2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri May 30, 2008 8:58 pm

Yanche wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Who is steering the ship in Richard's absence?
I might be. I got an e-mail from Richard saying I was now a moderator! So behave because I haven't a clue as to what to do, if you get rowdy. :-)


Yes, I see you have turned green. I guess you just moderate!
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat May 31, 2008 4:38 pm

Don't worry Yanche, you will know what to do if any of us get out of line! :lol:

Just a quick update on the current status of the meet and greet as of 4:30 Saturday afternoon, even though a light turn out due to weather, fuel costs, and conflicting plans, we are having a nice time. :D

Many thanks to Chris, Mike, and the rest of the AMR crew for the excellent time in the mine. :punk: :clap: :up: :cheers:

stoker-Man, Wood'nCoal, flyer5, LsFarm, coal berner, coalkirk, cap, Jpen, and our fearless leader Richard S, plus family and friends were on hand for the tour. Several of the group went to the Steam Town museum and rail yard.

Still not to late to hang out at the river (thanks Richard for arranging the excellent site! :up: :clap: :notworthy: ), Cap, coalkirk and Richard S are camping out and coal berner (and others) are on hand to enjoy some fun around the camp fire. I on the other hand am currently home to take care of some issues at home, but plan to be back out there in a couple hours.

There are no plans for Sunday other than those folks that are at the river will continue to enjoy the nice facilities. :)
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat May 31, 2008 5:48 pm

Matthaus wrote:Don't worry Yanche, you will know what to do if any of us get out of line! :lol:

Just a quick update on the current status of the meet and greet as of 4:30 Saturday afternoon, even though a light turn out due to weather, fuel costs, and conflicting plans, we are having a nice time. :D

Many thanks to Chris, Mike, and the rest of the AMR crew for the excellent time in the mine. :punk: :clap: :up: :cheers:

stoker-Man, Wood'nCoal, flyer5, LsFarm, coal berner, coalkirk, cap, Jpen, and our fearless leader Richard S, plus family and friends were on hand for the tour. Several of the group went to the Steam Town museum and rail yard.

Still not to late to hang out at the river (thanks Richard for arranging the excellent site! :up: :clap: :notworthy: ), Cap, coalkirk and Richard S are camping out and coal berner (and others) are on hand to enjoy some fun around the camp fire. I on the other hand am currently home to take care of some issues at home, but plan to be back out there in a couple hours.

There are no plans for Sunday other than those folks that are at the river will continue to enjoy the nice facilities. :)



Be there in about 45 minutes
cArNaGe
 


Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat May 31, 2008 6:31 pm

Stuck in Kentucky, little boy's birthday!

Damnit!

BK
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat May 31, 2008 7:06 pm

Wish I could have made it :( ..Have a beer on me!
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Chris Murley On: Sat May 31, 2008 9:53 pm

hope you guys had a good time at the mine....... we were down there 45 minutes longer than a normal tour ;)
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat May 31, 2008 10:23 pm

Chris Murley wrote:hope you guys had a good time at the mine....... we were down there 45 minutes longer than a normal tour ;)



I kept wondering when it was gonna' end . :) Thanks had a great time . And now I will know the difference between getting the shaft or just a slope . :cheers:
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat May 31, 2008 10:35 pm

I had a very nice time, thanks to everyone involved with the planning, to Richard for providing a nice place to hang out and to the AMR guys for the mine tour.
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Greyhound On: Sat May 31, 2008 11:27 pm

Sorry that I missed it...I was really hoping to make it, but they scheduled a class that I needed for this weekend. Time to look forward to the fall :?:
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:03 am

I found the mine tour very interesting. I got to hear familiar terminology, see familiar sights and tools that I used at the Friedensville zinc mine in my younger days. Now, I can appreciate the large hanging walls and stopes that we had.
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:07 am

gaw was on the tour, as well. Was Richard on the mine tour?
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:39 am

stoker-man wrote: Was Richard on the mine tour?


:lol: That's funny because I didn't realize you were there either. I was their with my brother, the one with the kid with long blonde hair and my father was there as well.

Glad everyone had a good time and glad to meet a few people. :D Want to thank those were able to attend, I know it was far ride, especially for Greg and coalkirk. Was interesting to say the least to meet the people behind the names even though I forgot them... I think I called Matthaus every name except the right one the one night but the beer didn't help that situation. :oops:
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:59 pm

Just got home from "Coalstock" :lol: I had a very nice and relaxing time. The camping spot at the river was great and it was really good to put faces to the names. Thanks to Richard (and Uncle Len) for everything and to Chris and Mike and the AMR guys for a very interesting mine tour. It's good to be home too where the grass looks like it grew 6" since Friday morning. ;)
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:18 pm

Hi Guys,

I made it home at 1330hrs. I drove 100% back roads and had a terrific ride on the bike. My first stop was to Wyalusing, PA so I could stand on the famous rock overlooking the river. Exited the rock & Drove on down thru state game lands & stopped for lunch in Rickett's Glen State Park. From there I winded my way thru the center of the state and crossed the Susquehanna once again at Shickshinny,PA. Worked toward Hazelton but I flanked it by driving thru Jedddo,PA and ripped the strip mining area toward Broad Mtn. and into Jim Thorpe. 15 mins late I was home. Lots of twisties and traffic was light. It was a fun ride.

Thanks to the Richard and family, we had a terrific time even though I woke slightly hung over. :?

The mine tour was excellent, the best tour I've been on. Thanks Chris.
Cap
 
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Sting On: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:26 pm

Pictures Please!

For the poor souls that were less fortunate!

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