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post #21 of 104
Oh i want too it depends on how the surgery goes and if the surgery is before this month is over!
post #22 of 104
I'm also having surgery soon. Dang. On Monday I'll know more- I was concerned about driving, but yesterday I got some old mail forwarded with a buttload of frequent flyer miles I need to look into. Maybe that was my miracle, I done manifested me a plane ticket.
post #23 of 104
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Yipee! We are going too! We will also be at the NOCIRC reception Can't wait too meet everybody. How will we know each other? Maybe we should wear nametags with our MDC names as well as our IRL names.
post #24 of 104
Does anyone have an estimate on the number of people who will be attending? I've not been before so I don't know.
post #25 of 104
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Originally Posted by PuppyFluffer View Post
Does anyone have an estimate on the number of people who will be attending? I've not been before so I don't know.
Here is a link from sic society. It shows photos from past demos so that you can get an idea of past numbers of participants and signs that people carry.
post #26 of 104
Where? (I tried to dl video footage last night, but my laptop was not impressed with the format.)
post #27 of 104
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Where? (I tried to dl video footage last night, but my laptop was not impressed with the format.)
Oops : :

Here is the link for the photos - CLICK HERE

It shows the kinds of posters people have and an idea about numbers. I do not see any recent photos from the past couple years. Hopefully the turn-out will be large.
post #28 of 104
OH I WISH!!!!!!! I'll have graduated by then and will be back at my parents' in NE Ohio (about 7 hrs away) but I have no clue how I would get there.
post #29 of 104
Thank you, IM!

(Oh, Ms. Parvati-Baker :. We lost a good one.)
post #30 of 104
DARN IT! Tickets are $109 but they're from Pittsburgh to Baltimore, NOT the airports I would like.
post #31 of 104
So true, Tiger Tail, that we lost a good one when Dear Jeannine Parvati Baker died She's my inspiration every day to stand up, speak up and act up.
Baybee
post #32 of 104
I was thinking of going to DC that week to visit with friends since dd and I are on Spring Break. Maybe if another good DING! fare comes up into Dulles I will be able to make it. At least I don't need to find somewhere to stay.
post #33 of 104
I went a few years ago... it was really cool.

I agree, the Best Western Skyline is in a pretty shady area.

We are going to be in Philly for the King Tut exhibition, but I'll see what I can do- that may be when we are on our way back, in which case I'll be doing it again!

If you can go, I'd highly recommend it.
post #34 of 104
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DARN IT! Tickets are $109 but they're from Pittsburgh to Baltimore, NOT the airports I would like.
What about a Greyhound?
post #35 of 104
Standard on Greyhound is $139, 7-day advance purchase is $89. It'll also be about 11ish hours each way depending on what option I took. Amtrak might be a possibility! It's about the same price as the plane ticket and about 10 hours each way. I am assuming buses are lots grubbier than Amtrak, but who knows. Input, anyone? Plus after this bus accident w/ the Bluffton baseball team I'm really wary. I don't like buses to begin with.

It sucks b/c the train there leaves at 3:15am on the 29th and the train back gets in at 1:30am. (the people I will depend on for rides are my parents. My dad works and my mom's 64. Late nights, ew)

I am seriously going to consider Amtrak, though. I don't have much to spare for boarding so I'm going to see if I could stay with my friend. She's a nanny in Alexandria but b/c she's a nanny in someone else's house I don't know if she could put me up or not.
post #36 of 104
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DARN IT! Tickets are $109 but they're from Pittsburgh to Baltimore, NOT the airports I would like.
The Metro Bus route B30 goes from BWI to the Greenbelt Metro Station. It costs $3 one way.

http://www.wmata.com./timetables/md/b30.pdf

The B30 leaves BWI every 40 minutes between 7:00am and 10:50pm on weekdays and 9:40am to 10:50pm on weekends.

Jeff
post #37 of 104
Pittsburgh's about 2 hours away from where I'll be living, though. I can't afford to pay to park my car there for a few days. Thanks for the tip, though. I'll keep it in mind if I think there's any chance in heck that my mom will support this and haul me the 2 hrs to Pitt.

I'm also tryingto figure out how I'd fill my weekend. I'd be all by myself! I love having alone time, but eek.
post #38 of 104
Hell, in DC? You'd have to drag me out of the Smithsonian for the march!

Talked to dh, & he's amenable if, as I've said, the universe keeps conspiring to get me there- tomorrow I find out about surgery dates, possible free plane fares, whether he can get the time off to watch the kids, etc. (He's actually pretty proud & would like me to get to go, if at all possible. Gosh, it would be nice if he could come- he's a native & could show me around.)
post #39 of 104
Anyone know if there certain dates/times when it would be most important to have the biggest show of people? We've done demos as a family before (for another of our other causes), but with a 3 yr old, we can't do more than a couple hrs a day.
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