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2nd Ontario/Toronto Area meet up in Hamilton - January 16 2010 - Details on first post!


Well what was probably the first meet up in Toronto was cool, was thinking of organizing another one...in Hamilton OR Toronto in January...possibly a weekend (lots of time to plan and save a day on your calendars). :D

Hopefully more people will be up for this. :)

Possible day/place: 16th of January, Saturday in Hamilton, 11:30am

Plan might be Dundurn Castle, Hamilton Harbor, Art Gallery....all depends on the weather :)

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We are meeting here in front of Queen Victoria's statue, it's between James and King St., near Jackson Square (I'm sure it won't be hard to ask for directions since most people in Hamilton know where Jackson Square is :) )



** Meet up photos on the last page :)
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[*] posted on 15-11-2009 at 12:08 AM


Im in! :D I was thinking about this too lately! :)
Im cool with either location, though I have never been to Hamilton.. so Id definitely need some guidance. :P
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[*] posted on 15-11-2009 at 12:17 AM


You ladies were fun to meet :D :D I don't mind either way, though Carole might know more about Hamilton than I do! ;)

Quote: Originally posted by blind_melonette  
Im in! :D I was thinking about this too lately! :)
Im cool with either location, though I have never been to Hamilton.. so Id definitely need some guidance. :P
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Yeah I know my way around Hamilton pretty good now. Maybe in the New Year ?
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Quote: Originally posted by Taxingwoman  

Yeah I know my way around Hamilton pretty good now. Maybe in the New Year ?
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3rd weekend of January (15/16)? I think Saturday would be ideal, I get annoyed with the bus schedule on Sundays :thumbdown:
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[*] posted on 10-12-2009 at 02:50 AM


I'd be interested in attending. Either Toronto or Hamilton would be an easy drive for me from Michigan.
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Yeah the buses are terrible on the weekend, especially Sundays




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Quote: Originally posted by Taxingwoman  

Yeah I know my way around Hamilton pretty good now. Maybe in the New Year ?
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3rd weekend of January (15/16)? I think Saturday would be ideal, I get annoyed with the bus schedule on Sundays :thumbdown:
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Maybe we should come to Michigan ? Whereabouts are you ?


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I'd be interested in attending. Either Toronto or Hamilton would be an easy drive for me from Michigan.
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Quote: Originally posted by cawindt  
I'd be interested in attending. Either Toronto or Hamilton would be an easy drive for me from Michigan.


Oh wow :D well I know people from Windsor who always cross the border :P

I edited the first post, hope the date is alright with everyone :)
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[*] posted on 10-12-2009 at 04:26 PM


Yeah good for me :)
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[*] posted on 10-12-2009 at 05:27 PM


It the weather is good I will be there.
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[*] posted on 10-12-2009 at 05:27 PM


I'm assuming you mean Saturday the 16th, right?

I'm very excited to go to my first Postcrossing meet-up :singing: Since I've never been to one, what should I expect? Do you get together, buy postcards and stamps and write them together?
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Yes 16th! My bad, that was updated at 1AM :P meeting place TBA for now AND of course if weather permits we will push though with the meet-up

Yes we buy cards and write them together :bouncing:

OH I saw 15c old cards at Dundurn Castle but they were all of Lady McNab's boudoir or something....I wonder if they'll still have them in January :P
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[*] posted on 10-12-2009 at 11:20 PM


We could always check out Dundurn Castle. :)

cawindt: Last meet-up, we wandered around, bought a bunch of postcards, sat down to lunch, had fun writing and stamping cards. :)
I just recommend bringing a list of addresses of people youd like to send some cards too. ;) or you could even bring some cards you already addressed! :)

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[*] posted on 10-12-2009 at 11:31 PM


Dundurn Castle + Hamilton Harbour :) there's a coffee shop there, which sounds like a good spot to write cards :)
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Yes Dundurn always gets new supplies of postcards and not a bad price.

Williams Coffee pub would be a good place to write cards. If the weather is nice we could go on James St. They have lots of places that sell postcards and lots of free cards too. Copy Dogs on James, says they are going to start making postcards. The dollar store in Jackson Square, which is close by, sells really nice cards 2 for a dollar. There is a shop on Locke St. that has deals on cards, 3 for a dollar, but not all the time. I can ask the lady there to get some. She is interested in joining Postcrossing too, so maybe I could invite her to come along.
The Art Gallery sells good postcard books if you are into that.

So lots of options to consider


I guess depending on where people come into town we can plan a route ahead of time, depending on the weather



You can always come over to my place :) Sorry I don't have a car though.
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Quote: Originally posted by Taxingwoman  
Yes Dundurn always gets new supplies of postcards and not a bad price.

Williams Coffee pub would be a good place to write cards. If the weather is nice we could go on James St. They have lots of places that sell postcards and lots of free cards too. Copy Dogs on James, says they are going to start making postcards. The dollar store in Jackson Square, which is close by, sells really nice cards 2 for a dollar. There is a shop on Locke St. that has deals on cards, 3 for a dollar, but not all the time. I can ask the lady there to get some. She is interested in joining Postcrossing too, so maybe I could invite her to come along.
The Art Gallery sells good postcard books if you are into that.

So lots of options to consider


I guess depending on where people come into town we can plan a route ahead of time, depending on the weather



You can always come over to my place :) Sorry I don't have a car though.


I don't know about most of other places you mentioned, the Dollar Store at Jackson Square doesn't have that great a selection when I went earlier today. Dundurn is not so bad either...but it depends on the size of card. I went to the Art Gallery but it was for an event, might check that out in advance. :)

But yes, plans will depend on the weather, hope it will be good then. :)

Funny I don't live that far from you at the moment :D
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The weather is terrible right now So cold and windy !!
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Quote: Originally posted by Taxingwoman  
The weather is terrible right now So cold and windy !!


I went downtown today, get my mom's present horrible weather :thumbdown: then went to get dinner and I felt like I was in the far north :o

Hopefully it will be better in the next few weeks...and I shall update the first post/title/heading thingy :P
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Im sure the weather will be a heck of a lot more stable come January. at least I hope so! :P
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[*] posted on 13-12-2009 at 09:11 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Taxingwoman  


Maybe we should come to Michigan ? Whereabouts are you ?


Quote: Originally posted by cawindt  
I'd be interested in attending. Either Toronto or Hamilton would be an easy drive for me from Michigan.


Sorry I missed this post earlier! I'm in Bay City, which is about 2 hours by car from the Port-Huron/Sarnia border crossing. It would be fun to host a Postcrossing meet up in Bay City. However, even though we are pushing ourselves as a tourist town, there are really only two places in town that sell postcards, and the selection is rather lacking :(
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[*] posted on 16-12-2009 at 04:29 AM


Any idea about what time for our meet-up? As I'm driving about 4.5 hours, I vote for no 6 am coffee meeting :)
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Don't worry I'm not a morning person either. You are more than welcome to come over to my place to freshen up after you arrive.

We will have to make it worth your long trip :)

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Any idea about what time for our meet-up? As I'm driving about 4.5 hours, I vote for no 6 am coffee meeting :)
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Is lunch time good? (11-12ish) :) count me as another non-morning person :P

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Don't worry I'm not a morning person either. You are more than welcome to come over to my place to freshen up after you arrive.

We will have to make it worth your long trip :)

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Any idea about what time for our meet-up? As I'm driving about 4.5 hours, I vote for no 6 am coffee meeting :)
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[*] posted on 16-12-2009 at 05:38 PM


Lunch works for me :) As I am normally up at 5.30 am during the week, I'll still be able to sleep in, so I'm happy!
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