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Is it time for a who's going to the W2 Inaugural Ball and where will you be staying thread?
Order Your Ball Tickets Here! ^ | Dec 11, 2004 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 12/11/2004 4:29:34 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Edited on 12/11/2004 5:01:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Is it time for a who's going to the W2 Inaugural Ball and where will you be staying (and what will you be wearing) thread?

Click for Ball Info

If so, I'll start off.

The Good Lord willing, Sheila and I will be there accompanied by Syncro, and we'll be staying at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Chris is working and won't be able to take time off to drive us across country so our good friend Syncro has offered to take us. We'll be taking the southern route and will spend a few days in Florida before heading up to Washington, DC. Hope to visit as many chapters as we can along the way. And if anyone wants to join a cross country convoy, that would be great!

Sheila and I are thinking about cowboy hats and boots. We're in the mood for some boot, scoot and boogie!

Chris may be able to take a couple days off so he can fly out for the Ball, but he doesn't know yet. John and Tami will also be there and her son Nicky and her mom.

This is going to be a great ball!

Hope to see you there!!


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1 posted on 12/11/2004 4:29:35 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Syncro rocks....


2 posted on 12/11/2004 4:31:15 PM PST by Drango (Those who advocate robbing (taxing) Peter to pay Paul...will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I wish I could be there, but going to the Tri-state party in NYC will have to suffice. Hubby's coming with me, yee-ha! Might be a new freeper in the making with him.

HAVE MUCHO FUN!


3 posted on 12/11/2004 4:34:16 PM PST by jocon307 (Jihad is world wide. Jihad is serious business. We ignore global jihad at our peril.)
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To: kristinn; JustAmy; Syncro; John Robinson; Tami; fooman; Naplm; hoosiermama; tallhappy; ...

Ping


4 posted on 12/11/2004 4:35:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
A wish I could go but I can't wait to hear all about it bttt!
5 posted on 12/11/2004 4:38:27 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan (We childproofed our home, but they are still getting in)
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To: Jim Robinson
Staying at the Crystal City Marriott, wearing a Tux (with matching heels, of course--just kidding. . .about the heels that is).
6 posted on 12/11/2004 4:39:03 PM PST by Gunrunner2
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To: Jim Robinson

My wife and I will attend the ball. We are flying to D.C. on the 18th, Tue. and will be leaving on the 23rd. My daughter, son, and his girlfriend are coming also, but they are staying with my brother the night of the ball in Columbia, Md. We will be staying in College Park, Md. at the Quality Inn and Suites. We all are going to the Inaugural parade or ceremony.We haven't decided which, yet. Probably, we will go to the parade and stand with rest of the Freepers.


7 posted on 12/11/2004 4:42:35 PM PST by freedom4ever
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To: Jim Robinson

*Sniff* I WISH I could go. 1/20 is my birthday so every four years I either have an excuse to party, or drown my sorrows.


8 posted on 12/11/2004 4:44:09 PM PST by reaganaut (Red state girl in a Blue state world (Socialist Republic of California))
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To: jocon307; Jim Robinson

Dittoes, have a great time! Sure wish I could go, will have to be content with watching on TV and toasting the First Couple with a fine glass of vino.


9 posted on 12/11/2004 4:45:01 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Snappy, witty, humerous tagline needed! Will pay in Marlboro Miles...)
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To: Drango; Syncro

Syncro is Grate! He even leased us his brother's cabin over on the coast for a dollar a week and he's got this neat London Bridge in Arizona that he's thinking about letting us have for a grately reduced price. Any gratutate from MSU is A-OK in my book.


10 posted on 12/11/2004 4:49:17 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Gunrunner2

Heels and Tux are in! Cowboy heels, that is. See you there!


11 posted on 12/11/2004 4:50:39 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: freedom4ever

Great! See you at the Ball!!


12 posted on 12/11/2004 4:51:13 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

I live only about thirty-five miles away from DC, so I will be commuting in some manner.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone!


13 posted on 12/11/2004 4:52:31 PM PST by NicknamedBob (AuthorHouse.Com ... BookStore ... Hawthorne ..."Outlandish!"...Science Fiction? Farce? Marital Aid?)
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To: jocon307

Haven't heard anything about the Tri-State party yet - did I miss it on the message board? I went to one once, I think.......


14 posted on 12/11/2004 4:54:12 PM PST by PianoMan (and now back to practicing)
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To: Jim Robinson

My wife and I will be driving down from Connecticut on the 19th and staying at the Days Inn in College Park. I know that she will be wearing a gown of some sort - she just bought it and is keeping it a secret until the ball. Tux for me (assuming I can still fit into it after Christmas feasting!). We haven't figured out where to stand for the parade yet - it has literally been 30 years since I was last in DC.


15 posted on 12/11/2004 4:54:30 PM PST by Ol' Sox (Issa u Akbar)
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To: NicknamedBob
I live only about thirty-five miles away from DC,

Party at NicknamedBob house!

