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Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« on: January 20, 2017, 10:26:36 AM »

As with last year, I'll be in Saratoga Springs, NY for a weekend in early March for a meteorology conference.  This year, it'll be the weekend of March 11-12.  So I was wondering if there was any interest amongst Capitol Region (or greater NY) folks in having a dinner that Friday night (the 10th).

I'll be staying at the same place as last year, so I would prefer somewhere in downtown Saratoga.
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 11:53:13 AM »

Depends on the time (later the better), so I'm a maybe.
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 11:58:23 AM »

Definite maybe. Would be nice to meet some new roadgeeks and see others again. I won't be leaving town for spring break until the next day.
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 09:21:27 PM »

I'm no longer working from home so I won't have the schedule flexibility to make it up there so easily like I did last year. But I can't rule anything out.
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 12:48:33 AM »

Man, if only it was the Saturday. I'll calendar it anyway.
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 07:02:41 AM »

The Saturday is the main day of our conference, so no bueno there...
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2017, 07:28:02 AM »

Checking the calendar, I have a curling match over on Balltown Road in Niskayuna at 8:35 that night (for the local crowd, it's that nondescript building across from the fire station). My attendance will likely hinge on whether or not I can find someone to fill in for me for that game (may be easier on a Friday).

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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2017, 04:32:54 PM »

Checking the calendar, I have a curling match over on Balltown Road in Niskayuna at 8:35 that night (for the local crowd, it's that nondescript building across from the fire station). My attendance will likely hinge on whether or not I can find someone to fill in for me for that game (may be easier on a Friday).
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2017, 09:23:02 PM »

Good chance, especially if I'm still in the Albany area.
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2017, 08:55:12 AM »

If I owned a car, I might be crazy enough to attempt to day-trip this, but I don't yet and it's too much of a shlep to do via mass transit from NYC in one day...
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2017, 02:11:34 PM »

If I owned a car, I might be crazy enough to attempt to day-trip this, but I don't yet and it's too much of a shlep to do via mass transit from NYC in one day...

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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2017, 07:02:05 PM »

If I owned a car, I might be crazy enough to attempt to day-trip this, but I don't yet and it's too much of a shlep to do via mass transit from NYC in one day...

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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2017, 11:45:34 PM »

I pulled it off last year getting out of work at 5 pm.  I don't think I have anything on the calendar at present so I may be open to coming out again.
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2017, 08:30:45 PM »

I'll upgrade to "likely." I'm putting in enough OT for the time being that I can probably grab half a day off without anyone complaining.


EDIT: Our company ski outing happens to be that day, at Hunter. So I'm now definite (unless I break bones and organs).
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2017, 12:32:54 PM »

Any ideas on where to have dinner? Same place as last year?

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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2017, 01:10:12 PM »

Any ideas on where to have dinner? Same place as last year?

Have it at the casino buffet. Let us all get fat  :-D

In all honesty, anywhere is fine for me as long as it's 6 PM or later. No way I can guarantee I'll be up there before then if I get out of RPI at 4:30 with how traffic can be in the evening.
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2017, 12:32:19 AM »

Any ideas on where to have dinner? Same place as last year?
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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2017, 07:19:43 PM »

Any ideas on where to have dinner? Same place as last year?
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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2017, 07:48:28 PM »

are there still open slots for new applications?
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2017, 09:33:30 PM »

are there still open slots for new applications?

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Re: Saratoga Springs (NY) dinner gathering on March 10th?
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2017, 09:36:31 PM »

Okay...I put in and got approved for a half day at work, so I'll be getting out at noon on the 10th.  I did schedule an oil change appointment in the afternoon, but I should still have plenty of time to make the drive out and (hopefully) not have to spend 30 minutes looking for a parking spot.

Not sure what everyone is thinking in terms of a time, but assuming I spend an hour at the dealer, maybe make a quick stop at home, and not dawdle on the way out, I should be in the Saratoga area between 5-6.
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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2017, 10:59:57 PM »

Not sure what everyone is thinking in terms of a time, but assuming I spend an hour at the dealer, maybe make a quick stop at home, and not dawdle on the way out, I should be in the Saratoga area between 5-6.

6 is probably the earliest the locals can guarantee we can get there without missing work/class given how traffic tends to be at the bridges. At that time on a Friday, I need to allow at least an hour to get up there.
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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2017, 07:55:06 AM »

Yeah, I'm hesitant to say I could make it up there before 6:45.
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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2017, 04:34:58 PM »

I might need to pull out of this thing depending on how schedules line up. While I'd like to see everyone, part of me just wants to get home (or at least partway home, since I plan to do a boatload of clinching both ways) and maximize the amount of time I get to see the family over spring break.
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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2017, 06:34:53 PM »

I might need to pull out of this thing depending on how schedules line up. While I'd like to see everyone, part of me just wants to get home (or at least partway home, since I plan to do a boatload of clinching both ways) and maximize the amount of time I get to see the family over spring break.
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