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Smiley1965


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9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Dec 28, 2010 11:57 AM
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Hey all, I know there was some discussion about having it around Milwaukee this year, which is great. I was wondering if we could start talking dates. Hubby has vacation the weekend of September 16-18, and we wanted to bring our camper and do our big yearly trip then. Do you think this one would work?

Do I have the number correct? (9th?)
dakota rose 1


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Dec 28, 2010 7:23 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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I am really hoping I can get there this year....have motorhome will travel is my fiance's motto.

Will put those dates aside.

God Bless

ssandy


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Dec 29, 2010 12:04 AM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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SereneMaxine


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Dec 29, 2010 8:18 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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That Sept weekend would work for me. I am not ready to commit to going, but at least this is a start!
ssandy


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Dec 30, 2010 2:25 AM   in response to: SereneMaxine in response to: SereneMaxine
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Come this far and you can come the rest of the way with me! Pleeeeeeeeeeease??? Our times together are entirely too brief!
SereneMaxine


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Dec 30, 2010 11:24 PM   in response to: ssandy in response to: ssandy
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I've been thinking of flying to MSP, then begging someone (like you) for a ride the rest of the way. Just think of the LIES we could drum up!!! :^0
ssandy


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Dec 31, 2010 4:06 PM   in response to: SereneMaxine in response to: SereneMaxine
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Keep thinking girlfriend! I like your thoughts!
SereneMaxine


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Dec 31, 2010 10:06 PM   in response to: ssandy in response to: ssandy
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Jkat


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Dec 30, 2010 7:37 AM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Smack and I were thinking of coming and make it part of our vacation this year...have to talk to her about it and see what she thinks...that is hurricane season here, but prayerfully we will be spared them this year again. Hmmmmm......
Cheyanne


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 1, 2011 4:50 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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If it going to be in Milwaukee in September, I might be able to come! I could make my annual visit to my daughter in northern Illinois at that time.
Tina


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 2, 2011 2:23 PM   in response to: Cheyanne in response to: Cheyanne
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How about the Wisconsin Dells in September. They have the Wo-Zha-Wa Fall Festival on Sept. 16-18, 2011.

http://www.wisdells.com/attractions/wozhawaschedule.cfm
rescure warrior


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 3, 2011 11:53 PM   in response to: Tina in response to: Tina
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If you want to pay to be at a tourist trap, it's a good idea. but at that time of year there are dozzens of festivals with in 20 miles of down town milwaukee!!
ssandy


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Posted: Jan 4, 2011 12:00 AM   in response to: rescure warrior in response to: rescure warrior
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Never been, and no real desire to go. Despise tourist traps, esp. overpriced ones, but i will follow the majority vote on whatever and wherever everyone wants on this one.
SereneMaxine


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 5, 2011 12:16 AM   in response to: rescure warrior in response to: rescure warrior
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You're right. Wisconsin Dells area, although very picturesque, has become an eyesore with the commercialism. I would rather try something in or closer to Milkaukee.
ssandy


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Posted: Jan 5, 2011 1:38 AM   in response to: SereneMaxine in response to: SereneMaxine
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Oh good, it's settled then! You're coming! :)
Harriet


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 2, 2011 4:32 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Plan one dinner at Mader's in Milwaukee and pick up a Schnitzelbank poster.
Harriet


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 8, 2011 1:10 PM   in response to: Harriet in response to: Harriet
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By the way, Maders is not related to the Cars character - it's an old, established German restaurant.
ssandy


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Posted: Jan 8, 2011 11:33 PM   in response to: Harriet in response to: Harriet
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Maders? Aren't those those round juicy red things we grow in the garden?
Harriet


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 10, 2011 12:02 PM   in response to: ssandy in response to: ssandy
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No, dear - those are 'MATERS, not to be confused with Roman mothers.
ladydi


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 10, 2011 5:12 PM   in response to: ssandy in response to: ssandy
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RW and I will y'all at the Safe House bar after you get done at Maders. Good luck finding the door and getting in because you need to know the special password to gain entry. We'll be watching y'all from the bar trying to figure out what it is. :^0
Screnem


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 10, 2011 10:43 PM   in response to: ladydi in response to: ladydi
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Haven't been in the Safe House for 15 or more years now. What IS that password???
Smiley1965


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 11, 2011 7:31 AM   in response to: Screnem in response to: Screnem
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Well Screnem, since we'll be in your neighborhood, I certainly hope you'll join us! At least find out the password for us ahead of time.......
joules820

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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 2, 2011 8:03 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Milwaukee is just a hop, skip and a jump across the border from me. So long as my travel schedule for work allows, I will be there!
heyyou

