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Geocoin Fest 2007- A National coin event!

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I thought I would start a new thread, since we have picked a time and city. (The place is selected, but I don't have coords for it yet.)

 

The event will be February 17th, 2007.

 

The location is Temecula, CA.

 

We will add a link to the event page once it is up, but mark your calendars now.

 

In the other thread I posted some travel info, so I repeat myself here.

 

There are several airports nearby that you can fly to, although Ontario (ONT) usually has the best fares.

 

Ontario Airport- (50 minutes driving. Straight shot down I-15)

 

San Diego Airport (Around an hour driving...longer with traffic.)

 

Palm Springs Airport (Just over an hour)

 

LAX (Figure 1:45 on an average day, bad traffic can make it much worse!)

 

February usually is very mild here. It's not uncommon for day time temps to reach the 80s. Nights typically drop to the low 50's. I will post a list of available camping sites later, and once I get her the info, AtlantaGal is working on getting us the best discount rates at the local hotels!

 

I look forward to putting faces to the names!

 

Dave

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Sweet I thought that whole idea had fell through, only 922 miles from home we might just be able to make it.

 

To add: it this just going to be a 1 day event and will it be listed as a mega event?

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Sweet I thought that whole idea had fell through, only 922 miles from home we might just be able to make it.

 

As far as Vegas, it did. But C4 came to the rescue with a workable suggestion and his invaluable assistance <_<

 

For all intensive purposes, it is a 1 day event. However, there are other different events during the same weekend in close proximity. Also, the location is in "wine country" and not far from Disneyland. This all makes it the perfect place for a family vacation. I really hope our friends in Canada and overseas will consider coming and spending the week in Southern California.

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Sweet I thought that whole idea had fell through, only 922 miles from home we might just be able to make it.

 

To add: it this just going to be a 1 day event and will it be listed as a mega event?

 

The coin event itself is just the one day. There is another event on Sunday, just up the road about 8 miles. That one had over 300 in attendance last year, so this year the Temecula Valley group is teaming up with at least two other groups so we should hit Mega status.

 

I cleared it with Groundspeak, and since the events are in separate cities, and are separate in nature, we can list them both as separate events. (This was important since the local event is in it's third year, and the coin event is just starting out, but needs it's own identity.)

 

Anyway, no event can be listed as Mega unless it has had the required attendance in the year prior. However, once the event is held, Groundspeak will change the icon, and everyone's accounts will reflect the Mega icon.

 

So, if we have 500 people show up to the coin event, we will be overflowing, but we will get the Mega icon! <_<

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The change is still within driving distance but I was looking to do a carpool for vegas, so I'll probably be doing the same here.

 

For reference, my sister lives in Phoenix.

 

It takes me 5.5 hours driving...if I drive straight through.

 

It takes me 9-10 hours if I'm caching along the way! <_<

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The change is still within driving distance but I was looking to do a carpool for vegas, so I'll probably be doing the same here.

 

For reference, my sister lives in Phoenix.

 

It takes me 5.5 hours driving...if I drive straight through.

 

It takes me 9-10 hours if I'm caching along the way! <_<

 

We going Disney! We going Disney!

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We going Disney! We going Disney!

 

:laughing:

 

About 50 minutes away!

 

(Knott's Berry Farm is about the same distance too)

 

Then, if you go toward San Diego, you have the Wild Animal Park...40 minutes, and the San Diego Zoo, and Sea World...both just about an hour.

 

Some of you better plan on a full week here! :o

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Is this really the best location for this event? Not meaning to sound negative but being from the Northeast, this event couldn't be much further from us and still be in the continental United States. :laughing:

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Is this really the best location for this event? Not meaning to sound negative but being from the Northeast, this event couldn't be much further from us and still be in the continental United States. :laughing:

 

LOL, that's what us on the west coast said about having it on the east coast.

 

I think part of why it is on the west side is that all of the woodstocks have been far from here and so we wanted a turn.

 

And the foolish and crazy Cornerstone volunteered to do it. Silly man.

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Is this really the best location for this event? Not meaning to sound negative but being from the Northeast, this event couldn't be much further from us and still be in the continental United States. :laughing:

 

We realize it's not convenient for all. We are hoping this is just the inaugural event, and that it moves somewhere else next year.

 

Think positive, you can leave the snow and cold, break out your shorts, visit us for a few days, and go home with a tan!

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5 hour drive for me......I'll make sure I bring at least 3 cachers with me and invite the bay area buds too.

 

This should be fun. Have to see if anyone in the bay area will ride down with me.

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Is this really the best location for this event? Not meaning to sound negative but being from the Northeast, this event couldn't be much further from us and still be in the continental United States. :laughing:

 

It was originally planned for Vegas. CA is right next door practically. It's pretty far for anyone on the East coast. So I do understand where you're coming from, however, there's a lot of things to do nearby and it would make for a great family trip.

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Is this really the best location for this event? Not meaning to sound negative but being from the Northeast, this event couldn't be much further from us and still be in the continental United States. :laughing:

 

We realize it's not convenient for all. We are hoping this is just the inaugural event, and that it moves somewhere else next year.

