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tjwoodson1
August 1st, 2009, 12:19 AM
How does the 22nd work for everyone?

6pm?

Restaurant: ____________?

kelyparker
August 1st, 2009, 10:27 AM
that works for me!
the next weekend is the closing date for the house i'm buying! : )

i'm from new bern, so let me know if you want help planning a drive. i know some back roads. (no off-road stuff)

minifan09
August 1st, 2009, 11:49 AM
Got a wedding thing that wkend :(

MINIFIED
August 1st, 2009, 12:00 PM
Sounds like a plan .. I've got it on the calendar .. will be a MINI-fix for August since the odds of my making it to the picnic have diminished significantly after getting my work schedule for next week :girl_cry:

tjwoodson1
August 1st, 2009, 11:48 PM
ANOTHER WEDDING!? :lol:

Since it was your idea to go to New Bern, we'll go next month...

Lewcifer
August 3rd, 2009, 09:28 AM
not gonna work for me...I'll be in Texas. :-(

minifan09
August 3rd, 2009, 12:31 PM
lol yeah another wedding, to many this yr to list

sezen
August 4th, 2009, 11:14 AM
sounds good to me :)

Pir8 97
August 4th, 2009, 12:01 PM
What town are you guys thinking of for this event? Our baby is due on the 21st. If the baby isn't here or its during a time when Karen's mom is here to help I can probably make it... assuming its not too far from home (or the hospital). :happy:

tjwoodson1
August 4th, 2009, 12:31 PM
It will most likely be Greenville this month.

Debo
August 7th, 2009, 11:47 AM
I think I can make this one, being the new comer. This is also assuming my wife doesnt have an objection considering its her birthday weekend...

Byron

popsmini
August 13th, 2009, 09:14 PM
Looks like we will be in town all this month, trip mooved to next month.
Do we have a place and time for this month?

kelyparker
August 13th, 2009, 10:23 PM
would Sunday, Aug 23 be better?
we're going to do Chico's in downtown Greenville, and then a short drive.

GokartPilot
August 14th, 2009, 03:31 PM
Kelly,

Do you have a time in mind?

tjwoodson1
August 14th, 2009, 09:23 PM
Fine by me...

Thanks for planning this month! I've just been really busy lately. :thumbdown:

popsmini
August 14th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Works for us. Time??

kelyparker
August 15th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Let's do dinner at Chico's at 6 on Sun. Aug 23, then a drive after.

Taylor suggested doing the drive first so that there'd be more daylight. Either way is fine with me. I kinda like eating first so we can all chat and then when we drive, I know something about the people we're driving with.

Can you guys go ahead and say if you think you'll be able to make it for Sunday? Just curious to see if we have enough of a group to go ahead and get together.

popsmini
August 15th, 2009, 03:28 PM
6pm 0n the 23rd is fine with me.
Drive before or after is ok either way.

MINIFIED
August 15th, 2009, 09:02 PM
I'm a "maybe" .. depends on the work schedule. I wouldn't add my name to the headcount and just hope that the restaurant can accommodate another diner if I am able to make it ..

I think the drive-before option works better so that if people want to have a drink with dinner there's less drinking and twisty driving :girl_wink:.. and often a drive generates some dinner conversation! ("How about that pick up truck that pulled out right in front of me .. !")

... but that's just my $.02 worth and since I may not even make it, plan whatever the consensus is for everyone else, keep me posted on the plans, and I'll do my best to be there!

Pir8 97
August 17th, 2009, 08:46 AM
I think the drive-before option works better so that if people want to have a drink with dinner there's less drinking and twisty driving :girl_wink:.. and often a drive generates some dinner conversation! ("How about that pick up truck that pulled out right in front of me .. !")

+1


I'm still a maybe as well. We're still waiting on the baby - the due date is 8/21.

Debo
August 17th, 2009, 08:47 AM
Sunday should be fine with me, get to kill 2 birds with one stone considering its my wife's birthday and she loves some Chico's. But I like the idea of eating first so we can get to know each other.

Out of curiosity where will we be driving?

Byron

Pir8 97
August 17th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Out of curiosity where will we be driving?

