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Feb. 23rd, 2004

01:19 am - UP Adventure: Mark your calendars.

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Mark your calendars. August 6,7,8,9.

My parents are putting together a little shin dig in UP Michigan that weekend and asked me how many of my friends might want to join us up there. Being the person that I am, I decided that I'd like to make it a Big Shin Dig. I'm thinking of renting one of their larger cottages for the 4 days, the larger cottage has beds for 6 and can pack in a few more people on the floors. There's also the possibility of getting a few other rooms there as well for more people. There's also nearby campgrounds and other nearby resorts.

This place is right on the beach of Lake Superior and 5 miles from the Porcupine Mountains. Bonfires on the beach, northern lights, hiking, beautiful waterfalls, skinny (or clothed) dipping in crystal clear fresh water, and lots of crazy yoopers to socialize with.

Who wants to join us up there?

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From:uss_hairball
Date:February 23rd, 2004 07:42 am (UTC)
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Ooh... If our cruise isn't that weekend, I would love to go! I would just need to get that Sunday off, if I'm still working in the same position. So cool!
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 23rd, 2004 07:44 am (UTC)

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If your cruise is going to suck away tons of interested people, there's always the possibility of having our own UP Big Shin Dig on some weekend other than the one my parents are planning.
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From:boannan
Date:February 23rd, 2004 07:49 am (UTC)
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man, August 2004 is my vacation extravanganza, I tell ya. If we can keep the cruise at a different time, I would totally think about coming. It sounds awesome. :)
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 23rd, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)

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If I go to the UP AND go on your cruise AND go to the NYC RNC protest, I'll pretty much be spending the entire month of August traveling.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 23rd, 2004 08:38 am (UTC)

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Which means of course that not only do I need to save the money for the trips but I have to save an extra months worth of normal expenses (mortgage etc) since wel self-employed types don't get paid for our vacations.
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From:aethyric
Date:February 23rd, 2004 08:35 am (UTC)
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*sob* i adore the porcupine mountains.
did a packign trip there once... saw the most awesome aurora on the drive up.
you have no idea what kind of time-off-work/kids-to-grandma's scheming i am doing at this very moment.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 23rd, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)

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With months to scheme I can think of few scenarios in which you could not make a 4 day weekend possible!
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 23rd, 2004 08:55 am (UTC)
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Dude, were you on the Simpson's Sunday night?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 23rd, 2004 08:56 am (UTC)

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What?!
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From:the_sween
Date:February 23rd, 2004 02:37 pm (UTC)

Cool!

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Dude! Eva and I are totally there! Lemme know what you need from us to help make it happen.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 23rd, 2004 02:42 pm (UTC)

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For now just mark your calendars. I'll let you know more in a couple weeks.
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From:the_sween
Date:February 23rd, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC)

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I should mention we may not be able to make it for all four days since we're going to cash in just about all our vacation on our honeymoon, but we should be able to make for three of them.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 23rd, 2004 04:10 pm (UTC)

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That shouldn't be a problem.
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From:mr_ducktape
Date:February 23rd, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC)
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Could be. No idea. Maybe?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 23rd, 2004 04:10 pm (UTC)

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You answer is unsurprising. :)

It is my usual answer.
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From:galactose
Date:February 23rd, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)
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so, would these cabins cost money? or hm? i am confused, but interested!
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 23rd, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)

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Well I'd pay for them and then probably take up collection to cover the cost but it'd be a really small amount of money because the rates up there are REALLY low and I'd welcome people to just contribute what they could afford.
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From:galactose
Date:February 23rd, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC)

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neat. i ask because we're going to new orleans in march and a cruise sometime and then to florida in june.

so we're busy, but we love to travel; keep us posted! :)
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From:weirdkarma
Date:February 23rd, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
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I want to go! That sounds so.. increditastic. I think you should somehow relate this trip to your latest sex poll. lol.
I've always wanted to see the northern lights.. Looking at the northern lights while skinny dipping beneath a waterfall? Hehehe.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 23rd, 2004 06:53 pm (UTC)

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Well if I'm going to have a northern porn party it probably shoudn't coincide with my parents' wedding anniversary vacation. Perhaps that can be a different trip, though. :)
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From:weirdkarma
Date:February 23rd, 2004 10:44 pm (UTC)

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Haha, you have a good point.
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From:weirdkarma
Date:February 24th, 2004 03:38 am (UTC)

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Count me in so long as my summer classes coincide!!
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From:earnbrand
Date:February 24th, 2004 01:42 am (UTC)
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Could be interesting, I've been wanting a cabin-in-the-woods vacation ever since my grandparents sold the house up in wisconsin.
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From:mfeltes83
Date:February 24th, 2004 01:50 am (UTC)

Stupid 12 hour rotating shifts

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Man, that sounds like fun, but I doubt my work this summer will allow for it.
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From:dsjones
Date:February 25th, 2004 03:30 am (UTC)

Sounds "spiffy"

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Count me in...I don't care if i have to call in DEAD to work!
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