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ozarkpaddler
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01/08/2019 10:26AM
"God willing and creeks don't rise" I'll be getting up there for the very first time; YEE-Haw! Found out that my time off was "Approved" and so my better half and an old paddling friend from Texas is coming up to travel with us and pick up his new Northwind solo canoe.

So, I have friends in the Madison area, however; I hate to, and will not, impose upon them. I KNOW what they say about the comparison between house guests and fish (LOL)! So where is the best place to stay so I can get some reservations in the next day or two? Also Jerry (Onematch), you need a couple "Roadies" (LOL)?

I really am hoping to meet some of you up there!
 
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Portage99
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01/08/2019 10:45PM
That's great! The Clarion is definitely the most convenient. It is attached to the convention hall. Not cheap but handy!
 
01/08/2019 11:12PM
Great! Hope to meet ya in person. Try an make it to Angelos Saturday for dinner assuming it on again.

butthead
 
01/09/2019 07:07AM
Great to hear you are coming, see you there. I haven't checked this year, but the Canoecopia web site has had links to local motels and other information that will help. You can also check out the exhibits, presentations and purchase tickets in advance saving money and time.
And while it imposes on locals, I sure hope someone sets up the Angelo's dinner again.
 
ozarkpaddler
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01/09/2019 09:47AM
Well, Spartan2 told me about the pace they're staying, the Hilton Garden Inn in Middleton, WI so the Webbs and my paddling buddy from TX will be there. Looking forward to meeting many of you, and seeing some familiar faces!
 
01/09/2019 01:54PM
Alrighty then!!! So glad to hear you're finally heading up for this.

I do highly recommend the Clarion as it makes it soooo very easy and convenient to go to and from the Expo. Yes, it costs a bit, but I still think it is worth it.

(and yes! I'll have you as a roadie this year, thanks!)

PS - remind me to introduce you the "other Ozarkpaddler" when you're there. And we'll need some time to chat about my return to the Ozarks this summer.
 
01/09/2019 02:05PM
I'm gonna do my best to make it this year. I just checked the Clarion and it says there are no rooms for a Friday check-in, but there are rooms for Thursday. $162/night for a single Queen.
 
yellowcanoe
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01/09/2019 05:11PM
I'm wondering what Ozarkpaddler will buy ! or if he is taking his bookkeeper M along.

The only time I went to Canoecopia I flew.. That keeps the buying down.
 
ozarkpaddler
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01/09/2019 08:51PM
yellowcanoe: "I'm wondering what Ozarkpaddler will buy ! or if he is taking his bookkeeper M along.


The only time I went to Canoecopia I flew.. That keeps the buying down."


(LOL) If I win the LOTTO, I'm going NUTS Kim (LOL)!
Oh, and Margaret IS coming too!

Jerry, I've met Marty before years ago and tasted the excellent chili he makes and "Ooohhed and Ahhhed at his pictures!"
 
SinglePortage
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01/09/2019 09:48PM
When is Copia this year?
 
wandrinsteve
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01/09/2019 10:19PM
March 8-10
 
01/10/2019 12:05AM
Portage99: "That's great! The Clarion is definitely the most convenient. It is attached to the convention hall. Not cheap but handy! "
I tried last week and the Clarion was already sold out. Since I couldn't get the ideal place, I decided to go for the cheapest. I'm doing Motel 6, a couple miles away.
 
Jackfish
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01/10/2019 08:55AM
My wife and I will miss Canoecopia this year. In a moment of extremely poor judgment, we booked our Mexico vacation to start that weekend. We'll be back next year.
 
ozarkpaddler
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01/10/2019 03:35PM
Jackfish: "My wife and I will miss Canoecopia this year. In a moment of extremely poor judgment, we booked our Mexico vacation to start that weekend. We'll be back next year."

Oh no, I was really looking forward to meeting you!
 
yellowcanoe
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01/10/2019 05:58PM
OK are there any RV parks open? Might just might be tempted . We leave Florida on the 4th and its 21 hours to Madison.. ( dragging a trailer this means three days)
We need no services. I am assuming camping in the parking lot with a 20 foot TT is a no no
 
old_salt
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01/10/2019 08:51PM
There are some nearby state parks. Don’t know when they open. Could be snow at that time of year.
 