Well G'ville has a plethora of hilly twisty roads from which to choose. OK maybe not :happy: We can have fun either way.

tjwoodson1
August 17th, 2009, 09:22 AM
I'm not too sure about this drive... There isn't really any twisties downtown, nor is there any major sites except for ECU...?

Anyone that has lived in Greenville know of anything good?

TWISTER
August 17th, 2009, 09:23 AM
Emerald Isle isn't that far!

drhearp
August 17th, 2009, 09:24 AM
I'm a tentative right now. The regulator on the driver side window broke (2nd time in a year...and not a cheap part to replace) so the Cooper might be in the shop.

MINIFIED
August 17th, 2009, 05:57 PM
I'm a "maybe" .. depends on the work schedule. I wouldn't add my name to the headcount and just hope that the restaurant can accommodate another diner if I am able to make it ..


It gets worse .. *if* I can make it, I will be MINI-less as the car will be at FLOW .. so hoping to talk my son into driving the rogue MINI and we'll make it out. But no worries, if my schedule will allow it even if I have to bring the Honda (spiffy clean thanks to Ashley!) I will park aside from the MINI's .. :girl_wink:

minifan09
August 17th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Think l should be able to make it guys :) l maybe on call but can always leave a bit earlier if l get a page.

kelyparker
August 17th, 2009, 09:29 PM
Ok, here is the plan -

This is for this Sunday, Aug. 23.

We'll meet at the Town Commons at 6:00. There is a parking lot down by the dock. We can chat there for a few minutes and get to know the new folks, then go for a drive. (Taylor, I'll get with you on this. I have a road in mind, and you may have some ideas too.) We'll drive for about 45 minutes, then head to Chico's for dinner around 7.

The address is 100 E. 1st St, Greenville for those out of town friends.

Looking forward to seeing everyone (and a few new faces)!

popsmini
August 17th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Good work Kelly. We will see everyone there.

kelyparker
August 18th, 2009, 06:20 PM
anyone else?

...we may need to cancel if it's just me & the peebles! (not that i don't love you guys' company!!) :ms_thumbsup:

MINIFIED
August 18th, 2009, 06:27 PM
anyone else?

...we may need to cancel if it's just me & the peebles! (not that i don't love you guys' company!!) :ms_thumbsup:

Gee I thought it looked like there were 4-5 committed ?? .. and I'm still planning on it but will have to head back to Raleigh no later than 730pm so any driving would have to be on the front end (of course I won't have a MINI with me anyway)

popsmini
August 18th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Come on guys/gals sign up.
I need a good excuse to stop painting cabinets and clean the MINI.:help:

tjwoodson1
August 18th, 2009, 09:11 PM
I'm still in--my mom too. Maybe my gf? That's 3?

minifan09
August 19th, 2009, 07:26 AM
I will be there, l know l will have the pager now, but if l get a call l can always leave :)

MYTMINI!
August 19th, 2009, 10:39 AM
As new comers who happen to live in Greenville, count us in for 2. We'll be there, look forward to meeting everyone.

Scott111184
August 19th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Sorry all but won't be able to make it again. Jessica is on 24 hour duty all this week and her last day of duty just happens to be Sunday! :cry:

kelyparker
August 19th, 2009, 07:05 PM
oh good! i sounds like we are going to have at least 5 MINIs + copilots, so we're still on for Sunday.

my mom is going to be coming, too. she's currently shopping for the MINI that will be her 60th bday present.

minifan09
August 19th, 2009, 08:22 PM
Not to put a spanner in the works but would it be better to meet at the Winterville Chico's instead of downtown since ECU's in?

kelyparker
August 19th, 2009, 09:10 PM
i think we'll be okay at the downtown Chico's. i'll call ahead and see if they think it'll be a problem. it's after the drive, so if we need to change it.. we should all be following each other there.

