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Old 08-28-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Post JeepConn1: Meet-n-greet Oct 5-7, Water's Edge Campground, Lebanon, CT

Let's get this going Jeepers..Come one come all to a Jeep Fall meet and greet..Fall Camping at it's best at Water's Edge Campground October 5th through 7th.
Bring your pets, bring your families, and of course bring your JEEPS!

The Specifics:
Place: Water's Edge Campround in Lebanon, CT. (approx 40 minutes Southeast of Hartford)
Water's Edge Family Campground - One of Connecticut's premier campgrounds
Time: Anytime during the weekend...Stay all weekend and camp, or even come for a day visit..makes no difference, just COME!
Costs: Brian (campground owner and good friend) has extended the following offer: 2 Tents can split a site for 40/night..Which basically means its 20/per night for you and your tent/guest. The sites are PLENTY big enough to accomodate 2 tents..There is water and electric at each site. Dont worry, we can figure out splitting the campsite tents together once you get there...no need to stress over 'who's camping next to who'..

If you have a camper or prefer to rent a park model trailer or cabin, then regular rates apply. (I will be in a popup camper)

Note: If you are a daily visitor..THERE IS A CHARGE. All campgrounds do this..You must register at the gate and pay the fee. It is what it is..remember these campgrounds are a business like anything else. Refer to the above link.

We will be in the Safari area. (There are showers and bathrooms there as well as a very large covered pavilion and 2 large fire rings. The showers and bathrooms are kept extremely clean)
See the upper right portion of the bottom map on this page:
Site Map & Area Map for Water's Edge Campground

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Things to possibly do...Shoot your ideas over..
Good fishing lake (catch and release)..You can bring non-motorized boats/kayaks, Of course Caveman TV, adult beverages, Casinos are not far away...open to any and all suggestions..I will be recruiting (read:begging) my wife to make Chili for us on Sat nite. Its gooood :-)
So as we breath life into this event, I will add to this first post on the details and attendees...

PLEASE Do NOT plan on tearing up the campground looking for things to run over with your Jeep. Brian is a good friend and the campground is a very friendly and safe place to be. Lets keep it that way for everyone.

Questions or any other specifics I may have missed, just post em up..

Attendee list:
Me (Todd), wife Michele and at least our 14yr old daughter Emily.


LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS GANG AND MEETING EVERYONE!

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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That weekend should work out good here.

Is it just a roll up and pay Brian or do you need something up front?

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As far as when to pay etc I will check with Brian. He's pretty laid back and he may ask me just to collect. Will find out soon. Just let me know if you plan on coming for now and how many guests if any so I cam start a head count.
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I will collect the money for the weekend tenters on Saturday.
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I have to check my planning (work achedule) but I believe I'm free that weekend.

We could do a pot luck type deal on the first day. Everyone brings a different dish or something along those lines?
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Oct 5-7 is good for me I would like to attend....Saturday the 6th is best, do I have to camp out overnite?
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I'm going to try my hardest to make it over there! This really seems like an exciting idea, I look forward to meeting everybody and their rigs!
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I'm definitely in, and with a possible +1. Depends if I can convince the wife to join me, otherwise, may have to bring my carpool lane buddy.
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I will collect the money for the weekend tenters on Saturday.
Todd, that sounds good. Solo tenter here for one whole sight (small gear trailer too)

I've got $80 for ya (Brian)

Thanks! - Brad
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I have to check my planning (work achedule) but I believe I'm free that weekend.

We could do a pot luck type deal on the first day. Everyone brings a different dish or something along those lines?
Not a bad idear...let's see what kind of numbers we get..

Could also do a simultaneous pizza & beer run as well on Friday evening and keep it simple..(whether we eat out or bring it back, makes no difference to me)

Just let me know if you are in so I can do a head count...
trying to get a sense of how much to chili ingrediants to buy for Sat dinner.
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Oct 5-7 is good for me I would like to attend....Saturday the 6th is best, do I have to camp out overnite?
Mark yes you have to camp out overnite! (KIDDING!)

