Jump to content


Photo

Stroll the park this Summer


  • Please log in to reply
37 replies to this topic

#1 waynebretl

waynebretl

    See Yourself on Color TV!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,041 posts

Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:15 PM

WAKE UP -- it's already April, then comes May and then June - maybe the best time to meet and stroll in the park?

Anybody coming out of hibernation and thinking about a get-together? How about 2 days?

Some thoughts:
Wait for kids to be out of school so families can attend.
We could do more "then and now" with 8x10 transparencies of the views during the Fair.
Lunch at the WF Burger King.
Triangulate the exact location of the underground home.
Visit the museum, with comments on plusses and minuses from our experts.
We could stroll over to the Louis Armstrong house (if you haven't toured it, I highly recommend it).
Souvenir show and tell - always fun
And of course, there's dinner and lemon ice for dessert.

WELL? When's your calendar open?

#2 Terry007

Terry007

    Likes World's Fairs

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 105 posts

Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:51 PM

Sounds great, and I will be in the US in June.

Unfortunately though the only part of the US I will be in is Hawaii.

#3 scrock30

scrock30

    Likes World's Fairs

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 284 posts

Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:52 AM

Wayne, that sounds great. Pick a date or dates and lets get it going. I would love to go. Steve

#4 midnightrid3r

midnightrid3r

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 77 posts

Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:49 PM

Sounds great! Been to the "wf" burger king in main street allready. It's pretty cool, they have models of the unisphere and the NYSP Observation towers.

#5 waynebretl

waynebretl

    See Yourself on Color TV!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,041 posts

Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:08 PM

OK - that's two - waiting for more and any comments on better/worse dates ---- how about some more out-of-towners?

#6 Don Cavaioli

Don Cavaioli

    Loves World's Fairs

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 704 posts

Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:45 PM

Any date is good for me.

#7 waynebretl

waynebretl

    See Yourself on Color TV!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,041 posts

Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:40 PM

At some point, I'll have to pick a date to get a low airfare - but I'm afraid that as soon as I do, there will people saying "oh I can't come then" --so, people, speak up!

#8 Glen Schultzberg

Glen Schultzberg

    Loves World's Fairs

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 699 posts

Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:19 PM

Sounds like fun! I'd LOVE to do it. Had a great time back in 2008. Unfortunately, at this moment it's not realistic for me. Maybe if a date can be firmed up I can look into trying to make something happen. As Wayne said--speak up about when a good/bad time would be for you if you!

#9 xl5er

xl5er

    Really Loves World's Fairs

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,012 posts

Posted 22 April 2011 - 06:13 AM

I love NY in June, but I will be leaving the city Memorial Day.

Anybody want anything checked out in Manhattan while I'm here? Ground truthed as they say.

#10 waynebretl

waynebretl

    See Yourself on Color TV!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,041 posts

Posted 24 April 2011 - 01:51 PM

Presently looks like June 11-12 or 25-26 would work for me.

Any preferences out there?

#11 waynebretl

waynebretl

    See Yourself on Color TV!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,041 posts

Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:55 AM

Helloooooo.... Couldn't wait any longer on air fares, so

Dates are set - June 22-July 4 - so, you have a choice of weekends June 25-26 and/or July 2-3 - I can do both!

Who's interested, and when?

#12 scrock30

scrock30

    Likes World's Fairs

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 284 posts

Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:12 AM

Wayne, Both dates are open for me count me in. But if you need a preference, I'd pick the June date. Steve.

#13 waynebretl

waynebretl

    See Yourself on Color TV!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,041 posts

Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:12 AM

Went looking for the usual Holiday Inn, but found that (1) the price is way up, and (2) not even available on the pre-4th weekend when Mets/Yankees are playing. Ended up with the new Red Roof Inn in Flushing. However, it looks like they don't have an airport shuttle or breakfast, so will have to to taxi and find a regular place for breakfast nearby. Most everything else will be via the good ol' #7.

Now that I've decided on a long stay, I need to start panning what to do with the weekdays. I was thinking of visiting a couple of Long Island aviation museums, but it appears getting there on public transport will not be real easy. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Went to the statue of Liberty last time just before the crown reopened, so may do that again if it's possible to get to the crown. Been to some of the major museums, but I know NYC has many more I haven't seen.

Meanwhile, will work on some casual plans for FMCP and vicinity.
Steve, do you want to pick Saturday or Sunday, or are you up for two days in a row? I'm thinking two days would make it easier to do FMCP thoroughly, plus the Burger King and Armstrong house.

#14 Randy Treadway

Randy Treadway

    Master Builder

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,397 posts

Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:34 AM

It will be June-July. Don't forget the Lemon Ice King of Corona.

#15 waynebretl

waynebretl

    See Yourself on Color TV!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,041 posts

Posted 09 May 2011 - 09:49 AM

It will be June-July. Don't forget the Lemon Ice King of Corona.

Never! One place I always go.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users