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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 6, 2011 10:44 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
I'll go to Milwaukee
If Smiley n Duane go too

Milwaukee'll be fun
They make lots of beer
After we will have left
They'll know we were here

Packers and Vikings
Always like to fight
But I'll go there and show them
Who is always really right

So if its in Wisconsin
It will be really handy
For people like me,
Sister Sara and SSandy
Smiley1965


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 7, 2011 9:24 AM   in response to: heyyou in response to: heyyou
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Love it!!! Smiley and Duane are planning their whole vacation around it! Go Rams!
ssandy


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 7, 2011 10:28 AM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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And hey, if you have a few extra minutes you can let us give you the nickle tour of Minnesoda in your spare time!
Smiley1965


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 7, 2011 1:41 PM   in response to: ssandy in response to: ssandy
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Nickel tour, ha! We're parking in your front yard for a few days at least :)
ssandy


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 7, 2011 4:06 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Aw heck, park all summer! Think of the money you could save on house payments!
mnsara


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 7, 2011 10:05 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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At some point I think we should discuss where exactly we'll be staying. I really don't feel comfortable driving in large towns, so I'd prefer finding a hotel in the suburbs that isn't too crazy as far as traffic goes and then carpooling into the city when we want to do our fun stuff. Thoughts?
Smiley1965


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 8, 2011 12:10 PM   in response to: mnsara in response to: mnsara
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I'll let y'all northerners figure that out. When y'all decide, I'll look for a nearby campground for our rig. Hopefully those dates are good with everyone.
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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 9, 2011 10:04 AM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Smiley...would appreciate the heads up when you find that campground...then we can check it out too.

Get moved yet?

God Bless
ladydi


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 10, 2011 9:56 AM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Hi Everyone,
I work for Comfort Inn & Suites. I'll talk to my GM and see if any discounts can be arranged for a block of rooms (the usual number is 10 or 15) and what type of discount I could get using my employee discount. There's a Comfort Inn located near the airport. Mitchell Field is close to Lake Michigan and not far from downtown. There is also an Amtrak stop right by the airport. State Fair Park is a great place for RV's. I'm not sure of the cost but we will find out. We could get a block of RV places there, if necessary. State Fair Park is close to Miller Park, home of Brewers Baseball. Mitchell Field and State Fair Park are about 10 - 15 miles from each other.

A possible side trip could be a 2 hour drive up to Green Bay for the Packer Hall of Fame. Even though I have lived here most of my life I have never been there! People tell me that its pretty neat. Lots of football history. People are able to do the Lambeau Leap! A new rollar coaster is going up at Bay Beach. Bay Beach is on the bay of Green Bay. It's a small amousement park with .25 (cent) rides, like the Tilt-a-Whirl, Scrambler, a giant slippery slide, even a little train. It's right across from the Wildlife Sanctuary. That is a really neat place. The rollar coaster is called the Zipper Tripper or something like that. Claim to fame was that it was Elvis's favorite amousement park ride!

Let me know if we should look costs and dates.

Lady Di
mnsara


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 18, 2011 4:34 PM   in response to: ladydi in response to: ladydi
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I guess I'd prefer one of the suburbs out of town a bit. I really really don't like driving in large cities, and I know there are others like that as well.

Sara
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Posted: Jan 19, 2011 11:43 PM   in response to: mnsara in response to: mnsara
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Hay there Sara.

where Lady Di has in mind is not right in the city center, it is only about a mile from farms (there are still a few in the city limits). that said you don't wan't to be in the Burbs, then you would have to drive through the city to get any where. The nearest Burb with a motel is only a mile or so south of where Di has in mind, but no regular bus service:(, the motel Di has in mind is right by the airport (it's a mile south of my friends house that Di and I will be staying at) and you can catch the bus right out in front to down town and all or most of the atractions. Plus it's with in walking distance of restuarants, from fast food to semi fine dining.

I will make sure that there is a city map and a bus rout map for everyone, and pick up bus tickets for those that don't want to drive in the city. Milwaukee is not very hard to find your way around, it's layed out in a grid north/south- east/west , and if you go to far east you get wet:p. the whole county is 20 miles north south and 12 east west.
ladydi


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 19, 2011 11:49 PM   in response to: mnsara in response to: mnsara
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I guess I'd prefer one of the suburbs out of town a bit. I really really don't like driving in large cities, and I know there are others like that as well.

