Sacramento Travel Meeting - Saturday 8/17 @ 10:00 a.m.

It's that time again to meet with fellow travelers to talk about --- travel!! As always, we meet the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Location- Panera Bread 3571 North Freeway Blvd.
Sacramento This is off I-80, using the Truxel Rd. exit. Everyone who wants to discuss their upcoming trips, reminisce about past trips, or just hang out and talk about travel is welcome. So my question is...who plans to be there?

Posted by Darcy
Lewiston, Idaho, USA
1202 posts

Andrea, Where are all the Sacramento Travelers? Seems like they're sleeping on the job of keeping this at the top!

Posted by Darcy
Lewiston, Idaho, USA
1202 posts

Andrea, Where is everybody? Isn't anyone going to the Sacramento meeting?

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4875 posts

I don't know where everyone is. Hmmmmm.....will I be at Panera all by myself?

Posted by David
Sacramento, CA, USA
205 posts

WOW. Had a great meeting today....exceed our normal late meetings of 2 pm and went until 3...even got free cookies from Panera staff. We missed having you Andrea...you've missed 2 months in a row...you did get the email about the vote last month to change the meeting date...? That will teach ya to miss meetings..... Don't believe me....well how about I won the lottery and am taking everyone to Paris next week so missing the meeting and no chatter.... Hmm..still not buying....I told Eileen this wouldn't work... On well, Panera meeting it is....NEXT Sat on the 17th! See ya there. David

Posted by Larry
Elk Grove, CA, USA
6726 posts

I'll be there as well. Walker may also join us. I've been assisting him by PM and he might attend.

Posted by Eileen
Texan in CA
3582 posts

Well, David, we tried! Now I'm worried - I have to miss the Oct meeting (gulp) 8^O I hope Walker makes it; Larry, you DID tell him the initiation rites don't hurt all that badly, didn't you? ;-) Oh - I'll be there! I hope all of 'The Newbies' from last month can make it again; they have some great trips planned, and I enjoyed their company!

Posted by Susan and Monte
Granite Bay, CA
680 posts

We will be there! I have lot of things borrowed that I need to return to my dear friends, and a trip report to give, too!

Posted by kat
parkdale
200 posts

Yep, I'll be there. Unfortunately Rick (yes, THE RICK) can't come like he did last month. That'll teach you, Andrea, for missing last month. (This knife twist was brought to by David for Andrea.)

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4875 posts

Okay okay...lighten up everyone!! Geez, you miss one meeting and all hell breaks loose!!! If it matters to anyone, we scheduled our trip next month so that we will leave AFTER the meeting. And the meeting will be on our anniversary. Because of our efforts to be able to attend, we will expect anniversary gifts. Good ones... :-)

Posted by Darcy
Lewiston, Idaho, USA
1202 posts

Congrats on your anniversary next month, Andrea! I've been searching amazon for a time turner so I can be at the Moscow/Lewiston meeting and the Sacramento meeting.

Posted by Margaret
Citrus Heights, CA, USA
9 posts

I will be there and look forward to everyone's news. Just got back from Mexico. Glad to report tourism there is on the rebound.

Posted by Stay-ce
Northern California
141 posts

We are back! I would love to come and share my trip report. Do you guys mind?

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4875 posts

Of course not Stay-ce. We would love to hear how it went. For those that have traveled to DC and the surrounding states, I would like to pick your brains about the week we have after our week in DC.

Posted by Eileen
Texan in CA
3582 posts

Our anniversary is one week from this Saturday; I propose giving ME gifts - good gifts - so Andrea can see what she can expect ;-) FWIW, this year will be our 'amethyst' anniversary...and I yuvs me some amethyst...just sayin'.

