Ravesdale walking

Ravesdale walking

Post by Bruce Hilton & Tom Plattenberge » Mon, 17 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Howdy...

I'm looking for a walking buddy for Ravensdale mornings, before
breakfast.  I usually do 30 minutes.  I walk fairly quickly rather than
stroll.  I can be flexible.

Here's a tip for those headed to an event like Ravensdale for the first
time:
    Be in shape!

It is not too late to start getting up early for a morning walk.  This
will improve your stamina and help you cram in all the things you want
to do throughout what are very long days.

Another tip:  Bring wheeled luggage or one of those foldable wheeled
gizmos to schlep all your junk around with.  (LG, is that the correct
usage of that word?)

I am SO anxious to see what new work old friends are doing...  This is
such a great event!  Does anyone need a bit of encouragement to
register?  I can assure you that you will not be sorry.  You will learn
things and make friends and come away with inspiration that will last
and last.  There are some very skilled volunteers who are working
tirelessly to make sure that your experience is the best that it can be.

See you there!

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Susa » Mon, 17 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Last time my dorm room was so far away, it took me 30 minutes just to
walk to the cafeteria in the morning.....

And even with my wheels on my luggage case, it was hard to tote that
around the campus with all the hills....


Quote:

> Howdy...

> I'm looking for a walking buddy for Ravensdale mornings, before
> breakfast.  I usually do 30 minutes.  I walk fairly quickly rather than
> stroll.  I can be flexible.

> Here's a tip for those headed to an event like Ravensdale for the first
> time:
>     Be in shape!

> It is not too late to start getting up early for a morning walk.  This
> will improve your stamina and help you cram in all the things you want
> to do throughout what are very long days.

> Another tip:  Bring wheeled luggage or one of those foldable wheeled
> gizmos to schlep all your junk around with.  (LG, is that the correct
> usage of that word?)

> I am SO anxious to see what new work old friends are doing...  This is
> such a great event!  Does anyone need a bit of encouragement to
> register?  I can assure you that you will not be sorry.  You will learn
> things and make friends and come away with inspiration that will last
> and last.  There are some very skilled volunteers who are working
> tirelessly to make sure that your experience is the best that it can be.

> See you there!

> Tom


 
 
 

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Post by J Bish » Tue, 18 Jul 2000 04:00:00


<< Here's a tip for those headed to an event like Ravensdale for the first
time:
    Be in shape! >>

Funny you should mention this! I've been going to a gym three times a week for
a bit over a month because I knew I'd need all the stamina I could get to make
it through the whole week! Not that I didn't need it anyway. So I was wondering
if there were any options for a work out during the conference. Of course this
didn't save mye yesterday. I was in a hurry to get my groceries into the car
because it was pouring rain so I wasn't as careful as I should have been and
pull mucles in my back. I'll be fine by Ravensdale, but it's been a while since
my last bout of this so I'm feeling sorry for myself!
Jody
Jody Bishel

 
 
 

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Post by va.. » Tue, 18 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Hi Tom I would like to take a morning walk too.  Lets get a group together
and add more fun to it. Varda

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Post by lgee » Tue, 18 Jul 2000 04:00:00


I'd like to try for walkies!  We should set a meeting place & time for
a.m. strolls!

lpgeer


Quote:

> Howdy...

> I'm looking for a walking buddy for Ravensdale mornings, before
> breakfast.  I usually do 30 minutes.  I walk fairly quickly rather than
> stroll.  I can be flexible.

> Here's a tip for those headed to an event like Ravensdale for the first
> time:
>     Be in shape!

> It is not too late to start getting up early for a morning walk.  This
> will improve your stamina and help you cram in all the things you want
> to do throughout what are very long days.

> Another tip:  Bring wheeled luggage or one of those foldable wheeled
> gizmos to schlep all your junk around with.  (LG, is that the correct
> usage of that word?)

> I am SO anxious to see what new work old friends are doing...  This is
> such a great event!  Does anyone need a bit of encouragement to
> register?  I can assure you that you will not be sorry.  You will learn
> things and make friends and come away with inspiration that will last
> and last.  There are some very skilled volunteers who are working
> tirelessly to make sure that your experience is the best that it can be.

> See you there!

> Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Artist30 » Tue, 18 Jul 2000 04:00:00


I'd love to go for walks as well.  I remember last year there was a path to the
beach, but I never made it there.