01/11/2019 03:48AM
Jackfish: "My wife and I will miss Canoecopia this year. In a moment of extremely poor judgment, we booked our Mexico vacation to start that weekend. We'll be back next year."
Boy, that’s a long Mexican vacation! Haha!
 
Jackfish
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01/11/2019 10:19AM
nctry: "Jackfish: "My wife and I will miss Canoecopia this year. In a moment of extremely poor judgment, we booked our Mexico vacation to start that weekend. We'll be back next year."
Boy, that’s a long Mexican vacation! Haha!"

Ha! Ben, you really made me re-read my post! Unfortunately, we'll be back in Wisconsin a week later, but we'll be back to Canoecopia in 2020. :)
 
HowardSprague
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01/11/2019 10:21AM
Bannock: "Portage99: "That's great! The Clarion is definitely the most convenient. It is attached to the convention hall. Not cheap but handy! "
I tried last week and the Clarion was already sold out. Since I couldn't get the ideal place, I decided to go for the cheapest. I'm doing Motel 6, a couple miles away."


I intend to call intermittently, in case of any cancellations. Seems there are always some, just a matter of luck checking at the right time. (For me, it's always, "I'll check on the next payday")
 
Jackfish
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01/11/2019 10:22AM
ozarkpaddler: "Jackfish: "My wife and I will miss Canoecopia this year. In a moment of extremely poor judgment, we booked our Mexico vacation to start that weekend. We'll be back next year."
Oh no, I was really looking forward to meeting you!"

Sorry Terry... I was thinking the same thing. Great opportunity to get together and chat for a while. Hopefully you'll enjoy Copia so much (and who doesn't?) that you'll be able to come back next year.
 
ozarkpaddler
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01/11/2019 11:02AM
Jackfish: "ozarkpaddler: "Jackfish: "My wife and I will miss Canoecopia this year. In a moment of extremely poor judgment, we booked our Mexico vacation to start that weekend. We'll be back next year."
Oh no, I was really looking forward to meeting you!"

Sorry Terry... I was thinking the same thing. Great opportunity to get together and chat for a while. Hopefully you'll enjoy Copia so much (and who doesn't?) that you'll be able to come back next year."


Well, since there are 52 weeks in a year, unless Canoecopia changes their weekend it will be on my weekends off on this new job. So, fingers crossed and maybe I can detour to stop by on the way up if we get to go north this year? Have fun in Mexico!
 
DanCooke
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01/11/2019 01:21PM
Cooke Custom Sewing will be there this year, and I should make it this year. Looking forward to reconnecting to all.
 
Chicagored
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01/11/2019 04:31PM
yellowcanoe: "OK are there any RV parks open? Might just might be tempted . We leave Florida on the 4th and its 21 hours to Madison.. ( dragging a trailer this means three days)
We need no services. I am assuming camping in the parking lot with a 20 foot TT is a no no"


There is a Walmart a few exits west on 12/18 and I believe they allow rvs to park overnight.
 
ozarkpaddler
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01/11/2019 05:30PM
DanCooke: "Cooke Custom Sewing will be there this year, and I should make it this year. Looking forward to reconnecting to all."

Looking forward to meeting you, Dan! I was toying with a "Special order" on a couple small tarps for either side of our teardrop so we can use our big CCS for "Normally." Is it too late for that?

 
01/12/2019 11:11PM
I forgot. is it 10% discount on canoes? I know other merchandise is 15%
 
01/14/2019 06:09PM
yellowcanoe: "OK are there any RV parks open? Might just might be tempted . We leave Florida on the 4th and its 21 hours to Madison.. ( dragging a trailer this means three days)
We need no services. I am assuming camping in the parking lot with a 20 foot TT is a no no"


Two different friends have stayed overnight in the back lot of Alliant Energy Center (Canoecopia venue) in their self contained rv's without any problem. As noted earlier there is a Walmart just off Hwy 12/18 a few miles from the show. I stayed there during the show a few years ago with one of my buddies in his rv. So consider trying the lot behind the center, if you get run off there is always the Walmart parking lot.
 
01/14/2019 09:21PM
Just an FYI for BWCA.com members attending Canoecopia 2019! There will be the annual BWCA.com dinner party at Angelo's Italian Restaurant on Saturday evening, March 9th, 2019.

