Sacramento Travel Meeting - Saturday 9/21 @ 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 Eileen
Texan in CA
3582 posts

Sorry, Mom, I'll be there! We still have to dress up 'cause you have to? I'll leave my Crocs at home ;-)

Posted by Elaine
Columbia, SC
749 posts

OK - I'm planning on being there, but I'll need a ride. Eileen, could you pick me up around 8 am, on the preceding Tuesday?
If you could do that, I'm sure we can make arrangements where I will pick you up for the TAMU @ USC football game next August; the one that kicks off the 2014 CFB season. Sounds like a great deal to me!!! You think? And....I'll also need a ride home from Panera's too.

Posted by Karen
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
1521 posts

I'm getting kind of tired of you guys always bragging that you have a meeting every single frickin month. Yeah, yeah. Whatever.

Posted by Karen
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
1521 posts

I'm getting kind of tired of you guys always bragging that you have a meeting every single frickin month. Yeah, yeah. Whatever.

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4877 posts

@Elaine - If Eileen can pick you up (and I know she can because she's got nothing better to do), I can get you as far as D.C. and you would have to get yourself the rest of the way home. There just one small catch...you will have to fit yourself into a suitcase and pay to check yourself. I'm not responsible if they route you to another airport. What I can do for you is put a nice bottle of limoncello in the bag with you. You're welcome. @Karen...bitter Karen...don't hate. Hey, there is going to be the first monthly meeting in D.C. while I'm there. It's not so far for you to go. It's on 9/29. See you there? If you can make it there will be a bottle of limoncello in it for you too!!

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4877 posts

Oh no, it will be sweet. Sweet, but a little tart. Just like you. ;-)

Posted by Susan and Monte
Granite Bay, CA
681 posts

Well, I may have spoke too soon. As much as we would like to come, and need to come since I'm in planning mode, we have the opportunity to pick grapes in a vineyard earning a bottle of wine per hourly work. So, let's see, monte and I will work 5 hours each = 10 bottles of wine, and Monte doesn't drink... I think we will have to miss the meeting, just this once!

Posted by Eileen
Texan in CA
3582 posts

I immediately move that the Sept Sacto Helpline Meeting is moved to an as-yet-specified vineyard...Do I hear a 'second'? Boom. Karen, I'm about to hop into my car; if you could be waiting out by your curb Wed afternoon, that would be greaaaat. Actually, if you could get yourself to Indianapolis, that would shave some time off our round trip. You've got the first driving shift. Or, even better, you could Meet Me in St Louis...I don't believe I've ever had the occasion to say that ;-) Oh - we're listining to my music... Elaine, Texas A&M is looking forward to beating your...well, you know ;-) Oh - if you could be waiting with Bitter Karen, that would be greaaaat.

Posted by Karen
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
1521 posts

Can we dance the hootchie kootchie? Will you be my tootsie wootsie? And can you pick me up in a trolley so I can hear the clang clang clang? One thing-Andrea seems to be calling me a tart. I'm more of a hussy than a tart.

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4877 posts

Sorry Karen. Please forgive me. I got you confused with Eileen. She's the tart and you're the hussy.

Posted by Elaine
Columbia, SC
749 posts

Eileen - I'm all packed and will be waiting for you tomorrow morning....but please tell me you can bring me back home so I don't have travel as Andreas's checked luggage. Ewwwww....(no offense Andrea) I'm so very sure You'll be disappointed next year... ;-)

Posted by Eileen
Texan in CA
3582 posts

LOL, Larry! Kinda makes you wonder about yourself, doesn't it? We're all so desparate to talk about travel and Europe that some of us will put up with anything to do it ;-) Karen, that will all have to wait for the return leg of the trip when we have a bit more time. Elaine, I can see that we're gonna have to start working on a nice little wager for next year's rout of the Gamecocks game between the Texas A&M Fightin' Aggies and the South Carolina Squeeky Lil' Gamecocks. Got August 28, 2014 marked on my calendar... Gig em', Aggies! Boom. Hey - so it's just Susan, Monte, and my own self out in that vineyard?!? It's gonna be a nice, cool day for picking grapes... and carrying armloads of wine bottles back to the car...

Posted by Elaine
Columbia, SC
749 posts

Where the hack are you Eileen??? You are 14 hours late...and counting....and we're way behind schedule.
You know that extra pair of tickets I have for next year's Gamecock Stomping of uh...what's their name.......I guess I could put them on Craig's List.

Posted by Margaret
Citrus Heights, CA, USA
9 posts

I plan to be there. Always a good time. Must be -- we seem to stay longer and longer all the time.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8758 posts

Eileen's not in Chino looking for a stolen cat wearing a collar, as advertised on Craig's List, is she (credit to NPR - Wait Wait Don't Tell Me)?

Posted by David
Sacramento, CA, USA
205 posts

I'll be there. 5 hrs picking grapes...Susan, call your doctor ahead of time and book the appt for Monday morning now, you are going to need it....

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8758 posts

Be careful with those knives; my wife tells me it is harder to do than it looks....

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4877 posts

Just a reminder to the Sacto Gang - Saturday is our anniversary. If you don't bring a gift we will accept lunch. We will be leaving the meeting to go directly to a wedding. Since we will be dressed up, I expect the same from all of you. Yeah, you too Eileen. I expect you to wear a dress. And no, jeans will not be considered dressing up, no matter how nice they are. :-)

Posted by Susan and Monte
Granite Bay, CA
681 posts

So sorry, we can not disclose the name of the winery, and as much as I'd love to share the wine with all of you, I'm also under contract to drink every drop of it myself!

Posted by kat
parkdale
200 posts

@ Eileen & Elaine.....What's this Gamecock talk? Since we're talking fowl, I'm going to toss my Oregon Ducks into this wager. Andrea,I'll be dressed to the nines tomorrow. Got my tiara and rhinestone studded fanny pack ready to go......

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4877 posts

Kat, I'm looking forward to seeing that fanny pack! I'm afraid that David got confused and thinks he has to dress for a birthday, not an anniversary. His birthday suit was not what I had in mind!!

Posted by Darcy
Lewiston, Idaho, USA
1202 posts

I just don't understand how you all can have so much fun without me! Andrea and Eileen, I do not feel missed!

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4877 posts

I'm sure your group has fun too Darcy. I can't speak for Eileen, but I miss you. I'm looking forward to another long lunch next time you're in the area. Hey, I have an idea! There is going to be a meet-up in Washington D.C. on the 29th while we are there. You should come to that meeting!!