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  • Jerry Snyder
    Jul 22, 2009
      Put me down for October 10th, and Kathy will be joining us for dinner - Mike also if he's home that weekend.

      --- On Thu, 7/16/09, Paul Larner <pklarner@...> wrote:

      From: Paul Larner <pklarner@...>
      Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Fall Get Together
      To: "FJGRailroad" <fjgrailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 1:53 AM

      Sounds like a later date works better and that's fine.  Until we set a date no calls will be made. 
      I'm thinking meet at the museum as usual in the 10:00 a.m. do a presentation on the Mountain Lake, talk, have a lunch then take a tour of the Mountain Lake ROW provided we can get permission.  It sounds like that won't be a problem though I think four wheel drive vehicles are the most effective for the trip but will confirm that as we go forward.  After that excursion we can return to the museum then go on our own till dinner at the Railyard at 5:30 or 6:00.  That ought to be a full day.
      I don't want to get into hunting season, nor should we get so late snow becomes a possibility though I thought we might see some around here this week.  How early does bow season or any other start in Fulton County?
      I know its not possible to please everyone.  We have Oct. 10, 17 or 24.  Do we do the 24th?  We should also watch the full moon for a better chance of high pressure - sunshine.

      To: fjgrailroad@ yahoogroups. com
      From: riverlinejoe@ hotmail.com
      Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 01:41:55 +0000
      Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Fall Get Together

      I personally would prefer to do Mountain Lake in Late october after the foliage for two reasons. I am a volunteer on the Catskill Mountain Railroad and the foliage season is when we have heavy traffic. I will bne needed. Second anything worth seeing will be easier to spot after the foliage is down.


      To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
      From: Gino.Dicarlo@ qg.com
      Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 20:00:56 -0500
      Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Fall Get Together


      Sorry Jerry,


      Forget about how old we are, how about how much of the day this would take?  It was just ideas.

      There's no way time-wise we could do all these activities.  If we wanted to get together to do

      the mile posts or Mountain Lake would have to be activities for different dates and times.  Also,

      the date isn't set in stone either.  So now, we have to see what is good for everyone and then see

      if there is a date that is consistent with most people.  Now we know that the 10th of October is

      good for you and that the end of October is good for Aaron.  I'm keeping tabs on all of this.  That's

      why I need some feedback!


      How dare you imply I was suggesting too much physical activity.  Me being 14 months

      pregnant is too much of a deterrent as it is!  I'll just count my blessings I'm not old like you!




      From: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:FJGRailroad @yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Jerry Snyder
      Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 8:49 PM
      To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
      Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Fall Get Together




      --- On Tue, 7/14/09, Gino's Railpage <fjgrailroad@ gmail.com> wrote:

      From: Gino's Railpage <fjgrailroad@ gmail.com>
      Subject: [FJGRailroad] Fall Get Together
      To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
      Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 6:55 PM

      Hi guys,


      Well, Paul and I were talking and thought we'd throw an idea out to the group.  What does

      October 3rd sound like?  We figure it's still nice out, usually not too rainy, the foliage will

      be nice and the Jewish holidays are out of the way.  A Mountain Lake Railroad Theme could

      be the theme.  We could set up a tour of the old Right-of-way, make a visit to the Fulton County

      Museum to see Eber Davis' Collection, spruce up the remaining mile-posts, take a bus ride,

      do some slide shows and show-and-tells and finish up with a nice dinner.


      Of course this is open to every one's input, but it definitely gives people time to make some travel plans.

      Also, the hotel rates are lower in October.


      Let us know what you all think and we'll go from there...



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      You know, Gino, some of us aren't as young as we used to be - I got tired just reading the activity list!  Might be too much to try to do the Mountain Lake, mileposts, and museum et al all in the same day - maybe we could make the milepost work detail a separate expedition earlier?  I'm game for that.  In any case, I'm good with a gathering in the fall whatever we do, but 9/26 or 10/10 would be a lot better for my schedule.  Once we can set a date we can start to finalize the activities and make the necessary arrangements.


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