Sara, I know what you mean. It's actually easier to drive in and around downtown Milwaukee than out in the burbs.
mnsara


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 20, 2011 7:14 PM   in response to: ladydi in response to: ladydi
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Maybe I'll just have to ride along with someone else so I don't have to drive. GG and I were thinking more in the lines of Waukesha or Brookfield but it doesn't look like there's much there for hotels.
Smiley1965


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Posted: Jan 21, 2011 3:06 PM   in response to: mnsara in response to: mnsara
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ladydi


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 21, 2011 7:11 PM   in response to: mnsara in response to: mnsara
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What kind of activities are people looking to do? Things like the museums, lakefront, Riverwalk, Pabst Mansion, tour Concordia, dinner shows, zoo, the Domes, etc. etc. A list of ideas would be good, then we could find a central hotel location that doesn't invovle too much interstate, suburb, to suburb driving. Parking does cost. Brookfield and Waukesha are further out. Airport hotels are closer to downtown and have transportation close by. Oak Creek could be and option.
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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 24, 2011 8:09 PM   in response to: ladydi in response to: ladydi
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I thought the agenda of activities was already set.

September 16th:

5 p.m. - Arrive in Milwaukee and check-in at hotels or campgrounds.
6 p.m. - Supper
8 p.m. - Investigate Lutheran Beverage Selection at Local Establishments
11:30 p.m. (or later) - Take taxi back to lodging.

September 17th:

7 a.m. - Breakfast - AKA Hangover Recovery
8 a.m. - Brewery Tour
10 a.m. - Brewery Tour
Noon - Drink Lunch
2 p.m. - Brewery Toot
4 p.m. - Tourery Brew
6 p.m. - Slupper at... where was that place? Oh, yeah! A restaurant.
8 p.m. - Karaoke at Establishment Serving Beveraged Lutherans
11:30 p.m. (or later) - Crawl back to lodging due to not remembering about taxi service.

September 18th:

7 a.m. - Skip Breakfast and head straight to Hangover Recovery
8 a.m. - Pack up for return home... assuming we can remember where our rooms and/or campsites are at.
9 a.m. - Send decoy home to attract DUI enforcement officers.
10 a.m. - Begin return home... after figuring out which direction we live.

:^0 :^0 :^0 :^0

PP
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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Mar 3, 2011 6:47 PM   in response to: PastorPaul in response to: PastorPaul
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Your agenda wouldn't work for me as I don't drink. :) :)
Smiley1965


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Mar 4, 2011 12:04 PM   in response to: dakota rose 1 in response to: dakota rose 1
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Yeah!!! A designated driver :)
ssandy


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Mar 4, 2011 6:52 PM   in response to: dakota rose 1 in response to: dakota rose 1
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Yeah, I think maybe Smiley could use a break from being Designated, by then! ;)
Smiley1965


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Posted: Mar 4, 2011 8:30 PM   in response to: ssandy in response to: ssandy
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Just THINK how much better I'll be able to karaoke if I can have a drink or two!
Shar M


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Mar 4, 2011 9:36 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Don't we all? Always! :-) Back in the days before karoke, I've been known to get up and sing with the band a time or two.
sportsnut7


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 24, 2011 10:17 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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so have we decided on Milwaukee for sure then?!

-Josh
Smiley1965


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Posted: Jan 25, 2011 8:11 AM   in response to: sportsnut7 in response to: sportsnut7
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I think that was decided last fall Josh!

PP, I'm sure there's SOMETHING else to do in Milwaukee!
PastorPaul


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 28, 2011 7:54 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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There is??????????????? Oh, yeah! Baseball.... the BREWERS! There's also a great zoo there. I wonder if they serve beer? :^0

PP
dmn1


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Posted: Jan 26, 2011 8:51 AM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Where the heck is Wisconsin?!! :) jk - Just saw where SW Airlines has tickets (from Omaha of course) for $130 RT!! woohoo!! Of course no cash to purchase right now - just my luck!

I'm with Sara and Di - hate big cities and crowds, but what the heck - another growing experience! So...We are in the initial planning stages here! Socking away that hard earned cash! We can just meet Smiley and Duane, jump in the RV and Wa Lah - Wisconson here we come!! :)

PP: Your post cracked me up!! We weren't THAT bad in Hannibal were we?? :)
PastorPaul


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Posted: Jan 28, 2011 7:50 PM   in response to: dmn1 in response to: dmn1
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No, we weren't that bad... but we tried!!! :^0

PP
rescure warrior


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Jan 29, 2011 10:23 AM   in response to: dmn1 in response to: dmn1
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Milwaukee really is't that big of a city DMN
mnsara


