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Old 02-08-2016, 10:18 PM   #1
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1st Annual SkooliePalooza - when and where?

Thought I would kick this thing off, and let's start some polling to see when and where the MOST people can show up.

First, let's make some things clear:
- don't vote if you are not intending to show
- if you vote for a time and a region, please make sure you show up
- please abstain from any "I can't go because of ____" these posts are only thread killers.

The purpose of this thread is to gauge interest, and see when and where a MAJORITY of people can make a meeting of minds. This festival is intended to be a life-changing event. If you see it as a competition between a football game or a birthday party, then please choose the latters. If you see the potential, as I do, then jump in and help me mold this into the Burning Man of Skoolies the way I see this thing moving.

Seriously, I do see the potential, and I have only met less than 5 of you freaking people? What say you?

I have some ideas, but if everyone says: Chippewa City, Minnesota - Jan 12th, we can do that. Gonna have to find a good firewood source(and trailer) but we can do that.

So what do you say? When can YOU come, an how far can you hitchhike?
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Old 02-09-2016, 04:48 AM   #2
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A day's trip for me in Heavy as she's geared right now would have me about 600 miles from Houston. So, that being said, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma are about my limits for now. As far as when, summertime is best. Becoming a teacher will free-up my summers. As far as when I can re-gear Heavy will depend upon job/finances. But when that's done I'll have a longer range to work with.

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Old 02-09-2016, 07:01 AM   #3
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The black hills in June?
Think Sturgis for skoolies.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:57 AM   #4
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Hmmm...I'm thinkin' Central Time Zone...not too close to Mexico or Canada...not mid-winter or summer. Does that narrow things down a bit? Of course the where & when also have to coincide with some land that is Skoolie friendly too, so any suggestions there are welcomed as well.

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July, Thanksgiving, Christmas all fit in well to a school schedule. Our spring break follows some convoluted formula, something about barking at the moon and spinning around in an office chair 15 times then throwing a dart at a calendar................

Hey, I just work here.

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I'm in Colorado and game to meet just about anywhere. i already have plans for Montana on July4th, but otherwise i'm open.
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Old 02-09-2016, 01:20 PM   #7
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Labor Day would be crazy on the roads, but that's what I'm thinking. Or Columbus Day. Is a 3 day weekend a too-small window? Maybe 2 or 3 regional meets so everyone could be a day's drive away. Probably don't want to schedule it when/where it's a certain thing that your heat's gotta work well.

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Dan,

For me a three day window is way too small. One day driving, then a half day to meet and greet, then back on the road is too little time for me (considering unpacking at home, etc.). I want to have at least two days of asking questions/presenting what I've learned before heading back home. Just my opinion. Does that make sense? (Wifie said to have y'all double check my thinking)

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I'm guessing that even with a few months advance planning and a long weekend, most folks will still have to take a day or so off (cough, cough) to make it wherever and have the time to soak up some Skoolie culture.

But...it'll be worth it!
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I'm guessing that even with a few months advance planning and a long weekend, most folks will still have to take a day or so off (cough, cough) to make it wherever and have the time to soak up some Skoolie culture.

But...it'll be worth it!
this is the most important response do far.

My vision of this event, is that it is not a get-together, or a weekend with friends, this will be a FESTIVAL!
My vision is a transformative event.
If you need to take a week of vacation to attend, you should consider it.

My gut tells me to stay away from ALL holidays, as squeezing into a long weekend thing, simply means we will be competing with the "other" long weekend thing your spouse had planned.

Seriously, I am thinking Monday till the next Monday. If you can squeeze a few days in and meet us, great, if not, there is the next one. We cannot accommodate everyone and the weird schedules and holidays, we can only try to fit the most people in.

Maybe we should be more vague in time and region?

Like:

Arizona or Florida in winter
or
Colorado or Montana in Summer (or any high elevation spot)
or
Spring/Fall events with appropriate weather

One thing I have NO INTEREST in is anything to do with a campground.
This to me means BLM or Nat. Forrest.

I have a few places in mind, but chime in if you have something interesting.
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