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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/29 18:35:25 (permalink)
Mike S ,

Got the email and sent it back to you
John Hughes check received all paid for two

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/30 06:39:44 (permalink)
Benzee

Put me down for two. just sent you a $40.00 check. hopefully you'll receive it by Saturday. Sorry for the late notice.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/30 09:43:44 (permalink)
Hello all ,
Brookquarry I will put you down for two .
We have 27 paid as of Thurs morning 8/30

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/30 15:17:30 (permalink)
Benzee: Where and at what time are we meeting the bus for those of us getting on before Galloping Hill Inn?

Cheers, John
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/31 09:12:40 (permalink)
Hello all ,

We seem to be a sticky on the board . Thanks to the administrator .
The next few weeks will be buzzing with the tour so this is much appreciated .

For those getting on in Orange County NY , we will be picking up at the same location as past years , at the Harriman MTA Train Commuter lot of of Rt. 17 m . Time is 1000 am

For those north of NYC we usually have six to ten of us hop on there . It is convienently a few miles off of Rt. 87 (NYS Thruway at Harriman / Woodbury Commons / Monroe ) exit .

We will then travel to Galloping Hill Inn off of exit #138 of the Garden St. Pkwy to pick up the rest of the group and start the tour.


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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/31 17:32:37 (permalink)
I've never driven up that way by myself, and I'd like to know when the best time is to get to Galloping Hill. I won't get lost - just afraid of traffic. How long does the bus sit, usually, before it takes off?
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/01 11:03:29 (permalink)
Harriet ,

The bus will probably arrive at GHI around 1115 to 1130am . Many of the group arrive there at 1100am and enjoy the atmosphere and camraderie of fellow hot dog lovers.
Bus will be leaving GHI at high Noon or soonafter. That will give everyone sometime to enjoy the dogs , meet some old and new friends and discuss the tour.
So get to GHI anytime between 1100and Noon and you will be among friends and ready to go .

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/01 21:12:06 (permalink)
Harriet,

Don't worry about traffic. You will be coming north on the Parkway; everyone else is heading south to the Jersey Shore. It's very easy. Go north, get off exit 138, turn right, and the Galloping Hill Inn will be about a half mile on your left.

I've been on vacation and away this past week, which is why I haven't been posting. And my computer has been giving me problems, so I have to go to the library at times. I would say to give yourself about an hour and a half or so to get to the GHI.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/02 08:59:39 (permalink)
That's not too bad. Thanks, you guys. Now my personal challenge is getting the digital camera I want before then without breaking the bank. My camera is just no good anymore.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/02 13:19:28 (permalink)
Benzee,

If there are still seats available for the tour, I'd be interesting in driving up from Maryland for it with one or two people, and maybe even creating a photodocumentary of the experience, which I could then host on my webpage: http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~mspecian/links/crazylinks/cpr.htm . John mentioned the tour to me months ago, but I just checked up on it now, so my apologies for missing the September 1st deadline.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/02 23:19:00 (permalink)
Hello all ,

mspecian ,
John had mentioned to me a few that were interested and we still have seats so you are in if you want.
We have room for about 6 more on the bus . Just let me know for sure and send in the payment .
You are welcome to do a photodocumentary of the tour if you like . It would be much appreciated.
Brookquary , Got your check yesterday and yuo are good to go .

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/03 02:24:36 (permalink)
Benzee,
You mentioned a clerical error a few weeks back. Are we still getting a school bus? or a luxury coach?

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/03 10:49:51 (permalink)
<<It's very easy. Go north, get off exit 138, turn right, and the Galloping Hill Inn will be about a half mile on your left.>>

The first hour and a half are easy, it's those last 15 seconds at that nightmare 49-way intersection where GHI is located that's a problem...

John, Benzee, guys, gals: Sorry I'm not going to make the tour again this year. I have to be in Bethlehm PA that day for an offsite disaster recovery test (I work in NY) of our critical computer data. The last test, about 2 years ago, was, well, a disaster.

It was great meeting a few of you at the upstate mini tour a couple of months ago, I'm sorry I won't be able to meet the Big Group.

I do plan a stop at Charlies Pool Room late in the day on my way home, I'll be thinking of you. ---Ken


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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/03 15:20:07 (permalink)
Hello all ,
DPuro as of now we are still with an aircond. school bus . I may not know up until a few days before if a motorcoach becomes available.

Ken8038 , sorry you cannot join us this year but at least you will visit Charlies pool room on the way home .

Coney Island Lou needs a few more orders on the shirts to get us all the group rate .Please email him by Wed. if you are interested.

And by the way , my recovery from gallbladder surgery is doing well , back to work on limited duty for two weeks and will be at full strength just in time for the tour.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/04 11:50:17 (permalink)
Hello all,
Signman has ordered another seat for the bus .
John Fox has reserved two more for friends at work .
I will work up the updated list tonite for all .

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/04 16:00:08 (permalink)
4th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour
Updated Attendance List Sept 4th

The following are all paid

Benzee
John Fox ( 3)
Coney Island Lou
Screenbear
Seafarer John
Gail
Brooklyn Bill
Ginny
Brookquarry (2)
DPuro (2)
Ellen4641
William Meixner (2)
Doug "Bad Dog " Chuka
John Hughes (2)
harriet1954
Dave Howell
Kenneth McCrory
Todd Bovino
Mike Refinski
Leo Fontanella
Tom DeHaven
Eilleen DeHaven
Natalie Pisarcik (2)
Signman (2)
mspecian (2)
34 paid

Reserved and awaiting payment
Mike S

??????
Hot Dog King
Jason Blatt
Danny Botz (2)


I have not been contacted by the first three on the ?????? list for over a month and have sent emails .
We have 40 on this list and will now start a waiting list .
If by tommorrow night (Wed) I have not heard from these four anyone on the waiting list will be contacted to see if they are interested.

