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 09:37 PM

BillD - And I'm **glad** it's a week earlier, since friends of ours are planning a wedding on the following (recently-traditional) weekend.

Teresa - OK, I'm intrigued...I didn't know WV **had** any science-fiction conventions. Certainly, not any my friends in Mineral Wells have mentioned.

-- Gary


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Midchuck
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 10:01 PM

What are driving times like from upstate NY/northern New England?

I'd love to do it, but getting back in time for Monday morning is scary.....

Peter.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 10:07 PM

for comforts sake, midchuck, you'd 'probably' have to leave after lunch Sunday...people do it this way. You'll probably get details on the driving from Jeri, Kendall and others who do a similar drive


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: alanww
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 06:29 AM

Mmmmmm, well there's a thought, Charlie!! Sounds very tempting ...! Would be nice to make it a regular part of my festivals schedule. It certainly was great last year - apart from the temperature at night!
"I like to rise when the sun she rises ...!"
Alan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 06:31 AM

10 to 12 hours depending on how fast you drive, and the capacity of your bladder.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 06:43 AM

More like 9, give or take an hour on either sided based on how buggered up NYC traffic is and how many times you stop. NYC can add an hour or two of gridlock. I've left on Sunday, and I don't ever want to do it again if I don't have to!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 08:13 AM

9? how many shortcuts did you take? Of course there are no stumps on the Interstate. LOL


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Midchuck
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 08:52 AM

According to the index in my road atlas, there's no Darlington in Maryland.

So I guess the whole thing is a fabrication.

Oh, well.

Peter.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: alanww
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 09:22 AM

No, not on the Interstate, Kendall, but there are such hazards at the Getaway!
So its best to arrive in daylight, it will then be easier to avoid parking your car on a tree stump!
"Abroad for pleasure ...!"
Alan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 09:35 AM

Depends on setting off in the right direction after stopping on the way home too, I believe...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 09:37 AM

map

Camp Ramblewood
2564 Silver Road
Darlington, MD 21034


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Tinker
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 09:39 AM

Midchuck, you've got an easier faster trip than Jeri and Kendall. If you put both Pittsford and Darlington in Yahoo Maps it's only a 6 and a half hour drive. NY 87 and then over to 95 it's a pretty straight line and you'd avoid most of the big city snarls.... really there's no excuse...

Love to see you,

tinker


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Midchuck
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 11:00 AM

Midchuck, you've got an easier faster trip than Jeri and Kendall. If you put both Pittsford and Darlington in Yahoo Maps it's only a 6 and a half hour drive. NY 87 and then over to 95 it's a pretty straight line and you'd avoid most of the big city snarls.... really there's no excuse...

6 1/2 hours? Possibly. If I had a Ferrari, diplomatic immunity, and a passenger who was an expert pistol shot, carrying a couple of Desert Eagle .44 mags with armor-piercing ammo...

Looks like I'd come down the Northway and NY Thruway to 287, and loop around the major NY/NJ metropolitan area to the west, then pick up 95. It looks doable, except that so much of it is in NJ, and it's a given in Vermont that every single last New Jersey driver is crazier than a shithouse rat. And on a friday evening, they're all going to be drunk, too.

This will require thought.

Peter.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 11:41 AM

An alternate route to consider from Vermont and northern reaches is to cross I-84 to Scranton, and then come down I-81 to Harrisburg, and then I-83 (or other route) down the Susquehanna River. It's longer than the route through NJ, but far less subject to traffic jams.

If your road map doesn;t show Darlington, find Havre de Grace, MD (at the mouth of the Susquehanna where it empties into Chesapeake Bay). Now go upriver about 10 miles to the Conowingo Dam. Darlington and Camp Ramblewood are on the left shore, just a mile or so below the dam.

--Charlie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Tinker
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 12:26 PM

and it's a given in Vermont that every single last New Jersey driver is crazier than a shithouse rat. And on a friday evening, they're all going to be drunk, too....

Thanks Pete, I take it you meant that as a complement????


tinker w
wholivesanddrivesinNewJersey...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Allan C.
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 12:27 PM

Well I might take a train. I might take a plane. But if I have to walk I'm gonna get there just the same...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Midchuck
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 12:35 PM

Tinker, we judge New Jersey drivers on the basis of the driving of the ones who come here to ski.

They all have large, new SUVs. They all appear to think that because they have SUVs they can safely drive in snow as fast as they can on dry pavement in clear weather, and that anyone who disagrees with them ought to damn well get out of the way.

Do you ski in Vermont?

Peter.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Allan C.
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 12:59 PM

Midchuck, they are everywhere there is a ski slope. I have dodged my share of them. You forgot to add that they do all of that with straight treads.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Tinker
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 01:28 PM

Nope, we don't drag the horde that far north to ski. I will have to agree on the winter driving assessment. If it's any consolation they can't drive at home on snow either. Some folks have really slow learning curves. We get snow days for ridiculously light snow fall, simply because the "roads" (read drivers) really are that bad.

But there is no snow in October.....


Kathy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 01:29 PM

I DO recommend Charlie's route thru Pennsylvania, even if it adds an hour or so...it is a lot easier on the nerves. Midchuck...would you have Friday to drive? This is not easy to do if you are committed to work all day Friday & Monday. (At least it is not 2 hours MORE south or east, like it was a few years ago!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 01:48 PM

if you can't get BOTH friday and monday - I would really reccomend trying to get MONDAY off to drive. While Friday evening is fantastic and I wouldn't miss it if at all possible I think Sunday Evening and monday morning is when a lot of the true "magic" of getaway occurs.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: KathWestra
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 02:35 PM

The Pennsylvania route adds exactly 42 miles to the drive from New England. I've clocked it both ways, because I was curious. However, it adds only about a half hour more driving time--and not because I'm a crazy driver. There are NO TOLLS on the Pa. route, so you're not always standing in line waiting to pay for the privilege of driving again. Through Pa. from Newtown, Connecticut, it's just about 7 hours to my house in Silver Spring--about an hour less to the Getaway. Boston is a 9-hour drive to my house through Pennsylvania (which would make it 8 hours to Darlington). I drive fairly fast (75 in 65mph zone) and have the proverbial camel bladder that requires very few stops along the way. On 95, you have to pay (eastbound only) for whichever NY bridge you cross, for the NJ Turnpike and/or Garden State Parkway, the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Delaware Turnpike, and the northern Maryland portion of I-95 (northbound only). It all adds up to lots of lines, lots of money, and (at least in my case) lots more stress. Pennsylvania route is over interesting, scenic roads. And did I mention no tolls? Kathy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 07:32 PM

On a road trip from Anchorage, I would have to drive over 3500 miles, traverse three major mountain ranges, cross 2 international borders, and explain six times to several Canadian authorities that, "Even though I'm from Alaska, I do NOT have a hand gun" (then wait each time while they search my car). If I can afford the fare, I will be flying. But I will probably need transportation asistance from whichever airport I happen to find a cheap airplane ticket for. Sure will be great to see you all again.

Mike


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 08:35 PM

and, Mike, you would also have a number of "dry counties" to cross.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 08:36 PM

I may try to got the Pennsylvania route this year. I tried it once, going to DC, and it added a LOT of time, but there was road construction.

Note to Tinker: people in Vermont think any driver's crazier than a shithouse rat if they get the tractor up over 15 mph. The NJ drivers will probably mostly be New Yorkers anyway. And guys from Vermont, going 30 in the fast lane.

Noreen, are you coming this year? I shall be SO happy to see you!

Does anyone know if super-glue works on sleeping bags?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,Sandy Paton
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 08:59 PM

The 87 to 287 to 95 dodge, avoiding the Garden State madness, is a pretty good one, Midchuck. I've used it, but I confess I prefer Kathy's route through Pennsylvania, especially now that the chronic construction hang-up around Scranton has been eliminated (or wasn't causing the usual problems when I last drove over that way). Being able to avoid New Jersey altogether makes it a lot easier on the temper, too. Give 'er a go!
    Sandy (the other one)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: KT
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 10:01 PM

All right!!!    Charlie, thanks for the dates! I'm going to start working on it this weekend! I have been looking forward to this for years!!!

And everybody come!!! I want to meet you all!!!

KT


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 01:08 AM

Jeri..if you are talking about the fabric parts of sleeping bags, there IS a special fabric glue that is pretty good...you get it at craft stores & such...(little gold plastic bottle) Super Glue is brittle and scratchy when dry...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: mooman
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 04:31 AM

Mmmm...if I can find a cheap flight to Washington Dulles, Washington-Baltimore or Philadelphia, I might consider trying to make it across the pond with an airline friendly instrument. I would probably need a lift from some kind soul at your end though.

Peace

moo


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 12:09 PM

we haven't run out of kind souls yet... (and Wash-Balt is MUCH closer)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: KT
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 04:16 PM

Bill, what's the difference in distance between Wash-Balt and Reagan International from the camp? I may need to fly into Reagan. If so, what's the best way to get to Ramblewood from there? Thanks! KT


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 06:23 PM

Reagan is right in DC (well, across the river) Wash-Balt (BWI) is 2 hrs up I-95 and 35 mins. from the camp.

To get to Ramblewood from Reagan, it's a matter of following the interstate over to I-95 and heading north! (passing BWI on the way)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 08:07 PM

I will never call it Reagan...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Susan A-R
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 09:11 PM

Midchuck, you HAVE to get to this one. I also recommend taking Fri and Mon off to do so. I am beginning to think of a Manchester BWI flight down, as southwestern is pretty inexpensive and it's a darn sight quicker, although riding down with Barry was much of the fun last year. Down with Barry, back with Southwestern???

Also, was there some talk of a concert tour with Alaska Mike to make the trip worthwhile? I know that I have done some concert presenting and have had mixed results, but if you want to take a chance on a house concert (great food, a good place to stay and possibly some $$) I might be able to swing it, although I'd be at the extreme end of the tour (so what else is new)

I can't speak for Vermont drivers now, but I do wonder at the folks who do the Montpelier-Burlington commute at 70 mph in ice and snow, and wear high heels or dress shoes and look so darned startled when they can't even get out of their stuck SUVs on the interstate because of the ice. Must be flatlanders.


I won't miss it.

See you in October, and will come into it less crazed with a few more songs in my head. I'll also bring a flannel lined sleeping bag and won't refuse those ear plugs.

Susan.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Nancy King
Date: 07 Mar 04 - 11:27 AM

I'm with you, Kendall!

Looking forward to seeing all of you next October! Sandy, any chance you and Caroline can make it this year?

Nancy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Mar 04 - 03:25 PM

Why is a shithouse rat particularly crazy? Don't think we have them in England, least I've never seen one.

Jeri my dear, I will only be able to get to the Getaway this year if I win the lottery. And since I can't afford lottery tickets at the moment, I will have to enjoy it vicariously. I will relive it all with your help. What will you do for your party piece this year? Another treestumpstunt might be a bit obvious- leave it a few years.

I would really love to get there again some day before I get old
...plenty of scope there then :0)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 08 Mar 04 - 11:19 AM

Linda (Essex Girl) and I keep thinking about a trip across the atlantic during one autumn, and Micca was trying to persuade us that we ought to go to Getaway. The main problem is the fact that Linda has a 15 year old son (no he most definitely wouldn't want to come to anything folkie). Unfortunately the date doesn't look as though it would fit in with his falf-term holiday at the moment, but we might be able to sort something out.

Can someone give us any idea of how Getaway's organised and what it costs. We both enjoy impromptu song/music sessions and at most UK festivals are much more likely to be found in the "fringe" pub events (often running them ourselves) rather than the big concerts.

How easy is it to get there from the UK ? - Micca reckons that it's easiest to fly to Washington and travel from there.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Mar 04 - 11:38 AM

Why is a shithouse rat particularly crazy? Don't think we have them in England, least I've never seen one.

