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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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    Ah, we'll have those raw veggies and dip!

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  2. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    For what it's worth.... we're heading down from Ballamore... gotta be in DC anyhow so might as well stop in.Mrs. Blue was concerned that it might be cold... "sweetie, we're going to a wood stove show..."
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like Mother Nature is going to cooperate - perfect fall weather!
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  4. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Weee... so goes the forecast roller coaster, today it is listed as 20% chance of rain.
  5. fuelfarmer

    fuelfarmer Burning Hunk

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    It looks like I will be at the event on Sat. Is there a secret hand shake or some other way to ID the forum royalty? I am hitching a ride with someone so I don't know how long we will stay around in the evening.
  6. DiscoInferno

    DiscoInferno Minister of Fire

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    I am going to try to sneak away sat night for a couple of beers. I was browsing the woodstove designs online and will definitely head down there sunday. Need to get my Woodstock swag.
  7. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    Packing for the weekend trip. We were going to take the train, but the hours we want to go the ticket prices are high. It's more cost effective for a single traveler. The ride down is not to bad, 4 Hrs. Going to be a DC tourist for the weekend.

    My wife just asked you think we will need a heavy coat....... Sue it's a wood stove contest.
  10. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    I don't think you will need a coat if your hanging out in those tents :)
  11. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    i looked at the train when i figured it was gonna just be me comiong , but when wifey decided to join me we figured to just drive up, she's got a little kia soul that gets slammin gas mileage so it wont cost as much for fuel as the train tickets would have
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    Man I sure wish I could be there. Just way to far. Everyone have fun.
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  13. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    The 2 hour parking near the mall will fill up quick, usually by 11am on Saturday it is ride around and see who is leaving time. There is a a couple parking garages near by, not sure what their rates are.
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    I suspect it will only take a second to recognize a few of us. ;lol
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    There you go, that would put you halfway between the mall and the hotel the after party is at.
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    BB thanks for the parking info. At the hotel is $38 a day.
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    Sigh, it looks like I will be coming alone. Told the wife I had an activity planned on the Mall this Saturday. Once I explained what it was all she said was "Pass!"

    For anyone that may not be spending the night or looking for better rates on hotels, there is always Metro (http://www.wmata.com) to get downtown. Parking is free at many stations on the weekends and you can buy a fare card at the stations. You will need to check the individual stations for their weekend parking rates. I know that the Vienna metro stop has free weekend parking. You can buy an all-day pass that will let you take all the rides you want for the day. Vienna is on the orange line and it takes about 27 minutes to the Smithsonian station on the same line. Vienna is also easy to get to from the Beltway. It is the first exit off of 66W.
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    I might break out my old hat that will stick out like a sore thumb.

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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Looks like the Gearhead gang is ready to rock. Swimmingly.

    Excited to see that new stove do its thing.
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    It's cool how they have set those stoves up in tents. Wonder if the tents are made out here by Rainier or Pacific. I'm excited about the gear head stoves from a technical standpoint, but it still wouldn't make it within a hundred yards of our living room. The more antlers and moosehorns it gets the more unlikely it is to make mainstream America.
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    What time is everyone showing up Saturday? I was going to try and get there by around 11am.
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    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    wife and i should be getting in around mid day as well, depends on when we get moving in the morning
  25. Tenn Dave

    Tenn Dave Feeling the Heat

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    Woodstock needs to be careful that they don't turn this new stove into a cartoon. If that were to happen, I agree that mainstream America would move on.
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