Details to follow soon!

Hans Solo

 
01/15/2019 08:15PM
...the infamous vegetarian pizza picture....strikes again.
 
ozarkpaddler
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01/16/2019 09:46AM
HighnDry: "...the infamous vegetarian pizza picture....strikes again."

By golly, looks pretty good even without "REAL" pizza ingredients (LOL)!
 
dentondoc
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01/16/2019 12:00PM
Jackfish: "My wife and I will miss Canoecopia this year. In a moment of extremely poor judgment, we booked our Mexico vacation to start that weekend. We'll be back next year."
Well, I guess I won't be giving you the skinny on those northern tier of lakes in Quetico on a face-to-face basis then! But I know what you mean about family trips getting in the way of 'copia. I was in Thailand during last year's show (50th Wedding Anniversary ... had a fantastic time ... even made it to Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia).

I'll give you a shout before your August paddling trip!

dd
 
01/16/2019 12:10PM
HansSolo: "Just an FYI for BWCA.com members attending Canoecopia 2019! There will be the annual BWCA.com dinner party at Angelo's Italian Restaurant on Saturday evening, March 9th, 2019.

Details to follow soon!

Hans Solo
"

That's our favorite fiddle playin' foodie, Amberly Rosen. Unfortunately, she can't make it this year but I've got a good one filling up her shoes. See ya there!
 
sueb2b
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01/17/2019 10:02AM
dentondoc - you're welcome to fill me in on the northern tier Quetico lakes in person. I'm hoping to be up there this summer.

Got my wristbands on order. Got the Sheraton across the street reserved. Now, just have to wait impatiently.
 
HowardSprague
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01/17/2019 11:46AM
OneMatch: "HansSolo: "Just an FYI for BWCA.com members attending Canoecopia 2019! There will be the annual BWCA.com dinner party at Angelo's Italian Restaurant on Saturday evening, March 9th, 2019.

Details to follow soon!

Hans Solo
"

That's our favorite fiddle playin' foodie, Amberly Rosen. Unfortunately, she can't make it this year but I've got a good one filling up her shoes. See ya there!"

Far as I can tell, you'll be bringing up your 6th (?) different fiddle player to Canoecopia. Maybe one of these years you bring up all six, and it'll be "Jerry & the One Match Fiddlers".
 
Hueyav8r
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01/17/2019 02:24PM
I plan to be at the BWCA.com dinner again this year. Bringing a group from Indiana part of the Central Indiana Wilderness Club (CIWC). When more is posted, I'll confirm the number.
 
01/17/2019 09:48PM
HowardSprague: "OneMatch: "HansSolo: "Just an FYI for BWCA.com members attending Canoecopia 2019! There will be the annual BWCA.com dinner party at Angelo's Italian Restaurant on Saturday evening, March 9th, 2019.

Details to follow soon!

Hans Solo
"

That's our favorite fiddle playin' foodie, Amberly Rosen. Unfortunately, she can't make it this year but I've got a good one filling up her shoes. See ya there!"

Far as I can tell, you'll be bringing up your 6th (?) different fiddle player to Canoecopia. Maybe one of these years you bring up all six, and it'll be "Jerry & the One Match Fiddlers"."


Well, let's see -- then and now:
2012: Suzanne Rohrer - got married and having babies
2013: Steph Gertken - out on the road with major label artist Easton Corbin
2014 & 2015: Catrina Campbell - playing long hours on Nashville's Lower Broadway circuit
2016: Anne Buckle - just married
2017 & 2018: Amberly Rosen. - steady gig playing on Nashville's General Jackson Showboat

That makes 5 so yes, #6 is on the way. BTW, her name is Lacie Carpenter.

Speaking of 6 fiddles, here's a fun night in Nashville just last week:
 
01/18/2019 08:33AM
What you really want is six banjos and one fiddle. Yeah baby!
 
01/18/2019 09:14AM
Not gonna make it this year.....new schedule, my weekend to work
 
unshavenman
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01/18/2019 01:05PM
DanCooke: "Cooke Custom Sewing will be there this year, and I should make it this year. Looking forward to reconnecting to all."
That's great to hear Dan! I'll stand next to your booth and shout praises for your gear all day long for free!
 
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