Author Topic: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA  (Read 19487 times)

TooSoon

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"British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« on: May 04, 2015, 06:37:10 PM »
Cheerio!  In honor of veteran British ywbber adp's (who some of you may remember) upcoming visit and because he's never in all of these years been to a bago and is intrigued beyond belief, lmsmdm and I are hosting a bago at my home in Allentown, PA on June 20th from 2 pm until......?  It will actually be our second annual PA summer picnic, a tradition started last year in by lmsmdm.  Kids are emphatically welcome at my house!

In adp's honor we plan to make it as ostentatiously American as possible so plan on a cook out, sparklers, deviled eggs, corn on the cob and other local summer specialties, games for the kids.   So in the spirit of the potluck, we'd love it if everyone could bring something quintessentially American to eat or drink or do. 

For those unfamiliar with the pulsating metropolis of Allentown, PA, we are about an hour from Philadelphia and 1.5 hours from NYC on a no traffic sort of day.  My home is close to the off ramps of Interstate 78 (east and west) and the Lehigh Valley exit of the Northwest extension of the PA Turnpike.  There is also a big amusement park a mile away and plenty of other interesting sites close to here for anyone wanting to make a weekend of it; if you pm me, I can provide more info.

All are welcome.  No rain date as we can just move inside if need be.  We'll send more details and pm the address closer to the date but we wanted to put it out there both for a head count and because summer weekend calendars fill up fast. Hope you'll join us!
« Last Edit: May 04, 2015, 08:36:28 PM by TooSoon »

rifatheroffour

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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 11:03:19 AM »
Great plan to introduce the BAGO, I am going to try and make this happen...it is fathers day weekend so the kids have to do what I want, right?  Of course it is also the last week of school after that and exams for the two high schoolers...but sounds good anyway!
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TooSoon

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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 11:25:07 AM »
Excellent!  We can make it a Father's Day weekend bago, too! 

So, already we have:

adp
TooSoon + 1
lmsmdm
Michael 797
SoVerySad + 2 teens
non-board widowed friend and her 10 year old
a probable MelissasGypsy appearance
and a maybe/hopefully from rifatheroffour + kids

Not a bad start!  Adp is bringing the Pimms, he says. 
« Last Edit: May 05, 2015, 06:16:08 PM by TooSoon »

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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 11:31:16 AM »
Ummm...I'm going to try to make this a part of my eastern seaboard trip.  I can head north from PA to get my niece and then head west....

Maureen....who is supposed to be finishing a big research paper...
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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 07:34:33 PM »
NNNOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Ran this by the kids tonight.... same day as my son's Chorus Summer Pops Concert.   I can't back out on this as I am also on the Board of Directors for the Chorus, blah, blah, blah.... its a huge tradition for us...

Enjoy... I'll be thinking of you
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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 08:11:46 PM »
Big bummer, R; there are kid things that just can't be gotten around!  Maybe Andy, the girls and I can catch you later this summer after Newport.  We'd love to visit the chocolate factory!  Catch you on the flip side!
« Last Edit: May 07, 2015, 04:51:00 PM by TooSoon »

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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2015, 05:43:45 PM »
Please count me in!  I may bring 1 or 2 non-board wids with me.

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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2015, 06:23:23 PM »
I just put in for vacation day!!! Looking forward to a day full of fun!!
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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2015, 06:37:44 PM »
Who else would like to join in on the fun? Remember kids are welcome no sitters needed.
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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2015, 07:07:47 PM »
Hmmmm.  Interest peaked.

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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2015, 07:22:13 PM »
Karen, There's a bus every hour from Port Authority that will drop you a mile from here if that makes it easier.  Someone can come pick you up and take you back.  Its about an hour and a half.  Bieber Bus Company.

All are welcome!

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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2015, 07:30:33 PM »
I'm a maybe, but if I come I'll scoop up Karen along the way.

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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2015, 09:14:28 PM »
adp
TooSoon + 1
lmsmdm
Michael 797
SoVerySad + 2 teens
non-board widowed friend and her 10 year old
a probable MelissasGypsy appearance
quovadis

Maybe

Meandthreekids
K-REBat


Come on peeps, we have someone crossing the pond!!!!!
« Last Edit: May 19, 2015, 09:19:49 PM by Lmsmdm »
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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2015, 09:50:45 PM »
You can count me in.

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Re: "British Invasion" bago, June 20th, Allentown, PA
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2015, 10:01:20 PM »
adp
TooSoon + 1
lmsmdm
Michael 797
SoVerySad + 2 teens
non-board widowed friend and her 10 year old
a probable MelissasGypsy appearance
quovadis
Wheelerswife

Maybe

Meandthreekids
K-REBat


Come on peeps, we have someone crossing the pond!!!!!
You hate me don't you? Yup, so much I married you twice! :)