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July 3rd, 2006


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10:58 am - Two sleeps to Winnipeg
Got out to REI yesterday and replaced the AWOL tent. Also picked up new Teva sandals. I wore them in to work today to help break them in and they are pretty darned comfy.

Ran into mizzlaurajean and buttonlass while there. They embarked upon the high-pressure campaign to get 90_percent_sure to join them in their crazy, last-minute Winnipeg expedition. Crazy. I'm sure it'll never work.

After REI, we popped over to the local Don Pablos for mediocre Mexican food. lollardfish returned from his weekend frisbee sojourn to join us for a margarita. I drank far too much lemonade and left feeling stuffed to the gills.

So now my prep for Winnipeg is down to food and packing. I'll need to pitch the new tent tonight, because pitching it for the first time in a place where it might be needed immediately is sub-optimal. I think I'll be going for a lot of dry goods for food. I don't want to rely on coolers or other camp supplies because I look upon Winnipeg as a good testing ground for more primitive camping. One can be about as primitive as one wants and, if something should go horribly wrong, there's a community there willing to help you out. (Not to mention civilization just a few minutes away by car.)
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From:dreamshark
Date:July 3rd, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
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I'm a bit confused by all of this last-minute Winnipeg planning. Didn't I just read in somebody else's post that the campground is totally sold out? Do all of you have campground spaces? And even if you do, what's the point in continuing to recruit new people for the trip if there won't be anywhere for them to camp? Or are you just packing more people into the same tents?
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From:mizzlaurajean
Date:July 3rd, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
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Because there are always people who can't go last minute who want to sell their tickets. And because they actaully sell the last few remaining tickets on sight last minute near as we can tell.

All but one has the needed passes.
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From:jbru
Date:July 3rd, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
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My festival pass and campground pass were part of the annual "early bird" ticket purchase, so I'm all set. As near as I can figure, minnehaha K got a bunch of women drunk and convinced them to come to the festival as there were still some campground spaces left at that point. These women then became recruiters and are trying desperately to make their activities seem less crazy by getting others to do the same thing.

I don't think it'll work.
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From:dreamshark
Date:July 3rd, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)

WYLASOMWTC?

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*heh*

Well, I hope you all get campground sites. If not... REMEMBER WOODSTOCK! TEAR DOWN THE FENCES! Wallow in the mud and rejoice!

(This is all SO not my idea of fun, but to each his own.)
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From:jbru
Date:July 3rd, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)

Re: WYLASOMWTC?

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After the reports of "fun" last year, I'm hoping we don't have much mud to wallow in, myself.
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From:dreamshark
Date:July 3rd, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)

Re: WYLASOMWTC?

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Well, if you chicken out, at least you know who you can sell your space to.
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From:buttonlass
Date:July 3rd, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. LJ and I got in on this last minute, I bought our passes the last day they were available online luckily. We're mostly recruiting one other person for the trip who has been before and can camp with us if necessary. When we got this harebrained idea we thought there were tickets available.
From:emyjo
Date:July 3rd, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
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Bagels & peanut butter. Yes.

Have a toasty marshmallow for me, would you? That would be splendid.
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From:laurel
Date:July 4th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
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Kevin wore his blinky Twins hat for a bit tonight and we decided he's gotta wear it if we actually go watch fireworks anywhere and this prompts me to remind you that a blinky Twins hat might be just the thing to take the folk festival.

Sure, a tent and good sandals are more important, but still.
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From:sraun
Date:July 5th, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)
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So mizzlaurajean is trying to accomplish a gift on minimal advance notice. Are you going to bet against it? I wouldn't!

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