It's a line I got many years ago from an old friend who was a native Vermonter, which only a few of us are, and had lines like that he kept coming up with, and I kept stealing. I suppose the underlying theory is that even a rat has a number of options as to where to live, and must be crazy if he chooses a shithouse.

Did you hear about the folk guitar player who couldn't make enough money to find a place to live and was afraid he'd freeze during the winter? He finally found an old outhouse he could rent, and he could at least sleep there if he sort of curled up. But as work got harder to find, he couldn't even make the rent on that. But he survived the winter by subletting the basement to a banjo player...but I digress.

Peter.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 08 Mar 04 - 11:45 AM

the 15 year old might find more to interest him then he would think! At least that is the scuttlebutt I hear regarding the stuff Shadowmonk does with the kids.

I would think flying into the Washington/Baltimore airport would be the most convenient - as it it a hop skip and a jump from the camp.

Getaway weekendsite has some information - sdearching this forum for "fsgw getaway" will bring up a LOT of information.

the weekend itself I beleive runs about $150.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Amos
Date: 08 Mar 04 - 11:55 AM

The reason shithouse rats tend to be crazy is (a) they breath a lot of methane and (b) their sources of protein are...problematical, to say the least.

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 04 - 11:56 AM

and chunks of the "sky" keep falling on their heads


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Ferrara
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 12:46 AM

"Can someone give us any idea of how Getaway's organised and what it costs. We both enjoy impromptu song/music sessions and at most UK
festivals are much more likely to be found in the "fringe" pub events (often running them ourselves) rather than the big concerts. "

Dave, the Getaway is about participation and mutual enjoyment. It's home grown all the way. We usually have about a dozen special guests but they are still guests like everyone else, maybe leading a workshop or giving a short concert during the day but then joining in as "audience" or "contributor" in other people's workshops and joining in the late night singing.

There is a daytime program of four or five tracks of organized workshops and sing-arounds during the day and there is jamming going on much of the time as well.

The program consists of workshops, themed sing-arounds and jams (blues, C&W, pub sing, sea songs or whatever) and a few half hour concerts. The only difference between a workshop and a sing-around is that the workshop is intended to showcase attendees with special knowledge in the type of music being featured. The leaders get a chance to do several songs apiece during the hour, besides inviting the audience to participate. For example, last year we had "Mountain Songs and Ballads" and "Irish Unaccompanied Singing" workshops among others.

We started the concerts because so many people want a chance to hear, say, Kendall, or Big Mick Lane, or Bob Zentz, or Ed Trickett, etc. Different people are featured each year including, most years, one or two relatively unknown musicians and/or non-professionals.

There are sign-up concerts Saturday and Sunday, late-night music after that. Next year we think we'll set aside a cabin near the dining hall for an extra late-night music venue.

In my mind three things make the Getaway magical. The first is the sense of community. New people attend every year and they are "old friends" by the end of the weekend. Friendships are deepened every year and the circle keeps growing.

The second factor is the emphasis on mutual enjoyment and sharing.   Everyone is welcome to lead a song or tune and anyone is welcome to offer to lead a workshop, with the proviso that in the judgment of the program chair (that's me, mostly) it fits the overall balance of the program.

The third factor is the flat-out terrific musical quality you find at the Getaway. There are wonderful people, wonderful music, wonderful jams, wonderful late-night sings, wonderful workshops and concerts and special moments. Not everyone is a pro or an accomplished musician or even a musician at all, and not all the music is enjoyable, but the opportunities for wonderful musical experiences are soooooo amazing.

There's a variety of tastes and talents and musical surprises, such as Janice Cole's torch rendition of Rubber Ducky that has literally put people on the floor, they were laughing so hard. Or the year when Joel Bailes on piano and Rick Fielding on guitar jammed non-stop for two and a half hours with, as far as I know, absolutely no audience. Just music for the love of it.

Well I guess it will surprise you to learn that I love our FSGW Getaway :-D The thing that's so nice is that year after year more people fall in love with it.

Rita Ferrara


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: karen k
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 12:08 PM

Extremely well said Rita. Come once and you'll want to come every year. You have to be there to really understand. I love it.

k


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Big Mick
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 02:04 PM

Yep, Rita has nailed it. If I tried to give a physical description, one might try and figure out why folks want to come so badly. But when one factors in the atmosphere, they find themselves wondering why anyone wouldn't come. This event has given me wonderful friends, almost indescribable experiences, exposure to types of music that I never thought possible, musical experiences that I will one day write about.

Mudcat is the virtual coming together of a worldwide community of folk musicians. The Getaway is one of, and the main one, physical manifestations of that virtual experience. I have yet to meet the person who has experienced it that wasn't changed by it.

All the best,

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 02:09 PM

The Getaway is one of, and the main one, physical manifestations of that virtual experience.

and Therefore - I for one wish to thank AGAIN the FSGW for allowing and welcoming 'catters to the Getaway.

The two "worlds" merge to some extent - but you get the occasional moment where you can see the "what the heck are they talking about" looks going across peoples faces...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 05:28 PM

I attended my first Getaway in October 2003. Arriving that first day I didn't know anyone by sight and only a few names from the Mudcat (I was fairly new to Mudcat then as well). In no time at all I felt welcomed and at ease. The atmosphere of the Getaway is friendly and supportive in every respect. I attended many workshops and even helped to lead a couple of them.

There is a great diversity of musical styles among the attendees. Sharing sea songs and shanties with the likes of Barry Finn, Bob Zentz and the Shellback Chorus made the weekend for me. Meeting Kendall Morse and Big Mick Lane and so many others was a real treat. I was thrilled to find so many talented voices in one place and time. My wife and I felt like we had come home to a host of new friends.

Besides the concerts and workshops, there is the comraderie of sitting down to eat with new friends and swapping stories and experiences with people from many other locations. I found that I could sing quietly by myself or joyously join a group of 20 or so in a rousing chorus song (The night Theresa and Snuffy lead us all in "Blow the Man Down" will forever remain a highlight of my weekend).

I hope we will be able to attend the Getaway again this year, as with others, money is always a consideration. But if not, then certainly we will return some time in the future. I would encourage every mudcatter to try and attend. This Getaway is truly a magical event that will leave an indelible impression on you when its over.

Mike


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 09:10 PM

It's a folkie commune for a weekend. You pay one price for lodging and meals, then you go to anything you want or nothing at all. You can sit somewhere and jam or talk, or go to the scheduled events..

Rita, I was at that blues gym jam. Rick goaded me into playing, even though I didn't know what the heck I was doing. That's been his strategy with me all along though - get Jeri out of 'safe' mode.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Ferrara
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 09:32 PM

Ah, Jeri, lucky woman. Ever since Joel described it to me I've wished I had been there too for at least part of it, even though it's awfully hard to participate in a blues jam with a zither :-)

And, good for Rick.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 09:58 PM

Well you coulda just parked on the tree stump and played rhythm....


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Allan C.
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 10:01 PM

The problem in a nutshell is that there will always be a session or mini concert or workshop you will miss because you chose to attend something else. And yet, when you compare notes with others, you'll find that they are wishing they could have done what you did.

More often than not, I have found myself in the predicament of the mule with the two bales of hay. But rather than starve, eventually I forced myself to make a choice.

Also, as Mike pointed out, some of the best parts of the Getaway happen outside of the events printed on the schedules. Aye, there be magic there!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Allan C.
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 09:21 AM

I suppose you can find it elsewhere, but here is a link to Camp Ramblewood and the general description of the Getaway at the FSGW website.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Morticia
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 09:29 AM

Pixie and I are hoping to come to, please, if there's room?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 09:45 AM

That would be INCREDIBLE! heck - I'll pitch my tent if there isn't enough cabin room if it means getting Morti there!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Morticia
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 10:12 AM

Thanks MMario,you are such a dear, but let's hope it won't be necessary.It is way too chilly for tents.When members of the Slingbacks approached me to know what to expect of the Getaway last year, I told them two things, One: you'll have the time of your lives and Two: bring your thermals.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 10:24 AM

My Classic Getaway Memory: Max wearing Kendall's hat and sitting dewy eyed and adoringly at Kendall's feet while Kendall sang "I was nothing to him but he was the world to me." It still makes me laugh out loud.


Anyone remember being led by the Pied Piper out the door at about 3AM to the strains of "Irene Goodnight" which spontaneously grew by about thirty new verses?


I missed Mick singing a lullaby to try to get the single women's room to quiet down and sleep.

And so on...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 10:31 AM

I didn't get led out the door by the piper as I only had to stumble to the adjoining room - but do remember the two hour rendition of "Irene Goodnight"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 12:47 PM

Morty, I'll sleep in my car!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Big Mick
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 02:11 PM

Morty, there is plenty of room. I can't wait to see you again, and meet the formidable pixie of doom.

Got to run. Got a gig.

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 02:30 PM

It occurs to me that in my school district, this could count as a fine professional development opportunity! How soon would one be able to find out about workshops being offered? If I can find one that would justify the travel, I might be able to convince the powers that be to let me go!
They let one colleague go to Minneapolis for a Kodaly conference, after all!
So what might be offered that would professionally benefit an elementary music teacher with a ukulele band, a "multicultural curriculum", a children's chorus, and a personal affinity for anglo concertina, harmony singing, and good times?

Besides seeing all you wonderful folks, including Morty too!

Allison


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Allan C.
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 04:13 PM

Animaterra, you could explain that not only are there numerous workshops on ballads and harmony, but also there is a very important one on teaching songs to young children. Of course, you may need to "forget" to mention that you, yourself, are leading that workshop!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Tinker
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 04:51 PM

Morti, if you end up in Newark again you can finish the trip with me, of course that means you and Pixie have to be willing to brave "The Horde". I'll even supply really warm sleeping gear if you can just get your butts to this side of the Atlantic... PUHLEEZE!!!

Animaterra,
Of course you can talk your way to Getaway...Jusst look at it this way..... Now although some things change from year to year we can probably assure certain catogories will be available. ( If not we'll pull together a special Mudcat sing and be sure you're covered)
Multicultural and I assume intergrated curriculum.... By definition all labor songs, work songs, sea songs and war songs fit somewhere. Okay If Mick and Barry Finn show up I figure we've covered that even if Rita didn't get one of the above on this years schedule.

Children's Choir, Joe Offer does a mean children's campfire and I know a few camp songs, in fact Susan of DT and I have talked about getting together to swap Girl Scout songs at some point...Persoanl access to the founders of the DT. How much more validation could they want???

Come on girl.... it's not even much of a stretch......But it is alot of fun.... If we giggle enough maybe the guys will treat us to another lullabye....

tinker


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 04:51 PM

I can lead a workshop as long as I'm not getting paid for it on school time! Great idea, Allan!

Allison


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 05:30 PM

Time to get creative lady!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 06:23 PM

Paid?
Get even remotely close to a suggestion of a workshop, and watch out for Ferarra! "Music in the Classroom" would be good. You get to mention your school name a bazillion times, make contacts from all over and possibly bring some home with you. Are there other teachers who might be interested?

What would be REALLY cool: if there were kids who knew a lot of songs and could co-lead a workshop. "Songs From the Back of the Bus." Of course, these might not be the sort of songs Allison wants to bring home. The other problem is that kids may want to keep the songs to themselves


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Nancy King
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 06:58 PM

Allison, the program really can't be finalized until quite close to the event, because we don't know exactly who will be there. Having said that, a list of possible/likely topics can be started at any point, and probably already has been. I'm willing to bet that any reasonable topic can be accommodated. Harmony singing is inevitable, whether in an organized workshop (which does often happen) or not.    Some variation of music-with-children sounds like a fine idea. We have several ukulele players in the Getaway crowd, as well as a number of squeezebox players, so either of those instruments could get some attention. Even if they don't get their own workshops, there's lots of opportunity to connect with likeminded folks. Think of the Getaway as a networking opportunity! As for the good times, you can count on those! I hope you can make it!

And Morty, looking forward to seeing you again!

