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#89225 - 04/07/05 02:11 PM Re: Who'll Bring the Potato Salad?
tomtuttle Offline

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8438
Loc: Tacoma
I think bigjohn's pretty much got it nailed.

It's over 2900 miles each way for me (and more for the Californians), and there's no way I'm spending that much time in the car with ANYBODY. I doubt I could get Mrs. Tuttle and the little tuttles on board for that kind of commitment without mouse ears or warm beaches. So, bigwill and peter will have to handle the keg of La Fin du Monde without me.

It's a pity, too, because MY wife makes the best potato salad

Amie, this is a wonderful and gracious idea. I really think you should do it.
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

#89226 - 04/07/05 02:18 PM Re: Who'll Bring the Potato Salad?
bigjohn Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
In reply to:

Reg $2.89

WOW, its not that bad here at all.. i mean, its high, but not that high. i think i paid $2.15 a gallon a few days ago. of course, i have a 33 gallon tank, so it was almost $70 bucks. and flying into toronto is not a bad idea.. but its still a 3 hour drive to dwight from toronto.

mark- i really dont know any jokes. i just kinda laugh at what i see around me. but i am entertaining, especially after a few beers.

sounds like this dang party just might be worth getting to.


#89227 - 04/07/05 02:23 PM Re: Who'll Bring the Potato Salad?
alou Offline

Registered: 03/10/04
Posts: 139
Loc: Calgary, AB
On top of fuel/beer costs, you must account for the number of litres/gallons of bug repellent you will require during your stay.

And keep your children tied down...from what I hear, the horseflies are big enough to fly away with an 8 yr old!!

#89228 - 04/07/05 02:33 PM Re: Who'll Bring the Potato Salad?
James_T Offline

Registered: 02/03/04
Posts: 715
Loc: Seattle WA
Wow. that would be a lot of fun! Great music, beer, and cheese. Plus there are bound to be some 'interesting' conversations. Though, it might be a good idea to consider it like Vegas. What happens there stays there. I'm just thinking of our 'port lovers'. I don't mean to judge, but they might appreciate our discretion.

Isn't there a camp ground near by? Talk about a cheap vacation. If the weather is nice, just camp out for a weekend.

Now, like spiff said "back to this free stuff".


Edited by James_R (04/07/05 02:35 PM)
"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." C Hitchens

#89229 - 04/07/05 02:41 PM Re: Who'll Bring the Potato Salad?
ringmir Offline

Registered: 02/03/04
Posts: 619
Loc: boston
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ringmir smokin cigars and hitting on all the hot chicks.

I have no idea what I've said/done on the board that would give you this impression of me...

But it's probably *spot on*. heh.
[black]-"The further we go and older we grow, the more we know, the less we show."[/black]

#89230 - 04/07/05 02:55 PM Re: Who'll Bring the Potato Salad?
BBIBH Offline

Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 1124
Loc: Canada
Too funny!!!

Keep in mind that gas in Canada is more expensive than the US. A gallon would current run you approx $4.00 for an Imperial gallon ( $0.92L x 4.55 L = 1 Imperial Gallon - I know the US gallon is slightly smaller - not to get into a measurement discussion again!).

Also note that this is pretty isolated areas - definitely beautiful area, but isolated.

Amie, name the date and let us get planning!!!!


#89231 - 04/07/05 03:08 PM Re: Who'll Bring the Potato Salad?
chesseroo Offline

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 5057
Loc: western canada

I don’t really know enough about Latvians to be making fun of them, but after news like this I don’t think I need to know much more, after all. According to the Baltic News Service, Latvia is set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records after slapping together the world’s largest potato salad, a whopping feast of potatoes, cabbage, sausage, eggs, peas, cucumbers, sour cream and mayonnaise weighing in at an astronomical (and gastronomical) 3,277 kilos, (7,210 pounds). Most impressively, the giant potato salad was made entirely by hand, and then devoured in about 30 minutes by 4,500 hungry Latvians.
(from Yahoo News, Nov. 27, 2003)

"Those who preach the myths of audio are ignorant of truth."

#89232 - 04/07/05 03:11 PM Re: Who'll Bring the Potato Salad?
Amie Offline


Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1622
Yes, it is resort central around here - definitely a great vacation destination for families (at least until the subwoofers scare the young'uns out of bed!) Everything from Deerhurst "city in the country" resort to camping in the national park just up the road from us (which is the same size as Northern Ireland!). And a camp ground right next door to the factory! I think it is most similar to the Adirondacks, for the Americans. With really great food.

I promise prizes, potato salad, and confidentiality clauses . . .

I'll find out the summer holiday schedule for the factory ('cause I think you may want to meet EVERYONE when you're here, not just Ian and I!) and consult the farmer's almanac and pick a date!
Amie Colquhoun
Axiom Audio

#89233 - 04/07/05 03:14 PM Re: Who'll Bring the Potato Salad?
spiffnme Offline

Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5222
Loc: Los Angeles
Daring to state the obvious, but a Saturday would be most excellent. I wiped my vacation days going to Europe!

"A nation cannot prosper long, when it favors only the prosperous." -President Barack Obama

#89234 - 04/07/05 03:33 PM Re: Who'll Bring the Potato Salad?
WhatFurrer Offline

Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 692
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
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whatfurrer boils up shrimp and crawdads, and brags about his new house in austin.

Don't know about boiling shrimp and crawfish (crawdads are fish's a Texas thing...lived too long in Louisiana) but I make a mean Chicken Etoufee as well as Crawfish Etoufee, Red Beans & Rice, etc...

I would give my eye teeth to be able to attend but I am thinking that all my available "disposable" income may be taken up by moving into the new house with blinds, furniture, new QS8's, etc...

If someone would spring for a ticket, I'll come cook.


<edited by WhatFurrer> Nevermind, a ticket from Austin to Toronto near the end of July is approx $450...


Edited by WhatFurrer (04/07/05 03:43 PM)
"Meddle not in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup..."

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