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Watkins Glen Wine Festival Rally Details

WOOHOO! All set!



BUYING TICKETS:

I've been wondering about how our advanced tickets for $25 were gonna work out. I've finally got the answer...

WE'RE ALL GETTING $25 TRACK+WEEKEND TICKETS AT THE GATE.

We're still gonna meet at Walmart on Saturday morning at 7:30am as planned, but I don't have tickets to pass out. We'll hang out for a little bit, if anyone wants to go into town (or Walmart) for food and meet us a little later in the parking lot (8:00am), that'll be fine too. By 8:30am, we'll be leaving Walmart to go to the track.

Special Group Pricing Extravaganza will be $25 per guest (not per car) at the gate. Mike is waving the track fee, and we're just paying a set price for the Track + Wine Festival.


SATURDAY MORNING MEETING:
Here's what I'm thinking, via Google Maps. We can meet in Watkins Glen (the town) right on the lake, less than 15 minutes from the Watkins Glen International track. The Walmart will have a big enough parking lot so that we don't crowd some business unexpectedly. I'll hand out the advance tickets there, so that when we get to the track, we can just drive in. Like I said, folks without advance tickets can just pay at the track.

So, meet at Walmart in Watkins Glen, hand out tickets, and then drive over to the track for our laps!


AT THE TRACK:
The laps will be at 9:00am on Saturday.

We will need to get there at 8:45, and go through Gate 2.
When we get in the gate, take a right, and go behind the grand stand.
There is a crossover gate where you cross the race track.
We will sign waivers that say if we wreck it's on us.
We do our 3 laps around the track.
Then, escorted by Pace Car, we will be led by our parking place.

WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SWITCH DRIVERS. I apologize, because many had asked about that, but Mike said that because we're basically being squeezed in, the track said we would not be allowed to switch drivers. Mike basically said (in a much nicer way) that the higher-ups would like us on the track, but would then like us off it.

Again, I apologize we couldn't do that, he said with more planning, if we want to come back next year, he'll have a lot more hashed out, but since this is the first time any car event is being hosted during the Wine Festival, we will be Guinea Pigs.

Saturday will be a free-for-all to enjoy the Wine Festival, go back in to town, do whatever you want, and chill.


SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST:
9:00AM on Sunday, for anyone that wants to stay, we will be going to Savard's Restaurant at 601 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY. We may have to get creative with parking, but I'm sure we can do it. It's not like we take up that much space.

Sunday afternoon, after breakfast, I guess we'll be breaking up for the drive home. We can say our goodbyes, laugh, cry, do donuts in the parking lot, etc. I would suggest anyone with a good drive keeps Walmart in mind, which is minutes away. Large stores aren't necessarily plentiful once you get into the Adirondacks.

Let me know if anyone has any further concerns or questions. I sure hope I addressed everything by now!

Almost there!


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I hadn't considered people without smart phones or laptops being stranded in The 'Glen without contact with this discussion. I have timed meeting places set up over the weekend, but I'll have to think of some method of contact beyond these discussions and get in touch with everyone!

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To further clarify ticket pricing:

The advance price will be $25 if you want me to give it to you Saturday Morning (when I'll be there).

If you want to go earlier, like Friday, or you want to get your own when you enter the track, the cost will be $35 at the gate.

Please only request your $25 ticket if you're 100% sure you'll be going. Just pay me back for your ticket when you meet me there to make things easy.

As far as I know, this price gets us into the event and on to the track.
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Thanks for being the Point man on this, PM will be coming.
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nmcl714/GeenasMom...2 total...$50
snaphu......................1 total...$25
ncontantj...................2 total...$50
dgreen17...................2 total...$50

So I've got 3 updates for this post:
1) The 5 users above are confirmed with tickets to come.
2) I'm up to 7 tickets, totaling $175. I can do 13 more.
3) I had no idea nmcl714 and GeenasMom were half&half.

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Thanks for being the Point man on this, PM will be coming.
You're very welcome. I'm glad to be able to be doing something like this!

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SCoA:
1. nmcl714/GeenasMom...2 total...$50
2. snaphu......................1 total...$25
3. ncontantj...................2 total...$50
4. dgreen17...................2 total...$50
5. centurion...................0 total...$00

Insider:
1. Julia Boehm...............2 total...$50

Nothing new to report tonight. Hoping turnout will be as promising as it seemed.

9 advance tickets taken, 11 are left.

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SCoA:
1. nmcl714/GeenasMom...2 total...$50
2. snaphu......................1 total...$25
3. ncontantj...................2 total...$50
4. dgreen17...................2 total...$50
5. centurion...................0 total...$00
6 Greg & Lisa.................2 total...$50

Insider:
1. Julia Boehm...............2 total...$50
2. Stacy C.....................2 total...$50

13 advance tickets spoken for. I called Mike this morning, and no response as of yet, so it looks like everyone has until tomorrow (Friday morning) to ask for advance tickets!

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Two tickets please.

Centurion requests 2 tickets. See you Saturday morning.
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Good news!!!

I've been wondering about how our advanced tickets for $25 were gonna work out. I've finally got the answer...

WE'RE ALL GETTING $25 TRACK+WEEKEND TICKETS AT THE GATE.

We're still gonna meet at Walmart on Saturday morning at 7:30am as planned, but I don't have tickets to pass out. We'll hang out for a little bit, if anyone wants to go into town (or Walmart) for food and meet us a little later in the parking lot (8:00ish), that'll be fine too. By 8:30am, we'll be leaving Walmart to go to the track.

DIRECTIONS AT THE TRACK:
Get there at 8:45, go through Gate 2.
When we get in the gate, take a right, go behind the grand stand.
There is a crossover gate where you cross the race track.
We will sign waivers that say if we wreck it's on us.
We do the laps.
Escorted by Pace Car, we will be led to our parking place.

Anyone going Friday, just get your full weekend pass, and be sure to bring it with you on Saturday morning!

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Centurion requests 2 tickets. See you Saturday morning.
Got you! We'll all be getting our tickets at the track on Saturday morning together. See you then!

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Any other geocachers coming?

If so, and you want to go with me and my GF tomorrow afternoon, meet us either at Walmart or as soon as we park after our laps at the track. We are coming prepared with several caches with a terrain rating of 3 or less.

You can also text me at the number revealed by using the standard hint decryption key, assigning a number based on the position of the resulting letter in the alphabet replacing 10 with 0 (this is done to allow me to post it here without worrying too much about spammers and account for 0's in the number). The encrypted number: RUROXNSNOO

Example: ABCDEFGHIJK (decrypted code) becomes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10, replacing 10 with 0 makes it 123-456-7890.
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This was AWESOME! Hope we can really do it again next year and get more smarts on the track.
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