** Final Grape & Wine Parade Details **

Discussion in 'Rochester, NY' started by Doc_Bev, Sep 22, 2005.

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  1. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Just wanted to make sure everyone was ready for Saturday. Here are all the final details:

    The caravan is meeting at 7am in Tinseltown's parking lot.
    Tinseltown is located at 2291 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624.

    Be sure to have with you $10 (USD or CND) for the lunch afterwards (if you choose to stay for the lunch).

    To be on the safe side, make sure you have your birth certificate as well as your driver's license.

    Make sure you have all your costume pieces with you as well as a set of regular clothes.

    Attendees are also requested to bring a dish to pass. Store made (i.e. not homemade) items would probably be wiser for crossing the boarder.

    Here is the final marchers list:
    (updated 09/23 at 8:55pm)

    Attending:
    Avalon - full
    KnightShade - Chewie
    Doc_Bev - Jedi
    Connor - Luke
    Chewie bin
    Connor-mobile
    Adam Rosen - TK

    Thundertank - free space
    RSWingnut - TK?
    MadKidJedi - Anakin
    TX4277 - TX
    TX4277's armor
    Adam's armor

    Saturn Rebel Transport - free space
    SWF-JPB - Han Solo
    HothGirl - Boushh
    T_StarFlyer - Jedi
    Boushh

    Tentative:
    TD-027 - TB

    Unable:
    Lyn
    Nevets
    BlueRoommate
    Diane & Bill
    Ayka
    Akayeon
    DarSolo
    TC0620

    Unknown:
    Modernism
    Havok

    I will have maps and directions printed out for each driver.
    Here is the map of the parade route. And here are the basic directions I will be handing to each driver:

    Take 1-490 W to I-90 W (aka the Thruway) - (16.9 miles)

    Take I-90 W until Exit 50 (aka I-290 W) ? (41.5 miles)

    Take the I-290 W for 9.8 miles then merge onto I-190 N towards Niagara Falls

    Take the I-190 N for 15.1 miles then it turns into the Queenstown-Lewiston Bridge

    After customs, take Route 450 W towards QEW ? (5.4 miles)

    The 405 W merges in with the QEW, remain on the QEW for 3.3 miles until Exit 44.

    Take Exit 44 (aka RR-48 towards Niagara Street/Service Road)

    Turn Right onto Russell Avenue

    Turn Left onto Catherine Street

    Turn Left onto Welland Avenue

    Turn Right onto Court Street

    Follow Court Street past Church Street and King Street.
    The hall is on your Left, on the corner of Court and Centre Streets.


    I'm assuming between us and TX4277 we'll have 4 walkie-talkies so we should be able to communicate just fine between the cars getting up there.

    Any questions - just ask!

    ~Doc_Bev
  2. TX4277 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 6, 2005
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    I will take a spot wherever or can drive if needed. My walkies are charging now so we shold be set with those as well too.

    Mike
  3. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

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    Nov 2, 2004
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    Mike, If it would be ok, may I ride with you? I won't have much with me , just my garment bag.
  4. HothGirl Jedi Knight

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    Dec 23, 2002
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    If anyone needs me between now and tomorrow you'll have to hit the cell because I won't be checking the boards.

    SWFreak - You need to call me and let me know what time to be at your place.

    I'm also bringing a spare costume in case it rains. I packed Endor Leia (without the poncho and helmet) because I do not want to ruin the leather parts on my Boushh helmet. [face_plain]

    See everyone tomorrow!
  5. RogueSquadronWingnut CR, The Rebellion, Rochester, NY

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    All those driving might want to refer to WWW.ROCHESTERGASPRICES.COM for their closest cheapest gas info.
    Right now its mainly in Henrietta or certain parts of greece that are cheapest.
  6. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 28, 2003
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    I just filled up both cars for $2.85 here in Greece. I saw the lines at the Sam's Club out in Henrietta and I almost took a picture they were so long. :eek: It wasn't worth saving $0.03 a gallon for.

    ~Doc_Bev
  7. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

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    Nov 2, 2004
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    oh actually I just reread the car list we probably can get everyone into 3 cars, Jeff can I ride with you & Katie?, Maybe Mike with Scott & Adam with Darren & Nicky?
  8. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    We could fit 1 person or one set of armor in the Avalon, so if Adam goes in our car his armor would have to go in another. Actually, KS just said that we could fit armor if it was in a big bag like TX4277's, but not a bin.

    I'm still waiting to figure out if TD-027 is coming or not as that might mix things up a bit if he's driving his van or truck or going in someone else's car.

    ~Doc_Bev
  9. RogueSquadronWingnut CR, The Rebellion, Rochester, NY

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    I'm making room right now in the Tank.
    I'll have a full empty trunk that can probably handle a bin or two.
    2 riders in the back or one rider and bin.

    I think Mike wanted to drive (?)
    If not Mike or Adam could ride with me and I can haul their gear.
  10. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Actually... scratch that - I just volunteered to bring the soda and cups so that's going to eat up all the rest of the space in the trunk. The Avalon is definitely full.

    ~Doc_Bev
  11. RogueSquadronWingnut CR, The Rebellion, Rochester, NY

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    Tanks clean.
    Got an empty truck and backseat.
    Loads of room.
  12. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    WooHoo! 6AM! :D

    See everyone in about an hour!

    ~Doc_Bev
  13. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    May 7, 2005
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    It's 6:15am and MadKid is ready to rock...
  14. -KnightShade- Jedi Knight

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    May 18, 2004
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    6:25 - and I guess that this wookiee is getting ready to roar
  15. Primrodo Jedi Master

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    Jun 23, 2002
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    Thank you guys for making a great turn out. We appreciate the time amd effort and enthusiasm that your group showed this year. Please to meet some new faces and to spend time with vaguely familiar ones!

    Let us know when pictures are up and Knightshade I wouldn't mind the whole thing if possible ;)

    Thanks again guys!

    and Dean, keep practicing! :)

  16. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks for being such great hosts. We had a great time!
    I'll let you know once we've uploaded the pics.

    I'm so wiped out! [face_tired] Must hit the hay now! I-)

    ~Doc_Bev
  17. RogueSquadronWingnut CR, The Rebellion, Rochester, NY

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    Wow.
    What a great time. :)
    Ok..I'm hurting now...Wingnut crashing...sweet dreams.
    Hope all riders made it home safe.
  18. Modernism Force Ghost

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    Feb 19, 2003
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    sorry have been AWOL lately. Couldn't make this one today & sorry missed the meeting last Sunday too. Doh! Have been learning to sew better, and scoping Joann's for fabric though.
  19. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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  20. Primrodo Jedi Master

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    heh looks like your server took a dive! lol, you can tell we all wanted to see the pics!
  21. RogueSquadronWingnut CR, The Rebellion, Rochester, NY

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    Pics look good.

    I tried to get shots of everyones costumes...
    Didnt think I took that many crowd shots though [face_whistling]
  22. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Oops! Sorry about that. I thought the server was making a lot of noise just after I posted the links. ;)

    ~Doc_Bev
  23. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    Nice job with the pix, Scotty and everyone who snapped 'em! Wow, though; just two shy of 400! I think that the feeling of excitement that I know we all felt really comes through in the photos. What a great day.

    It was great to have met our northern neighbors, and I can't wait for the next time we gather en masse!
  24. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

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    Nov 2, 2004
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    Indeed, twas a great time!
  25. Drogon Jedi Knight

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    Jun 13, 2003
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    Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing them with us! Lots of fun memories.
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