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Lance
04-02-2009, 12:58 AM
OK then, May 3rd it is.

Come one-come-all to the first ever "Hardcore Reef Geeks Get Together".

I'll volunteer being the organizer at this end and Christy can take care of things from the Island side. Those coming from the Lower Mainland or the Peninsula can be picked up at Saltery Bay as well. Anybody needing a pick up at the ferry, PM me for my phone #. ( You can save yourself $40.00 by leaving your car at the ferry and walking on.) Can fit 7 passengers in the van. Anybody who cares to stay overnight is welcome to a room at our Hotel (if there are any available). Cost per room per night: 1 frag or a Sleeman's Honey Brown. I can also take 2 overnighters at home. (spare bedroom & couch).

christyf5
04-02-2009, 01:18 AM
copied this over so we don't have to sift through the pages.

Woohoo, I'm in!! :razz:

marie
04-02-2009, 01:43 AM
So is that the official name for the new powell river reef club?.... "hardcore reef geeks" :razz:

Mrfish55
04-02-2009, 01:54 AM
I'm more an addict than a geek, perhaps we can have an intervention while were at it!:lol: I call to order the first meeting of the Reefoholics.

marie
04-02-2009, 01:57 AM
I'm more an addict than a geek, perhaps we can have an intervention while were at it!:lol: I call to order the first meeting of the Reefoholics.

Doesn't an intervention mean you have to stop doing whatever it is your addicted to? Cause if so I'll have to pass :lol:

Lance
04-02-2009, 02:04 AM
Doesn't an intervention mean you have to stop doing whatever it is your addicted to? Cause if so I'll have to pass :lol:


No Interventions allowed. We're all happy addicts! We can invite Bruce the shark to speak: "Fish are our friends, ... NOT food."

Mrfish55
04-02-2009, 02:12 AM
Doesn't an intervention mean you have to stop doing whatever it is your addicted to? Cause if so I'll have to pass :lol:

Kind of, but it is a 12 step process and I'm still at step 1 after nearly 20 years. You know step 1 "Spend obscene amounts of money repeatedly on little glass box full of water"

Skimmer King
04-02-2009, 02:13 AM
wow ok count me in who is paying for my flight... that will make 4 of us then

christyf5
04-02-2009, 02:24 AM
Doesn't an intervention mean you have to stop doing whatever it is your addicted to? Cause if so I'll have to pass :lol:

naw, thats the part where you say you can stop whenever you want to and then carry on :razz:

besides, I don't think many of us are that addicted that we need to have an intervention http://planetsmilies.net/angel-smiley-5128.gif

Lance
04-02-2009, 02:25 AM
wow ok count me in who is paying for my flight... that will make 4 of us then


Mike, I hear our local chapter of Army Cadets require additional training. Have the Army fly you out. :wink:

Tom R
04-02-2009, 03:58 AM
I would love to come however I am not sure if the ferry connection would work. If anyone knows the ferry times that are need can they let me know?

Tom R

Mrfish55
04-02-2009, 04:20 AM
I would love to come however I am not sure if the ferry connection would work. If anyone knows the ferry times that are need can they let me know?

Tom R

Tom, would be good to have ya. You would have to catch the 9:20 from Horseshoe bay, It would connect with the 12:30 from earls cove and get you here around 1:30ish If someone from the peninsula is comming up perhaps you could carpool and save ferry fare on the return, you might want to plan an overnighter as the last conector back to the city is the 5:45

marie
04-02-2009, 04:45 AM
You could catch the 7:20 out of horseshoe bay if you can get up early enough and then it would be 10:25 at earls cove getting you here by noon

Lance
04-02-2009, 05:10 AM
You could catch the 7:20 out of horseshoe bay if you can get up early enough and then it would be 10:25 at earls cove getting you here by noon

That would give you about 5 hours for the visit. Would love to have you come up.

Tom R
04-02-2009, 05:28 AM
Thanks for the info. I am really going to try and make this event. Overnighting and come back on the Monday is probably in order.

Tom R

Lance
04-02-2009, 11:32 PM
Thanks for the info. I am really going to try and make this event. Overnighting and come back on the Monday is probably in order.

Tom R


Great! Looking forward to seeing you.

PoonTang
04-03-2009, 12:29 AM
That would give you about 5 hours for the visit. Would love to have you come up.

