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The Travelin Man

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2009 GLEE CLUB Memphis Meet-Up Wed, 11/26/08 6:29 PM (permalink)
 
Here are a number of hot links.  The first is the first message that begins the report of the various meet-ups.  Following are a number of links to various photo essays from different perspectives.

TRIP  REPORT BEGINS ON PAGE 13 AT MESSAGE NUMBER 373.

 
Mayor Al's comprehensive trip report

Buffetbuster's candid photos 

Buffetbuster's additional photos

ChiTownDiner's Day One - Thurs 2/12 (Part I)

ChiTownDiner's Day One (2/12) (Part II)

ChiTownDiner's Day Two - 2/13

ChiTownDiner's Day Two (2/13) (cont.)

wanderingjew's Part I

wanderingjew's Part II

wanderingjew's Part III

wanderingjew's Part IV

wanderingjew's Supplemental (Feb. 14)

The Travelin' Man - Part I (Feb. 14 - Memphis)

The Travelin' Man - Part II (Feb. 14 - Memphis - cont.)

The Travelin' Man - Part III (Feb. 15 - Paducah, KY)
 
Hear ye! Hear ye! With the blessing of Hizzonor The Mayor, this here thread shall serve as the planning/discussion point for the Official 2009 Meeting of the West Tennessee Glee Club and BBQ Society.

Original plans had called for a trip to the low country in South Carolina and Georgia area. Unfortunately, it looks like that option needs to be punted for this year. Instead, the Executive Council (sounds good to me?) has suggested that we convene in the BBQ heaven of.....
Memphis, TN

Discussion will commence as to the viability of Memphis, and the selection of restaurant(s), and other cultural activities. There are no formal invitations coming - you are all invited (and most of you are welcome! ). It ain't Memphis in May, but it will be a ton of fun - and Memphis is a short drive from a good number of nearby cities. One caveat - Saturday is Valentine's Day. My personal motto is "nothing says 'I love you' like a big slab of ribs" - but, you will want to keep this in mind as you decide whether or not to leave the family behind - or, whether or not that new girl/guy is worth giving up Memphis BBQ!

Count my vote as the first enthusiastic "AYE!" I look forward to seeing ya'll in Memphis!
<message edited by The Travelin Man on Mon, 03/23/09 11:14 PM>
 
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    buffetbuster

    RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Wed, 11/26/08 6:37 PM (permalink)
    As someone who has been in Memphis twice in the last few months and is flying there again on Friday, this idea gets a huge thumbs up from me! If there is a better eating city in the USA, I don't know what it is.

    Do you have a particular bbq restaurant in mind? My vote for best 'que would be Cozy Corner, but are they big enough to hold us all. Would they be willing to put up with us?

    I can tell you that no matter where we go, I will be there!
     
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      mayor al

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      RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Wed, 11/26/08 6:39 PM (permalink)

      TTM,
      Thanks for getting this started. We've been concerned that we might not be able to do a longer trip to a location "out-of-range" this year. Jan will have some surgery in December and will consume all of her available leave time during the 6 weeks that she will be off in December and January. That limits our travel to a normal weekend for a few months after. Memphis is a 6 hour ride for us, easy to do for the February weekend.

      We will consider planning a Low Country visit next time, but count us in for Memphis this year!
      AL
       
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        RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Wed, 11/26/08 6:40 PM (permalink)
        Count Jan & me in, too, and I'm going to see if my brother can join us. This will be great fun!
         
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          wanderingjew

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          RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Wed, 11/26/08 7:15 PM (permalink)
          Ironically I was just talking to The Travelin Manon the phone as he was writing this thread.

          Altough I'm bummed that we're not heading to the Low Country this year, I'm elated because I've never met a plate of ribs I didn't like in the Bluff City.

          I can't commit yet, it all depends on whether or not I can get a good deal on airfare.
           
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            iqdiva

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            RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Wed, 11/26/08 7:21 PM (permalink)
            Barring any unforseen schedule changes , my hubby Paul & I would love to join The West Tennessee Glee Club and BBQ Society 2009 President's Day Weekend Meet-Up in Memphis !
             
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              Sundancer7

              RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Wed, 11/26/08 7:23 PM (permalink)
              Sundancer and Iwanago is in for the trip. Just give us the time and date and we will be there. I will book reservations in the Beale St. area with Marriott. I totally look forward to the trip.

              I will treat Al to the burger place on Beale St. that cooks with very old oil. I am sure that he will appreciate that

              Paul E. Smith
              Knoxville, TN
               
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                Poverty Pete

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                RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Wed, 11/26/08 7:48 PM (permalink)
                If Tiki will make the trip again, I'll buy him a pint of Bigfoot!
                 
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                  mayor al

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                  RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Wed, 11/26/08 10:34 PM (permalink)

                  If Bushie will make the ride, I'll have a bottle of Buffalo Trace for him !!! Get your Hawaiian Shirts out of the Mothballs !!!
                   
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                    RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 11:49 AM (permalink)
                    Can someone please translate.
                     
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                      Rick F.

