Edmonton Forcefest 4 Drumheller June 15-18

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  1. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    We need to pick a date for the annual camping trip to be held in Drumheller this year. Some people need to get their holiday requests in right away.

    Do we want to attempt a long weekend or should we just forget about it as it would be too busy? looking at the calender we might want to forget about August with the long weekend and conversion and dragoncon its kinda busy already. that leaves june or july

    edit: we've picked the weekend of June 15-18
  2. MADKAU Jedi Knight

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    I won't know for some time what my summer looks like (new job and all). But I will do my best to be there!
  3. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    Hopefully you can make it :)

    i think they all look pretty good for me so far June 22 and July 27 might be a little iffy just due to work.
  4. Domino_Leia Jedi Knight

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    I will look in my planner when I get home to double check but I think most dates are good for me, just gotta put my vacation request in. The tournament and feast was held on July 8 last year, so we gotta remember that's in July as well. Not sure if this is the date they shoot for every year or what, but just something to note. :)
  5. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    We have to think about transportation as well, we don't have enough vehicles. I looked into renting a passenger van and we all just take that but its over $700
  6. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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    Actually, June 22 looks good to me too. I'm thinking it's late enough to at least hope for good weather, and there shouldn't be crowds yet. It's early enough to not interfear with any camps Kit might be going to. The only thing I'm worried about is exams might be that week. I'll check.

    I got a campground guide today and found a couple potentials. The group site camping at Dinosaur Prov. Park looks promising but as it's not close to town we have to decide what activities we want to do before booking any sites. I've ordered info guides on the area but if everyone could give the drumheller web site, that would be helpful.

    Liann and I were talking and because of the transportation/driver shortage in the group we're going to look into renting a passenger van. I think it would be both more convienient and fun if we can get all of us and our gear into one vehicle (that wasn't a focus :p).

  7. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    a mini van that seats 7 might be more ideal, at least price wise its under $300 but theres the matter of where all our stuff will go :p
  8. SHAAK_GG Jedi Master

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    Between June 15 June 22 sounds like the best date. After that, Drumheller will probably be packed full of people.


    Here is my post from the meeting thread with some good info to have ready when we get to that:

    Hoodoos, which you can hike through.

    Reptile World, the largest collection of living reptiles in Alberta.

    Aquaplex Swimming Pools, they have a giant slide, indoor and outdoor pool.

    Worlds Largest Dinosaur, climb 106 steps to the top!

    Various Dinosaur Shops, one has a museum in it and another sells fossils and replicas. But that was years ago, might not even be there anymore.

    Here is a link to info on campsites in Drumheller:

    http://www.drumhellerlodging.worldweb.com/Campgrounds/
  9. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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    Thanks Jarrett, let's deputize you as activities scout. Can you look into non-dino related stuff too, like hiking, swiming, ect?

    I'm finding that the minivan looks like the best idea too. Mini vans have such lousy cargo areas though and the SUVs that seat 7 have two people taking some cargo area. That's what we had in LA and it was great for day trips, but not camping and there were only 4 adults and 2 kids. Trailer or roof rack?
  10. Domino_Leia Jedi Knight

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    What about a U-Haul trailer or something like that? And yah, we also have the roof.
  11. SHAAK_GG Jedi Master

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    Cool, I can do that! I will get distracted easily by Dinosaur stuff though. ;)


    My mom said she might take me down, but it is still way to early to know.

  12. Domino_Leia Jedi Knight

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    My schedule is wide open for June. June 22 looks great. :)
  13. Ky-Wan Jedi Master

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    My holiday time is booked in april but I'll see if I can awitch some of it once we nail down a date
    I might take the week of my birthday off


  14. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    lol i actually said the 22nd is not so good for me cause i'm going onto midnights the following week
  15. SHAAK_GG Jedi Master

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    Hmm, then June 22 should get the axe! These, IMO, are the best dates:

    June 8-11
    June 15-18
  16. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    what about the canada day long weekend? what does everyhting think of then, shouldn't be a problem if we're booking from now. thats June 29 - July 2
  17. Domino_Leia Jedi Knight

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  18. SHAAK_GG Jedi Master

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    Has anyone inquired about cabin prices?
  19. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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    There's one available for about $170 a night for eight people. So that works out to just under $70/person for the cabin.
  20. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    we need to settle on a date soon, what about June 15th instead or does canada day long weekend work better?
  21. SHAAK_GG Jedi Master

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    Between the two, I would say June 15th.
  22. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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  23. Domino_Leia Jedi Knight

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    I'm good for the 15th as well. :)
  24. Ky-Wan Jedi Master

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    plan whatever days ya want I have no idea with my schedule if I cna get the time off and what not.

  25. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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    I'd rather go before the main summer rush, so the 15th for me. :)
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