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    I'll be at PHSNE on Saturday the 19th too - hope to see some APUG folks there. Dana

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    I was hoping for another chance to meet you folks! Saturday or Sunday work for me right now... I'll check back to see what you all decide.

    Happy Fall!
    Blessings, K

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    Oh, Whitey!!! I'm sorry about the weather wimps in Groton. I hope you picked up some Lobster at the General store. Sunday was a much nicer day, but it never rained on Saturday!! (They really could have had it!)

    It was busy, got my name out to a lot of local folks. Hope this next get together works out... it'd be great to see everybody! Either day, so far, works for me.

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    This is a little off-topic... I just found out that my daughter's game this Sunday has been cancelled (the other team could't get enough players to form a team) and I have a free day. I am itching to take the 5x7 for an outing at the Quabbin. So if anyone is interested, PM me. I am think of getting there about 10:30 am or so. I know it is rather short notice, but...
    I'll be in NH tomorrow (Sat) for my niece's wedding, hoping to be back about 9:00pm or so.
    With my daughter's game schedule, I gotta grab and take advantage of these opportunities.

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    Here's directions to the Quabbin. I'll be at the Visitor's Center about 10:30 am.

    And now - Directions...
    Coming from the Boston area / Eastern Mass:
    Get on to the Mass Pike West and keep going... Look for Exit 7 Ludlow, this is the exit you want to take.
    After paying your toll, go to the end of the short access road and turn RIGHT on to Rte 21 North. Follow this road all the way to the end (probably a 15 min drive) to where Rte 21 meets Rte 202. Turn RIGHT on to Rte 202 North. You will go about a mile, up a hill and at the top is a traffic light. Rte 202 turns left, BUT you want to go Straight through the light and about a mile it will meet Rte 9. Turn RIGHT on to Rte 9 East. The Quabbin Visitors' Center road will be about 2 to 3 miles down the road. It will be on the Left Side and marked with a sign for the State Police (who now police the park and area). Turn Left here and follow the road a short ways to the Visitors' Center. If I remember correctly, the parking area just past the Center is still accessible, if not park right in front of the building.

    Coming from the West - Berkshires or NY:
    Take the Mass Pike East to Exit 7 Ludlow. Follow the directs above from that point north.

    Coming from the South - Conn:
    Get on to Rte 91 North. Drive up to Springfield where you will bear right on to Rt2 291 East. Take Rte 291 East all the way to the end where it will meet the Mass Pike (Rte 90). Turn right on to the Pike's access area, grab you ticket and head East. Exit 7 will be the next exit, so don't pick up warp speed! Take Exit 7 Ludlow and follow the above directions to the Quabbin.

    From points North - VT or NH:
    Get on to Rte 91 South. Keep driving to Holyoke (pronounced Whole-yoke) and the Holyoke Mall (which is on your left). The Exit just past the Holyoke Mall is for the Mass Pike; this is the one you want to take. Get on to the Mass Pike and head East to Exit 7 Ludlow. As stated already, follow directions from this point to the Quabbin.

    If you're gonna drive down Rte 2 - points North and East:
    Take Rte 2 West until you hit the town of Orange. Take the exit for Rte 202 South Belchertown Amherst. Follow Rte 202 South into Belchertown where Rte 202 will meet Rte 9. Turn Left onto Rte 9 East and follow this road for about 3 to 5 miles to the Quabbin Visitors' Center (see above directions).


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    Great to hear that folks are doing a Quabbin run. I won't be able to make it due to an unexpected need to help run a table at the PHSNE photo show on Saturday and Sunday. I'll have a sign out that says APUG, however, so if anyone plans on being there, look for me.

    Have fun! Good shooting.
    Whitey

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    I could do Sunday, as of now. But all this mention of the PHSNE thing has me curious 'bout it. Where is that being held?

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    PHSNE Photographica Show

    The fall show to end all shows, in terms of used gear and interesting people anyway, in the Boston area is the PHSNE Photographica show. This year it's being held on November 19 and 20 at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center in Watertown, MA. Directions are here. 11 to 5 on Saturday and 10 to 4 on Sunday

    Dealers from all over converge twice a year for these shows, so there is an amazing array of used gear, antique and modern, as well as deals from places like Hunt Photo (at least they have been there for the last few years.) The cost of admission is $5. Tables are inexpensive if you wish to sell and may still be available - check with PHSNE. An older notice lists ebshaw@bu.edu as the email of choice for info. The place is different from the Waltham High School, where I have been at in the past, but I hear it's a great location. This is not a film-only show, but I haven't seen much in the way of fall-off for APUG types.

    As I said, I'll be manning a table for much of the show, so I hope to meet a few APUGgers there. My mentor/friend has a lot of good used camera gear and is putting piles of it together for us to hawk in his name. Silly man went and had a 50th wedding anniversary in the middle of the show! Now that's unfortunate planning, huh?

    By the way, if there's something you're looking for in terms of gear and you can't find it at the show, give me a nudge. Dick (my friend) may have it. He doesn't have much to do with computers and is often kind of difficult to track down, but he has three rooms filled with great stuff and is one of the nicest, most knowledgable most honest men in the world (kinda like Jim Galli, or so I'm led to believe.) I asked him last night about old rangefinders and folders and he just laughed, waving to a pile of large boxes about 6 feet high labeled "Folders." Kind of like a candy store for a old gear junkie like me.

    See you there!

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    OK all... here's my thinking on this proposed get together: There are quite a few APUG'ers here in the New England region. We are not that far apart geographically. What I would like to see happen is for this region to become more active (like I don't have enough stuff going on already, but...) with general gatherings and photo-outings.
    There are plenty of places in New England to ply our photo skills and we all have our faorite sites - hmmmm, I wonder where I would take you all to? Well, you know what I mean. And with Whitey and the his school, myself and the Valley Photo Center, and I am sure someone else has a good meeting site in another location, we have different places to have general gatherings and print viewings.
    These are things I would like to see discussed at this proposed gathering. If Nov 19 & 20 are not good dates to get as many NE-APUG'ers together as possible, then lets try and find some other dates that are. I have the keys to the VPC, so it is available whenever I unlock the door.
    Any suggestions - please post or PM me.
    Thank you muchly.

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    Should we try to meet at this PHSNE show this time? Or move a meeting back to the weekend after thanksgiving, say the 3rd or 4th of December?

    It'd be great to orgainize a regular schedule of meetings, maybe once every two months. As my recent thread noted, I sometimes feel like I'm floundering in work, and it'd be great to get regualr feedback from you guys... even some editing help on new work.

    Thoughts??

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