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Feb 2, 2011 8:38 PM   in response to: rescure warrior in response to: rescure warrior
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To me any town bigger than 30,000 people is big, which is why I suggested one of the towns west of Milwaukee so I wouldn't have to do as much driving in busy busy areas. But if I can hitch a ride with someone else, it doesn't matter.
sportsnut7


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Feb 4, 2011 12:42 AM   in response to: mnsara in response to: mnsara
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u can probably catch a ride with me Sara! ;) lol

-Josh
rescure warrior


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Posted: Feb 13, 2011 11:14 PM   in response to: mnsara in response to: mnsara
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Bad news for you, all those towns west of the city" are well over 30,000 with 8 lane roads that make no sense. there is an old saying around here "if you haven't been lost in Waukesha you haven't been there yet"

Anyway on to other things.

If someone needs a cheep place to stay, I will work on finding a place for you with members from church send me an email at mailto:george.guof@gmail I don't use this email much so give me a week or two to respond.
dmn1


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Posted: Feb 2, 2011 10:52 PM   in response to: rescure warrior in response to: rescure warrior
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Not that big? Nearest town to me - population 150! Now ya see why I think M is a big city? :) I know my chatter friends won't let me get lost tho! ....right guys....guys....hey....:)
Smiley1965


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Feb 3, 2011 5:28 AM   in response to: dmn1 in response to: dmn1
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You got lost in Hannibal.......
ssandy


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Feb 3, 2011 7:40 AM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Now wait a minute! Who was driving the pilot car a couple years ago when we went looking for that karioke place? We went down so many back alleys, did so many double backs, and saw so many abandoned warehouses I thought we were the target for a Mafia hit! :^0

And yes, Deb did get lost in Hannibal. Note how we never followed her for the rest of the weekend... teehee!!

See....I always say it is good to travel with a quality GPS...

Note I say, QUALITY GPS!

Remember Mike had that GPS unit in his rig? I used to call it Miss Know-It-All. One day I came to realize that he loved her more than me, trusted her more than me. The only thing left to do was to leave them to let their love blossom without my interference.

On the other hand now, see, I had a QUALITY GPS unit with me in Hannibal. I called that one, Hey You! Worked like a charm! And for back up you'll notice I often kept a python in the cab as well. Between him and his legs like a staghorn elk, mind like a steel trap, and Heyyou...? Who could ever get lost? (besides, I've seen both of them return year after year)

Unless of course...you don't suppose they follow us home until the next year, do you??? ?:|
Smiley1965


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Feb 4, 2011 4:00 AM   in response to: ssandy in response to: ssandy
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Hey, I had a GPS, a fairly new one, on that ill-fated trip to the karaoke bar in Austin! It was HER fault!
ssandy


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Feb 4, 2011 5:27 AM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Yeah, I'd bet if I asked my Heyyou/Python Mobile GPS how to get from the USA to Japan, I'd not spend over 6600 miles in a kayak, either!!
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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Feb 12, 2011 2:40 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Has it been decided that Sept. 16-18, 2011 is the weekend?
Smiley1965


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Posted: Feb 15, 2011 11:40 PM   in response to: thunder001 in response to: thunder001
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Hope so; that's when Duane is on vacation!
sportsnut7


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Posted: Feb 15, 2011 11:57 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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works for me!

-Josh
dmn1


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Posted: Feb 16, 2011 2:33 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Smiley and Sandy: I get lost coming off the elevator! So....someone better 'lead' me to Wisconsin!
ssandy


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Posted: Feb 16, 2011 3:30 PM   in response to: dmn1 in response to: dmn1
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I'm always game for being pilot car! Pick me, pick me!
dmn1


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Posted: Feb 20, 2011 9:41 PM   in response to: ssandy in response to: ssandy
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Meet ya in Minnesota (sp?) - where can I park my car! lol :)
ssandy


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Posted: Feb 20, 2011 10:10 PM   in response to: dmn1 in response to: dmn1
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All of this is VERY doable! We'll work it all out, no problemo! I can't wait!
rescure warrior


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Posted: Feb 16, 2011 12:04 AM   in response to: dmn1 in response to: dmn1
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I said before I would make sure maps where available for everyone;)
Decembergirl


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Mar 2, 2011 6:15 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Well, lots seems to have been planned already--or getting planned! That's great! CLW and I are just south of Milwaukee and we hope to make it this time! Missed being in Hannibal. Our pastor was in that area and said it was nice.

