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February 16th, 2009, 9:36pm
How about this....
I am starting this thread introducing myself as an excited 2009 Conventioneer.
I think it would be nice for Online Sweepstakes member to introduce themselves, where they are
coming from, hotel you are staying at and other interesting tidbits.
I'm Nathan (lfainma) and I will be traveling with my wife. We are from Northeastern MA.
We are staying at the convention hotel itself.
So come on, tell us who you are, where you're from and other cool stuff!!
February 17th, 2009, 11:03am
Hi Nathan, I'm Valerie traveling from 'downeast' Maine! I'll be staying at the Radisson too. It's going to be a GREAT convention! Sweeping is the BEST hobby! Hope to meet you soon. Valerie
February 17th, 2009, 5:31pm
Hi Nathan, I'm Karen and will be traveling just 30 minutes to Manchester from Nashua, NH. I will be staying at the Radisson. Can't wait to meet other OLS members! Looking forward to seeing many sweeping friends at the Star Spangled Celebration:grouphug:
See you in July! Karen H.
February 20th, 2009, 12:00pm
Hi. I'm Diane. I'll be traveling from Upstate NY with my sister Linda (sis2ccc) from LI. We went to the 2007 convention in Dearborn and had a blast. See you all in NH.
February 24th, 2009, 10:22am
Greetings to all,
My name is Rachel, and I will be driving back and forth from Boston (Jamaica Plain) and hoping to bring my cousin for the 4th of July BBQ, otherwise I'll might be staying the weekend if I don't have to drive back.
February 25th, 2009, 12:45pm
I was looking earlier,,, where is the convention this year and when?
February 25th, 2009, 2:33pm
February 25th, 2009, 5:06pm
Hi - Eight members of our sweepstakes club will be attending - the Lucky Lilacs from Rochester NY. We'll be at the Radison.
For most of us it's our first national convention.
March 2nd, 2009, 11:18am
Hi, looking forward to meeting new sweeping friends at the convention. I had so much fun and learned so much at my first national convention, that I am so excited about attending another one. Kelle from CA.
March 5th, 2009, 8:40pm
This is my first convention too and I'm coming from a small town in MA right next to the NH border - I can't wait to meet everyone:toast1:
March 13th, 2009, 12:01am
Hi all! :) My name is Christina and I am from southwestern VA (ya know, that part that nobody else is ever from--LOL! ;)). I will be coming with my husband and son. My son is 10 years old and therefore, will not be at the convention itself but he and my husband are going on a tour of Manchester while I am at the actual convention activities. I am really excited and also happy to see Boston once more! I won a trip to Boston last year and absolutely LOVE it! I look forward to meeting more OLSers! :cheer: I'm not totally sure on what hotel I will stay in yet but I am thinking the Hilton Garden Inn--I have an immediate family member that is a Hilton employee so I get a nice discount there--while I would love to stay at the actual hotel of the convention I can't turn down decent savings! Hope to meet you all there!
March 13th, 2009, 9:18pm
Hi Christina! I won't be able to go to the convention this year. :( Wish I could see you again and meet your family! Have fun! I used to live in NH. Beautiful place. Manchester is okay...I would suggest driving up to Lake Winnepesaukee. It's an hour drive away. Alton Bay is the closest point. Lots of fun and lots to do there. Great beach too. The white mountains another hour north are so worth the drive. Maybe afterwards you can all go to Mount Washington and drive to the top. It's great.
March 13th, 2009, 9:20pm
Maybe on the way south if you are going to Boston, drop into Salem. The town is great and the Witch Museum is cool....
March 15th, 2009, 11:47pm
Thank you for the suggestions Grace! Too bad you won't be able to make it--maybe next year for Minnesota! :)
I've actually been to Lake Winnepesaukee quite a number of times! A long time ago "acquaintance" was from Milton, NH--not too far from there! And his best friend lived in Wolfeboro--his friend's parents had a home and a boat on the lake and we went up several times to go boating and such--wonderful place! I've never made it up to the White Mountains or Mt. Washington and would love to do that!
March 16th, 2009, 11:01am
Visiting the top of Mount Washington is truly an awesome experience. The ride up via car is breathtaking! The weather obserbvatory at the top holds the record for the highest windspeed on record. You can find more info about the observatory at http://www.mountwashington.org When you visit, you receive a bumper sticker that says "This car climbed Mt. Washington". They give you a recorded guide to listen to on the way up the mountain that you return once you arrive back down at the bottom. Bring a light jacket with you because the temperature is much cooler at the top and it is usually quite windy. But, the view is unbelievable!
March 18th, 2009, 6:13pm
(re. Mt. Washington)
Yeah the cog railway is a hoot! It's a bit expensive but so worth it. Driving is fun too but you absolutely have to have good brakes for the ride down and if you are afraid of heights, forget it! LOL. Yeah, the view from the top is spectacular.
March 20th, 2009, 6:25am
Here is another website with info on the Mt. Washington Auto Road.
April 2nd, 2009, 11:45pm
My name is Lori (uclafan) and this marks convention # 6 for me. I booked my flight tonite on Continental flying the red eye, LAX to Newark to Manchester. The Comfort Inn is where I'll be staying July 1 - 7. Looking forward to meeting so many of my East Coast friends as well as meeting old convention buds.
If there are any CA leaving on this flight, drop me a line.
I'm so excited to think in 89 days we'll be coming together in New Hampshire for the National Sweepstakes Convention.
April 8th, 2009, 11:43pm
Hi I'm Carol and I am flying in from near Philadelphia, PA I will be staying at the Radisson too. Can't wait to parteeee with all my ole OLS friends and the new ones we are going to scoop up!! :bounce:
April 17th, 2009, 7:44pm
I am SO excited to meet all of you! Can't wait!!
April 20th, 2009, 10:27pm
Didn't know until today if I could make it or not. Told peeps I wasn't going to be there. However I was able to get the kinks worked out and will be rooming with uclafan! :tongue: My name is Lori (yep just like uclafan's)
I am still waiting to verify that they still have convention tickets so I can send off my check. Then will get airline tickets. The plan is to come into Boston (Logan) and rent a car.
I should be arriving into Boston around 3:45 pm on Monday 6/29.
Looking for anybody who wants to share a ride with me (to make sure I don't get lost) and also anyone who might want to share a room with me on Mon & Tue nights.
Please pm me if you are willing. I plan on leaving Manchester on the following Monday. Thanks!
April 28th, 2009, 5:52pm
I'm Kathy and I am arriving from Oregon on Wednesday. This will be my second convention and I can't wait---for the convention, of course, but also because I get to see my daughter and granddaughter who moved to Vermont 2 years ago (about 1 1/2 hours from Manchester). They will be comning as guests for the activities and then I'm going back to VT with them for a few weeks. We're staying at the Radisson. Looking forward to seeing friends I met in Texas and new ones I have met on OLS.