Skip to comments.Is it time for a who's going to the W2 Inaugural Ball and where will you be staying thread?
Posted on 12/11/2004 4:29:34 PM PST by Jim RobinsonEdited on 12/11/2004 5:01:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]
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!!
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!
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.
*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.
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.
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.
Heels and Tux are in! Cowboy heels, that is. See you there!
Great! See you at the Ball!!
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!
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.......
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.
Party at NicknamedBob house!
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.
What all us FReeper Superheroes wear.
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!)
Here is a link to the party thread:
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.
Pajamas and FReeper Patrol badges are in bigtime.
We were planning to wear formal attire, but now we may switch to Texas garb.
We're staying at the Washington Plaza.
Here's the original:
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.
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!
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...)
I bet you guys are going to have a grate time on your road trip back east with Syncro at the wheel. :-)
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!
Don't know anyone in DC. Don't have a date. Don't have a dress. I'm still getting through Christmas!!!
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.
I'll be wearing a long ball gown with way too much skin showing! Brrrrr!
Alas, I cannot attend the festivities. I can, however, offer a heart-felt and much-deserved BTTT!
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!
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.
We will be at the Holiday Inn in Bethesda. Crap, this reminds me I have to mail my check in.......
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.
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!
Is anyone else staying at the Days Inn on Rte 50 in Arlington?
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.
As am I! Unlike last summer, this time we won't be like two ships passing in the night. LOL.
Happy to hear you all are coming. This is going to be so much fun! See you there.
I am going to the ball. After which, I will walk home. Which is a block away, heh heh.
Oh, yeah. That's great!
Thank you very much! See you at the ball!!
Great! See you there!!
Sounds great! I believe Kristinn, Angelwood and the DC Chapter will be making plans for the Inauguration Eve festivities. See you there!