We will put it on the calendar for Sept. 16-18th then and try not to have any more weddings to play for! I've already talking to a newer chatter about joining us. May try to get another friend to come along.
Screnem


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Mar 6, 2011 8:24 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Hello Group;
I was downtown this week and picked up a couple of visitor's pamphlets. Here are some things to be aware of:
9/17 Milwaukee River Challenge, Pere Marquette Park
9/17-18 Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival, Cedarburg (north of town)
9/6-25 Oktoberfest Weekends, Heidelberg Park, north of town

Things to do:
Old World Third Street - a Taste of old Milwaukee
includes Usinger's Sausage, 1030 Old World Third
Mader's Restaurant, 1037 N Old World Third
Wisconsin Cheese Mart, 1048 Old World Third
Old German Beer Hall, 1009 N Old World Third
Brat House, 1013 N. Old World Third
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1029 N Broadway (told it is the founding church of WELS)
Milwaukee Boat Line tour boats
Milwaukee City Hall, 200 E Wells St
Milwaukee County Historical Soc., 910 Old World Third St.
Milwaukee Public Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave.
St. Joan of Arc Chapel, Marquette Univ., 14th and Wisconsin
War Memorial Center, 750 N Lincoln Memorial Drive (not too impressive IMHO)
Edelweiss Boats - Milw River Cruise, 205 W. Highland
Milw Boat Line, 101 W. Michigan St.
Riverwalk Boat Tours, Peter Marquette Park
Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N Commerce (hard to get in to it's so popular)
Miller Brewery Visitor Center, 4251 W. State St. (west of downtown)
Great Lakes Distillery, 616 W. Virginia St.
Sprecher's Brewery, Glendale (north of town)
Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Harley Davidson Museum, 400 Canal St.
Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive (adjoining the War Memorial)
Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St (across the street from the Library)
Milwaukee Admirals Hockey, 1001 N. 4th St. (Bradley Center)
Milwaukee Bucks Basketball, 1001 N. 4th Street (Bradley Center)
Milwaukee Wave Soccer, 510 W. Kilbourn Ave. (next to Bradley Center)
Milwaukee Brewers, Miller Park (west of downtown off I-94)
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells (near Milw. Symphony)
Milwaukee Symphony, 700 N Water
Pabst Theater, 144 E Wells (next to Milw Rep)
Riverside Theater, 116 W Wisconsin
Turner Hall, 1034 N 4th St.
Karl Ratzch's Restaurant, 320 E. Mason St.
Uhle's Tobacco Co., 114 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Indulge Wine Bar, 708 N. Milwaukee St.
Whiskey River Saloon, 1025 N. Old World Third St.
Coyote Ugly Saloon, 1131 N Water St.
(lots of bars on N. Water Street)
Major Goolsby's, 340 W. Kilbourn Ave.
The Pfister Hotel, has Mason Street Grill and BLU bar, 425 E Wisconsin Ave.
Mo's Irish Pub, 142 W Wisconsin Ave.
County Clare Pub, (supposed to be a great hotel too), 1234 N Astor St. (NE of downtown)
Metro Bar and Cafe, (a hotel as well), 411 E. Mason Street
Cubanitas, 728 N Milwaukee St.
Safe House, 779 N Front Street (really a fun food place, hard to get in)
John Hawk's Pub, 100 E Wisconsin Ave
Elsa's on the Park, (my favorite restaurant), 833 N. Jefferson St.

There are a lot I left out. Almost all of this is walking distances downtown, which is an east-west stretch of Lake Michigan to Marquette University, 19 blocks, and north-south 7 blocks. Any and all Milwaukeeans, please add/correct as needed. I can post some hotels and B&B's; be aware Milwaukee is always booked on the major hotels, so act fast if that's what you want.

screnem
ssandy


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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Mar 7, 2011 7:20 AM   in response to: Screnem in response to: Screnem
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I'm all about tradition and think we need to include a riverboat tour. We've been on the Miss a couple times and I'd like to continue on different stages of the Miss and one day include the Headwaters up here in MN as well. Folks could even stay in the state park where it all begins if they choose. Up here where I live, the water is still clear and clean.
Just a thought.
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Re: 9th annual Chatter's meeting - Milwaukee?
Posted: Mar 7, 2011 9:48 AM   in response to: ssandy in response to: ssandy
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You and Smiley are bound and determined to get me on the water every chance you get! lol! But hey, I'm a risk taker so bring it on! lol
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Posted: Mar 7, 2011 10:55 AM   in response to: dmn1 in response to: dmn1
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You did fine! You faced your fears and WON!
Decembergirl


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Posted: Mar 13, 2011 9:21 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Another place to go eat is a pizza place called the Organ Piper. It's located on Hwy 100-not downtown--it has a unique organ that someone plays and he takes requests usually.