Wash, DC Tour the Battleship New Jersey...

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by MuttandSolo, Mar 26, 2003.

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  1. MuttandSolo Jedi Master

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    Okay, I found this while I was on "vacation" this week and I've PM'ed Meriwyn about it.

    The New York FF is trying to get a tour of the U.S.S. New Jersey, with the possibility of using their theatre to watch a movie or two.

    They have opened it up to the other northeast chapters in hopes of getting as big a group as possible. Currently the tentative schedule is to tour sometime in May or June. She will let me know as soon as she has a more definite schedule.

    So my question to you guys is: are we interested in a road trip? This would probably have to be an overnight trip, or bare-minimum a very long day trip. Overnighter would be best, I would think. This could be a lot of fun, and for some the chance to get their hands on a 16" gun! :D

    P.S. Here's the message I got from Meriwyn about the event:

    We'd LOVE to have you guys join us!! Right now we are still working out details, but we're looking at sometime in late May or early June. They're looking to turn this into a whole waterfront festival so this could be really big!

    I'll keep you up to date as soon as we hear something. It's up to them to pick the date unfortunately, so it's in their hands at the moment.

    Meri
  2. Meriwyn Former RSA

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    Yes yes come join us! :D
  3. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    sounds like an excellent idea :)
    however, the date is extremely important for my participation !

    as soon as you know I'll be able to commit or not

    mlakie
  4. Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC

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    Sounds fun! I'm always up for a road trip to NY to visit all my old haunts and see my friends. (hence this upcoming weekend!)
  5. stateless Jedi Master

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    Sounds like a lot of fun! I would definitely go, provided that the date is ok for me. :D
  6. Reaper63 Force Ghost

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    When this thing goes off, it's going to be huge! I hope to see some of you, and to see s couple of you again.

    Hope you can make it.
  7. stateless Jedi Master

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    Okay, small update...

    Some info: This is going to be a multi-chapter costumed event, including FF, 501st and the Rebel Legion. We are looking at a luncheon, tour of the ship, and possibly a viewing of ANH in the theatre. The luncheon would be pre-paid, which means we need a head count to find out how much it's going to cost. (Or you can go and skip the luncheon.)

    Anyway, Meriwyn wants to get a head count of people who are interested. The possible dates are June 7th or 14th. So let me know if you want to go, and which date would be better.
  8. MuttandSolo Jedi Master

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    The 7th of June is looking very favorable right now as I am off work on Friday the 6th. And I'm sure we will need to drive up the day/night before.
  9. stateless Jedi Master

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    I also prefer the 7th, as Heather's graduation is on the 17th. I'm sure the weekend of the 14th will be busy because of preparations, etc.
  10. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    I'll be in the UK on the 7th - but don't worry, as it looks like this weekend is better for more people :)
  11. stateless Jedi Master

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    Malkie. If I hadn't already met you, I would be wondering if you even existed. Could (and would) you make it if it was the 14th? It could still end up being either day regardless of what we want. :D
  12. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    I think June 14th is free (atm) :D

    hey, I told you all that I'd be a busy person for a while :p I don't remember the last day I had to myself.

    so bleh :p

    malkie
  13. Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC

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    Either weekend works just as well for me and Ken - and by that I mean neither is very good. The 14th is actually a bit better right now (if Ken wants to spend his birthday in NY) but that could change. But put us on the list to go anyhow - always in motion the future is and all that.
  14. MuttandSolo Jedi Master

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    I prefer the 7th (being I'm off Friday beforehand), but either weekend will be fine with me.

    And on an added note: if we caravan up for an overnight, I can take one passenger in my truck and we can load it up with cargo/luggage/etc.
  15. Reaper63 Force Ghost

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    As the Rebel Legion commander, in the area, I would love to get to meet all of you that come up.

    I really hope we get a good turnout for this event.
  16. stateless Jedi Master

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    Any other takers so I can get a good estimate?

    Incidentally the ship is in Camden, across the river from Philly. It's only about a 3 hour drive, give or take.
  17. Jan lo Jedi Knight

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    I'm interested, it sounds like fun - but I'll have to check my schedule to see if I'm available. *checks schedule* Looks like June 7th would be best for me, but the 14th would also be mostly ok. :p
  18. JediShaLee Jedi Master

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    This would be a most excellent adventure!
  19. Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC

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    Go ahead and count me and Ken in - I know I want to go, now it's a matter of the gods allowing it to happen.
  20. stateless Jedi Master

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    Ok, some news: It looks like this is going to be pushed back to late summer/fall. I believe this is due to scheduling at the ship. It will happen though, and as soon as Meriwyn knows anything further she will let us know. :D
  21. -Tenel-Ka- Jedi Master

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    Ah good. More time to make the Hannah Solo costume. XD *CACKLE*
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