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

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by webbie, Aug 8, 2013.

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  1. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    You wait. The temptation to see Hogwilz, BB, BG and other members just may be too much. Weekends in Nov. are not exactly big time crazy in DC. It's a "southern" city in terms of vibes (spread out, low rise, a bit laid back).
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  2. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    I certainly would like to meet the hearth.com members for sure! I am seriously considering this event for these reasons..

    Ray
  3. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    I'm in DC right now for the weekend, spotted the spot where it will be held, right near the Smithsonian's. Metro will make it a breeze to get in and out. All the parking meters are set to 2 hours at a time max for $4 around the area, they have patrols on segways taking in the $$ if you miss by a minute, they can fine you up to 3 times at $25 a pop, expensive parking. You can find parking for free on sides roads but be prepared to walk.
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  4. NW Walker

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    I'll be there. Really looking forward to meeting the Hearth crew!
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  5. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg Minister of Fire

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    90 miles why not
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  6. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like you are right down the hill from BB.
  7. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    so sad for you all...I will not be able to attend. Know that it is not personal, and I would go...but is my berfday weekend, and also the weekend of my sister-in-laws baby shower.
  8. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    My B-day too.
    Heck, I was gonna bring a guitar for ya....
  9. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    and now you resort to bribery and guilt? I will begin work on animatronic delta-t to stand in during berfday party and baby shower clean-up. think "Hall of Presidents" but Abe Lincoln keeps saying "Who stuck their finger in my drink?". brilliant, I know.
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    DiscoInferno Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like a good excuse to hop on the metro with the kids and hit the mall for the first time in years. Also to start posting on here again...
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  11. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    I will be coming in via the Orange line, will have to make some wood smoke cologne before the meet ;)
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  12. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    What? She has to have help washing a baby?
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    A month and a half from now, the show will go on.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    If a shutdown lasts until mid-November, walking on the National Mall will be among the least of our National worries.
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    I ll be there from North Carolina Riding the V65 Magna I just purchased a woodstock Progress hybrid burning it off now in brown one the best purchase experiences of my life.. period Penny Mike and the Gang up there are spot on everything they sell is top notch even stuff they do not make .. quality picked and supported a company id consider working for .. the experience was a joy.. the stoves a joy to operate too.
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    Just thought I'd mention that you can ride the Megabus to Union Station in DC at really reasonable rates.
    I take it there on business; Wi-Fi, good seats, nice ride.
  18. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    It would be nice to meet the "Rock stars" of Hearth.com (and you know who i mean)
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    Green Energy Feeling the Heat

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    Just checked in as my thoughts are turning to the heating season and cleaning the dust off my wood stove. Sounds like this will be a neat event to see some new technology and seeing the great folks from Hearth.com. I plan on being there on Saturday.

    Regarding parking, most of the free time parking along the Mall, if they haven't put in meters, is at a premium due to the museums. There used to be free parking along the Mall, Madison Dr. and Jefferson Dr., and also along Constitution Drive. (It has been a few years since I have checked this out.) If there is still free parking along those streets, the problem is there is usually more demand than supply for those spots, so it is up to timing and luck. What I used to do with my kids is bring my bike on the back of my car and bike in. If you don't mind going 15 or 20 blocks, a good place to park is along the river along Ohio Dr., S.W., just west of the Tidal Basin and the FDR Memorial. In November, there should be open spaces along that stretch.

    Also, Metro is a great option as well. As a matter of fact, I might just take my bike in on the Metro, which you can do on weekends and during non-rush hour.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Parking at Metro lots is free on Saturday and Sunday so you can dump off your car at one and take Metro on in.
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    Green Energy Feeling the Heat

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    BB, Yes the Metro is the best option unless you have a lot of people. Also, I think if there is any free parking left along the Mall, there is a 2 hour time limit.

    I see on the Alliance for Green Heat that you are listed as a speaker. What date/time or panel will you be speaking?
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    No more free parking, all have 2 hour meters as far as the eye can see, I rode around EVERYWHERE trying to find a spot last month. The good news is I only got hit with 1 charge of $4.00 out of the 3 times I had to run out from the Museum and swipe my credit card. Btw, Visa/Mastercard only.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Wondering that myself. ;lol At this point I think h.c. is gonna be doing a meet and greet as opposed to a panel discussion. Heck we have a panel discussion here every day.
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    BB is gonna tell jokes, but we are not going to let him prepare. You feed him a line or two and he has to come back. Then we rate each one.
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    You guys are reminding me about when we had a famous radio personality show up at one of our stores - it was Hy Lit, for those of you who are older and Philly-based.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hy_Lit

    So, he shows up and he's old and wearing a cape somewhat like old Elvis. Hardly anyone from the public shows up. So, a nice couple is looking at stoves and my salesguy points them over to Hy and says "That's Hy Lit over there". "Looks pretty bad" was the comeback!

    And so it probably will be with all us mods over at DC...
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