Hey I thought we were all going to arrive at Marie's on Friday night and then go home Sunday night???? :twised:

marie
04-03-2009, 01:31 AM
Hey I thought we were all going to arrive at Marie's on Friday night and then go home Sunday night???? :twised:

Sure go ahead, just make sure you bring enough wine and beer to last... I prefer red wine and sleemans beer thanks :razz:

ColinD
04-04-2009, 05:13 PM
Hmm, might just coincide with a trip planned to visit the In-laws in PR, will know closer to the date.

Colin

Lance
04-04-2009, 06:46 PM
Hmm, might just coincide with a trip planned to visit the In-laws in PR, will know closer to the date.

Colin



Great! let us know.

Lance
04-06-2009, 07:22 AM
Hmm, might just coincide with a trip planned to visit the In-laws in PR, will know closer to the date.

Colin

Maybe I know them. I have family in Calgary too. Maybe you know them.

Lance
04-19-2009, 01:59 AM
Only 2 weeks away!
Come visit us, we're lonely and very friendly :hug:

christyf5
04-19-2009, 04:18 AM
holey crap, I totally forgot about this. Sweet!!!

christyf5
04-19-2009, 04:22 AM
oh !@#$%^&*(!!!!! I just realized I have school that weekend. OH FFS! I can't believe this. I'm totally disgusted. How depressing. I have to do a practicum for school and I'm stuck. Son of a ... I'm totally ****ed off right now I NEVER work weekends so I thought I was in the clear.

Arggghhh!!!

in other news, I find it interesting that anything with an @ sign in it is recognized as an email address :razz:

christyf5
04-19-2009, 04:24 AM
Anyone wanna change the date? :razz:

marie
04-19-2009, 04:41 AM
Anyone wanna change the date? :razz:

With all the interest generated so far it looks like you could change the date to what ever you want :lol:

Leah
04-19-2009, 04:52 AM
Christf5,
I am shocked at that up above I thought you were such a nice girl.
I am so, so upset I looked up to you.......The peace maker, good girl,
You were everything good on the forum. The calm the rational. And
now this. All I can say is OH DEAR!

christyf5
04-19-2009, 05:04 AM
Well normally I'm all sugar and spice but when you mess with my reef time, then things get ugly :razz:

Besides, I didn't actually swear I put in the little character thingys and all :wink:

Skimmer King
04-19-2009, 05:08 AM
Christf5,
I am shocked at that up above I thought you were such a nice girl.
I am so, so upset I looked up to you.......The peace maker, good girl,
You were everything good on the forum. The calm the rational. And
now this. All I can say is OH DEAR!


Leah she is a potty mouth:mrgreen:

Lance
04-19-2009, 05:09 AM
A date change is no problem by me. I'm easy!

RobynR
04-19-2009, 06:03 PM
We (ReefJunkie and I) really want to come, we have pretty flexable schedules and can be available whenever as long as it is a weekend. Long weekends might not be so pretty with the ferries though. Christy what other weekend works for you?

christyf5
04-19-2009, 06:55 PM
Well really any weekend except for that one. We could do it earlier, on Apr 26 later or May 10th if we want to stay around that time :biggrin:

RobynR
04-19-2009, 07:35 PM
We are unavailble on the weekend of the 26, but I'm pretty sure we could do the 10th.

Leah
04-19-2009, 07:51 PM
:redface:Christyf5 I get it!
Asmodeus :wink: yupper's!!!

Lance
04-19-2009, 07:56 PM
May 10th is fine by me.

marie
04-19-2009, 08:30 PM
May 10th is fine by me too :biggrin: but just so everyone knows that's also mothers day

christyf5
04-19-2009, 11:44 PM
May 10 it is then? :biggrin:

Lance
04-19-2009, 11:55 PM
May 10 it is then? :biggrin:

Yup!

christyf5
04-19-2009, 11:55 PM
Yay!! Thanks guys I really appreciate this! :biggrin:

Lance
04-21-2009, 12:05 AM
May 10 it is then? :biggrin:

May 10th it is. Come-one-come-all. Those who are coming pm Lance for ferry pick-up or directions. Bonus: All the fish will be out of QT by then and back in their tank. Whoot!