Any errors or questions feel free t email me .
CI Lou needs and shirt orders by Tommorrow

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/04 22:09:21 (permalink)
Hello all,

Heard from mspecian who will be sending payment out tommorrow for two . Thank you .

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/08 18:19:54 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Payment received from Signman and MSpecian for two each . Thank you .
That puts as at 34 paid as Uncle Buck will have to bow out of the trip.
He recently had shoulder surgery and his arm is in a sling and as per doctors orders he cannot attend.
Awaiting payment on Mike S for one that will put us at 35 .
I have not heard from Jason Blatt, Hot Dog King or Danny Botz therefore those seats are now open if anyone else is interested in attending .

We now have 5 seats left .

We will also have some refreshments onboard .Soda and water .
Anyone who ordered a shirt can pay Coney Island Lou day of the tour .

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/08 22:03:45 (permalink)
Hello all ,

The order of the stops will be as follows

Galloping Hill Inn
Jimmy Buffs
Libbys Lunch
Papaya King
Mannys
Father and Son

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/10 11:14:01 (permalink)
There's a 99% chance my daughter can make it. Is it possible to give you $20 on the bus?? If not, I understand. I'd hate to send a check and she can't make it at the last minute.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/10 12:07:42 (permalink)
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Hello all ,
DPuro as of now we are still with an aircond. school bus . I may not know up until a few days before if a motorcoach becomes available.

Ken8038 , sorry you cannot join us this year but at least you will visit Charlies pool room on the way home .

Coney Island Lou needs a few more orders on the shirts to get us all the group rate .Please email him by Wed. if you are interested.

And by the way , my recovery from gallbladder surgery is doing well , back to work on limited duty for two weeks and will be at full strength just in time for the tour.

Benzee


Benzee,

I have been quietly and vicariously reading this thread, and am envious of all of you who will be able to make this tour.

I am originally from NJ, got my RN at Lenox Hill in NYC, worked in White plains, married, and hubby served a tour at West Point. I worked at Falkirk Hospital (psych., and no longer there) in Central Valley, NY.

So I know the area well. I would love to go on the hot dog tour, but it is a long commute from Sacramento, and alas, I am not able to get the time off.

I hope all who attend, have a great time, and lots of pictures are taken. I am so envious.

Anyway, my point was meant to say, I am so glad you are healing well from your surgery. It is not an easy one, and I wish you continued healing and strength.

From the sidelines, and eager to hear how the tour goes. PLEASE, everyone, send your pics and comments for those like me, who cannot make this tour. It will mean a lot.

MG (I grew up near Flemington, in Hunterdon Co.)
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/10 17:59:25 (permalink)
Hi Morningglory ,

I live about three miles from the old Fallkirk hospital in Highland Mills.
We will make sure many pictures are taken .

Harriet 1954,
I will put you down for a second ticket and you can pay at the bus .

Jason Blatt contacted me and he is back down for one .

Looks like we are at 37 , three more seats left folks

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/10 21:23:06 (permalink)
Benzee,
I remember on last years tour, someone bought a few 6 packs of beer for the adult tour members to enjoy. Would this be allowed again or something frowned upon?

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/11 03:07:49 (permalink)
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Hi Morningglory
We will make sure many pictures will be taken

Benzee



hi morning glory!
you'll be with us in spirit! In fact, I'll even eat a hot dog in your honor...! (I'll make it the Jimmy Buff's Italian Hot Dog, okay?!?)
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/11 03:10:25 (permalink)
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Benzee,
I remember on last years tour, someone bought a few 6 packs of beer for the adult tour members to enjoy. Would this be allowed again or something frowned upon?

DPuro329

I'm suddenly way in the mood for an ice cold beer on the bus (to wash down those dogs!)

So what do you think, Benzee?!? Is it okay? Pretty please?
Figure I could bring a few 6 packs, and perhaps make some new friends real quick. (LOL)
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/11 03:17:42 (permalink)
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There's a 99% chance my daughter can make it. Is it possible to give you $20 on the bus?? If not, I understand. I'd hate to send a check and she can't make it at the last minute.

hey, Harriet, now I can say I'm looking forward to meeting you AND your daughter! (even if it does probably mean losing my "bus mate") (LOL)

Don't worry about traffic going that way on Sat. morning....
If it's a perfect "Indian Summer" day, most of the traffic in NJ will be heading south on the Garden State Parkway, (folks heading down to the beach and/or boardwalks for final summer flings)

And it's good that you will have Shayna with you for some nice company for the car ride. (and perhaps she can work on perfecting her driving skills, as well...)
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/11 05:31:36 (permalink)
Hello all ,
You are welcome to bring your own adult refreshments if you like .
Talked to Danny Botz who cannot make it .
Looks like we are at 37 and holding

Benzee


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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/11 06:16:46 (permalink)
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Hello all ,

The order of the stops will be as follows

Galloping Hill Inn
Jimmy Buffs
Libbys Lunch
Papaya King
Mannys
Father and Son

Benzee


Papaya King will be before Libby's. Nothing goes better with a hot dog than beer!
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/11 07:04:34 (permalink)
Hi All,
I really wanted to post this last night but just wanted to check first. I work for a beer distributor and might be able to get some free beer. I'd have to get an entire case as we are wholesalers. Whats the consensious among the tour goers? Domestic? Light? Import? Craft/Micro? Or should I decide?

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/09/11 07:11:48 (permalink)
definately craft, if available. why not try for a variety pack
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