Topic: Backyard Gathering 2015 - Chordie Friends
Alright, I'm dragging this whole idea back up... for a gathering THIS SUMMER! If you are a friend of mine and Jim's, you're invited! Jim and I keep going back and forth and back and forth... and I haven't gotten a LOT of solid responses regarding the Salmon River... so here's the new improved plan!
When: AUGUST 15, 2015
Where: Our house in Central NY State
Who: Local and Chordie Friends
Backyard style gathering
Food on the grill
We'll do one day and evening dedicated as a backyard relaxed party. This means that if you live close you bring a dish, everyone BYOB and a lawn chair if you are able (coolers make great seats). Bring your guitar if you are able (or share ours)! Bring along the kids if you'd like (make sure they bring their suits because there will likely be a sprinkler or slip-n-slide set up). Bring along warmer clothing for the evening. Should it rain, we'll move to the wrap around porch (though the Farmer's Almanac says August should be fairly warm and dry). Jim and I will provide food (NY Salt Potatoes, NY Sweet Corn, burgers, dogs, dead cow, maybe even dead pig, the best tater salad you've ever had in your life, fresh fruit, etc).
Note: When I say, NY I do not live anywhere near New York City. This is rural, Upstate NY. We live in the central part of NY State. Send me a message for the specific address.
Of COURSE those traveling should plan to stay for the weekend and if you'd like to stay longer, we'd LOVE to have you! The yard is plenty large enough to throw up a tent. There are also tons of nearby NY State Campgrounds (as well as private ones). There are motels close, and Hotels close enough. We do have a little bit of space inside - couches to crash on, however we have hardwood floors so crashing on a floor may not be a best plan unless you bring along a pad. Along with one day of an outdoor party, we'll do a few days of just relaxed picking, strumming, or helping you find cool things to see depending on the turn out of course! Nearby are streams, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, nature trails, and historic sites (battlefields and forts). The Boxing Hall of Fame and Baseball Hall of Fame are within driving distance as well. The Adirondacks are about a 1 1/2 hour drive, Niagara Falls is about a 3 hour drive from here, and New York City is about 5. If you want to come up and join us and go off wandering and exploring, I'll have dinner on the table for you when you get back. Come visit and join us for a little in person Chordie Family Style Gathering! The closest airport is SYR. For more specific details, shoot me an email. We don't have a problem picking people up from the Airport and will drive further than the nearest one. If you're coming from overseas, we might even go as far as driving out to JFK to get you!
Should no one from Chordie be able to make it, we'll have a blast without ya! Seriously, we plan to have local friends and family over, so I'm extending this invite to my Chordie Friends as well. We hope you can come!!
I'll update the specific date as soon as I have responses from those that may be traveling from overseas - If you want to come but your dates are limited and you'd like to help us select a specific date in August, PLEASE DO post a message or send me an email or contact me somehow because all of August is open for us except the last weekend.
So... who's claiming a couch? Hurry! Limited Quantities!
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