16 posted on 12/11/2004 4:55:08 PM PST by Drango (Those who advocate robbing (taxing) Peter to pay Paul...will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Syncro

That's GRATE!


17 posted on 12/11/2004 4:55:29 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again)
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To: Jim Robinson

I'm going. I guess I better send a Pay Pal message. :)

This is a quick turnaround for me. No hotel in D.C. would take a one night reservation. I got one of the last ones available at a Days Inn just a few miles away. Now, they will only take 3 or 4 day stays.


18 posted on 12/11/2004 5:00:06 PM PST by doug from upland (Vietnam Vets: FINALLY -- welcome home, heroes)
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To: Jim Robinson
(and what will you be wearing)

What all us FReeper Superheroes wear.

Pajamas.

19 posted on 12/11/2004 5:00:14 PM PST by lowbridge (No, I cant go :-(...)
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To: Jim Robinson
he's got this neat London Bridge in Arizona

That is a sight to behold...Mrs. Bat and I stopped there in June on the way to Kingman, AZ to scout the region as a possible "outta Kali" destination.

(Wouldn't live in Havasu OR Kingman if housing was free, it turns out!)

20 posted on 12/11/2004 5:00:33 PM PST by ErnBatavia (ErnBatavia, Coulter, Malkin, Ingraham....the ultimate Menage a Quatro)
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To: PianoMan

Hi Piano,

Here is a link to the party thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1291655/posts

It is on Jan 2, 2005. Hope to see you there. I'm glad I posted to the Inagural Ball thread, yours in the second query I've gotten about the tri-state party.

The more the merrier!

If the link doesn't work search "tri-state" that'll find it for you.

Merry Christmas!

Jessica
jocon307


21 posted on 12/11/2004 5:04:02 PM PST by jocon307 (Jihad is world wide. Jihad is serious business. We ignore global jihad at our peril.)
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To: lowbridge

Pajamas and FReeper Patrol badges are in bigtime.


22 posted on 12/11/2004 5:07:14 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
Mr, basil and I plan to arrive on the 18th and leave on the 21st or 22nd (I can't remember which).

We were planning to wear formal attire, but now we may switch to Texas garb.

We're staying at the Washington Plaza.

23 posted on 12/11/2004 5:14:13 PM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Requiem for Truth; All
And I really hope Requiem for Truth and the Mr. don't mind my using their pictue like I have. I thought it was a great picture!

Here's the original:

click for the 2001 Ball pictue thread

24 posted on 12/11/2004 5:19:13 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Been on the list since the get-go. We were at the 2001 blast.......but financially things are not looking good for us to be there.

If we can make it - and I should know next week- we won't be staying, we'll be driving home that night. All 4 hours of the drive.


25 posted on 12/11/2004 5:21:23 PM PST by Gabz
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To: basil
Great! And we have a beautiful picture of you and Mr. Basil too!


26 posted on 12/11/2004 5:22:53 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: All

I can't go this time around but I'm looking forward to the after-action reports! Have fun, folks, raise a glass to those of us who'll be with you in spirit!


27 posted on 12/11/2004 5:23:15 PM PST by grellis ("I went to a Basketball game and a Music Awards Ceremony broke out"--discipler)
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To: Jim Robinson

GREAT pix!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 12/11/2004 5:26:31 PM PST by Gabz
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To: Drango
"Party at NicknamedBob's house!

Hmm. (Mercenary instincts rise...) That's a consideration, but it would have to be BYOB -- bring your own book, (There's still time to order it before the Inauguration!)

Then we can have a Book-Signing and Science Fiction discussion group.
(Heh, heh, heh...)

29 posted on 12/11/2004 5:26:51 PM PST by NicknamedBob (AuthorHouse.Com ... BookStore ... Hawthorne ..."Outlandish!"...Science Fiction? Farce? Marital Aid?)
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To: Jim Robinson; Syncro
Mama_Bear checking in. Have no idea at this point what I'll be wearing, but I will be there. Staying at the Comfort Inn in Alexandria.

I bet you guys are going to have a grate time on your road trip back east with Syncro at the wheel. :-)

30 posted on 12/11/2004 5:36:37 PM PST by Mama_Bear (Merry CHRISTmas!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Peter W. Kessler, his wife (Pete's Wife) and their son, Nick will be there!

We arrive Wednesday 1/19, and we'll be staying at the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol 'til Saturday.

We can't wait to see you all!


31 posted on 12/11/2004 5:52:16 PM PST by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Don't know anyone in DC. Don't have a date. Don't have a dress. I'm still getting through Christmas!!!


32 posted on 12/11/2004 5:59:53 PM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: Mama_Bear
I am quite looking forward to seeing you, this time, on your visit to DC!
33 posted on 12/11/2004 6:12:21 PM PST by NicknamedBob (AuthorHouse.Com ... BookStore ... Hawthorne ..."Outlandish!"...Science Fiction? Farce? Marital Aid?)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am going with three others: My wife Joanne, Dr. Wesley McDonald (author of the new biography: Russell Kirk and the Age of Ideology) and his wife Alice. We live 2 1/2 hours away in South Central Pennsylvania. We haven't booked a hotel yet because we are considering just renting a limo from here for the day and coming directly home after the ball. If that's too rich, we'll end up staying in Maryland and going the subway route. There still seem to be plenty of rooms available in the suburbs.