MYTMINI - we'll be glad to have you! welcome to the club! :)

kelyparker
August 21st, 2009, 09:48 PM
scouted out the drive today.

also, chico's is looking forward to having us! :)

see ya'll sunday!

minifan09
August 23rd, 2009, 12:25 PM
I'm not gonna be able to make it guys :(, the pager's been really busy this weekend, have a fun drive :)

BThayer23
August 23rd, 2009, 02:38 PM
See you tonight.

tjwoodson1
August 23rd, 2009, 02:50 PM
I'll see everyone tonight, but my mother cannot make it due to illness

I will participate in the drive :ms_thumbsup:, but then skip dinner as I have a Chemistry project to finish... :thumbdown:

kelyparker
August 23rd, 2009, 09:57 PM
http://www.tarheelminis.org/picture.php?albumid=83&pictureid=1994

Thanks for coming out guys!
Ben and Susan and Drew - for going the distance
And our new interchange yellow friends- you're officially in now :)
Patty & Bill, keep recruiting!
And Taylor, hope that project turned out well!

Next time we'll pray for no rain.

minifan09
August 23rd, 2009, 10:00 PM
Sorry l couldn't make it guys, will be there for the next one :)

tjwoodson1
August 23rd, 2009, 10:12 PM
Did you get a lot of rain on the drive? It poured all the way home!

Allison really enjoyed meeting everyone and is looking forward to the next meet... so am I!

Back to Chemistry... :sigh1:

tjwoodson1
August 23rd, 2009, 10:13 PM
That tip looks good in that picture Kelly!

popsmini
August 23rd, 2009, 10:26 PM
Good night drive Kelly.
Even with a little rain.
Nice meeting the new guys

BThayer23
August 24th, 2009, 12:46 AM
Thanks for a fun night. It was worth the drive. =)

For whoever I was talking to at dinner (I'm bad with names), here's the website I mentioned for the MINI shop in Texas that makes really nice parts that go faaaaast:

Texas Speed Werks
www.txwerks.com

kelyparker
August 24th, 2009, 07:26 AM
taylor, it does look good in the picture. i noticed that too.
....too bad it doesn't look so good close up.

MYTMINI!
August 24th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Thanks for the invite, we had a fun time and enjoyed meeting everyone. We look forward to the next one!

Pir8 97
August 25th, 2009, 10:21 AM
Sorry I missed out. Baby Elise decided she wanted to come into the world Sunday morning. :ms_thumbsup:

tjwoodson1
August 25th, 2009, 12:53 PM
Congratulations! Great name too... Lotus fan? :lol:

BThayer23
August 25th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Congrats on the new family member.

Scott111184
August 25th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Sorry I missed out. Baby Elise decided she wanted to come into the world Sunday morning. :ms_thumbsup:

Congrats! Which begs the question.... where are the pics!? :ponder:

popsmini
August 25th, 2009, 08:30 PM
Just got home.
Congtats on the new little one.:big_boss::big_boss:

kelyparker
August 25th, 2009, 08:45 PM
congrats BJ!!! that's an excusable absence! ;)

MINIFIED
August 25th, 2009, 09:53 PM
We sorta speculated when you were MIA that perhaps since there was a baby due that you had more important business to attend to .. Congratulations!

Hopefully we'll catch you next time!

Here's a couple of photos (that table behind me prevented me from being able to get everyone in one group shot -- sorry, I surely don't claim to be the photographer in the group!)

http://www.tarheelminis.org/picture.php?albumid=176&pictureid=2001

http://www.tarheelminis.org/picture.php?albumid=176&pictureid=2002

Debo
August 26th, 2009, 07:20 AM
congrats and sorry i missed it, my wife and decided to have her party at the cabin. I will just have to plan on the next one.

Byron

Pir8 97
August 30th, 2009, 12:05 PM
I am a Lotus fan, but I don't like the name Evora :happy: Actually my wife's grandmother's name was Elsie, we just rearranged the letters to sound a little more modern.

http://bjsmithdesign.com/pics/elise008.jpg

With our son Jordan
http://bjsmithdesign.com/pics/elise007.jpg

http://bjsmithdesign.com/pics/elise010.jpg

BThayer23
August 30th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Congrats!

maacodale
August 30th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Yes, by all means CONGRATS!! Sure looks like a cutie!

X5JR
August 30th, 2009, 05:09 PM
Congratulations, how wonderful, my best to all.

kelyparker
August 31st, 2009, 06:04 AM
what a happy day! :)