It's on! Hearth.com meetup in DC - nov 16, 4-7 on the mall

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  1. #1 webbie, Aug 8, 2013
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    It's on!

    The actual invite is at:
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/nov-16-2013-hearth-com-sat-eve-meetup-dc.112479/
    Please use that as your reference for the official stuff.....

    Hey all,

    We're having ahearth.com (and everyone else!) meetup in DC on the National Mall in November. As some of you may know, the folks at forgreenheat.org are setting up a tent and will have a contest as well as displays of efficient stoves and technologies:
    http://www.forgreenheat.org/stovedesign.html

    We are proud to say that Sarah Palin and Barack Obama have agreed Brother Bart, Begreen, Yours Truly, some stove industry top brass (Dane Harman, Tom Morrisey, MIKE (Englander!) Etc. and many others may attend. Did I mention BeGreen? Brother Bart? Mike (Englander)? It's too cold for the dunk tank, but we may be able to arrange a BB Natural Light swilling contest....

    Our meetup 4-7 on Saturday, Nov. 16th.

    Informal "Stop By" Reception after the meetup!

    We have arranged to rent a meeting room at the Hilton Garden Inn mentioned above - the one on 815 14th St NW.
    We are reserving this room from 8:30 to 10:30 and will have a some finger foods as well as soft drinks and a cash bar. We should have a lot of the crew there as well as some of the forgreenheat, woodstock and other stove judges, etc.....

    Room: Georgetown AB on lowest level of Hilton Garden - 8:30 to 10:30
    Contact Cell for webbie (Craig) day of event - 1-413-527-5820

    Please come and BS with us!

    Reception Sponsored by:
    Hearth.com
    Kuma Stoves - EPA approved heavy-duty wood stoves and inserts!
    Grills'n Ovens -
    imports and sells wood pizza ovens and La Nordica wood stoves. Hundreds of our precast, brick, clay, and metal pizza ovens are used by home owners, pizzerias, restaurants, and caterers around the country.

    Other Reception Contributors:
    http://www.eastcoasthearth.com/
    Ebels Hardware and Heating

    Besides the food and good company, we are having a panel discussion....but not your typical boring one! This will be something where all can participate and together we will save the world from itself and chart the future.
    :p

    Giveaways and Prizes will be awarded for...well, we don't know, but we will give away hats, firestarters and other goodies.

    The actual invite is at:
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/nov-16-2013-hearth-com-sat-eve-meetup-dc.112479/
    Please use that as your reference for the official stuff.....
     
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  2. mellow

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    My plan is to take the wife and kids to the National Zoo that Saturday, hoping to have enough energy left over to get to the Mall in the afternoon.

    Still up in the air about dragging the kids on the Metro or just driving over(hop and a skip on the Red line), it is a pain to find a parking spot near the mall, I usually wind up half a mile away on a back road.
     
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    Not sure Craig. I've been invited already but the timing may not work out well. Still, there are possibilities.
     
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    You put a chainsaw event in there somewhere, and we'll make some room for it on our schedule.....;)
    Wifey has been kicking around a Zoo trip sometime here, maybe we'll make a visit......
     
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    You get to call the Capital Park Police and D.C. cops and tell them you want to haul out a bunch of chainsaws on the National Mall Scot. ;lol
     
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    I think we need to set that up as a conference call.
     
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    Conference call? That needs to be on national TV! ;lol
     
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    I think I can picture D.C. police chief Kathy Lanier's reaction.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Pencil me in for a "Maybe".

    Gotta get a car, before I can firm it up more better ;)
     
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    They're probably already getting a few low-level hits off this traffic. Maybe only a bored intern's mild diversion at this point, keep posting "chainsaw" and "National Mall" and "D.C." and stuff like that...then start watching and listening for the black helicopters. !!!
     
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    Catch the train. I'll meet up with ya at Union Station and we can take Metro over to the Mall.
     
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    Coming up I-95 I plan to "gun" the truck a few times heading for Huntington Metro. ;lol
     
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    That'll be the bomb. ;lol
     
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    When the competition is over I will help the contestants snuff a few of the stoves so we are sure the fires are dead.
     
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    Cousin works at the NSA. I expect a "Are you nuts?" phone call any minute.
     
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    Train? Haven't been on a train since I was 9.

    Will plot a path out of LIRR web site.
     
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    Come East, Rick ! Hook up with some wood stove Buddies !
     
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    I think most everyone is gonna be a "maybe", because life, weather, health, etc. can get in the way - but, we just may be able to pull something off......
     
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    I checked with Obummer and he said you OR putin can't hang with him in his town...
     
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    actually thats what im thinking of doing. we(ESW) aren't yet sure we will have a presence there but im thinking about making a day trip of it via amtrak (i can have a beer with BB that way) so far it looks like i do not have any commitments that weekend and if humanly possible i intend to be there (may need someone to pour me onto the train that evening lol)

    would be great to meet some of the hearth .com crowd (ive met web and BB so far) im actually pretty psyched to do this
     
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    Wood stoves on the Mall? Better be something pretty dire to keep me away from that.
     
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    I'll get'er done. I have to drive home so I will be in the soda drinking crowd. Damnit. :confused:
     
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    ohh thats right , they don't sell natty lite on the mall :mad: we need CHANGE!!
     
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    Great idea, I might be able to work something out. My son transfers to DC in Oct and I want to visit so this may work out nicely.
     
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