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I retired in 2003 and have taken fourteen photo related courses at U Akron since then. I am probably as old as your grand parents, but hopefully we can talk by that gap. I will PM you and we can talk about course possibilities off line. As you get into the advanced classes and move to larger formats there is potential for a lot of excitement. The school has 6x7 cm and 6x9 cm Fuji range finder cameras and 4x5 inch view cameras to loan to students. If you are in the Akron area this summer I would be happy to have you visit my darkroom before the Sept. gathering and talk about where you want to go with your photography.
I am planning on coming up and camping if there is room for me. Eva may join me as well.
You are most welcome. There is plenty of room for campers. I have not found anything local to equal the Big Chicken though.
How ever, please tell Eva that she made the party at Photostock 2008 and that you are not allowed to come unless she joins us as well.
Hmm ... no Big Chicken and I have to bring my wife? Well, at least I get to make some pictures!
It looks like we may have several campers. You are more than welcome to do so. At Photostock 2008 I noticed a few campers shivering through bucket showers. We have a pond about 1/3 to 1/2 acre in size located between the house and where people will be camping. The bottom is pretty muddy, but it drops off fast. If people would like we can anchor the 9 foot inflatable dingy I brought to Photostock 2008 and use it as a swimming raft. You can dive in to avoid the mud. When you get out you could wash the mud off your feet with a hose.
Hazards in the pond:
There is a snapping turtle whose shell is about a foot across. He may have been relocated by September.
There are often two flying yellow Labrador Retrievers just behind the tennis ball that landed beside you.
Additional perks: The pond has Bass, Blue Gill and three foot Grass Carp. The pond has not been fished in at least twenty years. If you will catch and release, anyone attending is welcome to bring a rod and reel. The last person that fished here twenty years ago caught four fish in four casts.
My guess is that the street photographers amongst us could have a lot of fun with any of the above.
Joe Smigiel, if you come and hire a model, she won’t get poison ivy in the dingy.
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Possible Motel Accommodations For the Northern Ohio Gathering
Wednesday morning through Sunday. September 17-21, 2008
Intersection of Ohio Turnpike I-80 Exit 173 and Route I-77, Richfield, OH
Hampton Inn, new this year, three star rating, tel: 330-659-6662
Quality Inn, much older, three star rating, tel: 330-659-6151
Subway and Richfield Family Restaurant within sight. The RFR has good, cheap family food in a run down environment. Great for breakfast.
The Richfield motels and restaurants are 6 miles or 8 minutes north of our house.
Fairlawn, OH Route I-77 Exit 137 A and B Intersecting with OH Route 18, also called Medina Rd., Market St and Montrose Blvd.
Akron Super 8 Motel, one star, 330-666-8887
Best Western Inn, three stars, 330-670-0888
Comfort Inn Akron West, two stars, 330-666-5050
Courtyard by Marriott Akron, three stars, 330-668-9090
Four Points Sheraton, three stars, 330-869-9000
Holiday Inn, three stars, 330-666-4131
Every imaginable chain restaurant and a few unique.
The Fairlawn motels and restaurants are 6 miles or 11 minutes south of our house.
Information provided by AAA Ohio TourBook and MapQuest
I was just alerted to this thread and I'll keep an eye on it. Looks like a great get together.
thanks for the links. I really need to attend one of these!
Originally Posted by jp80874
Originally Posted by djkloss
We have you already signed up for camping and watching the stars at night. You just have to come on over.
I can hardly wait! I got a Delorme Ohio Gazateer with the parks mapped out so I know where I'm going ... and a Cuyahoga map and splurged and got a GPS (handheld). (I get lost easy). I'm really looking forward to this! I haven't been camping in years!
Originally Posted by jp80874