Kellie

 
 
 

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Post by Meredith Arnol » Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Hi Jody,
  There is a recreation center on campus complete with olympic size pool,
weight rooms, etc. You can contact conference services at The Evergreen
State College and get the low down on the facility - I believe the fee is
something around $5 for the day to use any of the facilities in there.
Also, there are many paths - the campus is situated in 1000 acres of woods
and has it's own beach front, too.
  For those planning on going down to that beach - in case you don't know -
it is suggested that you go there with someone, (general rule #1), secondly,
it is a nudist beach...and the nudies are pretty much gay men, (nice view, I
imagine, however).  ;) This is what I have been told by campus people. (And
yes, I DO imagine).
We could call it "Figure study 101".
  I haven't been able to get down there - yet...   :D
Meredith


Quote:
> << Here's a tip for those headed to an event like Ravensdale for the first
> time:
>     Be in shape! >>

> Funny you should mention this! I've been going to a gym three times a week
for
> a bit over a month because I knew I'd need all the stamina I could get to
make
> it through the whole week! Not that I didn't need it anyway. So I was
wondering
> if there were any options for a work out during the conference. Of course
this
> didn't save mye yesterday. I was in a hurry to get my groceries into the
car
> because it was pouring rain so I wasn't as careful as I should have been
and
> pull mucles in my back. I'll be fine by Ravensdale, but it's been a while
since
> my last bout of this so I'm feeling sorry for myself!
> Jody
> Jody Bishel

 
 
 

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Post by Meredith Arnol » Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Thanks for the kind words, Tom!!
  I have been working out since February to condition myself for that walk
from the dorms, (the rest is pretty close together), and all the moving
around of equipment for setting up the site, etc.....  I am tempted to join
you, but, I KNOW how tall you are and I can see myself scurrying to keep up
with your long legs!!!   Hmmm, what a picture.
  Perhaps if I can get up that early...(I HEAR you all out there ROTFLYAO!).
I know my reputation proceeds me...hmph.
hugs,
Meredith



Quote:
> Howdy...

> I'm looking for a walking buddy for Ravensdale mornings, before
> breakfast.  I usually do 30 minutes.  I walk fairly quickly rather than
> stroll.  I can be flexible.

> Here's a tip for those headed to an event like Ravensdale for the first
> time:
>     Be in shape!

> It is not too late to start getting up early for a morning walk.  This
> will improve your stamina and help you cram in all the things you want
> to do throughout what are very long days.

> Another tip:  Bring wheeled luggage or one of those foldable wheeled
> gizmos to schlep all your junk around with.  (LG, is that the correct
> usage of that word?)

> I am SO anxious to see what new work old friends are doing...  This is
> such a great event!  Does anyone need a bit of encouragement to
> register?  I can assure you that you will not be sorry.  You will learn
> things and make friends and come away with inspiration that will last
> and last.  There are some very skilled volunteers who are working
> tirelessly to make sure that your experience is the best that it can be.

> See you there!

> Tom

 
 
 

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Post by J Bish » Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:00:00


<< You can contact conference services at The Evergreen
State College and get the low down on the facility - I believe the fee is
something around $5 for the day to use any of the facilities in there. >>

Thanks Meredith! That sounds good. I enjoy walking but sometimes it takes
something more to wind me down

Jody Bishel

 
 
 

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Post by Diane Villan » Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:00:00


I actually made it down to the beach last Ravensdale!  The path is not marked, but
maybe that's changed by now.  I left little scraps of paper held down by a rock
each time I came to a fork in the path, and retrieved them on the way back.  Only
one man on the beach, and he was fully clothed.  No sand, lots of  rocks, gorgous
view.

Diane V.
Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild

Quote:

> I'd love to go for walks as well.  I remember last year there was a path to the
> beach, but I never made it there.

> Kellie

 
 
 

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Post by Meredith Arnol » Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:00:00


There is nothing like a pool for relaxation...that non-gravity works wonders
on the old bod...
Glad that I could give you some useful info!  They might have a sauna in
there, too, or whirl pool or something, I forget...
Meredith


Quote:
> << You can contact conference services at The Evergreen
> State College and get the low down on the facility - I believe the fee is
> something around $5 for the day to use any of the facilities in there. >>

> Thanks Meredith! That sounds good. I enjoy walking but sometimes it takes
> something more to wind me down

> Jody Bishel

 
 
 

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Post by Bruce Hilton & Tom Plattenberge » Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Howdy Walkers...

Well, the original post got a good response.  It is great to hear that
some folk are getting in shape specifically for Ravensdale.  For the
procrastinators out there, it really is not too late to perk up your
stamina.  Daily walks will enhance your enjoyment.  Jody, bummer to hear
about your back.  I did look into that swim area a couple of times last
R and there was hardly ever anyone around there.  So hopefully you could
get some relief there..... speaking of back pain... will Jill Green be
at R this year?  For those who do not know about Jill, she is a basket
maker who has joined our ranks.  She is also a massage therapist and is
an excellent talent.

Varda, I think the size of a walking group might get a bit larger than I
imagined.  I propose this... we all meet Monday morning in front of the
conference services building before breakfast.  I will have an
approximate 30 minute walk planned so that all can get back in time for
a shower before breakfast.  I think walkers will naturally form groups
of two or three each.  In this way, a big group will not be stuck
waiting for someone in the mornings and be able to meet earlier or later
and walk faster or slower, etc.