No just show up and hang out on Sat if thats your preference..
2 things to keep in mind though:..
1. The CG does have nice park models and cabins available for rental if you'd like to stay the weekend and are just not into tenting...(call the campground directly to reserve..not sure what the cost is)
2. Keep in mind the visitor fee...(just so you are not surprised) I will collect that for Brian on Saturday just to keep it simple..
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I'm definitely in, and with a possible +1. Depends if I can convince the wife to join me, otherwise, may have to bring my carpool lane buddy.
Sounds good...convince the wife!
Tell her we want her there..Mine will be there and she needs a wingman to make fun of us with..

Bring the car pool lane buddy too! Can be JeepConn1's mascot ;-)
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Todd, that sounds good. Solo tenter here for one whole sight (small gear trailer too)

I've got $80 for ya (Brian)

Thanks! - Brad

Very good Brad..
The sites are huge...but you can make the call on Friday night..no big deal either way. This will be a high fun, low drag weekend...

Looking forward to having another Sahara there too...
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I'm going to try my hardest to make it over there! This really seems like an exciting idea, I look forward to meeting everybody and their rigs!
yes hopefully you can make it J...the more the merrier
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Also I have not mentioned this yet but the Pavilion in the Safari area where we will be has free Wifi.
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Additional note on the rental option...

If thats what you want to do, call the campground ahead of time and reserve..they are not holding any of these for this event. The longer you wait, the better chance they are gone.
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Very good Brad..
The sites are huge...but you can make the call on Friday night..no big deal either way. This will be a high fun, low drag weekend...

Looking forward to having another Sahara there too...
Cool, ya if the sights are that big I'll transfer the $40 saved to the beer account for the weekend.

Ya I can't wait to see the variety of rides there for this event.
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Also I have not mentioned this yet but the Pavilion in the Safari area where we will be has free Wifi.
Thats gonna get a little ugly after midnight...
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I have an unavoidable conflict but hopefully I'll make it to JeepConn2!
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This sound cool!!! Specially is my birthday weekend!!!
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Hows the turnout looking? Its a great idea - I'm camping up in sturbridge that weekend otherwise I'd probably pop in.
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Oh, & I'm bummed, I grew up on Lake Williams. The other side of the lake, but still. Next year, definitely.
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So what are we looking at for a count so far? Just a thought, but perhaps we could put a feeler out there in the MA forum too since its not too far for them either.
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Oh, & I'm bummed, I grew up on Lake Williams. The other side of the lake, but still. Next year, definitely.
Sue I live 8 miles from the campground! Heck very close to where you grew up..

Hopefully we meet sooner than next year and we can listen to Rush tunes together!
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Hows the turnout looking? Its a great idea - I'm camping up in sturbridge that weekend otherwise I'd probably pop in.
so change the camping plans! :-)
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So what are we looking at for a count so far? Just a thought, but perhaps we could put a feeler out there in the MA forum too since its not too far for them either.
Yup already done, I put a link up there in the MA regional forum as well as RI. (This place is closer to RI)

As far as turnout, my expectation was somewhere between 5 and 10 of us. First year these things start slow...Possibely as the weekend gets closer, maybe more...

So here's what I get from all the posts...Gang feel free to confirm or deny

So far, 6 or 7 Jeeps, 9 or 10 peeps

Me, wife and daughter
Brad (09 Sahara)
Cavemen and maybe +1
Riotsnclowns
MarkGLHS (day visit Sat)
jaresco91
Akirepr??
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This sound cool!!! Specially is my birthday weekend!!!
So is this a yes? Do we get to sing happy birthday around the campfire?
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Sue I live 8 miles from the campground! Heck very close to where you grew up..

Hopefully we meet sooner than next year and we can listen to Rush tunes together!
Uhhh, ummmm, yea...that sounds uhhhh, ummmm...torturous? I grew up in Colchester, my grandparents owned a cottage on the lake so I spent my summers there. I miss it.

I really want to get a fender chopping party going when my new Jeep gets in. Maybe we can all get together then, even if you don't want to chop. I know Ken's in!

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so change the camping plans! :-)
My favorite camping weekend of the year at my favorite campground ever!
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Uhhh, ummmm, yea...that sounds uhhhh, ummmm...torturous?
Conform or be cast out! (From Subdivisions LOL)

Chop party?..sounds good. I have not idea what I am doing but if it gets me out of the house, my wife says I'm in!
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Conform or be cast out! (From Subdivisions LOL)

Chop party?..sounds good. I have not idea what I am doing but if it gets me out of the house, my wife says I'm in!
I choose cast out!!

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