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Post August 18, 2015, 09:42:23 AM

Planning holidays in North America 2015...

As I already told Michele "bottomdweller", I'm just planning my next holidays to North America to be held in the middle of October, more or less, as every year...I can stay only a few days in the U.S., cause of a lot of work to be done back home- and they want me back to Italy, so, just a few days of vacation again :roll: ;D ...- and I will be in Canada at first for a famous scale model show/contest, and then in Chicago and in Ohio...

Anyway, a good place where to have the usual Aphelion/Quantum Muse/AnothRealm annual meeting ( with food and beers, many beers of course...eh,eh) will be Dayton, Ohio this year, as I have never been there, and there is a HUGE Air Force Museum of flight to be visited in that place, not far from downtown, undoubtedly!!!

So, what do you think about? Anyone interested? Of course, as the previous years, I'll have some good European chocolate/cakes for all of you, if they are not seized from the customs of course...More details will follow soon, well, over the course of the next days...

Just let me know... :D :D :D
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Post August 18, 2015, 12:21:18 PM

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I'll be there if I can, but I need to find out the date(s) you'll be here. I have an old friend coming to Ohio from the West coast that month, so there might be a conflict. I need to find out when he'll be here. Let us know the dates as soon as you can.
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Post August 19, 2015, 02:02:19 AM

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Yes, indeed!!!

A good day seems to be the 13th October in Dayton...eh,eh :D
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Post August 20, 2015, 03:13:08 PM

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October the 13th in Dayton Ohio works for me. I'll spread the word around.
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Post August 20, 2015, 08:37:48 PM

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That might be close. My friend will be here on or around the 10th; I've got to wait for him to send me particulars.

Hope to make it; it might be an unusually busy few days for me!
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Post September 30, 2015, 06:18:38 AM

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For Lester Curtis:



Hi, is it ok for you too the meeting on 13th October in Dayton with the others...?

If you agree, I can send you all the (secret) details via PM soon...eh,eh 8) 8) 8)

For Wesson:



Do you plan to be at the meeting also this year, and have a good beer or dinner in town with the others from Aphelion...? :D

Just let me know... :D
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Post September 30, 2015, 03:11:32 PM

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That is a Tuesday?
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Post October 01, 2015, 06:04:28 AM

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Yes, indeed!!!

13th October is Tuesday...are you planning to join us? It would be really GREAT!!! :D Chocolate and sweets from Europe for you, too....eh,eh :D :D
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Post October 01, 2015, 08:14:19 AM

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Sorry. I can't on that quick notice. That is like going from Florence to Paris on a Tuesday.
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Post October 01, 2015, 08:52:35 AM

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eh,eh...actually once I got from Florence to Paris by train the same day, it is about a 10 hours trip... but it was long ago, before I left Florence to go living in the northern Italy...eh,eh


Jesting apart, if you just plan on reaching us, you will be welcome, indeed...eh,eh!!! :D

Fact is that after Dayton I'll go to Chicago and then to Toronto before going back to Europe, so, also this year I have not many free days for my vacation cause of my job back home , you know... :? :D
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Post October 02, 2015, 06:20:06 PM

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Thank you for the invitation. Put me in the maybe column for now, currently I have plans to be out of state on the 11th but those may fall through, I should know more by tomorrow. If they do, I should be able to attend, I'll keep you up to speed.
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Post October 06, 2015, 12:51:22 AM

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All right, unfortunately I'm out. I'm going to be on vacation from the 10th to the 11th and I'm afraid I don't have enough time off work to do that and attend the meet-up. I really appreciate the invite though, thanks Sergio.
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Post October 07, 2015, 12:03:23 PM

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I'm definitely going to be there in Dayton. 'She's got a ticket to ride - and she don't care.' See ya'll on the 13th at 6 PM. :)
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Post October 07, 2015, 03:10:23 PM

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We'll be there...eh,eh :D ready for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy?Horror meeting of this year, of course, and ready to leave to North America, as soon as I end this week my short vacation in England before...eh,eh :D
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Post October 10, 2015, 12:21:25 PM

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All good also here in Canada on vacation so far...next stop U.S.A. of course, you know...eh,eh :D :D :D :D :D
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Post October 12, 2015, 01:45:15 PM

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I'm getting ready to head out. I'll be visiting some friends near Dayton and stay overnight with them, then on to the meeting tomorrow. See you there!
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Post October 16, 2015, 12:25:40 AM

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Well, we made it again, and everyone went home with mementos—this is turning into an annual gift exchange, lol!

Sergio is extremely generous, and I very much appreciate that. I can count on a nice chocolate binge after each of these get-togethers.

I got one picture, courtesy of the nice bartender at the hotel.
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Post October 17, 2015, 05:01:35 PM

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Wonderful photo, and with so many good people in it...eh,eh!!!

I'll get in touch online again as soon as I recover from the non-stop tiredness of my vacations of course.... :D :D :D
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Post November 21, 2015, 11:30:19 AM

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Great photo Curtis! It was a fun trip, but the hotel I stayed in was a little spooky! Maybe it will show up in a story eventually.
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Post November 21, 2015, 01:09:50 PM

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I didn't sleep there, but the spookiest thing I noticed about that hotel was its free indoor parking. FREE parking—IN the building. You can't help but be suspicious of something like that.

Didn't either of you others get any other pictures? I know the ones in the bar would be redundant, but maybe one of them caught me with a better expression on my face. Or any expression at all; I look like I'd just been flashed by the MIB instead of my own camera. Maybe I should work on that.

Also, seeing that the gift exchanges are lately including publications, remind me to ask for autographs next time. :idea:
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Post November 23, 2015, 08:35:30 AM

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Hi, Lester!!! I'll complete the download of the many pictures I took when on vacation after this week, when I'm done with the Scale Model show- and with a Fantasy Litarary Contest annexed- in Italian...-that will be held by means of my Club at the end of this week in Savona...eh,eh

About autographs , don't worry, I usually never give one of them, as my signature might be used to be put on an unwanted promissory note somewhere...or someone might even discover that my handwriting is really that bad...eh,eh :lol: :lol: :lol:

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