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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 1:09 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

I've started this thread to see how real the interest is for a G2G in the Chicago area and, if the interest is real enough, to plan and organize it.

I'm thinking a weekend in May (except the weekend of the 18th) or June, with activities depending on the number of people who will attend and their interests.

Please chime in with your interest level - maybe we can start by saying whether you're a Probable or Possible attendee. I'll keep updating this post with the list.

Also, if there is a weekend that won't work for you, you might as well add that to your post. Also, mention what you'd like to do, if you have a preference.

Possible
sisoon & plainsong
NIK
FacePunched
Aubrie & QS
ILINIA
DixieD
Mousse242
thebighurt
Dobegirl
JessicaFL123
Little Turtle & SO
Mama_of_3_kids
Ruby44
tesla

[This message edited by sisoon at 3:16 PM, February 15th (Saturday)]


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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 1:20 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

Possible activities include but are not limited to:

Friday night -

meet at someone's house or apartment
find a reasonably priced restaurant with a private room

Saturday

picnic/cookout by Lake Michigan for lunch or dinner
dim sum in Chicago's Chinatown for brunch
Chinese banquet for dinner
dinner at a restaurant
Do some ballroom dancing
baseball game
musical performance
Lincoln Park Zoo (probably a let down for anyone who was in Detroit)

Sunday AM
dim sum
pancakes
'traditional' brunch

*********************************************
I'm partial to ballroom dancing. I believe there are venues where we can get a big table or 2 in a location where the music doesn't drown out conversation, so people could spend part of the time conversing and part dancing.


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DDay - 12/2010
Recovered, not yet fully R'ed
I share my own experience because it's the only experience I know, not because I'm a good model.

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 5:53 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

Sign me up on the probable list, sisoon.


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Default  Posted: 6:03 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

I''m on the definite list.


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 6:26 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

Put me and Hubs on the maybe list.

Just depends on the dates everyone settles on.


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ILINIA
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Default  Posted: 7:27 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

Probable, please.

Also, I didn't know that it was ballroom dancing people were talking about! I was getting ready to do some twerking. Man, that could have been embarrassing for all involved!

Okay, I'm really not a twerker. I tend to lean towards the night club scene vs ballroom, but hey, I am game for anything!

ETA: As for availability, May or the first weekend in June works best for me.

[This message edited by ILINIA at 8:36 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)]


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DixieD
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Default  Posted: 7:39 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

We can go on the probable list too, depending on the date.

June would be better than May for us.


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Default  Posted: 7:46 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

-Cubs games are a good experience and super easy to get to via public transportation. If they suck again, the tickets can get pretty cheap online. I routinely buy tickets for $8.

-Chinatown would be fun.

-Willis Tower and/or Hancock Building for newcomers.

- Navy Pier.

-Illinois Institute of Art (that's the one with the ramp to Millenium Park, yeah?)

-There's also a really cool Chicago Architectural tour (via boat, down the Chicago River). I believe they do that almost every day.

-If, and this is a huge if, this doesn't happen until July, then the Taste Of Chicago will be going on. It's a cool experience, but it'll make downtown fucking awful. Plus, Chicago heat/humidity is best experienced in April/May/June....July and August get downright nasty.

[This message edited by FacePunched at 7:49 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)]


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thebighurt
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Default  Posted: 7:52 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

Hmmm......., I might be able to get a free flight to Chicago...... Always wanted to visit more than O'Hare there.... Can't think of a better time to do it. And what better way than with friendly 'tour guides'?!

I've been all over the place, so might as well keep up my traveling image! Depends on the date.

Does the ballroom dancing come with lessons?? Always wanted to do that but never had any cooperation.


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 7:57 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

June is more doable for us.

And I officially cast my vote for a Cubs game. QS is a die hard fan but never been to a game. Its on his bucket list.

Every year he crosses his fingers they win the World Series. Poor man.


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Mousse242
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Default  Posted: 8:42 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

June would probably be best for me. Consider me a probable to definite depending on the date.

I work in the city and have many work dinners. I can recommend some affordable restaurants with private dining options around the city.

PM me if you want more answers on those places.

Pegasus in Greektown has it's rooftop open after Memorial Day. It's tapas style/small plate and they usually have a Greek band playing.


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Default  Posted: 9:04 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

Pegasus in Greektown has it''s rooftop open after Memorial Day. It''s tapas style/small plate and they usually have a Greek band playing.
Awesome. I love Greektown. I went to college a block away.


I keep my mind on my future/and my eyes on the sky/I don't really smile much/If you were there you'd know why.

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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 11:17 AM, February 13th (Thursday)

Yup - Greektown offers many possibilities. There's a Turkish place with belly dancing shows, too.

The Cubs are in town the weekend of June 7; also the 1st weekend in May, but that weekend is generally cold and wet. Of course, this year, it'll probably be 95 degrees.

I'm going to let this hang around a bit to give others a chance to indicate interest. I suspect Friday is the high traffic day for F&G....


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DDay - 12/2010
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tesla
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Default  Posted: 8:51 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

Count me as a probable for a June date


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ruby44
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Default  Posted: 9:16 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

I am game, don't really have a preference except that early May can be iffy weather wise.


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Mama_of_3_Kids
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Default  Posted: 9:22 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

It's only about 4.5 hours for us, so we are a possible, at this time. We are going on vacation at some point, in May, so as long as it doesn't fall while we're gone we should be able to make it

ETA: I could fly that short distance, but after my luggage saga this past week, I will never fly into Chicago nor will I fly United, again...says the girl who fly's into Chicago and fly's United at least once a year

[This message edited by Mama_of_3_Kids at 9:24 PM, February 13th (Thursday)]


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scarednbroken
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Default  Posted: 10:36 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

Count me in for a weekend in mid to late June. Snow days pushed us into a June dismissal. Lol. I HOPE to be 185lbs lighter by then.


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little turtle
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Default  Posted: 3:53 PM, February 14th (Friday)

SO and I are a maybe. Depends on when it is. May is a super busy month for us.


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JessicaFL127
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Default  Posted: 9:20 AM, February 15th (Saturday)

I'm a probable.


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Default  Posted: 2:10 PM, February 15th (Saturday)

Sign me up on the probable list


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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 3:25 PM, February 15th (Saturday)

It's probably time to settle on a date.

FYI (I'm not a big sports fan), the Cubs are at home the afternoon of 6/7, 6/8, 6/21, and 6/27, with night games on 6/21 & 6/28.

White Sox are in town on 6/14 & 6/15 at 1:10 PM.

We're good for all 4 June weekends but prefer 6/7, 6/14, or 6/21.

Please post your preferences.


fBH (me) - 70 (22 in my head), fWW (plainsong) - 65+, Married 45+, together since 1965
DDay - 12/2010
Recovered, not yet fully R'ed
I share my own experience because it's the only experience I know, not because I'm a good model.

Posts: 10351 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: Chicago area
JessicaFL127
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Default  Posted: 3:38 PM, February 15th (Saturday)

I won't go to a cubs game unless the Cardinals would be in town (which is only in beginning of may) but I think 6/7 weekend would work for most of us.


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On so many men who would have loved you more" -Cath, DCFC

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Default  Posted: 9:21 AM, February 16th (Sunday)

6/7!!!


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Default  Posted: 11:29 AM, February 18th (Tuesday)

~~bump~~


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Default  Posted: 12:35 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)

I'm a possible!! (which is NOT to be read as "I am impossible")


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scarednbroken
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Default  Posted: 3:29 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)

June 7 would be a maybe. I may still be in school...


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tesla
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Default  Posted: 5:41 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)

I'm going to be in school until at least mid-June the rate this is going. So I'm voting for one of the last 2 weekends in June.


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Default  Posted: 7:26 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)

I'm a probable for this if it is one of the later weekends. We are still in school first half of June.

[This message edited by jemimapd at 7:27 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)]


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scarednbroken
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Default  Posted: 11:47 PM, February 19th (Wednesday)

Sorry. Just found out that our relay for life event is June 7-8. I plan on participating with my dd15. So that weekend is a no for me.

Edit: dd just said she wanted to participate in a different relay. So now I'm a maybe. Lol

[This message edited by scarednbroken at 7:31 PM, February 20th (Thursday)]


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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 12:00 PM, February 22nd (Saturday)

How about 6/28?


fBH (me) - 70 (22 in my head), fWW (plainsong) - 65+, Married 45+, together since 1965
DDay - 12/2010
Recovered, not yet fully R'ed
I share my own experience because it's the only experience I know, not because I'm a good model.

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 2:34 PM, February 22nd (Saturday)

That should work for me.


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Default  Posted: 6:00 PM, February 22nd (Saturday)

Provided financials go through, I can do end of June. :-)


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Default  Posted: 4:58 PM, February 27th (Thursday)

6/28 is fine for me, too. Any date is fine.


I keep my mind on my future/and my eyes on the sky/I don't really smile much/If you were there you'd know why.

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tesla
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Default  Posted: 6:21 PM, February 27th (Thursday)

6/28 will work for me.


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Default  Posted: 9:41 AM, March 3rd (Monday)

Awwww yeaahhhh. This is happening.


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JessicaFL127
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Default  Posted: 9:53 PM, March 3rd (Monday)


BW,32
divorced for 6 years
mom to two awesome boys,10 and 9

"But you said your vows, and you closed the door
On so many men who would have loved you more" -Cath, DCFC

"The most amazing things can come from some terrible lies"


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Default  Posted: 6:08 PM, March 5th (Wednesday)

Any news to report?


I keep my mind on my future/and my eyes on the sky/I don't really smile much/If you were there you'd know why.

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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 6:51 PM, March 5th (Wednesday)

I think the next step is to start a new thread for 'Chicago area g2g, 6/28/14'.

Now that we have a date, people can actually say they'll probably come or possibly come.

The actual activities depend on the number of people and what the attendees want to do.

Does that make sense?


fBH (me) - 70 (22 in my head), fWW (plainsong) - 65+, Married 45+, together since 1965
DDay - 12/2010
Recovered, not yet fully R'ed
I share my own experience because it's the only experience I know, not because I'm a good model.

Posts: 10351 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: Chicago area
scarednbroken
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Default  Posted: 9:51 AM, March 6th (Thursday)

Makes sense to me! I'm still a maybe. I will know more as time goes by...


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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, March 6th (Thursday)

Yup, makes sense to me. Let's effing do this.


I keep my mind on my future/and my eyes on the sky/I don't really smile much/If you were there you'd know why.

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