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onionpond
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:58 pm    Post subject: Locations for Breakfast Buddies Reply with quote

What is the criteria for picking the locations of the Breakfast Buddie events? There is one set for Fargo in April but I will be out of town on vacation that week. I am looking forward to meeting some fellow Cachers, guess I'll have to make a trip to the big city.

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Edited by dachebo - 2/3/06 - To change subject name, so we wont have two "Breakfast Buddies threads once I move this to "Events".
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that we are trying to get every third (or is it fourth?) one in a "non-metro" location. The last (December) was in Duluth.

As far as picking the location in particular, we sent a couple of emails to cachers in the area and we were pretty much only given one option back that was workable, so we reserved there.

Hope that answers your question. Sorry you aren't able to attend!
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RINO SHAWN
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pear Head wrote:
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I believe that we are trying to get every third (or is it fourth?) one in a "non-metro" location. The last (December) was in Duluth.


As long as were on this subject.... I've been wondering about the 1 time each month that is "NON METRO":

How far away is the limit? (Is there a limit?)
If the MnGCA is hosting the event (MINNESOTA Geocaching Association), why are we holding an event outside of the state?

Please don't get me wrong....I know that Fargo isn't really that far-to-go (pun intended =) and I love the fact that the locations are moved around to other areas of Minnesota, etc. It doesn't bother me at all that one is scheduled in Fargo........Just saw the location for Fargo and my first thought was "hey.....I'm not good at geography....but isn't Fargo in North Dakota?") Wink Wink
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TimbreWlf
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, Fargo is just the much larger suburb of Moorhead. My family there actually goes to dinner(s) in Fargo, so IMHO it seems like a logical choice.
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Dances With Beehives
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't they make a movie about Minnesota a while back, and named it "Fargo"?
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RINO SHAWN wrote:
If the MnGCA is hosting the event (MINNESOTA Geocaching Association), why are we holding an event outside of the state

Because when we asked people from that area where they thought a good place to have the event would be, they recommended the "Fryn' Pan". This particular Fryn' Pan was very helpful in getting a group reservation setup (including a room).

I have met a lot of cachers but due to the proximity of Moorhead/Fargo to the Cities, we don't get to meet many people from that way. We were flying blind and went with the suggestions of those who knew best.

Being that it's less than 5 miles across the border I didn't see it as being a big deal.
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Dances With Beehives
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moving this thread to "Events." Note the change in the subject name. So we wont have two "Breakfast Buddies" threads.
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onionpond
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote][quote="Pear Head"]I believe that we are trying to get every third (or is it fourth?) one in a "non-metro" location. The last (December) was in Duluth.

As far as picking the location in particular, we sent a couple of emails to cachers in the area and we were pretty much only given one option back that was workable, so we reserved there.

Hope that answers your question. Sorry you aren't able to attend!
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I guess I wasn't concerned about the place that we eat at. I was really wondering about the selection of the city where the event is held, and the criteria that goes into that selection.

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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

onionpond wrote:
I guess I wasn't concerned about the place that we eat at. I was really wondering about the selection of the city where the event is held, and the criteria that goes into that selection.

1. Location of the previous "greater Minnesota" breakfast (we want to distribute them as evenly as we can).

2. Is the location fairly easy to get to? Major highways, etc.

3. Is there a local cacher community?

On and on and on.

Hope that helps Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you that clears that up for me. Now how do you get those little white windows to come up?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

onionpond wrote:
Thank you that clears that up for me. Now how do you get those little white windows to come up?


In the post that you want to reference, look to the upper right corner of the post and hit the quote icon. Add your comment and submit.
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