Jeez, it's not even April and I can hardly wait for the Getaway!

Cheers, Nancy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Annie
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 11:08 PM

To anyone flush with enough cash to fly an extra leg on USAirways Express to Salisbury, MD I'll take ya from there. Sleeping bag and loaner guitar comes with the deal. It's about 3 hours up and back from here and dam convenient to fly in and out of our very small but full service airport. By the time you think about traffic at BWI or Raygun, you could be down to Smallsbury and on the tarmac. Sold? Keep it in mind and PM me. Quick trip to the beach thrown in at no xtra charge.

Annie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Big Mick
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 03:35 AM

I am fair drooling over this one. This thing just keeps getting better and better. Allison ..... please come and save a song for me. It would be just wonderful to finally meet another old friend never met. You will not regret it, I gawrontee it!!

And Morty, m'love, git that wee girl packed up and get here. I can bring extra sleeping bags, no sweat. You know I would absolutely love to see you again.

Damn, Nancy, I know just what you mean. I shouldn't even be thinking about the Getaway in March, but I am bubbly with anticipation.

All the best,

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 04:34 AM

How many Uk'ers are going this year???

We already have: Morty, pixieofdoom, me , Micca and possibley Col k....anymore????


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 07:22 AM

I'm thinking of getting exited myself.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Dani
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 07:35 AM

Boy, Mick's bubbly, and Kendall's excited.

Guess I'll have to go, too!

I too can bring ANYTHING a person might need. Janie and I drive up from NC and will have plenty of extra room.

One by one, the excuses for not coming vanish into thin air.

Dani


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bobert
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 08:36 AM

Well, gol danged... This thing looks like fun. Any other blues players comin'?

Bobert


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Allan C.
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 08:58 AM

Well, for starters, Bobert, Max is one hell of a blues player and is almost guarateed to be there.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 09:17 AM

Bobert, there have always been bluesy people there. There was a blues jam 'workshop' last year.

Kendall's a yankee: a Maine Yankee. He's just thinking about getting excited. They think about things for a long time in Maine, probably because they're a bit groggy after a long winter's hibernation - until the following November or so, when they have to gather nuts and berries to get them through the next one. He'll get back to us sometime by next November, when we might hear an emotional outburst such as "I had a pretty good time." If he were 20, it would be "Well, it didn't suck."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: MMario
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 10:19 AM

yes - for a mainer Kendall is getting quite flighty - but then again he has spent a lot of time out in the world with wild and crazy folkies.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Tinker
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 10:24 AM

Bobert,

Roger in Baltimore led last year's Blues workshop which was hands down the best ever.... Gutbucketeer provided Bass, we had half a dozen guitarists ( Including Max) , Joel provided amazing piano, his wife Pearl added mouth harp, Dave Diamond, TJ, Dwanye and Shelia Thorpe... The allotted time ran right over and part way into lunch no one even noticed...

On of the best parts of Getway is the informal evening music when anything goes, everyone plays and pure enjoyment is the only requirement... Blues are definately welcome. Heck they even let me sing the ol' Lil Johnson, Barrel House Annie style stuff. Honest anything goes.

So ya'll just have to come on down this year. Besides if I'm ever going to figure out how to play along to this Blues stuff I need ya to come teach me...

Tinker


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 11:15 AM

Well I keep wishing my fairy godmother would appear and say I can come but unless the lotto has my numbers it looks unlikely - boo hoo. But one year we'll make it though!!!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 12:33 PM

OK, Jeri, let me up! I'm really looking forward to the Getaway. How do these myths get started anyway? Surely not from the following conversation:

Youg woman summer vsitor on Monhegan Island to young lobster fisherman:
"What do you do for excitement around here"?
Lobsterman:
" I wouldn't know, never been excited."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: KT
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 04:15 PM

Hey, Bill D., thanks for the information back there on March 6th. Just getting back to this thread now, and am trying to work out details. I think I will have to fly into Reagan, so I'm glad to have the heads up on the driving distance. Great time of year for a drive, though. I can't wait to see the fall colors!! Fall colors, good music and lots of new friends in one weekend! Sounds like a great plan to me!!   KT


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 04:21 PM

National, not Raygun


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 04:58 PM

KT...it's a little tricky getting from Reagan National to I-95 north, as it's either go thru some complex twists of DC, or actually go SE and miss it...not a major deal, but when it comes time, we'll get out MapQuest and make sure you have decent directions...

(wow..90 posts by March! Sounds like we'll have another good turnout!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: KT
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 06:08 PM

Thanks, Bill.
Mapquest is a wonder, isn't it?

It's not very often I plan a trip this far in advance, but this one sounds too good to let slip by again this year. Only seven months left! KT


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bobert
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 08:20 PM

Well then, count me in as long as the Archie Edwards Blues Foundation ain't doing a festival that weekend which I don't think we are... I think Fredricksburg is our last for the season.... Lookin' forward to meetin' a bunch of you all and, contrary to my occasional rants and bad typin/spellin' I really ain't too obnoxious... BillD 'ill tell ya.... Right Bill?..............

Bobert


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 08:38 PM

naawww...Bobert is only 'mildly' obnoxious! ;>)

(He is a purty good host on his own turf, and I 'specks he'll fit right in once the music starts and he realizes we don't have spelling workshops!...and greg stephens managed to tolerate him even longer than Rita & I did!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bobert
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 09:41 PM

Well thankee, Bill, fir that resoundin' vote of approval... Is it okay if I bring a couple o' folks from Archie Edwards Barber Shop???.... and is there as cost???... 'er do ya gotta learnt a secret handshake???....

Bobert


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: MMario
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 10:36 PM

it's a secret hug - apply to Big Mick to learn it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bobert
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 10:38 PM

Hey, there ain't gonna be no kinky stuff 'er secret handshakes is there?

Bobert


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Apr 04 - 10:50 AM

Time to renew this thread. Who else is going?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 25 Apr 04 - 11:14 AM

I'm certainly hoping to be there! A little remote in time to be sure, though.

Dave Oesterreich


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Big Mick
Date: 25 Apr 04 - 10:00 PM

Not to early to start planning. Save those pennies, this one sounds like it is shaping up to be the best one yet.

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: karen k
Date: 25 Apr 04 - 11:52 PM

Wouldn't miss it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 09:05 AM

Read Kendall's post carefully. He says he's getting "exited" not excited. Must have had his mind on his upcoming trip.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 09:40 AM

Or perhaps Kendall's thinking about pulling a Jeri on the way to or from the Getaway...

Nancy (running for cover....)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Susan A-R
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 10:03 PM

Yes! It is beginning to look like I may not be able to make Old Songs, so this is looking better and better (although MUCH too far away.   Can't we do two getaways a year??? she whined)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 12:29 PM

I've looked through this thread from end to end, and looked at the Getaway site, but find no (even approximate) figure for cost. I realize that it may be that final fees can't be set until they are closer to the actual event, but can someone give me at least approximate costs from previous years?

I would probably be attending with my Beautiful Wife. I am not an FSGW member.

Dave Oesterreich


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 12:55 PM

(very) roughly $175 per person. I could be off $25 either way I'm sure - that's figuring the whole shebang Fri-sat-sun nights and meals saturday, sunday plus monday breakfast (friday night is a pot luck) - if my memory is correct.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Big Mick
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 01:24 PM

That is about right, MMario. I thought it was $161.00. Figure $175.00 for planning purposes. All meals are included.

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 01:44 PM

To Uncle DaveO ( and any others) When the price is determined consider joining FSGW- you will get a reduction in the getaway cost (perhaps enough to cover membership), as well as the newsletter mailed to you. If you can get to the DC area, you might also enjoy the 10 concerts that are free to members.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 04 May 04 - 06:53 PM

Is there room for a fat bloke and his diminutive better one-third? Vanessa and I are planning to come. We will have to travel on the 15th, as I have a gig on the 14th (likely to be the 5th album launch, as it is scheduled to be released in October).

How do we get there? Which airport do we fly to? Baltimore? and is there public transport from there to the camp?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 04 May 04 - 08:41 PM

Hi, El Greko, glad you can make it! There's always room for more!

Yes, Baltimore is the airport to fly into; it's definitely the closest. There is no public transportation to the camp from there, but as we get closer to the time, post your arrival time and indicate that you need a ride from BWI to the camp. Somebody will be able to pick you up.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Nancy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 04 May 04 - 09:05 PM

Gee, should we look into a bus from BWI to the getaway? Might be the best way....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 13 May 04 - 12:40 AM

So, who else needs a ride, and when do you get in? ( have to plan this early!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Noreen
Date: 13 May 04 - 07:45 AM

George, you will have the most wonderful time, with the most wonderful people- I guarantee it.

Folks- you really want to meet and hear this man.

:0)

Oh to be there too!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 13 May 04 - 09:02 AM

I have every confidence you'll make it back again, Noreen..*smile*...and we look forward to El Greco---there seems to be no end of good singers and all-'round good people from "over there".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 13 May 04 - 09:07 AM

Been looking at flights over...can get some really good deals depending on where you fly into! Can get a BA flight for about £200....will be booking our flights soon!!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 24 May 04 - 12:44 PM

OK, it's final - I am coming (minus Vanessa though, logistics at home don't permit it).

I arrive at BWI on Friday 15 Oct at 16:15, so by the time I clear customs etc I should be out of the terminal around 17:30 or so, I guess. Beardedbruce, will there be any transport organised to the camp, or should I grab a cab (estimated cost?)?

One more thing: Do I need to apply formally to someone/somewhere? Or is this declaration of my intention sufficient? And how/to whom do I pay my dues for the weekend and how much is it?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 24 May 04 - 01:21 PM

Cab would be outrageous!. We need to get organized on this, though- nothing set up yet, but we should be able to arrange things.

Applications? Not sure- I get mine in the FSGW newsletter. Check with Rita, she might know the proper way for those overseas to register.

See you there! ( or at the airport, depending)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 24 May 04 - 04:53 PM

(sorry, Rita, if this is a problem)

Perhaps I need to start a list- Can people coming in to BWI let me know when, how many people, and about how much "stuff", so I can try to match up with rides, or try to arrange a bus? Not sure who should take care of this, so... I guess I volunteer.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 24 May 04 - 04:54 PM

The precise costs are still being decided. (There are probably adjustments for people who come only part of the time and daytrippers, reflecting the cost of the camp rental more accurately.) But the costs for full-timers will be similar to previous years (ranging from $130-$170 U.S. dollars, depending on whether or not you're a member of FSGW and whether or not you stay over for Monday breakfast, with price-breaks for youngsters and full-time students).

As soon as that's all decided, the registration form (what El Greko calls the application form above) will be created. It'll be printed in the FSGW newsletter, but a copy will be downloadable from the web in .pdf format, and everyone at Mudcat will know about it. (There will be an announcement either in this thread of some successor thread).

Last year, an FSGW member with a British chequeing account made it possible for some people to pay in British pounds sterling. We'll see what we can do this year, if enough people need foreign money exchange.

--Charlie Baum


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 24 May 04 - 04:58 PM

Thank you, Charlie.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 24 May 04 - 05:12 PM

Maybe there could be a sign-up sheet somewhere. Rides needed (when, from where, etc) and volunteers (who, and maybe what their car and they look like ("I'm 50-ish, balding, and I have a beer belly and a beard." Haha.*)

Dear El, Rita or Charley or someone usually posts information about the application when the time is right. If the rumors I've heard about you here are even halfway true, I'm going to enjoy meeting you, and hearing you sing.

* No, That doesn't describe me currently.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 24 May 04 - 05:19 PM

It certainly does NOT!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Susan A-R
Date: 24 May 04 - 10:19 PM

Hot Damn! There are now cheap flights from Burlington VT to Dullas. Is this also a reasonable possibility, or should I still get my sorry butt to Manchester NH and fly into BWI with all of the rest?   It adds about $50 to the cost to bus down there, but if that's the better locale, I'll do it. Just sent in my registration for Old Songs and am planning a music weekend as well. This is too much happieness.