Linda... you were supposed to "bite' on my use of the word schlep......
that is you; "LG" in the original post.... I am anxious to see you!

Kellie and Diane, yes the beach is a nice destination, but I would
second Meredith's suggestion to not go there alone and I would add that
mid day seems safer to me that early in the morning.  It is a beautiful
woods that you go through to get there... alas... no *** guys flitting
around when I went there either.

When I go for a walk I do not like to go to a point and then turn around
and come back.... like the beach walk.  I much prefer to go on a loop
and this is what I will have planned for Monday morning.  I will also
plan a cut off for those who do not want to continue...

So come on Meredith.... come along.  There will be legs shorter than
yours, I am sure.  (how many verses to "My Knapp Sack on my Back" do you
know?

Val a REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Val a RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA  (repeat)

T

 
 
 

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Post by adrienne » Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Sounds like the right word too me too...sounds like everyone will
have plenty to shlep...I'm jealous...maybe next year, I've wanted
to visit the NW and my father-in-law is up there
somewhere...maybe a family vacation.

Adrienne

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Post by lgee » Thu, 20 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> Linda... you were supposed to "bite' on my use of the word schlep......
> that is you; "LG" in the original post.... I am anxious to see you!

Same here!  Just wasn't sure whether you meant me or the other Linda
:)  
I'll be there!  We'll see how my stamina hold out for the walks.  The
spirit is willing!
Oh yeah, schlep is definitely the correct word.  

Quote:

> Val a REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
> Val a RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA  (repeat)

Val a ra ha ha ha ha ha!!!

    lpg

 
 
 

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Post by Meredith Arnol » Thu, 20 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Tom,
  Yer killin' me!! ROTFL... I can see it all now: walking away singing at
the top of our lungs..and THEN there's breakfast!!!  Could be highly
entertaining!
  It makes me sad to report that Jill won't be at this Rdale - first time
she hasn't come. She has been taken up by some basketry conferences and just
can't do Rdale this time.
   Adrienne, there won't be a Ravensdale next year. If there is one, it
would be in 2002 as they run two years apart. However it is always a
question as to whether there will be another one because the NWPCG votes on
whether to do another each Sept. after a Ravensdale. So far, it's been
unanimous and the money has worked out...so we'll see in Sept. whether 2002
will see a Ravensdale.
  On a serious note re: walkies - since I am teaching all day Monday, I may
not walk with you until Tuesday - I have a lot to set up...one of my classes
will have taken over 100 hours to prepare for when all is said and done!!!
Not exactly what I had in mind, but, hey, such is life...and yeah, I'm STILL
working on it...
VAL a RAH HA HA HA HA HAH ahhhhhhhhhh.....
Meredith



Quote:
> Howdy Walkers...

> Well, the original post got a good response.  It is great to hear that
> some folk are getting in shape specifically for Ravensdale.  For the
> procrastinators out there, it really is not too late to perk up your
> stamina.  Daily walks will enhance your enjoyment.  Jody, bummer to hear
> about your back.  I did look into that swim area a couple of times last
> R and there was hardly ever anyone around there.  So hopefully you could
> get some relief there..... speaking of back pain... will Jill Green be
> at R this year?  For those who do not know about Jill, she is a basket
> maker who has joined our ranks.  She is also a massage therapist and is
> an excellent talent.

> Varda, I think the size of a walking group might get a bit larger than I
> imagined.  I propose this... we all meet Monday morning in front of the
> conference services building before breakfast.  I will have an
> approximate 30 minute walk planned so that all can get back in time for
> a shower before breakfast.  I think walkers will naturally form groups
> of two or three each.  In this way, a big group will not be stuck
> waiting for someone in the mornings and be able to meet earlier or later
> and walk faster or slower, etc.

> Linda... you were supposed to "bite' on my use of the word schlep......
> that is you; "LG" in the original post.... I am anxious to see you!

> Kellie and Diane, yes the beach is a nice destination, but I would
> second Meredith's suggestion to not go there alone and I would add that
> mid day seems safer to me that early in the morning.  It is a beautiful
> woods that you go through to get there... alas... no *** guys flitting
> around when I went there either.

> When I go for a walk I do not like to go to a point and then turn around
> and come back.... like the beach walk.  I much prefer to go on a loop
> and this is what I will have planned for Monday morning.  I will also
> plan a cut off for those who do not want to continue...

> So come on Meredith.... come along.  There will be legs shorter than
> yours, I am sure.  (how many verses to "My Knapp Sack on my Back" do you
> know?

> Val a REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
> Val a RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA  (repeat)

> T