 

 

Anywhere but East Coast since they don't like to share :o !

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My wife and I would love to attend but we just went to the area in June after saving for a couple years. We went with our daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughter and had a great time! We stayed at the Disneyland Hotel with tickets for 3 days, San Diego for the zoo and Sea World, the beach, Universal Studios. Like I said, it was great fun and we would love to come back but the money might be a little tight this soon. We would love to meet some of the regulars on this forum and see some coins we haven't seen before. At any rate, we will sure keep this in mind and maybe try to make it if we can go for only a couple days and not take in the tourist spots this time. :laughing:

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Whew. I thought this might conflict with the Amgen Tour of California (cycling event), but that starts on the 18th. Hopefully I can drive down for both events and meet everyone, then scramble back home to catch the tour which passes through my home town a few days later. I'll have to talk the family out of a ski trip that weekend... :laughing:

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Joani and I are looking forward to driving down for both events. :laughing:

 

--Marky

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Whew. I thought this might conflict with the Amgen Tour of California (cycling event), but that starts on the 18th. Hopefully I can drive down for both events and meet everyone, then scramble back home to catch the tour which passes through my home town a few days later. I'll have to talk the family out of a ski trip that weekend... :laughing:

 

Geocaching.com is down again, so I can't check your profile to see what city you are from...but I can get from my house, to the corner of 13th and Spring Sts. in Paso Robles in 3:45! (Your time may vary!)

 

(PRHS class of '80)

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My wife and I were discussing a trip to Disneyland or Disneyworld, in February.

We are going to go to Coinfest 2007! :P:):D

 

We were going to see when the school break was but I think it won't matter now, as mark said, we are going Disney.

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Is the name for this set in stone? I've seen several other names mentioned that I think are catchier (yes, my made up word!) Maybe a vote for the name?

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Is the name for this set in stone? I've seen several other names mentioned that I think are catchier (yes, my made up word!) Maybe a vote for the name?

I like Coinapalooza

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Sorry, name is set in stone.

 

Many of us liked coindex as well, however, we lose the identity with geocaching when we go there. It is geocoins, not coins.

 

On another note...

 

Wavector, awesome that you'll attend!

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My wife and I were discussing a trip to Disneyland or Disneyworld, in February.

We are going to go to Coinfest 2007! :P:):D

 

We were going to see when the school break was but I think it won't matter now, as mark said, we are going Disney.

 

Uh oh, now it's the International GeocoinFest 2007! :D

 

Glad to have you!

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Is the name for this set in stone? I've seen several other names mentioned that I think are catchier (yes, my made up word!) Maybe a vote for the name?

 

Are you sure those names weren't cachier? :P

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We are working on putting up a website for the event. It will be easier for us to link to other information that way. AG is working on getting us a group room rate, and that info will be posted here. I'd like to use the site as a more centralized location for information.

 

We will include:

 

-Alternate places of lodging and contact info

 

-Available camping facilities

 

-Local attractions that are not mainstream. (Hot Air Ballon Rides, fishing, casino, etc.)

 

-Local timeshare info for people wanting to use that option

 

-Local restaurants. (In fact, I plan on enlisting help from the locals on this. I want to create a gpx file with everyone's favorite eateries. We can put together a list, and then provide the file for anyone to download.)

 

And anything else that may come to mind. For those of you attending from the area, you won't need this info, but I realize that some of you this may be your vacation. It would be nice to know what is available. Anyone that is making this a family vacation, please feel free to contact me via the email in my profile, and we would be happy to help you make any necessary arrangements. (And maybe even use our Disney or Knott's passes and go with you!) :P

 

In addition to the planned festivites, we wil have an informal meet and greet, (No log books, no smilies earned), at Pat & Oscars. A local restaurant that has a room they will hold for us.

 

That's all for now.

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Is the name for this set in stone? I've seen several other names mentioned that I think are catchier (yes, my made up word!) Maybe a vote for the name?

I like Coinapalooza

 

Are you going to make it down?

 

I came up for your event!! :P

 

I'll even pull a coin out of my pocket for you like you did for me! :)

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Here's some pictures of the area... :P

 

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We're currently working on group rates for area hotels, geocoin side-games and geocoin poker. This should really be a lot of fun to attend :)

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Sorry, name is set in stone.

 

Many of us liked coindex as well, however, we lose the identity with geocaching when we go there. It is geocoins, not coins.

 

On another note...

 

Wavector, awesome that you'll attend!

 

Since I originally supplied the CoinDEX name... how about GeoCoinDEX. Since it was going to take place in Vegas, I thought a play on the name worked well for the location. Since it's not in Vegas now, I don't know how well the orginal CoinDEX name really applies. Adding the Geo prefix puts it back into it's true context.

 

GEOcaching

COIN

Devotees

EXposition

 

No matter what it's called, I'm still gonna try to make it.

Edited by Jake - Team A.I.

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Joani and I are looking forward to driving down for both events. :P

 

--Marky

 

Fantastic!

 

I'm looking forward to meeting you two.

 

If this keeps up, we are really going to open the eyes of all the "Right Coasters" coming for a visit. If all of you Bay Area cachers come down to see us at the same time, we may cause a major fault-shift! :)

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No matter what it's called, I'm still gonna try to make it.