Susan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Midchuck
Date: 24 May 04 - 10:27 PM

Oh, I don't think it's "sorry." Maybe not as tight as a teenager's, but whose the hell is?

Peter

(Well, you brought it on yourself. Someone was bound to use that opportunity.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Susan A-R
Date: 24 May 04 - 10:42 PM

Ah you just haven't seen it lately.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 24 May 04 - 11:04 PM

well, Dulles is over an hour further away than BWI, and on a Friday afternoon that could stretch to 2 hrs...distances are deceiving when moving in Washington beltway and I-95 traffic. I live only 1½ hrs or so from the camp, and **I** leave early to miss Friday traffic. I could probably pick up someone at BWI if they arrive there by 3PM or so....but don't even ask me to backtrack to Dulles...*grin*

(I bring a lot of 'stuff', including crafts, so I need extra time to unload and get set up, and Rita is program chair....so we tend to be among the first arrivals)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 25 May 04 - 12:16 AM

Curiously enough, the Philadelphia airport (PHL) is probably closer to Camp Ramblewood than Dulles (IAD). (Not that getting a ride from PHL to Darlington is going to be easy.) But it IS another airport to look at, in case you get bargain flights there.

--Charlie Baum


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Dani
Date: 25 May 04 - 07:46 AM

I'll be driving right by BWI, can arrange the time to suit flyers on that Friday. Assuming Janie's coming with, we'll have room for one other and their stuff, or two with not much stuff.


Charlie's right about PHL: it's a zippy on and off of 95 for those coming from the North.

Dani


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 25 May 04 - 08:13 AM

Dibs on the space in Dani's car!
Dani, I should have a guitar, a small bag for the weekend and possibly a sleeping bag.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 26 May 04 - 03:35 PM

refresh


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 27 May 04 - 03:49 AM

Folks, it may be a bit premature, but my voice seems to be coming back. Been to a couple of parties this month and was able to do some singing.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 27 May 04 - 04:39 AM

This is wonderful news, Kendall. I'll be sending you healing thoughts towards a solid recovery and a future filled with songs!..xx..e


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 28 May 04 - 02:21 PM

Hope to hear you at the Getaway!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Carly
Date: 28 May 04 - 05:09 PM

Oh, Kendall, what great news! If our paths don't cross before, I'll look forward to seeing, and hearing, you at the Getaway.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Susan A-R
Date: 28 May 04 - 08:29 PM

What great news! Yet another thing to look forward to at Old Songs. (and the Getaway, by which time it should be completely recovered)

On, and I guess the sorry butt will have to get to Manchester NH after all. BWI it is.

Susan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bobert
Date: 28 May 04 - 08:53 PM

Bill D:

Please PM me 3 weeks before Getaway to remind my sorry self to come...

Like how about accomodations? They got cabins? Place to pitch a tent? Motels that need to be booked 6 months in advance? Er' what?

Howa about food and porti-johns and all that stuff?

Like will there be any performances and if so, how do I get slotted?

Bobert


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 28 May 04 - 09:46 PM

Great news Kendall. It will be great to hear you sing again. Tawmmie has agreed to let me go even though she won't be able to attend herself. And George, I can't wait to meet you too and swap some original songs with you. My plans are not yet finalized, but here is a rough estimate.

I'm going to be flying into Newark airport on 10/13. Then spending the 14th with my daughter who has recently accepted a directing internship with the McCarter Theater in Princeton. I will be driving the rental car from Princeton to Darlington on the morning of the 15th and should have room for a fellow traveler or 2.

I plan to leave The Getaway late Monday morning 10/18 and drive back to Princeton for another day with my daughter before heading back to Newark and boarding a return flight to Anchorage on the 20th. I am really looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. If I can assist anyone to get there or back home please let me know. I can always use a harmony singer while driving.

Mike


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 29 May 04 - 11:08 AM

great to hear you will be there- but too bad it can't be both of you.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Phot
Date: 30 May 04 - 02:08 AM

After sitting down and working things out, I can afford to make it....
Unfortunatly, work has put me on a course at that time and I can't get the time off.       Bugger!

Ah well, theres allways next year.

Wassail!

Chris


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 30 May 04 - 07:15 AM

Mike, without Tawmmie, what are you going to do if you forget the words? Also, does this mean we can go ahead with the drunken orgy?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 30 May 04 - 10:11 AM

Kendall, what do you mean IF I forget the words? Isn't that how the "folk" process works? The singer can't remember the correct lyrics so he invents new ones. And I told you not to mention the drunken orgy. By the way, which cabin will that be in again? Lyrics aren't the only things I forget.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 30 May 04 - 11:56 AM

I am in awe, Kendall & Mike.....the more *I* drink, the less I orgy!....but I can forget as well as ANY of you!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 30 May 04 - 12:37 PM

Forget what Bill?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: karen k
Date: 30 May 04 - 02:03 PM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Alaska Mike, back again! That's great. Will miss Tawmmie, though. Now if only the Shellbacks could all come back it would be perfect. But we do get Morticia back and some other good, new folk, so I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 31 May 04 - 08:09 AM

There will always be old friends to miss, and new one to get to know.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 24 Jun 04 - 03:24 PM

refreshing for particular reasons.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 24 Jun 04 - 04:24 PM

Just looking into flights. We can get a return flight for £380 with Britsh Airways. Im two minds....do I wait to see if I can get a cheaper flight in a couple of months or do you think this is low a price as I am likely to get??


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 24 Jun 04 - 04:29 PM

if fuel prices do what some predict - I doubt there will be cheaper flights.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 25 Jun 04 - 12:09 AM

Ok, time passes and plans change. My son and his family recently moved to Traverse City, Michigan and my daughter is moving to Princeton, New Jersey in August. I would like to visit them both while I am back east.

I am planning to fly into Newark on 10/13, but since I will not be returning the rental car to the same airport, renting a car is too expensive. I plan to take the train to Princeton, and spend the 14th with my daughter.

I will require transportation assistance. First, I need a ride from Princeton to Darlington on or about the morning of the 15th of October. Then after the Getaway, I need to beg a ride either to Michigan, or to a bus station that will get me to Michigan.

Traveling from Alaska always develops into a major adventure. Those of you who can help me with transportation can be assured of being mentioned in any road songs that are written as a result. I might even bring down some more Alaskan Smoked Salmon for car munchies.

Thanks in advance, let me know by PM if you can help me out. I just can't wait to go to another Getaway.

Best wishes,
Mike


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Celtaddict
Date: 25 Jun 04 - 12:49 AM

Is the registration available yet?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jun 04 - 03:48 AM

I know - my particulars used to have their own reason too. But that was "yesterday, when I was young"...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 25 Jun 04 - 03:51 AM

Sorry - that was me. New 'puter, forgot to reset biscuit.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Genie
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 09:04 PM

Big Mick recently sort of encouraged me come to this year's Getaway (after I told him how much I enjoy his Follow Me Up To Carlow/The Swallowtail on the Mudcat Blue Place Special) ;-D
and it looks like it fits my schedule. Having volunteered to be "bumped" on a recent flight, I now have a free ticket that I can use to get to DC or thereabouts (anywhere Alaska or American Airlines fly). So I'm seriously considering it. I'd love to get to meet you 'catters from remote places!

I just started reading this thread, so now I'll go catch up. What I need to find is more stuff about where to stay, carpooling or public transportation, and what the heck goes on (officially, at least) ;-) at the Gathering.

Genie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 10:10 PM

Charlie Baum posts the registration forms later in the Summer...(this camp has plenty of room, so no one need panic about getting in....but those who have a distance to travel should consider plane reservations based on the dates, times & ideas already posted. We can usually scare up rides from local airports...and BWI, as noted, is by FAR the closest.

Hope to see all those who are thinking about it!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Nancy King
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 10:14 PM

Hi Genie, glad you can make it!

Hopefully your free airline ticket will allow you to fly into BWI (Baltimore-Washington Intl.), which is definitely the closest airport to the camp. As we get closer to the event, let folks know what time you'll be arriving, and someone will be able to pick you up. If it has to be some other airport, we can probably still help, especially if your arrival time is fairly early.

Accommodations at the Getaway are in group cabins, unheated but with real mattresses and indoor plumbing. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag or some other bedding (though if that's a problem we can usually arrange a loan) and warm clothes, as it gets fairly nippy in mid- to late October. The event and the camp are described pretty well here, and as for the spirit of the thing, see Ferrara's post of 09 Mar., 12:46 a.m. (she's a night person...) in this thread.

I've been coming to the Getaway for the last 30 years or so, and ALWAYS have a grand time. My kids have been coming since they were very small, and now that they're grown up they still try to make it whenever they can. In recent years we've had more and more Mudcatters join us, and they've made it even better!

Looking forward to meeting you!

Nancy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 11:43 PM

I'm a definite CAN'T again this year. Workshop, Bishop visit, then west for #1 son's wedding. All of which I most definitely DO want to do.

Someday!

~Susan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Genie
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 04:12 AM

Thanks, Nancy! I'll check to see if Baltimore's an option.
Shouldn't be a problem to bring bedding.

Thanks for the link. Ferrara, you're not the only night owl, y'know. ;-)   It'll be great to meet youse guys!

(See? I'm already talking like it's a done deal.) LOL

(Only thing is -- I hate to be a downer -- my dear sis is in critical condition. It has been touch and go for months now. I very well may need to use my free ticket to go be with her in Santa Rosa, if and when she's up to having visitors. Naturally, I hope she will pull through, and I hope I will be able to make the gathering this year. If for any reason I can't, I hope y'all have a great music gathering.
I'm getting the hang of this "getting bumped" thingy with the airlines, so if I don't make this year, maybe I'll have another free ticket next year.)

Genie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 06:46 AM

I must have another spot removed from my vocal cord on the 22 of July. What happens next will decide if I'm going to the getaway or not.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: MMario
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 12:28 PM

refreshing


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 12:38 PM

things are happening...lots of stuff to consider this year, but some decisions were made this last weekend.

.more info very soon.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 11:26 PM

refresh.....it's getting closer....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Micca
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 05:29 AM

61 Days and counting


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 05:59 AM

Friday night- Crystalized ginger and Reese's peanut butter cups, and discussion of muses. TV room?

Donations of cheesecake and tiramisu welcome...

8-{E


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Dani
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 12:16 PM

Bill, don't DO that! I have WORK to do, I can't keep checking every hour to see what's cooking!!

But I will if I have to ; )
Dani


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 07:28 PM

I'm putting off the operation until after the Getaway. Sinsull has asked me to be in on her workshop on Hank Williams.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 08:22 PM

Ooh - sounds like a good workshop!
You're gonna kick yourself if you have that surgery and 4 weeks later are singing like Jenny Lind! (And you're probably gonna want to sue the surgeon to get your nuts back.)

Beardedbruce, I'm not sure the first night is good for that. Singing usually happens in the TV room, and lots of people are somewhat 'scattered', catching up with folks, and unwinding. (I'm manic for the first couple of hours after I get out of the car.) Plus, I might get there late and all the ginger, PB cups, tiramasu and cheese cake will be gone!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 09:06 PM

Friday night - pot luck supper, pass any available bottle, get settled into a bed, hugs all around, buttons, more hugs, "oh my god it's_____ and more hugs...


Cheesecake and tiramisu don't travel well but I can supply any amount of bourbon balls.

I have a second interview next week and have to negotiate time off in October or pass up the job. And I used to be so responsible...and financially soluble. Oh well.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 09:07 PM

Friday nite is sorta "make it up as you go" night, depending on who arrives when...we will try to have that bulletin board in the dining hall for announcements...-or you can just stand up and yell to collect folks for special events..*grin*

Dani..Rita is out of town until about Tuesday...detailed planning of workshops will start then..(as you see, a few have been percolating behind the scenes all summer)...I was convinced it was all magic until Rita took it on a few years ago, and now I know better. LOTS of emails and phone calls and post on Mudcat go into it...but if we know exactly WHO is coming and their wishes, suggestions, offers...etc., it makes sorting it all out a bit easier. It's rough having so many talents and ideas available that we can't possibly do them all...*grin*...

