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01-03-2005, 07:25 PM
We are fast approaching another holiday of sorts. Valentines is about 6 weeks away. Lets pick a place and have this California party! Who could make a weekend in Feb.?

André Ferreira
01-03-2005, 07:40 PM
I´m afraid Brazil is the only place in the world in wich Valentine is celebrated in June 12th. ( Probably because February is already taken with Carnival!!! )

Good luck and Happy Valentine!

André Ferreira.

James Bleifus
01-03-2005, 07:44 PM
I'd like to go, though I work until 4 PM.



01-03-2005, 08:30 PM
I’ve checked on the two possible places that were mentioned to meet. One would be the central valley wildlife refuges near Santa Nella. This gives easy access from I-5 It is about midway in the state. The second is San Lorenzo park In king City. This is on hwy 101 about mid way again in the state. I leave it up to the rest of those who attend to choose a site. I will post a poll for each place. Along with it I have links to a good motel near Santa Nella, and also links to the National Wildlife refuges near by. King City I have the link for San Lorenzo park. No particular motel or hotel links for King City.

http://www.kingcity.com/ci02004.html San Lorenzo Park

http://www.fws.gov/data/statdata/cadata.html Map for the central valley refuges

http://www.wcghotels.com/hotelDetail.cfm?LocationID=36 motel in Santa Nella

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/othrdata/chekbird/r1/sanluis.htm Kesterson

Dave Wooten
01-03-2005, 08:33 PM
There are also a lot of nice places just outside of Vegas---

01-03-2005, 08:44 PM
I'm game for either place Aggie. Not so keen on Las Vegas though.

James Bleifus
01-04-2005, 12:40 AM
There are also a lot of nice places just outside of Vegas---

Yes there are! I'm looking forward to returning soon.



01-04-2005, 12:46 AM
my unofficial vote would be for King City (only 20 miles from Jolon and Mission San Antonio!)

01-04-2005, 01:54 AM
Dave Wooten, it would be central to have it in vegas if this was a south west get together. Problem is this is for California, sort of a freeway meet. Las Vegas is in the wrong state. You are very much welcome to come and join us in California.

Is the weekend nearest valentines ok with people? If it is, lets give this until next Monday for replies, then stick to the most popular place. If we have more than 10 people, we usually get a discount on rooms.

01-08-2005, 12:58 AM
Hi all,
I've been reading this thread with some interest. I'm a bit confused - how does this trip/outing work? The comment about discounts on rooms - is this a multi-day affair? Obviously that depends on where it is, I know but...I'm just unclear on specifics, but I'd like to maybe join in if it's okay (I'm new).


01-08-2005, 10:24 AM
Is the weekend nearest valentines ok with people? If it is, lets give this until next Monday for replies, then stick to the most popular place. If we have more than 10 people, we usually get a discount on rooms.

I'll check with my social coordinator (aka 'The One Who Must Be Obeyed') but, the weekend nearest valentines (12,13 February?) sounds good...pencil me in. I'll cast my vote for King City.

I've never been to one of these either so don't know what to expect...well, I have a general idea...
-- talk about lenses, cameras, film, etc...
-- drink scotch/bourbon/wine
-- view others' art, and maybe...
-- make some photos?

I hope to see a bunch of LF shooters. Maybe we can have our own, informal LF workshop ???

01-08-2005, 10:32 AM
Hi, My name is Glennla,

I live in Vegas, and there are very few serious analog people in town.

I’d love to link up with a fun group like yours, if only for a weekend!

And besides, flights are faily cheap…and frequent!

01-08-2005, 11:15 AM
Although San Lorenzo Park itself is of much less interest to me personally than the wetlands landscape potential around the nature reserve area, King City may provide more varied opportunities for folks with different photographic tastes.

I'm assuming an agenda that might look something like:

Friday evening - gather at [hm]otel, meet for drinks or whatever, informally organize into sub-groups for next-day shoots

Saturday - shoot, shoot, shoot - potentially in different sub-groups at different locations around the area

Saturday evening - dinner, party, exchange of day's war stories, drawing for all-expense paid two-month sabatical on Bora Bora.

Sunday - return home.

OK, maybe the Bora Bora thing is a stretch. ;)

But, does the rest of the proposed agenda sound reasonable?

01-08-2005, 11:22 AM
Sounds like fun. Thanks for the clarification. Hopefully my wife will let me go...

I realize we haven't finalized a place yet, but I'm putting out an early inquiry for some transportation help (if I can make it). Is there a chance someone could give me a ride? I'm in the bay area, mid-peninsula. I can drive 30 or so minutes to someone else's place, but, due to health issues, I can't drive much longer than that by myself.

anyway. hopefully I can make it.

01-13-2005, 12:29 AM

A few of us have discussed this in the chat room. the decision came out for the most central location of the Santa Nella exit on I-5. this puts us right where the wildlife refuges of the central valley are located. I will send off an email to roman Loranc and see if I can talk him into coming and meeting some of his fans. ;ets try for the weekend starting the 11th of Feb. spome can arrive that night, or they can make it the next day in the morning. let us know here if you can attend.

See further up in this thread the link to the Best western in Santa Nella.

01-14-2005, 03:19 PM

4 weeks away, anyone interested? if not will just try for a San Francisco area meeting.

01-14-2005, 05:42 PM
Well, I'm interested but was reminded that my son's fourth birthday is the 11th so, I'm probably not able to make it.

01-14-2005, 06:46 PM
I'm interested, and my calendar is marked. But I can't make any guarantees.

What was the decision in the chat room as far as an agenda?

01-14-2005, 08:58 PM
I'm interested too Aggie, but like Ralph, can't promise but will also mark it the calendar.

When it gets closer I can say yeah or neigh with more conviction.

Thanks, sounds fun and any weekend doing something away from the norm is welcomed.

01-16-2005, 09:48 PM
3 definates, and 2 maybes