Posted by Susan and Monte
Granite Bay, CA
680 posts

Like I said, we will be there, but just to make sure everyone knows, it is our anniversary THIS weekend. We plan to spend it with all our travel friends! But if you'd like to celebrate with us, or just want to bring a little something for us, we don't mind at all. Our year, 27th, has a theme of a statue, so I'm told. You can bring one for us, but we will also accept a trip to the Borghese Gallery.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8758 posts

My goodness there are a lot of anniversaries around!! Congratulations all. Mine is this Sunday. Eileen, got ya beat by one year!! Ours is Opal. Anybody got a German car or nice stone heading this way?

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4875 posts

Many anniversaries indeed. And everyone married for many years. Does this mean the couple that travels together stays together? Alas I have discovered that the 28th anniversary is not associated with any particular gift. I guess cash works for any occasion and it always fits. I'll take greenbacks or euros. I'm not picky. ;-) I have another challenge for you Sacramento peeps. Next month, not only is our meeting ON our anniversary, but that afternoon we will be attending a wedding in Clarksburg. We will have to attend the meeting in our wedding finery. If we have to dress up, I think everyone should. I am confident we can all clean up well. I'm giving you plenty of notice.

Posted by Eileen
Texan in CA
3582 posts

Andrea, the modern gift for the 28th says orchid...I'll get Jim a wrist corsage. Susan and Monte - I've made reservations for the Borghese for you; just show up and claim them 8^D If anyone wants to bring their opal gifts for Nigel and his bride, I'd be more than happy to make sure he receives them...Opals and amethysts look really nice together...;-) OK Andrea, I'll dress up for Sept., but No Pantyhose.

Posted by David
Sacramento, CA, USA
205 posts

WOW...looks like a great meeting ahead. Really forward to the trip reports. Stacey, can't wait to hear yours!!!
AND congrats to everyone on their anniversaries.

Posted by Vivian
Elk Grove, CA, USA
12 posts

Tony and I really enjoyed our first visit! He has to work but I will be there with my "wish list." Look forward to meeting those of you that I didn't meet last month. Vivian

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4875 posts

I'm looking forward to meeting you Vivian. I hope Walker will also be attending. I know we sound kind of crazy with our goofy bantering, but were are fairly sane(ish). ;-)

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4875 posts

We had a great meeting this month with a huge turn out. It was great to meet Vivian and hear about her plans for Italy, and Walker & Rebecca with their plans for France. Mona & David of Santa Barbara attended on their way home from Lake Tahoe. Thanks to you for all the information about home exchanges. I book marked the websites you recommended. There were a few people there with trip reports from their recent adventures. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone next month!!

Posted by Larry
Elk Grove, CA, USA
6726 posts

I agree with Andrea. We had about 15 people. What a hoot. The meeting went on for 3 hours. Our visitors stayed the whole time visiting with the different members about their trip planning. Hopefully, more visitors will be encouraged to drop by and discuss their travel plans. We have our computers, we can call up the train and plane websites, we bring our books and maps and best of all, we have a really good time discussing one of our favorite topics - Traveling. We're not tourists - we're travelers.

Posted by David
Sacramento, CA, USA
205 posts

3 hours Larry???? Actually the die hards went much longer. I left at 3:05 pm....and there we still four members talking and having a great time when I left. Great meeting everyone!

Posted by Larry
Elk Grove, CA, USA
6726 posts

David, I left at 1:00pm and everybody was standing. I thought the meeting was breaking up. So was it a stand-up meeting for the next 2 hours? Great stuff.

Posted by David
Sacramento, CA, USA
205 posts

Larry- Your dead right. It was stand up, sit down, stand up....just kept talking. Then I mentioned I was taking the Rick Steves Best of Europe trip next Sept (2014)3 weeks. So an iPad was fired up to go over the route...Stacy then grabbed her iPad with pics from this summer that covered many of the same stops...a little mini tour review thus begun....for another 2 hours. Great time...3 pm came very quickly.

Posted by Eileen
Texan in CA
3582 posts

...and then the impromptu sleepover at David's...such fun!!! David made the best waffles, Monte made yummy espresso drinks, we watched RS travel videos... Sometimes we just don't don't know when to quit. It's a very good thing that we find each other sooo fun to be with :-)