As of Feb 1 at 10:30 am, the RSVP (and possibilities) list for the weekend, as compiled from this thread and the concurrent Facebook page, is as follows:
The Travelin' Man (Steve)
ayersian (Chris and Amy)
buffetbuster (Cliff) and Cousin Johnny
improviser (Sorry, I don't think I know your name!)
Louis (+1 guest)
That makes 14 confirmed, with Paul and Roz out for Friday night (I think I read correctly that they will arrive around midnight on Friday night).
The tentative list includes:
ChiTownDiner, who, when last I checked, was still praying for reasonable air frares.
Random ayersian family members and friends (any idea on count - or for which events yet?)
A number of people on the Facebook page, including prior attendees Rick F, tiki, and pcdiva and possible first-time attendees Michael Stern, redtressed, and Biker Jim! If any of you have made travel plans or can update on the likelihood of your attendance, that would be helpful.
The planned activities are still the same:
Friday evening: Dinner at Sweatman's
Saturday lunch: Gullah Cuisine
Saturday dinner: Bowen's Island Restaurant
Each of these places would like an estimated head count at some point this week, so firming up plans is starting to become important.
The dinner at Bowen's Island will include the gift exchange, and "proper attire" (example
) will be encouraged. For examples of what would be appropriate for the gift exchange, please check the original post in this thread for the links to the prior years' events.
There has been chatter discussion on breakfasts and Sunday lunch (82 Queen), but there has been no "official" move to add any additional events or secure seating. My personal plan is to depart Hooterville on Friday morning and pick up wanderingjew in Jax around 9:30 am and meet up with buffetbuster (and Nancypalooza?) at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House in Savannah. We will then progress to Charleston to meet the group. After Charleston, we will head back down through Savannah and hit The Crab Shack on Tybee Island and O'Steen's in St. Augustine for lunch and dinner on Monday. I will then show wanderingjew some of the local specialties back here in downtown Hooterville for a day or so (which is about how long it takes to see all there is to say here in Hooterville).
Looking forward to updates from group...and can't wait to see you all next weekend!
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