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« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2004, 11:06:01 AM »

I really like Greg's idea of regional fests.  For those of us in the midwest, getting back east would be a very great expense, thus impeeding a great many of us from making it.  I would imagine it is even more so for those on the west coast.

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« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2004, 11:07:06 AM »

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The reason I don't think there's a need for a Northern Virginia and a NY gettogether is that the people coming in from Massachusettes (sp???) and such places can carpool and/or caravan with the people living in NYC and Westchester County NY as almost all the major road arteries go through that area Smiley
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« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2004, 11:12:47 AM »

I like the idea of a DC one (considering I live in Baltimore and work in DC)
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« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2004, 11:21:41 AM »

Anastasios,

We could have the Northeast summerfest at St Vlad's and leave the beltway ilk to their own devices!  Cheesy

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« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2004, 12:22:56 PM »

A West Coast Fest would be nice, Las Vegas has many deals for groups, there are Eastern Churches there also, though it is known as "Sin City", might be interesting.

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« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2004, 12:50:53 PM »

The only problem is that all the administrators and moderators live on the east coast except for Prodromos John who lives in Greece Smiley  

I will be in Greece for the month of September. OC-Fest Greece!

And the great thing is that since his wife is Greek, there is no WAY that she could turn us all away when we showed up that their doorstep. 'Course poor John will get his butt kicked when we leave.

OPA!!

Then from there we can drive across the border and go see Agia Sophia.


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« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2004, 12:51:48 PM »

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David suggested Pittsburgh.  I don't know if he has lived in Pittsburgh or spent any time there.  I lived there for 5 years.   It is an interesting place.

Antiochian Village would be an option for somewhat local accomodations and that would provide a chapel and we could have some sort of services there or in a parish.  Further, we could expand it and actually have some thought-provoking activity like a speaker.  It could be a one-day program, breakfast, lunch and dinner with two talks a service and some time to hang out.  The we would be back on our own.  

I really think that whatever we do we should include:  1) prayer, and; 2) a speaker or a movie, etc., something to encourage us in our pursuits of Orthodoxy.  Last year some of us attended some services together but it would be nice if we could do so as a group

IPitts does not however represent a closer destination for most of the South (at least not my part).  I used to drive from Pitts to Atlanta and trust me, DC would have been better to Atlanta than Pitts.
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« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2004, 01:08:56 PM »

I vote for DC, and see if Fr. Victor Potapov would like to give a talk...not just because he's ROCOR. Check out a brief bio. http://www.stjohndc.org/stjohndc/English/Who/OurPriest.htm

Also, Ania might be able to speak to him about doing this.

Just a suggestion.
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« Reply #53 on: April 27, 2004, 01:26:04 PM »

I said movie when I meant watch a video if a speaker were not available.
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« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2004, 01:26:56 PM »

We need to have an OC.Net Winter Ski-Fest.

Out west would be a great place for that - Denver, Salt Lake, Seattle ... anyplace where there is a mountian and snow!
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« Reply #55 on: April 27, 2004, 04:25:43 PM »

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« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2004, 01:08:49 AM »

You guys enjoy your east-coast get-together!  As a former easterner (Pennsylvanian) transplanted to the Northwest for the time being, I don't miss that humidity for all.  If you want a beautiful summer venue, come to the Northwest in July or August -- 85 degrees, clear and sunny, lush greenery, a ROCOR monastery on an island in Puget Sound, stunning views of Mt. Rainier, and only 20% humidity.  

Tom's idea is good, too -- a winter ski-fest Orthodox retreat.  We could even (gasp) become Canadians for a weekend and go across the border to Whistler in B.C.
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« Reply #57 on: May 07, 2004, 07:33:11 PM »

I used to live not too far away from you, Gregory2, in Portland, Oregon. I loved it there, but the job situation at the time was not good.

I probably won't be attending any Summerfest.

My experience here lately has not been that much fun, and I am pretty busy in the summer anyway.
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« Reply #58 on: May 08, 2004, 12:34:53 PM »

Awwww Linus you would have a blast.  Summerfest is pure fun 100%! Smiley
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« Reply #59 on: May 08, 2004, 12:48:15 PM »

You guys enjoy your east-coast get-together!  As a former easterner (Pennsylvanian) transplanted to the Northwest for the time being, I don't miss that humidity for all.  If you want a beautiful summer venue, come to the Northwest in July or August -- 85 degrees, clear and sunny, lush greenery, a ROCOR monastery on an island in Puget Sound, stunning views of Mt. Rainier, and only 20% humidity.  

Tom's idea is good, too -- a winter ski-fest Orthodox retreat.  We could even (gasp) become Canadians for a weekend and go across the border to Whistler in B.C.

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We lived for two years in Hood River, OR (until '91) and I must agree with you. I can't figure how I let my mother-in-law talk us into moving  to PA.
For a ski-fest, I prefer Mt Hood.  And if in July I could see if I can still squeeze into my wetsuit for a little boardsailing again. Man, I miss that place.

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« Reply #60 on: May 08, 2004, 05:18:33 PM »

Never been to Oregon, except during the drive here when moving about 2 years ago.  Need to make it there someday.
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« Reply #61 on: June 11, 2004, 08:01:09 PM »

Summerfest could not be as much fun as World Youth Day!


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« Reply #63 on: June 11, 2004, 10:34:18 PM »

Thank you, Cap'n!!  Talk about someone coming in to spoil whatever he/she touched.

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