Mrfish55
04-21-2009, 12:22 AM
May 10th it is. Come-one-come-all. Those who are coming pm Lance for ferry pick-up or directions. Bonus: All the fish will be out of QT by then and back in their tank. Whoot!

Guess that means someone can come with a truck and go home with a 180gal tank:mrgreen:

Lance
04-21-2009, 12:54 AM
Guess that means someone can come with a truck and go home with a 180gal tank:mrgreen:

Absolutley! It will be clean and ready to go if you have a buyer.

Lance
04-29-2009, 02:43 AM
Only 12 days away!
Destination: Powell River. Ride the world famous BC ferries, and view BC's beautiful coastline. Partake in our fine Oriental dining (for Christy). Tour over 1,000 gallons of PR's finest reef tanks in three stops and only minutes apart. Anyone interested in attending please pm me for ferry times, rides, directions, etc.

(P.S. I think I'd make a pretty good travel agent.) :mrgreen:

Lance
04-29-2009, 04:11 AM
We've got four coming so far. Island people will probably want to catch the 10:10 ferry out of Comox which will get you here at 11:30 where I will meet you at the ferry as your personal chauffeur. Sunshine Coasters should PM me as to what ferry you will be catching.

SeaHorse_Fanatic
04-29-2009, 07:53 AM
May 10 is Mother's Day so that won't work for us. My wife, mom & mother-in-law would KILL me.

We'll be coming up earlier I'm hoping. Maybe do a pre-quel of the Powell River reefing tour.

Anthony

Lance
05-01-2009, 01:23 AM
:bump2:

Lance
05-01-2009, 03:40 AM
OK, Here's the agenda. The Islanders will be getting in about 1/2 hour before the Sunshine Coasters. I will pick up the Islanders at the ferry. The Sunshine Coasters are bringin their own vehicle. We will all meet at Striker's Bar & Grill at the Bowling Alley for a get-acquainted-drink. We will then head out to see Dave's tanks, then off to Marie's and finally to my place. After the tank viewings we can go out for dinner. I will have my cell phone with me for anyone who has any questions before they arrive. PM me for my number.
Those attending are: Mrfish55 (Dave), Marie, Lance, Poontang, ChristyF5, Reef Junkie, Robyn R. There are also several others who can't commit yet but will get back to me soon.

christyf5
05-01-2009, 03:42 AM
Wooty!!! :mrgreen:

marie
05-01-2009, 03:44 AM
I don't remember saying I would attend :razz:

Lance
05-01-2009, 03:46 AM
I don't remember saying I would attend :razz:


Ha Ha!
That's Ok, we'll just break in and help ourselves to some prime frags.

christyf5
05-01-2009, 03:47 AM
I've already got my cutters all sharpened up and ready to go :wink:

marie
05-01-2009, 03:55 AM
At least now we know who the truly "hard core" bunch are :lol:

Lance
05-01-2009, 03:59 AM
At least now we know who the truly "hard core" bunch are :lol:

Yup! (Reefers, B&E artists and coral thieves!) That's us.

Mrfish55
05-01-2009, 06:35 AM
Don't forget a stop at Bobs, who knows, there may be some fish to tempt someone, and really who can go somewhere new and not sniff out the local dealer. P.S I know where he keeps the rum.

Lance
05-01-2009, 02:47 PM
Don't forget a stop at Bobs, who knows, there may be some fish to tempt someone, and really who can go somewhere new and not sniff out the local dealer. P.S I know where he keeps the rum.


Oh yeah, Bob's was on the list.

marie
05-01-2009, 04:18 PM
Oh yeah, Bob's was on the list.

Hmm, I wonder how many people can fit into Bob's little fish room :lol:

*edit* Oh wait, now I remember why I hit the reply button :redface: , has anyone contacted other powell riverites about the tank tour?

PoonTang
05-02-2009, 03:41 AM
Well bad news :( I cant make it. The wife bought tickets for the whole family to go to the Walking With Dinosaurs thinggy in Victoria. Apparently I need to spend some time with my human children. I may try to make over some other day, Marie still owes me a tank tour from last year.

Lance
05-02-2009, 05:54 AM
Hmm, I wonder how many people can fit into Bob's little fish room :lol:

*edit* Oh wait, now I remember why I hit the reply button :redface: , has anyone contacted other powell riverites about the tank tour?

No, I haven't. Anybody in mind?

