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Metro Detroit Pipe Club May Gathering

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  1. judcole

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    I'm going to set this for Saturday, May 30, at 2 pm. I'm open to suggestions as to location for this outdoor event; we also need to have a rain backup. Suggestions, gents? (I posted before,but forgot to say "Detroit" in the title. I wondered why I was getting no responses. :crazy:)

    Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
    Rudyard Kipling
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  2. gambit88

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    If you guys don't mind coming downriver we could go to either Bishop or Elizabeth park. They are in Wyandotte and Trenton respectively and are right on the river. I know Bishop has pavilions and pretty sure Elizabeth park does as well.

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    I don't even know where Trenton or Wyandotte are, but if Jud is in, so am I. Are these wooded parks, by any chance? It would be nice to see what trees look like.

    There is no beauty without some strangeness in proportion.
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  5. gambit88

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    Sparrowhawk Wyandotte amd Trenton are down 75. Around exit 40 or so. Looking at the date I doubt I'll make it. I'll be at greenfield village for their annual Memorial weekend Civil war event. Depending on where we decide I may be able to sneak away for a bit.

    And yes there a lots of trees. One of them river things too.

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    I should be able to make it on the 30th. Location is not an issue.
    I will bring that pipe rack for you Fred.

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  7. sparrowhawk

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    As I will hopefully have pipe cabinet drawings for you, Jim. Anxious to meet you and show off your pipe rack!

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  8. judcole

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    Memorial Day is early this year,Gambit - the 23rd and 24th. I'm in Alma Memorial Day for the Highland Games. Downriver sounds good to me.
    I'm sure those parks have trees, but I doubt if they are heavily wooded.

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    Look forward to meeting you to Fred and having a look at the cabinet drawings.

    Will you be bringing yourloot from Chicago for us to ogle Jud?

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  10. judcole

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    Sure will.

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    If bishop park sounds good to you guys we could meet in the lot off of oak street and find a nice spot from there. I can post a map when I get home

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    sure will
    Cool! Look forward to seeing them.

    An outdoor gathering will be nice now that is warming up around here.

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  13. judcole

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    If bishop park sounds good to you guys we could meet in the lot off of oak street and find a nice spot from there. I can post a map when I get home

    Excellent!
    Might it be useful for someone to be there early to stake out a space? Dunno how crowded it's going to be.

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    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bishop+Park/@42.2047486,-83.1467466,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x883b30be8b1720bb:0xd6f9cd57fcdc2f10

    Oak is near the southern end of the park. I know there's a shady patio type thing that is normally open. Most people tend to be around the pier or playground. I'll go over there some time this week and see if I cant find a spot or snag a gazebo.

    I can be there early as well.

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    That would be great, gambit! Should someone bring soft drinks, or should we just individually bring a couple of cans for ourselves? As an incentive, I have a couple of items that I would like to distribute for anyone who wants them, just a couple of items. You'll see. Nothing to get excited over.

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  16. judcole

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    Bump.
    BYO beverages. I still have goodie bags for anyone who does not have one. I also have a few samples left over from Chicago to share.

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    Looking forward to this outdoor gathering and hoping for a warm sunny day. Beverages and tobacco outdoors on a sunny day...life is good. Will be cool to sample some tobacco from the Chicago show.

    Well it be necessary to bring a lawn chair along or will there be picnic tables to sit at?

    Does anyone enjoy Bob's Chocolate Flake? I have a tin that doesn't tickle my fancy that I will bring along to share or give to someone if they would like it.

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  18. judcole

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    I'm gonna have a chair in my car, just on GP.

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    Sounds like a good idea, i.e., chair. Jkrug, I'll take the flakes off your hands--love chocolate. Meanwhile, I have some Dark Twist that's a little dry but can be rehydrated if too dry. I'll bring this along for either a taker or just to share with everyone else.

    Does anyone like vest pocket pipes? I've got two. No charge. Both are Roleys.

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  20. gambit88

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    There is a raised patio area I'm going to try and snag or a gazebo if the weather looks iffy. I'm going to scout out an area sometime during the week. I'd bring a lawnchair to be safe.

    I thought about the bbq idea but I don't think they have grills.

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  21. jkrug

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    Sounds good fellas, seeya there.

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    Looking at the weather right now and it looks like a gazebo may be the way to go for Saturday.
    Rain and storms on and off all day. Hopefully that report will change by the weekend.

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  23. judcole

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    Yeah,we'll see what happens.

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    Rain under a large gazebo sounds cool, actually. It'll keep people who want to tell us smoking isn't permitted away.

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    That may be all we have. I don't know of any lounges in the area or shops that allow smoking

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    Well looks like we may luck out. I just checked the weather and it looks like there will be a gap in the rain between 1 and 4 this afternoon.

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  27. judcole

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    I'll be there.

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    Jud'll Be There

    Love Me, Love My Pipe
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    Thanks for that huntertrw!

    I will be there too. Headed out to wash my truck right now...rain be damned!! lol
    Seeya soon.

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    Update. The parking lot I told you guys to meet is under construction. There is an open lot by the wyandotte library. The address is 45 vinewood. If anyone wants to pm me for a phone number I can give better directions. Sorry for the late update

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    The location we picked is a gazebo between the concession stand and log cabin. You can see it from the street

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  32. judcole

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    We had a great time! The weather was a little dodgy, but that kept down the competition for the gazebo. JKrug, Gambit,Sparrowhawk, and I were there, plus two of Gambit's pipe smoking friends who aren't Forum members. Pipes were smoked, acquisitions showed off; Sparrowhawk managed to buy a pipe even though we were not in a pipe shop. (Go figure!) We agreed that,for the next few months, we're going to stick with meeting in parks for general hanging out.
    That being said, I checked my calendar, fellas, and I am indeed out of town on June 27, on the road for Drummond Island and a week-long family vacation. I'm not going to try to schedule a get-together; of course, that doesn't mean you guys can't. We'll meet in July; we can scout out locations until then.

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    That was a great get together for sure! Really liked the Meat Pie and Cerberus tobacco that you brought Jud. Thanks for that and the goodie bag. I like the park idea and Bishop Park sure was a nice park.

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    A great experience! The light rain kept the park from getting crowded, so there were few other people under the gazebo. Great sample blends went around, some horse trading was done--hence how I got my Kaywoodie pipe, a 40 year old estate perfect for my pipe traveling case from Gambit (thanks for telling everyone, Jud), and to sweeten the deal JKrug had made me a beautiful 12 pipe rack that I got for a steal. (Notice how the individual spaces are staggered, so tips won't collide with each other, a clever touch.) Conversations ranged far and wide concerning the hobby, and just a good time was had by all.
    PS: I was told some members go to Paul's Pipe Shop often, so if you want me to come along and spring for gas, send me a PM

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  35. gambit88

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    It was great hanging out with you guys. That pipe stand is gorgous!

    Sparrowhawk I'll PM you next time we go to Pauls. I'm getting close to the end of my restorable pipes and need to get a few stems.

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    Looking forward to it! Until then.

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