Toss in suggestions on this thread for a few days, I guess...but I will wait until Rita is home and let HER tell you how to contact her directly...
(PMs to Bill D or Ferrara will obviously be one way)
Bill, the support staff and hauler of big stuff


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 06:00 AM

Jeri:

I would save you some... But I do get the point. Have to work it into the schedule with Rita.


SINSULL:

Bourbon balls? ANY number? Sold! Bring as many as you can carry! (or roll) :)


8-{E


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 02:09 AM

Only 2 months to go. Yippee!!! Can't wait to see everybody again. sing and play til all hours of the night, and discover new friends and new songs.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Fortunato
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 03:48 PM

FSGW Getaway
2004 Getaway
Friday Oct 15, 2004 through Monday Oct 18, 2004
Camp Ramblewood (Darlington, MD)

http://ceimd.com/fsgw/calendar.php3


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 03:56 PM

Sandy and Caroline are attending this year???? WOW!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 05:05 PM

The announcement you've all been waiting for:



Get away from it all, at the height of the autumn color season, and make music together with your neighbors and musicians from all over the world. (Last year, people came in from as far away as California and England.) Camp Ramblewood is a lovely spot with lots of inviting places to jam or sing, from first light to the wee hours. There is plenty of beautiful land for walking and hiking and for kids to run around in


To register, you'll need to download the Registration Form (in .pdf format; opens with the free Acrobat Reader). Print it out and send it in (along with payment) to the Registrar, Dennis Cook. A description of the Getaway in also available in .pdf format.


For four decades, FSGW has held its Getaway weekend so that members and friends can share music, stories, crafts and dance in a relaxed camp setting.


The Getaway is:

  • Music-making under the trees, on the lawn, by the pond, or by the pool;

  • Group singing and jamming at its best;

  • Informal workshops on singing, dancing, crafts and storytelling led by FSGW members and friends;

  • Trying a craft--quilting, basket-making, puppets, and mask-making have been highlights of past years;

  • Great food;

  • A wonderful weekend for the whole family, with lots of special children's activities;

  • A chance to renew old friendships and make new ones;

  • A beautiful camp with modern facilities in scenic rolling hills adjacent to the Susquehanna River;

  • A wonderful chance for parents to introduce their kids to the magic of group singing and dancing--or to discover that magic for the first time themselves.


The weekend starts Friday evening with a potluck dinner. If you register for two nights, your registration fee covers three wonderful meals and a midnight snack both days on Saturday and Sunday. Three-night registration gives you an additional night's lodging and breakfast on Monday morning.


FOOD, HOUSING, FEES AND OTHER LOGISTICS



Where, and How Long



This year's Getaway is scheduled at the height of Fall colors. Camp Ramblewood spreads out over rolling hillsides bordering the Susquehanna River just below the Conowingo Dam, north of Havre de Grace, Maryland. Camp Ramblewood is about 8 miles north of Exits 89 (Havre de Grace) or 93 (Port Deposit) of I-95. It's only 90 minutes North of the I-495 Beltway, in a direction far less subject to traffic jams than Virginia. You may choose to stay over either one, two, or three nights, or you may come for the day if you are unable to get away for the whole weekend. There is also the possibility of coming for the day without meals. (You must register in advance if you wish to dine!)


The weekend starts Friday evening with a potluck dinner. If you register for two nights, your registration fee covers three meals and a midnight snack both days on Saturday and Sunday. Three-night registration gives you an additional night's lodging and breakfast on Monday morning. One-night registration gives you all meals and snacks on either Saturday or Sunday and, if you wish, a bed on either adjacent night.


Facilities



The dining hall, several common rooms, the pub, the drama barn, the dance barn (with a hardwood sprung floor), and the outdoor pavilion offer all-weather spaces for music making and dancing. NO SMOKING is allowed in any of the camp buildings.


If you choose to go to bed, there are more than 50 rooms, mostly in modern cabins. They feature indoor flush plumbing and hot showers; comfortable beds with box-spring mattresses (bring your own linens and bedding). There are handicapped-accessible cabins with wheelchair-accessible bathrooms for those who need them; please indicate any special needs when you register. Cabins are not usually heated (bring warm clothes!), although we will be permitted to bring low-wattage space heaters, providing they don't overwhelm the camp's electrical system (check with the organizers for details). You may also bring electric blankets and the like, and there are electical outlets in every cabin. If you prefer to bring a tent or your own RV, you may do so, and camp on the grounds (no discounts, but you get guaranteed privacy!). For those who are early-to-bed types (or have small children), a few cabins will be designated as quiet areas, with no singing after 10 pm. Other cabins will host singing all night (and we do mean ALL night!). Mention what sort of noise level you'd prefer, and we'll try to accommodate you.


If you don't want to sing, there's a pond with boats (and stocked with fish), tennis courts, ball fields, and a trail through the woods to the banks of the Susquehanna. The immediate area offers antiques, history and horse farms. (See more of Camp Ramblewood at its website: www.ramblewood.com.)


While the cabins have no central heat, we are permitted to bring electric space heaters (as long as we don't overload the fuses for any individual cabin!) Smoking is prohibited in any and every camp building.


Handicapped Accesibility


Camp Ramblewood is on a hillside. For folks who cannot manage the hill, a limited number of vehicles will be permitted to drive about the camp. Please contact the organizer, Charlie Baum at 301-587-2286 or special (at-sign) fsgw.org if you have mobility problems and would like a Ramblewood handicapped access pass, allowing you to drive up and down the hill.


Many buildings are wheelchair accessible, though some are not. With advanced notice, we will try to avoid scheduling things you might want to attend in those inaccessibile spaces. There are handicapped accessible cabins (ramped, with special bathrooms), and arrangements can be made to help people who need help negotiate the slopes of the site, but please let us know your needs when you register, or call the Getaway chair for details.


Special Guests



Every year, we invite some special guests to spark the music-making. Friends from all over the world who know about the Getaway through The Mudcat Cafe also show up. Sandy and Caroline Paton return this year, and people like Kendall Morse and Mick Lane have told us to expect them.

Fees



Getaway fees depend on whether you're an FSGW member or not, and whether you're an adult or a child. See the registration form for the fee that applies to you. Fees are determined by our actual costs to run this event — food, camp rental, etc. We try to keep them as low as possible, but the event needs to cover its costs—unfortunately we've had to raise fees a little this year to keep from losing money. If you're not yet a member of the FSGW, but you join now, you will pay the lower member rates for the Getaway. The fee structure allows full-time students to attend at the same fee-rate as teenagers, to encourage attendance by college-age folks.


The entire fee structure is on the registration form, which you can download (in .pdf format; it opens with the free Acrobat Reader). Print it out and send it in (along with payment) to the Registrar, Dennis Cook.


For Children, a Kid-Friendly Environment



Activities for kids will include interactive games and stories and an evening campfire complete with singing, stories and marshmallows. If any parent would like to provide materials for a do-it-yourself crafts table or a toy chest (contributions of out-grown toys) please call Rita Ferrara at 301-946-2161.


Scholarships Help Is Available



We especially encourage families to come, and if the fees seem too steep, some scholarship money is available for those who need help in affording the Getaway, thanks to the Linda Lieberman/David Olive Memorial Fund . If you need assistance, contact the Getaway chair, Charlie Baum at getaway (at-sign) fsgw.org or 301-587-2286.


On the other hand, if you can afford to contribute to the scholarship fund, you'll help to interest the next generation in folk music. Remember that we hold a silent auction at the Getaway to help replenish the Lieberman/Olive fund--you may wish to bring items to auction off to help others who can't afford the whole cost of the weekend.

Volunteers Are Needed to Help with Some Tasks



We'll also need some volunteers to help out with some chores:


  • We need a few volunteers to help set up the camp on Friday afternoon.

  • We need volunteers to welcome guests and register them and make ID buttons.

  • We need to make sure the dining hall is cleaned up after the Friday night potluck.

  • We need to coordinate and provide shuttle service between workshop locations up and down the hill.

  • We need help to make sure everything is in order when we check out.


Call Rita at 301-946-2161 or Charlie at 301-587-2286 if you'd like to help.


Rita would also like an assistant program chair--if you think you'd like to volunteer to help (this is something that's done in the weeks prior to the Getaway), give her a call at 301-946-2161.


Getaway Activities at a Glance



Friday —

            
  • Register any time after 3 pm.
  • Potluck dinner, with new foods added as each person arrives.
  • Song swap and music-making into the wee hours.



Saturday —

            
  • Informal music, dance, crafts and storytelling workshops all day.
  •         Saturday night concert (sign up to tell a story, present a short skit, tune or song).
  •         Singing and jamming together all night, as late as you care to stay (or stay up, if you're sleeping at camp).



Sunday —

            
  • Informal music, dance, crafts and storytelling workshops all day
  •         Sunday night concert (sign up if you didn't participate on Saturday).
  •         More singing and jamming after the concert, into the wee hours.



Monday —

            
  •         Parting songs.
  •         Farewell breakfast in the dining hall.





We tried to keep this year's price rise as minimal as possible, consistent with a need to not lose money on the event. We've restructured the day rates, but people who come for most or all of the event will have only a minimal increase.


A further sorry, but the only way to get the prices currently is to go to the FSGW Calendar (http://ceimd.com/fsgw/calendar.php3) and scroll down to October, or to download the Registration Form. the FSGW page that lists prices is generated forma database, and the webmaster hasn't set it up to generate the prices any other way. (This sentence will hopefully be obsolete in a few days.)


--Charlie Baum, FSGW Getaway Chair.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 10:05 AM

the check (anf form) are in the mail!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,Janie (Where'smycookie goneoffto)
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 10:26 PM

Charlie, Rita, Dennis and all of you wonderful FSGW people who work so hard to make this happen....thank you from the bottom of my heart. This weekend is so special and restorative to so very many of us. My registration will be on its way next payday!

Janie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Ebbie
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 11:31 PM

Refresh


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 06:22 AM

My registration will be posted later today. I am SO looking forward to this chance to meet some of the N.America-based Catters! Alaska Mike, are you up for some song-swapping?

a) BEGGING LIFTS : I'll be landing (BWI) at 16:15 on Friday - so should be out of the airport by 17:30 I guess - and also need to be at BWI by 18:00 on Sunday for the return flight

b) CAN ANYONE LEND A 12-string for the weekend? Otherwise I will be bringing my Yamaha. Never tried bringing an instrument on long-haul before, I confess to some trepidation about it.

Other than that - roll on October!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 11:03 AM

Hey George, I can't wait to swap some songs with you. Its a shame that you have to leave Sunday night before its over, but we'll just have to make the best of the time we are there.

*TRAVEL UPDATE: I have found a Greyhound bus that delivers me to Aberdeen, Maryland at about 4:30 pm on October 15th. This is 12 miles or so from Ramblewood to the south. Does anyone know of a shuttle bus or kind soul who could help me cover the last 12 miles?

*MAJOR THANKS to Big Mick for helping me get from the Getaway to Michigan afterwards. And thanks to the many others who offered their help.

See you all in a couple months.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 12:34 PM

El Greco (and Alaska Mike)..I am usually AT the camp by that time, but we will keep the thread alive and confer with locals.....we almost always find rides, especially when they are convenient, like from BWI or Aberdeen!...Lits of folks will be puttering up that way during those times.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 01:16 PM

It looks as if I will be flying in as well. I will post the time when I have it. El Greko - landing 3:15 on Friday and leaving 6PM Sunday?