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                      RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 3:32 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by signman
                      Can someone please translate.
                      Translate which? Everybody who's posted on this thread is a bit odd and often enigmatic, I think!
                       
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                        Sundancer7

                        RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 4:33 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Rick F.

                        quote:
                        Originally posted by signman
                        Can someone please translate.
                        Translate which? Everybody who's posted on this thread is a bit odd and often enigmatic, I think!


                        Except the Sundancer and I am worse, I think.

                        Regardless, I am looking forward to Memphis.

                        Paul E. Smith
                        knoxville, TN
                         
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                          Curbside Grill

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                          RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 5:45 PM (permalink)
                          How many restaurants and days, Have to try
                          http://www.colettasrestaurant.com/
                          Know I will stop there before leaving or before anybody gets there.
                          Some of the best BBQ pizza, The King use to eat here and had it flown to wherever he was.
                           
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                            Poverty Pete

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                            RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 7:38 PM (permalink)
                            The official Glee Club meeting will convene Saturday morning at a yet-to-be-determined location. However, the night prior to that, I will be dining at Doe's in Greenville and would love to have others join me.
                             
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                              iqdiva

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                              RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 7:47 PM (permalink)
                              Mr.Poverty Pete ... We've never met , but my husband Paul & I would love to join you at Doe's !
                               
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                                ann peeples

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                                RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 9:03 PM (permalink)
                                Lord have mercy-if I can make it to this wonderful meeting, I will.My Birthday is around this time frame....however, life may take me in a different direction.
                                 
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                                  RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 9:06 PM (permalink)
                                  Miss Ann we must meet ! You,me & Miss Janet Bowen would have a blast just talking !
                                   
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                                    RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 9:08 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by annpeeples
                                    Lord have mercy-if I can make it to this wonderful meeting, I will.My Birthday is around this time frame....however, life may take me in a different direction.
                                    Hope to see you there, kiddo!
                                     
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                                      iqdiva

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                                      RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 9:21 PM (permalink)
                                      My hubby & I would love to meet you too Mr. Rick !
                                       
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                                        RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 9:25 PM (permalink)
                                        I am debating this trip.
                                        I now have a job that pays well, and hopefully, I will be able to take that weekend off.
                                         
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                                          Poverty Pete

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                                          RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 9:26 PM (permalink)
                                          Ann, life needs to take you in a southerly direction.
                                          iqdiva, Janet Bowen tells me you have nice table manners, but is unwilling to vouch for Paul. Can you assure me that he won't try to slip a tamale or two into his pocket while we're dining?
                                           
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                                            RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 9:31 PM (permalink)
                                            I don't know Mr.Pete ...We better keep an eye on my little Paul and those tamales !
                                             
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                                              RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 9:54 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by Poverty Pete

                                              The official Glee Club meeting will convene Saturday morning at a yet-to-be-determined location. However, the night prior to that, I will be dining at Doe's in Greenville and would love to have others join me.


                                              Poverty if I make it down to Memphis (again contingent on cheap airfare) then I'll definetely join you at Doe's. TTM told me about his experience at Doe's and I was wondering when/how or if i would ever make it there, well considering it's so close to Memphis, I figure now would be my chance, oh I also would look forward to meeting iqdiva too.

                                               
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                                                Poverty Pete

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                                                RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 9:58 PM (permalink)
                                                Dale, find a cheap flight into Nashville on Thursday night. Ride with me on Friday and through the weekend, and I'll get you back to Nashville airport Sunday afternoon.
                                                 
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                                                  RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 10:01 PM (permalink)
                                                  Likewise here Mr.Wanderingjew !
                                                   
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                                                    RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 10:06 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by Poverty Pete

                                                    Dale, find a cheap flight into Nashville on Thursday night. Ride with me on Friday and through the weekend, and I'll get you back to Nashville airport Sunday afternoon.


                                                    Thanks for the offer- that's a possibility. I'll keep a lookout for Nashville too.
                                                     
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                                                      RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Thu, 11/27/08 10:23 PM (permalink)
                                                      My weekend itinerary looks like this:
                                                      Early Friday breakfast at Loveless Cafe, at the northern terminus of the Natchez Trace. A leisurely trip down the Trace, which may well be the most beautiful and historic road in all of America. Lunch in Greenwood, Ms., then dinner at Doe's. Up to Memphis for the weekend with bbq swimp, hopefully, mebbe some bbq pizza, ribs and great beer.
                                                       
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                                                        RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Fri, 11/28/08 12:21 AM (permalink)
                                                        OK which weekend are we going to use

                                                        13-15th (Valentines Day included)
                                                        or the next weekend
                                                        20-22nd

                                                         
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                                                          buffetbuster

                                                          RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Fri, 11/28/08 3:35 AM (permalink)
                                                          I'm having dinner at Doe's tonight!
                                                           
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                                                            RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion Fri, 11/28/08 7:46 AM (permalink)
                                                            President's Day is part of the Valentines Day weekend according to my calendar, so it will be the 13-15th.

                                                            We can't do the Friday events, but definitely recommend your excursion to Doe's. We will meet up for the Noon meal in Memphis and be there thru Sunday afternoon.
                                                             
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