Lance
05-02-2009, 05:55 AM
Well bad news :( I cant make it. The wife bought tickets for the whole family to go to the Walking With Dinosaurs thinggy in Victoria. Apparently I need to spend some time with my human children. I may try to make over some other day, Marie still owes me a tank tour from last year.


Damn, that's too bad; was looking forward to meeting you. Next time.

Lance
05-02-2009, 07:10 PM
Only 7 more days. One of the Islanders dropped out. We need somebody from the Island to keep Christy company on the ferry. (Sarah: hint hint)

Lance
05-05-2009, 06:34 PM
Only 4 days to go! Tickets are going fast, so you better PM me and let me know you're coming.

Lance
05-06-2009, 02:43 AM
Whoo Hoo! We got another Islander coming.

christyf5
05-06-2009, 03:47 AM
SWEET!!! :mrgreen:

marie
05-06-2009, 04:23 AM
Whoo Hoo! We got another Islander coming.


SWEET!!! :mrgreen:


Christy has an invisible friend?

christyf5
05-06-2009, 04:34 AM
Christy has an invisible friend?

Actually Marie, he's a sock puppet named Max :razz:

Lance
05-06-2009, 06:59 PM
Actually Marie, he's a sock puppet named Max :razz:

Well, keep Max the hell away from me! The real friend is coming from Campbell River. Again, PM me if needing my phone#

muck
05-06-2009, 07:27 PM
Sounds like it would be a lot of fun... really wish I could make the trip.

Mrfish55
05-06-2009, 10:18 PM
Sounds like it would be a lot of fun... really wish I could make the trip.

West Jet flies into Comox, then it's a short hop on the ferry.:biggrin:

Lance
05-08-2009, 08:00 PM
Only two more sleeps! :Banane06: Whoo Hoo!

OK, here's the agenda:
Christy will be catching the 10:10am ferry at Comox. She will arrive here at about 11:30am where I will pick her up (and any other Islanders who can make it). (Whiteice669 is bringing his own wheels :car: ) We will all meet at Striker's Bar & Grill for a get-acquainted drink or two:drinking: while we wait for RobynR and Reefjunkie who will arrive a little later from the Sunshine Coast. Then, when we're all here, it's off to Dave's to see his wonderful 300gal reef, and in-progress seahorse tank. From there to Marie's amazing reef tanks, where Doofus is eagerly awaiting our visit. (Feel free to bring him a Big Mac for his lunch). Then on to my 90gal corner reef and 225gal reef. Then we can visit our LFS to meet Bob the owner. (I'm trying to set up one more tank viewing with another Powell Riverite but haven't heard back yet)
After the tank tour it's time for some sight-seeing, food & drink :hungry::drinking:, interesting conversation, more drink :drinking: and finally some more drink :drinking:.

PS: PM me for my phone # if you don't have it already, for directions, or any questions you may have. :cell:

christyf5
05-09-2009, 12:40 AM
Woohoo! Can't wait!! :mrgreen:

PoonTang
05-09-2009, 12:44 AM
Dam wish I could make it. Have fun everyone. Christy, if you see anything cool in Maries tank that might look good over here on the Island just bust a hunk off and slip it in your purse. ;)

christyf5
05-09-2009, 12:45 AM
Dam wish I could make it. Have fun everyone. Christy, if you see anything cool in Maries tank that might look good over here on the Island just bust a hunk off and slip it in your purse. ;)

My purse will be lined with ziplocs :razz:

marie
05-09-2009, 05:41 AM
My purse will be lined with ziplocs :razz:

Now you guys have me worried that you will be disappointed.

In the past I've been limited to what JL posts on their new and noteworthy page for my coral choices. I'm pretty sure everyone already has the corals I have in my tank (with the exception of the 2 new frags from oceanic) and I have cooties to boot...but sure your welcome to hack away :lol:

christyf5
05-09-2009, 04:20 PM
Now you guys have me worried that you will be disappointed.

In the past I've been limited to what JL posts on their new and noteworthy page for my coral choices. I'm pretty sure everyone already has the corals I have in my tank (with the exception of the 2 new frags from oceanic) and I have cooties to boot...but sure your welcome to hack away :lol:

Marie, I could never be disappointed in your tank. The photos take my breath away, I can only expect it will be the same if not better in person! :biggrin:

ReefJunkie
05-09-2009, 07:08 PM
Thought I would throw this out there... I am fragging a rainbow monti colony today and can bring a few pieces up to the reef meet. The piece has lost some color but with lots of light it comes back quickly. So...I'm gonna say for free or trade for a little something. Pieces will be freshly fragged and not mounted.