Kendall may be bringing his 12-string.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 03:25 PM

I will bring my 12 ElGreko and you are welcome to use it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 19 Aug 04 - 01:58 PM

Kendall,
You are a gentleman and a scholar, Sir! Thanks!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 19 Aug 04 - 07:40 PM

Fair warning, you may want to keep it!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 20 Aug 04 - 04:58 AM

I don't think my better one-third would let me, with 9 guitars in the house already... She's unreasonable like that.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Midchuck
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 10:14 AM

The reservation for myself and Kris for all three nights went out this morning. We had to wait to find out if Kris could get Monday and Friday off.

As Getaway Virgins, we'll need help deciding what to bring and what not to.

I assume a warm sleeping bag (not a problem for Vermonters) and a couple of instruments - one good and one not so good. Clothes - do we need anything beyond jeans and sweatshirts; or shorts and tee shirts if we get lucky on weather?

Does the camp have an alcohol policy - negative, positive, or laizzez-faire?

P.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 10:26 AM

Bring warm clothes. It gets mighty chilly at night. Warm bedding, no heat in the rooms. Don't worry about booze unless you plan to drive.
Instruments are left lying around at all hours so bring your best.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 10:31 AM

Hi Peter & Kris

I'm really looking forward to seeing you both again. Can't get enough of those limericks!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,Big Mick in Toronto
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 11:00 AM

I am starting to get very excited about this one. It is shaping up to be an even more wonderful gathering than the usual spectacular.

Rita, I assume it was you that called. The answer is an emphatic YES that I will be there.

All the best,

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 11:24 AM

we are fortunate that at this camp, we don't have to to be coy about alcohol as we did in former years. Be reasonable, but enjoy your favorite libation. (There were some amazing stories about beer runs told by the Shellbacks and their guides last year..*grin*).

(yeah, Mick, that was Rita..good to know you'll be back)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,Big Mick
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 11:31 AM

Yep, Bill, wouldn't miss it for the world. I will be in touch when I am back from Toronto.

BTW, I will be on "Acoustic Workshop" tonight with Heather. Hope some 'Catters will listen in.

All the best,

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 08:03 PM

I didn't get anything but that awful intro!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bobert
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 09:12 PM

Okay, Bill 'er Rita, I know I keep askin' but is it too late to get accomodations. If so, what's close and are other folks staying there so maybe some designation drunk/designated driver stuff can be arranged?

Plus, do you need anyone to do a blues workshop fir kids 'er folks that ain't learnt the basics...

Bobert


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 10:08 PM

well..registration has just begun,Bobert...you can look at the link in Charlie Baum's post above. The camp is way bigger than WE are likely to fill...no problem having a place. As to blues, I dunno...it's on the thread now...maybe some other blues folks like Joel or Max or Roger from Baltimore can tell you what the situation is..I know you'll get a chance to PLAY blues...it always happens..


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Annie
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 10:14 PM

Who's gonna be ready to play a little old time fiddle, banjo, and guitar? Chance and Susette?

Annie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Naemanson
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 11:32 PM

Not this year but I think I can say for sure I will make next year's Getaway. I am including it on my itinerary for my round the world trip.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Dani
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 09:49 AM

Bobert, how about blues for banjo?

Dani


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 11:07 AM

Bobert - Max does a blues workshop and I have heard rumors of a jug band. I am trying to figure out how to get a ten pound jug past airport security.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Midchuck
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 11:45 AM

I am trying to figure out how to get a ten pound jug past airport security.

Why should that be a problem? I know of a lady with two of them, she has no problem getting on the plane..

(Sorry, saw a cheap shot and couldn't resist.)

Peter.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Grateful Ted
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 11:49 AM

200


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 11:55 AM

I stand corrected, Peter. I am trying to figure out how to get three ten pound jugs past airport security.

How does your wife put up with you???????


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Dani
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 04:39 PM

My kazoo is ready when needed.

Any word on workshops, real or imagined?

Dani


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: ConcertinaChap
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 04:59 PM

Anne and I were booked as guests a few years back, and had the most fun we've ever had on a weekend in folk music (Sidmouth notwithstanding). We can't make it this year, but we've just made a decision that, hell or high water, we'll make it across the Pond for next year's do, and increase the number of English accents even more.

Have fun,

Chris


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,Bigchuck at work
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 05:21 PM

Sins, Kris is either a saint or worse than Peter. Take your pick. I suspect a bit of both.
Sandy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 07:24 PM

Peter, I had the same thought, but I had too much class to post it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 07:24 PM

Sandy - will you be at the Getaway too?
SINS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Ferrara
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 07:48 PM

Have just started a Getaway Program Thread.

Please check in over there if you're really & truly coming: since we are the folks who put on the program for ourselves, I have to know who "we" are. I'll try to put together a preliminary list, but some of it will be guesswork. I've had a lot of good suggestions for workshops so far, will keep you up to date on the other thread as best I can as the program starts to take shape.

(This is a wee bit later than I usually start the program but that's not going to be a problem.)

Rita


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 03:13 PM

be fresh!

If everything goes right I may have a second CD out by Getaway time!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 03:52 PM

I'm sorry to report that I won't get there, despite my earlier intention. My wife is having breast cancer surgery right about that time, and I'm pretty sure the timing will make it impossible for me to be away from Indianapolis that weekend. With that uncertainty, I won't spend the money registering, so even if I'm free to travel then it will be too close to the time.

I hope to you y'all next year, though.

Dave Oesterreich


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: jacqui.c
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 04:57 PM

Dave - hope everything goes well for your wife.

Jacqui


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 07:09 PM

Dave - take care of her. She may need her legs sanded that weekend and then what? I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 07:19 PM

Tough break Dave. Best of luck to the Mrs.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 12:20 AM

Dennis Cook, the Getaway registrar has requested that if anyone (else) wishes to pay in foreign currency, to please contact him first via e-mail (dennis@fsgw.org) and discuss it with him, rather than sending cheques for pounds sterling to the United States.

--Charlie Baum


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 10:41 AM

Dave, I'm sorry you won't be able to be there, and sorrier your wife has to go through this. I hope everything goes well for her.

I'm out of ink at the moment and I need to print the registration! (Of course, there's the chance that I won't have any money left after buying the ink, but I'll have to risk it.) I could print it in magenta or cyan - I still have some of those colors left, but I think I might get on someone's you-know-what list.

SINSULL...THREE jugs!? Must make it a real bitch to buy bras.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 12:28 PM

Jeri, I do like your sense of humor.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Susan A-R
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 04:42 PM

I'm looking for a ride to and from the Getaway from DC. I'm visiting my brother in Northwest (Friendship Heights) Is this a possibility for anyone? I can metro to a meeting spot pretty easily. I'll be able to leave early Friday afternoon and don't have to be back in the DC area until Monday afternoon. Glad to help schlep stuff if I can be helpful to organizers (although I and my fiddle and sleeping bag take up some space and may not fit in with all of the organizer stuff.)

Susan A-R


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Morticia
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 08:25 PM

I too have to submit my apologies and I bet you all know what it's costing me not to be there to toast the happy couple and see you all again.......but there's a chance I will be changing jobs ( lessened by my managers way less than enthusiastic reference) and then moving house so it just can't be done.Sing a song for me won't you, and kiss both Kendall and Jacqui with enthusiasm? I know I can rely on you all.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 08:48 PM

Susan A-R...there's a good chance we (Rita & I) can do it, if you don't get a better offer in the next month. We go Fri afternoon, and leave Monday between 10-12ish....We are in Wheaton, near the Wheaton Metro...keep in contact.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: KT
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 10:38 PM

Greetings, all!

Ebbie and I are in the same boat as Susan A-R. If there are any folks traveling from the DC area who've got space for a couple more, we'd be so grateful. We'd be happy to help with set up, registration, whatever. We arrive on Wednesday before and leave Tuesday after. We are looking forward to seeing DC and the GETAWAY and the fall colors and meeting new Catters, and.....

Morticia, so sorry we're going to miss you!!! Are you SURE?

KT


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Susan A-R
Date: 23 Sep 04 - 10:47 PM

Bill, Sounds like a great offer to me. I'm also a good Schlepper of stuff, and as I recall, you folks had a lot of it to Schlep. More later.

Susan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Allan C.
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 03:28 PM

I'm gettin' excited! I've sent what will have to pass for a registration (the damned printer wouldn't print the form!) and expect to be dragging my trailer into the lot sometime after noon on the Friday. I've been looking forward to seeing you folks all year long. (Fortunately, I have already seen some of you recently already and so it is a double blessing!)

Having the trailer there will be a novelty for me. It will be the first time I will be able to sleep at the Getaway in heated comfort (heh heh heh). There is sleeping space available for others, (how many is dependent upon how friendly they are,) if they can put up with my sonorous snoring. PM me if you have any interest.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Col K
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 04:26 PM

How I wish that I could be with you all again this year.I had hoped to be but things have a habit of changing, but who knows another year and we will see what happens.
Have a great time all of you,
Love
Colin


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lift wanted....
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 06:04 PM

OK, with just over two weeks to go, it's time to get my act together. And first of all, lift:

Is there a kind soul on wheels out there that would provide a weary traveller with a lift from Baltimore BWI airport to the Getaway?

I land at 16:15 on Friday 15/Oct; by the time I have been cleared through passports, customs etc, I suspect it will be closer to 17:30.

Two pieces of luggage - a smallish case and my sleeping bag; or just one suitcase, if I can fit the sleeping bag in it.

So, any takers? Pretty please? With olives on top?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 06:10 PM

someone sure will, El Greco...I will already be at the camp by then, but no traveler goes un-lifted..*grin*...we'll see how the offers flow..


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 06:30 PM

If you're still thinking about coming, it's time to send in your registration. Stop procrastinating. We'll need to let the camp know how many are coming by early next week. Consider this weekend your deadline.

--Charlie Baum, who gets to call the camp and tell them how many are coming


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Nancy King
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 06:36 PM

OK, Charlie, mine will be in the mail tomorrow! I've been waiting to see if I could arrange to stay over Sunday night, but looks like it won't happen this year. Again. Sigh. Working sure takes a big chunk outa the week...

Nancy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 06:37 PM

El Greko: If you don't mind waiting a bit longer, we usually pass through Baltimore around 6pm (18:00). If you don't get a better offer, we could do it. (Granted, might get a bit cozy in our Toyota Corolla...). PM me.

-- Gary


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Carly
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 06:45 PM

We're coming, we're coming! I'll talk to you, Charlie, about extra housing and rides before and after.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: bigchuck
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 06:57 PM

Ok, Ok, Charlie, I hear ya. My employer just cleared my time off, so I'll mail mine out tomorrow.
Sandy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Susan A-R
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 08:26 PM

Drat!! Why do we have to wait two weeks? I Wanna go NOW!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: KT
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 09:52 PM

Ebbie and I are arriving in DC on Wednesday night and will have all day Thursday to play. Those of you who live in the area.....any suggestions for what we should NOT miss?

Two weeks left!!

KT


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bobert
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 11:27 PM

Ahhhhh, if yer into art, the Hirshorn Gallery at the Smith Sonian... They have a lot of Matisse sculture, a DuBuffet, Henry Moore, Caravieggio, ect.... The National Gallery?

Music? Hey, its pot luck and most of the good stuff is in small joints in the suburbs...

Ahhhh, what are ya' intersted in seein'?

Bobert


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 11:27 PM

what not to miss?..oh, my...there are a dozen museums on the mall, any one of which you could spend a month in! Do those in the morning...

and the folk music area of the Library of Congress is not too far away. Do that in the afternoon.

then in your spare time.....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Big Mick
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 11:39 PM

I agree with every one of those suggestions. The hot ticket right now is the Museum of the American Indian (hate that name). But if you have never been in the Capitol before, I must tell you that you need to walk into the Rotunda and spend an hour or so. I have been to DC so many times, usually on lobbying stuff for the Union, that I get a bit jaded. But one simply cannot walk into that Rotunda and not get a chill.

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Micca
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 06:07 AM

And, of course there is the soiree at Chance Fortunato's in Silver Spring (PM Fortunato for info)in the evening of the Thursday!!!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Midchuck
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 07:50 AM

Copy of e-Mail to Dennis Cook, this morning:

My wife, Kristina Cady, and I have sent in deposits for the Getaway.

After a great deal of thought and discussion, we have concluded, with extreme regret, that there are so many other demands on our time and energy at that point in time, that it isn't possible for us to make the trip, and we will not be sending in the rest of the money. If it were only 4 or 5 hours drive, instead of 8 or 10....

I don't know whether you give refunds at this point, or not. If you do, keep it and buy beer for those attending. If the liquor laws forbid that, buy ice cream and doughnuts.

Thank you for your help.

Peter and Kristina Cady
Pittsford, VT


Damn.

Peter.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Tinker
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 08:06 AM

Double Damn ! I really wanted to meet you guys. Maybe next year ??? Please???? Mummble, mumble, hope everything is okay out your way , but.....

tinker(who will miss meeting you)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 08:43 AM

Peter, this just sucks!!! I was so looking forward to seeing you again. Is there no chance?

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: MMario
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 08:48 AM

buggerit!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: kendall
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 09:33 AM

Those of you who know the Cadys know what you will be missing. Those of you who don't know them are spared the disappointment of not meeting them. All I can add is:*^)%^&$#&^*#$@*&^%*&, and to quote my father, SHITAGODDAMN.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 09:51 AM

Peter, it's a heck of a thing for you to have to give up an entire weekend of music and camraderie because of the time on the road. I had to leave on Sunday morning one year, and I really missed that day's music. We need Star Trek type transporters!

I'll miss you both, and I'm sure everyone who's met you will too. People who haven't yet had the pleasure will miss the chance. (Except the Chance who's hosting the Thurdsday night thing.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Nancy King
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 12:03 PM

Yup, Jeri -- I firmly believe the next big scientific breakthrough has GOT to be teleportation. Well, Peter, I sure hope you can make it next year!

El Greko, I would be happy to pick you up at BWI if you don't want to wait for Gary. Let's see, 16:15 is 4:15 in time-I-can-understand, and 17:30 is 5:30. That's the middle of rush hour, of course, but one can make allowance for that -- I should be able to show up there at about 5 p.m. I have a station wagon, and could probably accommodate two people and their stuff (within reason), so anyone else who needs a ride from BWI about that time should PM me, and we'll work it out.

Nancy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: jacqui.c
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 12:14 PM

Peter - that is so disappointing. I was really looking forward to seeing you and Kris again. Ah well, that just means we'll have to come and visit you at some point, doesn't it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Ferrara
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 01:34 PM

Peter, as I read your post I just thought "OUCH!!!" So sorry to hear that.

Rita


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,LynnT
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 03:10 PM

Looks like I'll be able to come this year again after all -- last year was my first time back after years away, and it was as if I'd never left! And I SOOO enjoyed having Alaska Mike and Tawmee camped out in my driveway for several days after-- we had a marvelous time in Annapolis crashing Seamus (sp?) Kennedy's gig there. I apologize for being such a sucky correspondent, Mike!

If somebody needs a ride up Friday, coming back Sunday evening, I'll be happy to oblige. I live in Lanham MD near the New Carrollton metro (which is also an AMTRAK station), and I drive a Corolla wagon that can hold vast quantities of things and people. My plans Friday are flexible, but we'll need to leave room in the car for several plants, both ways -- I'll be ducking out of the Getaway for a few hours Saturday afternoon to go to a Plant Exchange the other side of Baltimore, should be back for dinner -- anyone want anything in particular? I know I'll have several Gladwin Irises to swap...

What kind of liquor d'you want me to put in the Killer Fudge Sauce this year? Last year it was Cointreau in one batch, Frangelico in the other...

Lynn


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 05:18 PM

LYNN!!! Its great to know you will be back. Having not heard from you in so long, I thought maybe you had been devoured by mutant, flesh eating show mice.

Bring lots of Killer Fudge Sauce. I couldn't believe how tasty that stuff was last year. After the jar broke, we had to suck the last remnants off the shards, but we managed to do it without bleeding to death. I wasn't about to throw any of it away.

I will be bringing some Alaska smoked salmon once again. People seemed to enjoy it last year and I've got plenty of fish in the freezer. Only 2 weeks to go!! Whoopie!!!

Mike


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Susan A-R
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 09:13 PM

Bother!! Woodchucks, I just invested in cheap airline tickets because the trip, followed by sleep deprivation, followed by more travel was a bad idea. Check out Independence Air out of Burlington Puleeze!!!!!! (I know it's still expensive, but so is gas and wear and tear and missing folk music and . . . . )

Don't leave me Aloooooone!

Susan A-R from VT


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: KT
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 12:48 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! WE'LL be the tourists for a change!

A Thursday soiree? Ya think there's a chance he'd let us in?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Micca
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 03:04 AM

Well, KT you are a personal Friend!!! so I think it is possible!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: jacqui.c
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 03:55 AM

Smoked salmon? Mike - you're my friend already!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,LynnT
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 06:07 AM

So glad you like the stuff, Mike! There'll be a big jar, packed up real careful, for you to take back to Tawmee!

You're right, I fell off the edge of the world for a while. One big change -- I don't have mice anymore, alas. I folded down the colony in about February (and made a bundle off the internet auction -- folks across the country were fighting over my bloodlines). And I still judge Mouse Shows regularly. Amazing how much more time there is on the weekend now, without 40 cages to clean! Can't tell whether the improvement in the general atmosphere in the house is due more to their absence or the lack of a certain large Labrador, though. (Anyone who's curious, check out Fancy English Show Mice on Google :))

KT or Susan A_R, d'you still need a ride? I can take one or two people up Friday afternoon, but I'm coming back Sunday night (gotta work Monday) so if you didn't want to do that you'd need to make other return arrangements. Happy to do a bit of driving to pick you up, though. Does this mean I get to come to the Thursday soiree?

LynnT


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Micca
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 06:19 AM

LynnT PM Fortunato if you want to attend Thursday!! he will give you details .


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Fortunato
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 10:18 AM

LynnT, you are most cordially invited to Micca Send up Pre-Getaway song circle/jam session, etc. etc.

Pm me or Details/ and directions, et al.

It's pot luck, (but if you're traveling nevermind)so there'll be vege chili and other fare.

cheers, chance


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: DonMeixner
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 08:49 AM

Since once again other duties have me playing this weekend have a good time with out me. Post copious pictures to the site and I'll attend later at my ease.

Now, if we had sound bites it would be even better.

Mick, I have spoken to some musicians I know from the Onondaga Nation, a young man who is a friend of my boys from the Oneida Nation, and a guy who works for Niagara Mohawk. They all say they prefer as a collective phrase, American Indian to Native American.

Don


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Susan A-R
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 08:45 PM

Lynn, thanks, but I have set up a ride. See you there.

So Mike, how much salmon can you cary???? (smacking her lips,) That Alaskan Sausage company stuff is darned good.

See you all in a couple of weeks!!!!

Susan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: KT
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 10:02 PM

Lynn, thanks so much for the offer! Ebbie and I have a ride to the Getaway and are staying over 'til Monday! Looking forward to meeting you!!
KT


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 07:39 AM

Damn. I was looking forward to the Cady's visit. The upside for me is I can sing "Socks and a Gun" and "Mama Fried" without stepping on the writers' collective toes.

Roger in Baltimore


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: MMario
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 08:15 AM

Mike - I will point out to you that the "care and feeding of Muses" includes smoked salmon. After all - all chocolate and no salmon makes a muse - er - something....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Dani
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 01:11 PM

Hey, MMario, does that 'care and feeding' include whiskey, or what?

Dani


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 01:15 PM

Chocolate, Smoked Salmon AND Whiskey??????????   This is sure to be a well attended workshop, can we make reservations?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: MMario
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 01:16 PM

I think someone mentioned it, yes...*grin* also crystalized ginger.

dagnabit - Marion tells me she can't make it this year. boo-hiss.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 01:29 PM

It's turning into a stuffing-your-face workshop! (Works for me.)

Mike, if there isn't any smoked salmon when I get there on Fri, I'll cry. This is real incentive to get there when I say I'm gonna get there. Are you flying in from Alaska? (On a plane.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 01:51 PM

Mike...you may not realize what a rare, special treat good Salmon is here! (I got a few bites last year, and it brought back memories of my trip to Juneau almost 30 years ago!)

It will be appreciated...just toss it on the counter and stand out of the way...*grin*)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 02:19 PM

I'm flying into Newark on the 14th and spending the night with my daughter in Princeton. Then Tinker (bless her heart) is picking me up and driving me to Ramblewood on the 15th. Then Mick (bless his heart too) is forwarding me to Michigan afterwards to visit my son and his family. I fly home out of Grand Rapids on Sunday the 24th.

I will try to have several packages of Salmon and will space them out over the evening of October 15th so hopefully, all can get a taste. Perhaps I'll bring some other delicacies as well. Muktuk (whale fat dipped in seal oil) would certainly spark some conversation I am sure.

Camai,
Mike


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Tinker
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 02:56 PM

Of course, I have pretty much guaranteed there will be Salmon when I arrive....Mmmmmm...... And for anyone who wants to mix it up for their muse I've got a dozen chocolete shot glasses...


Tinker


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 03:16 PM

Don't forget, folks, the Mudcat Attic Dorm at my place is all set with comfy beds, fluffy towels.... a dee-lucks pee bucket... all that's missing is MUDCATTERS, Thursday night pre-Getaway of Monday night post-Getaway, and from Monday on into however long we can persuade you to stay. Mmario can give you details and take reservations on my behalf (OK Mm?), but even he hasn't seen how DAMN CUTE and COMFY it is, now. Got a double bed up there if there are any honeymooners interested.... get out the satin comforter just for you.... and the sheep pelts... oh yeah!

But-- it's WAY too quiet up there-- c'mon, help me out!

I'll be away till Weds-pre-G'way, but back in plenty of time to fire up the endless crockpot.

In PA where 6 & 15 cross, I remain your faithful servant,

~Susan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: MMario
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 03:29 PM

yeah - y'know Mick - I know it would add a day to your trip - but heck - she is almost halfway between the getaway and toronto - a great place to make a stop.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 04:20 PM

Susan, when can we expect YOU to come to the Getaway??!! I mean, it's one thing to operate a B-and-B-for-Folkies, but even better to participate in the festivities!

Hopefully persuasively,
Nancy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 05:01 PM

MMario, maybe halfway between the Getaway and Toronto, but I think maybe a big detour on the way back to Michigan. (Unless there's something I'm not aware of, besides 99% of everything else.)

One of these years, Susan, you're gonna have to take a Sunday off!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Pauline L
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 12:10 AM

Is anyone driving to the Getaway from the environs of Detroit? I need some help, and that's what friends are for (that and other things). I have been through some very hard times in the last couple of years: no job, no money, no car, no love. Now I have a job. Some friends of mine in the Michigan/Madison, Wisc./Detroit area have a beat up old car which I can have (!!) if someone will only drive it here for me. Please, please, somebody help me! I'll pay you for expenses and some extra for appreciation. If you like, you can come to the DC area pre-Getaway, stay in my home, and go to Fortunato's party on Thursday night with me. I will be forever grateful...

Pauline


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 01:33 PM

Does the Getawatake place on the same weekend each year or does it vary? We are contemplating getting there in 2006 but may need to beg time off from school unless it coincides with half term which it did last year but not this but that was the school holiday varying rather than the Getaway.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Ferrara
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 09:30 PM

Mrs. Duck,

We usually hold it the third weekend in October.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 10:48 AM

Thanks, all, for the encouragement to come. There are so few things Hardi and I do JUST as a couple, that we can find time to share. The Getaway will be one of them, when he retires most likely. We MIGHT take some vacay time next year in October-- but ssshhhh! Don't tell him why! :~)

~S~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 10:50 AM

hee-hee-hee-hee! I wanna see this when the two of you hit Getaway!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Janie
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 09:02 PM

If you still need a ride from the Baltimore Airport....Dani & I will be going by there on our way to Ramblewood Friday in late afternoon or very early evening, say sometime between 4:00 and 7:00 and can adjust our schedule a little bit. We have room for one person and gear--possibly a very cramped two people with little gear or instruments. I'm not sure yet who is driving, but you can pm either one of us to work out details if you need a ride.

Janie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Susan A-R
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 09:31 PM

See you all in a WEEK!!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Janie
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 11:49 AM

THIS year, I'm bringing a "no-see-um" shower curtain!

Janie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 12:36 PM

well, I guess that will just raise the going price on last year's video...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Big Mick
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 12:41 PM

Not fair, Janie. I live for those see through co-ed showers. Anyone interested in a lovely copy of the video from last year???

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Micca
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 01:06 PM

"We don't need no steenking shower curtains!!"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Janie
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 02:16 PM

Well boyz....just use one of the see-thru' showers. That would be one of the ones NOT marked "Women Only." Tinker--get your camera ready;-)

J


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Fortunato
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 09:10 AM

After a certain age, Micca, old thing, nudity is not becoming...we do however strongly encourage you to scrap and bath daily, washing all over with soap, especially the 'dirty bits'.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 09:59 PM

Mmario--

We are back (in body). If you are here tomorrow night you can see the brain arrive, too. Please let me know, if you can, if you will be here.

~S~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Janie
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 10:23 PM

Weather forecast is looking pretty good. Rain Friday but not Sat. or Sunday. A bit on the coolish side, but really quite tolerable! Oooo I'm getting excited!

Janie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Micca
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 02:37 AM

Excited, Janie??? I am feeding the cats and tucking my Passport and ticket in my bag and off to the Airport, in 5 mins!!!! Getaway, Here I come!!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 08:46 AM

yes - planning on being down thursday night. That's TONIGHT! WOW!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 10:04 AM

MMario--

Crockpotting chicken in tomato-garlic-clove-cinnamon (Greeky), rice....

Ham/cheese strada for breakfast.... we can bake it tonight for a quick AM nuking.... you can make the morning coffee....

Brion and Hardi will be here, plus the key is hiding on the front landing.... I'll be gone approx. 5:45-8:15....

Whennish might we see you? Going home first after work?

Don't let me forget to give y'all some road sound entertainment....

CET and Charmion are confirmed for tonight, brave souls!

~Susan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 10:12 AM

I'll be pulling in probably closer to 8:00 then anything else.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 10:13 AM

OK. See you whenever!

~Susan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 10:31 AM

I have made it to New Jersey. Can't wait to see Tinker and Sinsull tomorrow morning (time???). Looking forward to seeing the rest of you folks this weekend. I've brought some tasty treats from the far north. Probably not enough to satisfy everyone, but should be plenty for all to taste.

Its nice to be walking around in T-shirt and Birkenstocks again. Ahh, a reprieve from being frozen is always appreciated.

See you soon,
Mike


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,bbc at work
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 11:11 AM

Have a wonderful time! We'll be thinking of you, here at home, & wishing we could be there. Please tell us about it after you get home.

love,

bbc


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 01:19 PM

Got a last-minute question for those not already in transit. I have a song in mind for the main concert but would need a few "harmony sluts"(*) to help out. Sheet music will be available. PM me or talk to me tomorrow at dinner. Thanks and see y'all real soon now!

-- Gary

(*)filk community term for folks who excel at harmony-on-the-fly. Or, as a button floating around says, "Harmony Slut: Will Sing With Anyone." 8-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Dani
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 02:35 PM

Any locals reading this?

I'm not sure, but it seems to me that in the past, 495 has been a poor route to take at rush hour. Can someone who lives there please advise the best way to come if it's late afternoon? Or the magical time to pass through the chute?

And are there people coming to BWI who don't have rides, or travelers still in need of bedding or kazoos?

Dani


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 03:15 PM

'magical time'on FRIDAY?...before 2PM..*grin* or after 8...

there is no real easy way, coming from the south, to avoid 95-495 till you get North of town, then you can use a couple tricks the last 60-70 miles. Let me look at a map....and hope Charlie Baum sees this...he is our walking AAA.

more soon...

when are you starting and approximate schedule?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 03:43 PM

it 'looks' like catching 301 between Richmond & Fredricksburg could help, but it ain't clear what is best to do as you approach Baltimore....I have only driven out there once or twice.

Charley would know if there IS any sane route thru it all...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Dani
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 04:25 PM

Actually, I'm just wondering if it makes sense to stay on 95 instead of 495. That's where I remember a mess. Or am I mis-remembering the whole thing?

Dani


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 04:33 PM

95 is 495 going around DC...it is the 495 area that will be the main mess, as there is construction where they join...and heavy traffic all the way around the Beltway and past Baltimore.

Rits will be picking up someone south of DC, and she says Mapquest gave her a good sounding route using 301 and other roads past Baltimore to Darlington.. She is gone for a couple hours, but we'll see if you are still considering it then....and maybe Charlie will pop in.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: My guru always said
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 05:39 PM

Safe Journeys & a wonderful weekend to all!!!

Take care of Micca & El Greko.

Enjoy *grin*


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 06:24 PM

Look after Micca and send him back -Eventually !! By the wat Ted - Where were you ?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 06:28 PM

I'm going to attempt the Tappan Zee bridge route in order to miss the big traffic jam I usually wind up in that makes me 1.5 - 2 hours later than I think I'm going to be. I'm all packed and just have to shove clothes, instruments and me in the car tomorrow. I'm bringing a spare blanket. There's no way I'm going to fit Carly's "thing" in the car unless it turns into a tardis by tomorrow. I'm bringing imported Turkish pistachios, and hopefully won't eat them all on the road.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Janie
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 07:28 PM

Dani I need a kazoo!

Janie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bobert
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 08:13 PM

As for the 495 question?

Yeah, there are alternatives other than 301, which will take you right into Waldorf, Md and a bigger mess than what you are trying to avoid...

For those of you who must take 95 North (if 81 is not an option) then take 17 West in Fredrickesburg. (This road actually run northwest). About 30 miles up 17 you'll pass Warrenton and then a few more miles (about 8) take a left on Rt. 15 North. Take 15 to Fredrich, Md., then 70 east to 695 (Baltimore's beltway) take inner loop to 95 North.

This will save you at least an hour and maybe 2, depending on time of day...

Bobert


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Ferrara
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 08:29 PM

Dani, I'm coming up from St. Mary's City, on the western shore of the Bay.

I'll start at Rte 2/Solomons Island Rd. north, onto Airs T. Allen Blvd/MD 665 N toward us 50/301.

665N becomes I-97N.

merge onti I-895 Spur N via exit on LEFT toward I-895/Harbor Tunnel.

I-895 Spur N becomes Harbor Tunnel Trwy/I-895N becomes I-95N.

From there you know the route. Don't know if you can hook into these roads, for example at I-97, and miss 495 or whether it would be more trouble and distance than it's worth. Anyway that's all the info I have.

Rita


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 10:00 PM

Dani--

Western Bypass (as recommended by Bobert):
I-95 N to Fredericksburg
US 17 North to Warrenton and beyond
US 15 North to Leesburg (use bypass around Leesburg; expect traffic here)
US 15 North to Frederick
I-70 East to Baltimore
I 695 North and then East past Towson to I-95
I-95 North to Havre de Grace

Eastern Bypass:
I-95 North to Bowling Green, VA
VA 207 North/East to Bowling Green
US 301 North through Waldorf/La Plata to US 50
If you don't make any turns at US 50, US 301 North runs into MD 3 North
MD 3 North to I-97 North
I-97 North toward Baltimore
I-895 North through the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel to I-95
I-95 North to Havre de Grace

Or coming up through the center:
I-95 to the I-495 Beltway
At I-495, you can go EITHER WAY around DC--it's equidistant
Listen to WTOP (1500 AM) which has traffic every 10 minutes.
If they mention problems on the outer loop at the Wilson Bridge or Prince George's County---that's I-495 East/I-95 North they're talking about
If they mention problems on the inner loop at the American Legion Bridge (or Tyson's Corner, I-270, Bethesda), that's I-495 West they're talking about.

You pays your money; you takes your chances.
Good luck.
See you tomorrow, g-d willing and the traffic volume don't rise.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle in Burton on Trent
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 03:49 AM

Well did Micca get to the other side of the pond safe and sound???

please look after him and have a good time

Khatt


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 03:49 AM

The taxi will be here in 45 minutes... Excited does NOT describe it!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Janie
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 08:49 AM

To the tune of Canaan's Land

To Ramblewood I'll Get-A-Way
Where the soul of man ever sings
My car is packed, my fees are paid
Where the soul of man ever sings.

(chorus)
Dear friends there'll be many glad hellos
And chilly morning showers
Where all our voices rise up as one
In song in the late night hours.

We are out-a-here!

Janie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Micca
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 09:16 AM

I'm HERE!!!!!! and breakfasting in Sunny Silver Spring!!! we had a nice in House get together last night, with some singing and very good music, what a talented Bunch (as in Jim ha ha) these Mudcatters are, Hasta Luego, Micca


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 10:36 AM

Would someone please pass a message on to Big Mick for me--- MMario and I have been looing for a chance to meet in person, and chat about next plans for a certain Fund I'm pretty sure Mick is aware of..... there are others who are in need now and wil be in future..... so I guess we'll be discussing it at my house post-Getatway, Monday..... would love to have him join us to offer wisdom...... I think Mick will understand what I am talking about. Anyone present can share in the discussion, I think Dick & Susan will be here as well.... lot of space left in the Mudcat Dorm here for Monday & Tuesday night..... even for musicians who travel in GAS-fed cars! So can someone print this and pass it to him, since I imagine he's on the road now, or at least give it to MMario?

~Susan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 11:03 AM

I just printed it and will give it to him. Mick said he was going to get a bit of sleep and leave in the wee hours of the morning. I'm not sure how long it takes him, but I'm thinking his getting there before me last year was an anomoly.

I'll be on the road in 5-10 minutes. I figure I'll get there around 7, which means I'll probably really get there around 9. Lets hope I remembered to bring everything important.

Later, y'all!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 09:57 PM

Well, maybe last but hpefully not least, tho remains to be seen... This ol' hillbilly just went down the check list of stuff to take and will be headin' out in the morning. I reckon 3 hours an' I'll be in Harvey da Grace, what ver that is...

Yep, I got me BVD's, my MassMarvel comic books and 273 feet of rope so I guess I'm ready...

Plus three guitars, a tuner and slide.

Yep, I'm ready....

Reckon I'll be the only one walkin' round tomorrow without eyes that look like roadmaps...

Bobert


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 10:08 PM

Clean underwear? Recharge your celluler phone? Spray your come-a-long with WD-40? DUCT-TAPE and lots of it? Remember, you wants to be prepared to help your less fortunate Mudcatters when their dreams clash with the reality of THE GETAWAY 2004.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, safe in Maine


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 10:58 PM

Thanks, Charley. I had the duct tape packed but didn't have the come-along on my list... I'll go fish it out of the basement...

Bobert


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 06:45 PM

Charmion's pix from the Post-Getaway 2004 Gathering at WYSIWYG's
18 October 2004 are up now, HERE.

~Susan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 07:00 PM

hey...thanks..I wondered why this thread popped up..*grin*...looks like good music was made. (I am still savoring the last of the great beer CET and Charmion donated to the auction, and I won by being sneaky)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 08:04 PM

This should lay to rest any belief that I had anything to do with any lamp flinging that might have taken place. As you all can plainly see I was not even there.

Mike


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2004
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 09:05 PM

Yeah, the camera missed you, Mike, unfortunately-- but then there's always the movies.

~Susan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 18 September 7:50 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.