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New 2010 meet up poll, and discussion!

Let's get this started, bitchez. I can start saving after a while..........hopefully.

You can have one choice, but may change your vote. I'm undecided! Asheville would be good, but I'm up for any of them.

the only downside for camping is the packing of gear for those flying in....I have a duffel I'm pretty sure could hold everything (tent, sleeping bag, clothes, pillow, etc) but others may not. Just thought I'd point that out.

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Maybe local people could bring tents and offer to have out of towners stay in their tents?
If I was a local, I could probably borrow a couple of tents too and share them with fellow VWers.

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I don't have a tent. My brother might, but I'm not certain. I know one would fit in the Camry.

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We don't have camping stuff, but my dad has a lot. If we could borrow it, we could put that in the car.

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sometimes if the weather will be nice, all i use is a good sleeping bag. Nothing like sleeping under the stars.....of course that could just be my inner pagan/hippie again lol. It probably also helps that I"m only 5 foot .... if I get too cold I just duck my head in the bag and It's like I'm in a tent.

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Dude, sb is going to be in the nude.  Who isn't going to be pitching tents?!  Oh wait, I guess that only applied to dudes, forget I said anything.

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Atlanta sucks.  It never wins.  Except for the Olympics.  But let's be real here for a minute, the Olympics suck, too.  The world coming together?  Pfffft, yeah right.

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Since everyone got so quiet, I figured they were all doubting!
thanks for the props, lotus. I am saving the bed for you, and any bed partners you might want to bring along. ;)

Awesome.  I will bring ALL of my bed partners.  ;)

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I would go camping if it was ONE thing out of a bunch of things to do, not the main focus.  Like, I'm not traveling all the way to Texas/Georgia/NC to just go camping--the cost would just be disproportionate to the experience.   I also would not be interested in having tents as my main form of lodging while we explore vegan things in the city.  If I'm going to be out and about all day, then I want to have an actual room to come home to.  But if it's like, go camping for a couple days out of the trip, then I would do that.  Don't get me wrong, I do love camping.  But I can do that here.

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sometimes if the weather will be nice, all i use is a good sleeping bag. Nothing like sleeping under the stars.....of course that could just be my inner pagan/hippie again lol. It probably also helps that I"m only 5 foot .... if I get too cold I just duck my head in the bag and It's like I'm in a tent.

chiggers, ticks, fire ants oh my!!!   

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I agree, KMK.
However, the mountains in the summer and camping experience might be something you've never experienced before....and with vegwebbers! Nothing like sleeping outside in fresh mountain air. There are some free camping places too here. I am talking as if it will be in Asheville, of course. Can't speak for other places.
You can also sleep in a bed in someone's house or in a hotel there.  Just sayin' ;)

How long is the meet up usually? LIke a weekend or a week?
I definitely think there would be lots of leaving the campsite to explore. Restaurants , museums, farmers markets, etc....

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I would go camping if it was ONE thing out of a bunch of things to do, not the main focus.  Like, I'm not traveling all the way to Texas/Georgia/NC to just go camping--the cost would just be disproportionate to the experience.  I also would not be interested in having tents as my main form of lodging while we explore vegan things in the city.  If I'm going to be out and about all day, then I want to have an actual room to come home to.  But if it's like, go camping for a couple days out of the trip, then I would do that.  Don't get me wrong, I do love camping.  But I can do that here.

Yep. I agree. I was thinking of it as just one of the things we would do to hang out, and stuff.

Asheville still winning! A few days left.

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I agree, KMK.
However, the mountains in the summer and camping experience might be something you've never experienced before....and with vegwebbers! Nothing like sleeping outside in fresh mountain air. There are some free camping places too here. I am talking as if it will be in Asheville, of course. Can't speak for other places.
You can also sleep in a bed in someone's house or in a hotel there.  Just sayin' ;)

How long is the meet up usually? LIke a weekend or a week?
I definitely think there would be lots of leaving the campsite to explore. Restaurants , museums, farmers markets, etc....

KMK and my stay in SF last year was like 6 days and nights, but we had more days of traveling time.
I wouldn't want to stay at the campsite the whole time. I would want it to be one thing we do for a couple of days (and stay there, and explore the outdoors, etc.), and then we have somewhere else to stay, and do other stuff.

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Camping is a way for everyone to be together--and isn't that mostly the point? There is also the possibility of cabin camping so its a little more like a room.
If people are spread out and staying at houses and hotels, there just might not be quality vegweb time together-but random hours here and there. But maybe that's how it is? Don't know!

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Camping is a way for everyone to be together--and isn't that mostly the point? There is also the possibility of cabin camping so its a little more like a room.
If people are spread out and staying at houses and hotels, there just might not be quality vegweb time together-but random hours here and there. But maybe that's how it is? Don't know!

I want to do the camping!!! I love camping. I'm just saying I want to do lots of different things, and obviously spend time with people. I think it's fine if people want to do different things, too. There probably won't be as many things as in SF, but everyone kind of chose want they wanted to do, and went with people who also wanted to do that. Since we'll have fewer choices, maybe we can just plan more things. Are the camping places really that close to town, and stuff? When I think of camping, I think of going out to a place, and staying there to just explore that area, and do different things outdoors. I don't think of it as somewhere close, where I just go back there to sleep, and what not. You know what I mean? It's not like everyone has to stay in the same place every night, anyway! Everyone can choose.

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The camping would not be far from doing other things here in AV. Could be anywhere from 10-30 minutes or more, but that would not be a good choice, I don't think. We could actually pick a place that was close for that purpose.
But yeah, 2-3 days of camping is plenty for me. After that I really want my bed and shower. I haven't camped for more than one night in a row in many years, so I don't even know what I am talking about!

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ditto. A couple nights of camping would help with hotel costs and be fun, but then showers and rooms would be desirable =-)

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:ok!: Yep!

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Not to sound selfish, but I've already met lots of vegwebbers, so for me the point is mostly to experience a new city.  Like AC said, we will probably be there for more than 2 days.  It's fine if other people desire something else out of the trip, and if you all want to do something different then I'll just pass this year.  I'll have to think about it.

What I meant to say is that I'm not interested in camping as a form of lodging, or camping as a primary activity.  I am interested in camping as one activity out of many.

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What I meant to say is that I'm not interested in camping as a form of lodging, or camping as a primary activity.  I am interested in camping as one activity out of many.

No, you're not passing. Shush. I think we all agreed on this. ^

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