 

Bottom line is it is going to be called FUN. :P

 

A lot of time was spent on the name before I got involved. To be completely honest, the name GeocoinFest doesn't knock my socks off. That is why I originally though instead of going by years, we could do "GeocoinFest- Geopalooza!" this year, and then if it hits Vegas later, add the "Coindex" descriptor.

 

The problem is, that doesn't fit on a coin. I hate having to put on my glasses to read text on a coin! :)

 

So, even though it isn't a striking name, it is still this:

 

Geo- for Geocaching

 

Coin- Since it is ALL about the coins!

 

Fest- Since it is going to be a really festive occasion!

 

I hope you do make it out!

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Is the name for this set in stone? I've seen several other names mentioned that I think are catchier (yes, my made up word!) Maybe a vote for the name?

I like Coinapalooza

 

Maybe we should have the winery cater us with their Italian Buffet...then we could call it "Pasta-falooza!"

 

Of course that may upset one of our mods. :P

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Maybe we should have the winery cater us with their Italian Buffet...then we could call it "Pasta-falooza!"

 

Of course that may upset one of our mods. :)

 

LOL! :P

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Would really like to attend but tickets from the DC area look really expensive and even with the advanced notice not many cheap fares seem to be available. Is there another event going on? I will keep an eye on fares as the date gets closer but it may be too expensive for me.

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Is the name for this set in stone? I've seen several other names mentioned that I think are catchier (yes, my made up word!) Maybe a vote for the name?

I like Coinapalooza

 

Are you going to make it down?

 

I came up for your event!! :)

 

I'll even pull a coin out of my pocket for you like you did for me! :unsure:

Sadly, I don't think so.

 

We will just be back from our 3-week Caribbean/Florida it's Momma's birthday trip.

 

And, all of my leave time for 2007 is already scheduled. One of the down sides of working for the DoD/DoN

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Would really like to attend but tickets from the DC area look really expensive and even with the advanced notice not many cheap fares seem to be available. Is there another event going on? I will keep an eye on fares as the date gets closer but it may be too expensive for me.

 

The fares will come down closer to the event dates. I'm banking on that myself since $519 is a bit too pricey for me. I'm thinking low 300s is possible come January.

 

Would you fly out of DC?

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Would really like to attend but tickets from the DC area look really expensive and even with the advanced notice not many cheap fares seem to be available. Is there another event going on? I will keep an eye on fares as the date gets closer but it may be too expensive for me.

 

Just keep checking. This area is one of the best to fly into because within a 2 hour drive you have 5 airports you can check. Sometimes a fare way will only be into one of them, but the savings with make he extra driving time worth it. Just after the holidays the airlines often come out with something to keep us on those planes. So best thing to do, is keep your eyes and ears open.

 

The Dallas area has always been a expensive airport to fly in and out of. But the wright amendment was repealed and it just got a almost 200.00 cheaper! Yipee! I am excited about that.

 

Also, I was just in Orange County in July and came across a lady while at Disneyland that had this book of tickets. It had 3 days of disney, 1 San diego Zoo, 1 Seaworld and 1 universal studios. I think she paid 180.0 for it. It was a great deal. Costco was selling them, not sure if they still are. But if you are planning on a long family trip I would check it out.

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WOW!!! I would love to come down BUT doubt we can come up with the finances. It would be a good excuse though to get out of the snow and cold if even only for a couple of days. Sure would like to see Cornerstone4 and his family again as I enjoyed meeting them last summer. Will be there in spirit if nothing else.

 

Team sidewinder

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I am thinking about coming to this event.

Roundtrip airfare from NY-$330

3 Nights at the Ramada Inn$192

Attending the Geocoinfest 2007- $Priceless

However, there is a problem. I am 22, so I cannot rent a car and I dont think taxi drivers will like to hear "Take me to N** **.*** W*** **.***"

IF this all goes through, is anybody thinking about setting up a carpool? I would be glad to split costs of a van for the weekend. I was thinking about just driving cross country again, however just gas prices alone are more than the airfare and hotel.

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I'm looking forward to a little sunshine during a cold NY winter, so I'll be there for sure. I might even try to get back into DisneyLand. :D

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I"m thinking seriously on this one. I know at least one other person in my area that IS going (hey Jake!) and another that is entertaining the idea as well. If the three of us carpool, gas won't be bad at all. Then it's room and food.

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I"m thinking seriously on this one. I know at least one other person in my area that IS going (hey Jake!) and another that is entertaining the idea as well. If the three of us carpool, gas won't be bad at all. Then it's room and food.

 

You gotta go. I want to meetcha :D

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I"m thinking seriously on this one. I know at least one other person in my area that IS going (hey Jake!) and another that is entertaining the idea as well. If the three of us carpool, gas won't be bad at all. Then it's room and food.

 

You gotta go. I want to meetcha :D

 

i'm considering it, I was born in San Diego and lived there for 30+ years, Mom still lives there. so it will depend on work sched. wife says she doesnt think she'll want to travel around that time, she'll be almost 6 months pregnant then. so, we'll see.

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