Where should the Meet and Greet be held? Vote by Sun.14th!

Where too?

Cabin in the woods either 6/15, 6/22 or 6/29
18
50%
Knoebel's 6/01 , 6/08, 6/15, 6/22 or 6/29
18
50%
 
Total votes : 36

Where should the Meet and Greet be held? Vote by Sun.14th!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:49 am

I need a vote on this by next Sunday, once we know where I'll put it up for vote of when. The hunting cabin will be available any of the last 3 weekends in June, the name is El Rancho and it's located in Noxen. There's acres there and it's situated right on the edge of PA state game lands. It's about 1/2 hour from the Wilkes-Barre exit off of I-81.


Bigger map here: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=41.41947 ... urce=embed


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It's $300 and that includes the cabin that has 24 bunks, electric, gas, sewage etc. In the map above is the cabin, off to the bottom right is the pavilion under some tree cover and that can easily hold 100 people very comfortably. It has a big kitchen with grills etc. It's a big facility and there will be no problems accommodating us, they have done much larger parties here. As far as the bunks go I'm going to offer them to the moderators first and other long term members that plan on attending, after that it will be first come first serve. The field in the bottom of the photo is the gun range, you'll be able to set up tents and/or small pop up type trailers there. Really large trailers will not be a good idea. I'll state it again there will be no shooting of guns if we use this facility. ;)

There is hotel a very short distance from this location but they are just reopening it and as I understand it and it's not cheap. There is numerous motels and hotels near Wilkes-Barre. If you're coming from New York depending on where you're at a more direct route for example from Corning is to follow the river down. There is numerous motels heading in that direction becsue of the NG industry.


The other option is for Knoebels, which has already been discussed. It's a really nice idea but there is no alcohol allowed there.
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held? Vote!

PostBy: dlj On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:56 am

All things considered.... Oh right, I mean, given alcohol allowed vs no alcohol allowed - I vote for alcohol!

dj
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held? Vote!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:01 am

dlj wrote:All things considered.... Oh right, I mean, given alcohol allowed vs no alcohol allowed - I vote for alcohol!

dj


Knoebel's has a campground right next to the park that does allow alcohol but it's really a family atmosphere.
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held? Vote!

PostBy: dlj On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:49 am

Richard S. wrote:
dlj wrote:All things considered.... Oh right, I mean, given alcohol allowed vs no alcohol allowed - I vote for alcohol!

dj


Knoebel's has a campground right next to the park that does allow alcohol but it's really a family atmosphere.


With no tongue in cheek, this place looks great! I don't know anything about Knoedel's - It's fine I'm sure. It's really a decision for the folk that know the area and know what the pro's and con's of each location is. They are all equally far for me to drive to and whatever accommodations exist, I'll simply adjust to those available. The main decision maker for me will be the date that it is held on - my schedule is tight...

dj
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held? Vote!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:54 pm

Knoebel's is unique experience, it's like going back in time. It's consistently rated the number one family park in the nation. They have pavilions and I don't think it cost anything for the pavilion, you can bring your own food, free parking, free admission and two of the top rated wooden roller coasters in the world. What's not to like? If this were just a family event that's the place to go.... Again the only downside is no alcohol and I think most people are looking for a more adult oriented event.

As far as the date goes I'll put it up for a vote next Sunday.
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held? Vote!

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:16 pm

which is closer to cape cod :mad:

I think Knoebel's would be better if their was a site right next to the park where beer is allowed for those who want that because it would allow for a very large variaty of differant types of folks to enjoy not only the meet but also have other things they could do together, seperate, family, etc. (In other words it allows people to be more comfortable because they wont be bottled up in th middle of the woods with all you survivalists :shock: ).

Having said that... If i can make it i personally dont really care myself (even though i dont drink im perfectly fine chillin with hunters, moose and bear and having some good laughs, campfires and quite sleep under the stars especially if there's woman around :P ).

1st contest... who can light the fastest fire without using matches, lighters or igniters :P
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PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:55 pm

Don't need a bunk for me in Noxen, can drive there in about 40 minutes, and go home in evening. Oh, just watch out for rattlesnakes. What no ones ever heard of the world famous Noxen rattlesnake round up?? toothy :shh:

On second thought i guess its no so wordly if no one other than pennsyl-tukians know of it.
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PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:46 pm

http://wnep.com/2012/06/15/slithering-snakes-in-noxen/

The biggest event in town..... Now we could compete ! There used to be some snakes on this forum........ 8-)

Is it "stone town". Or "sober mountain"........ :lol:
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held? Vote!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:45 am

Looks like that is held mid June, I'll have to find out what the date is for this year.
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held? Vote!

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:03 am

Richard S. wrote:Looks like that is held mid June, I'll have to find out what the date is for this year.


ohhh great...so im sleeping with bears, moose beer drinkin' hunters and NOW snakes :eek2:
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:40 am

Well Doug there is no Moose around these parts I'm aware of, there should be only one beer drinking hunter there who is the guy that set me up with this deal.

As far as the snakes go I haven't spent a lot of time there but I haven't seen one yet. You might see some deer though. ;)
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held? Vote!

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:49 am

Richard S. wrote:Well Doug there is no Moose around these parts I'm aware of, there should be only one beer drinking hunter there who is the guy that set me up with this deal.

As far as the snakes go I haven't spent a lot of time there but I haven't seen one yet. You might see some deer though. ;)


deep woods off a good camp fire and some fine Cigars and im in business ;)

but im still hoping some votes come in for Knoebel's :P
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held? Vote!

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:36 pm

Snakes won't bother me, not camping there in a sleepy bag on the ground. :nono: They say a warm human body at night to them is like curling up on a rock at night. all the radiant heat.... :o :twisted: They hunt the snakes there, went once, groups go out turn over every stone ,branch, tree log, stump, brush pile... shuffle in leaves.. till they drive them out of hiding. then fork them down, and some brave sole grabs em by the head base of jaws... there freaking strong when they twist up on arm and try to free themselves. Hold tite little Tonto!!! or you will end up being a Leapin Lenape! :taz:
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:00 pm

I had an old Nam buddy from Snowshoe, Pa that was serious into all that rattlesnake hunting silliness, helped keep all that Black-ops stuff fresh for him ;) Leapin Lenape indeed :)
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held? Vote!

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:50 pm

Looks like the coaster's :P gonna have coal chuker's ridin' it soon
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