34 posted on 12/11/2004 6:29:46 PM PST by massadvj
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To: Jim Robinson
Flying in on the 17th; leaving 21st. Gotta do some sight-seeing while I'm there! Staying at the Swiss Inn, just six blocks from the WH. The room has a futon sofa if anyone needs a place to crash. (And with a little kitchenette, breakfast in bed is a distinct possibility!) :)

I'll be wearing a long ball gown with way too much skin showing! Brrrrr!

35 posted on 12/11/2004 6:38:41 PM PST by Americanchild
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To: Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator

Alas, I cannot attend the festivities. I can, however, offer a heart-felt and much-deserved BTTT!


36 posted on 12/11/2004 6:59:47 PM PST by Tarpaulin (Look it up.)
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To: Jim Robinson

We'll be flying up on the 19th and departing on the 21st.

Staying @ the Comfort Inn - Alexandria on Van Dorn St.

I'll be wearing the Dress Blues, and the wife will be wearing some sort of evening Gown.

We're ready to Rock-n-Roll.

See Y'all in DC!

WooHoo!


37 posted on 12/11/2004 7:04:56 PM PST by roaddog727 (The marginal propensity to save is 1 minus the marginal propensity to consume.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hi everyone - Dorothy and Joe here. We are from Virginia, of course, and just moved our hotel reservations to the Club Quarters in downtown D. C. We were booked at
The Days Inn in Arlington but wanted to get closer in town. We are probably paying triple what the room usually rents for. Oh well.

Looking forward to meeting everyone.


38 posted on 12/11/2004 7:33:50 PM PST by tirednvirginia (But I am feeling so rejuvenated these days!)
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To: Jim Robinson

We will be at the Holiday Inn in Bethesda. Crap, this reminds me I have to mail my check in.......


39 posted on 12/11/2004 8:31:41 PM PST by RepubMommy
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To: Jim Robinson
Shethink13, daughter BlondeKates, daughter's college roomie, daughter's friend, and a friend of the family will be there. It's going to be a girl's wild weekend for us - arriving the 19th and leaving the 22nd. We'll be staying at the Residence Inn in Pentagon City.

Sure hope we can make the Inauguration Eve get together - any news on that front yet?

We plan on dressing formal - any excuse to get dressed up.

40 posted on 12/11/2004 10:48:06 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: Jim Robinson

Pay Pal just sent the money! If Mrs. DFU can go on a crochet cruise to Mexico in February, I sure as heck can go to this thing!


41 posted on 12/11/2004 11:54:57 PM PST by doug from upland (Vietnam Vets: FINALLY -- welcome home, heroes)
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To: All

Is anyone else staying at the Days Inn on Rte 50 in Arlington?


42 posted on 12/12/2004 12:09:19 AM PST by doug from upland (Vietnam Vets: FINALLY -- welcome home, heroes)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hi Jim,
My daughter Deebleu and granddaughter Naomi and I will be in D.C. on a flight from California on the 18th. We are staying at the Washington Plaza Hotel until Saturday the 22nd. Deebleu is wearing a formal ball gown, Me semi formal and Naomi who is 4 years old is sure this is all about Cinderella's Ball and is dressing accordingly. We know absolutley no one!
Oh, and we have an extra "Ball" ticket which we want to donate it to a Military personnel.


43 posted on 12/12/2004 12:27:18 AM PST by vivabushchick ("Picture a smiley face on the Red States")
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To: NicknamedBob
I am quite looking forward to seeing you, this time, on your visit to DC!

As am I! Unlike last summer, this time we won't be like two ships passing in the night. LOL.

44 posted on 12/12/2004 1:38:16 AM PST by Mama_Bear (Merry CHRISTmas!)
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To: John Robinson; Tami; Nicholas
John and Tami will also be there and her son Nicky and her mom.

Happy to hear you all are coming. This is going to be so much fun! See you there.

45 posted on 12/12/2004 1:50:23 AM PST by Mama_Bear (Merry CHRISTmas!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am going to the ball. After which, I will walk home. Which is a block away, heh heh.


46 posted on 12/12/2004 2:00:38 AM PST by Nick Danger (Want some wood?)
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To: Nick Danger

Oh, yeah. That's great!


47 posted on 12/12/2004 2:25:37 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: vivabushchick; kristinn

Thank you very much! See you at the ball!!


48 posted on 12/12/2004 2:26:43 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: doug from upland

Great! See you there!!


49 posted on 12/12/2004 2:29:29 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Shethink13; kristinn; Angelwood

Sounds great! I believe Kristinn, Angelwood and the DC Chapter will be making plans for the Inauguration Eve festivities. See you there!


50 posted on 12/12/2004 2:31:50 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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