The colony I am fragging
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/Seascaper/Picture104-1.jpg

And this is where it was broken off from
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/Seascaper/Picture098.jpg

Lance
05-09-2009, 07:57 PM
Thought I would throw this out there... I am fragging a rainbow monti colony today and can bring a few pieces up to the reef meet. The piece has lost some color but with lots of light it comes back quickly. So...I'm gonna say for free or trade for a little something. Pieces will be freshly fragged and not mounted.

The colony I am fragging
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/Seascaper/Picture104-1.jpg

And this is where it was broken off from
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/Seascaper/Picture098.jpg


Sure, bring them with you. You'll go home with some nice pieces.

Lance
05-09-2009, 07:58 PM
Last Call for the Reef Meet! Tomorrow's the big day!

RobynR
05-11-2009, 04:29 AM
Was great to meet everyone today!! Thanks for the frags Dave, Marie, and Lance!! Your tanks are all so nice, I hope ours will look like them one day!! BTW our ferry was 5:25 NOT 5:45, but we somehow made it, the guy at the ticket booth gave us hell, but still let us on - thank goodness!!

Thanks again for the great day! Hope we can do it again sometime soon, if anyone is coming down our way, you're welcome to drop by anytime.

Leah
05-11-2009, 04:34 AM
Did you guy's check Kristyf5 before you left? Hope you guy's all had a great time :mrgreen:

Lance
05-11-2009, 04:45 AM
Was great to meet everyone today!! Thanks for the frags Dave, Marie, and Lance!! Your tanks are all so nice, I hope ours will look like them one day!! BTW our ferry was 5:25 NOT 5:45, but we somehow made it, the guy at the ticket booth gave us hell, but still let us on - thank goodness!!

Thanks again for the great day! Hope we can do it again sometime soon, if anyone is coming down our way, you're welcome to drop by anytime.

Wow! That's cutting it close.
It was nice to meet you guys too.

christyf5
05-11-2009, 04:52 AM
Hey guys, I just wanted to say thanks for the great day, I had a blast! Powell River certainly has some kick a$$ tanks! The thai restaurant was pretty awesome too :mrgreen:

Thanks for the frags as well, even with Marie's cooties. I just realized my interceptor is packed away in my storage locker :neutral:


Heres to making this a yearly event!! :wink:

Veng68
05-11-2009, 04:55 AM
Please post pics of the drunken debauchery ;)

Cheers,
Vic

RobynR
05-11-2009, 05:04 AM
We forgot our camera :cry:, oh well, there's always next time!

whiteice669
05-11-2009, 06:44 AM
sounds like I missed a great time, next time I guess, I had way to much fun ripping up carpets and drying out my living room

SeaHorse_Fanatic
05-11-2009, 06:51 AM
Let's see now.

Last Island get-together was on a Father's Day. Went straight from the ferry to the family dinner in Vancouver. Hectic day but fun anyways.:biggrin:

This PR get-together was on Mother's Day. Irene & my mom would have killed me, so missed out.:sad:

Next get-together should be on a day when most of us don't have family obligations.:wink:

Glad the ones who were able to make it had fun.

Anthony

christyf5
05-11-2009, 03:33 PM
Let's see now.

Last Island get-together was on a Father's Day. Went straight from the ferry to the family dinner in Vancouver. Hectic day but fun anyways.:biggrin:

This PR get-together was on Mother's Day. Irene & my mom would have killed me, so missed out.:sad:

Next get-together should be on a day when most of us don't have family obligations.:wink:

Glad the ones who were able to make it had fun.

Anthony

Well most of us that were there didn't have family obligations :razz:

That was my fault really, I was the one that wanted the date changed and didn't realize that I had changed it to mothers day. But who cares really, the important people were there and we had a great time :wink:

But yeah, next time we'll try to be smrt about the date :biggrin:

Mrfish55
05-11-2009, 03:48 PM
That was a good day, nice to meet you all and thanks to Lance for making it all come together (and the beers!) I think the only downer of the day was that mild Thai food:lol: