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Bimmerfest 2008: Santa Barbara, CA
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:42 PM
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I would encourage you to reconsider the Ramada. They are remodeling this winter and it should be nice when they are finished with it. For me, the best times I've had at Bimmerfest have not been hanging out at the fairgrounds, but rather the entire weekend: arriving at the hotel to find it filled with BMW's (and other BMW junkies like me), washing my car along with most others, the socializing Friday afternoon and evening, and after the fest Saturday night. I've not found it particularly "crazy" at the Ramada, but maybe that's because I've had a Gardenside room and I've been exhausted

///M3lissa, okay, youve got me reconsidering. I'll call to see about their availability.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:45 PM
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///M3lissa, okay, youve got me reconsidering. I'll call to see about their availability.
Cool

I don't know how old you are, but expect most of the crowd to be in their 20's .. if you're a grumpy old person you might not like it
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:59 PM
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I don't know how old you are, but expect most of the crowd to be in their 20's .. if you're a grumpy old person you might not like it
Oh darnit! Im not in my 20s (havent been for a couple of years), and I can be quite the biotch...uh oh.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:03 PM
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Just got my reservation done. Very easy because my info is still there from last year
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:13 PM
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I don't know how old you are, but expect most of the crowd to be in their 20's .. if you're a grumpy old person you might not like it
I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this Melissa.

Hell, I'd have to say we have quite the age range, I'd say from the upper 20's to the 50's, with one that just turned 72,ok, he's 72 going on 22.

Anyway, it's always a great time, is EVERYONE always 100% happy, no, is MOST of the people always happy, yes, IMHO, wouldn't you agree 'lissa.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:13 PM
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Oh darnit! Im not in my 20s (havent been for a couple of years), and I can be quite the biotch...uh oh.
I survived (this will be my 6th year), and I haven't been in my 20's in a couple of decades.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:23 PM
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I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this Melissa.

Hell, I'd have to say we have quite the age range, I'd say from the upper 20's to the 50's, with one that just turned 72,ok, he's 72 going on 22.

Anyway, it's always a great time, is EVERYONE always 100% happy, no, is MOST of the people always happy, yes, IMHO, wouldn't you agree 'lissa.
Yeah, I'd agree most people are happy

Aren't you in your 20's?

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I survived (this will be my 6th year), and I haven't been in my 20's in a couple of decades.
Wow, I had no idea. You don't look a day over 30
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:31 PM
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Aren't you in your 20's?
Luv ya 'lissa, I can say my heart is though.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:58 AM
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:53 AM
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:55 AM
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err... ONE more bimmerfest, I'll be 29 in a month!
I was wondering about that
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:40 PM
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I got 8 more bimmerfest's while in my 20's, or 7
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:15 AM
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Teh Jev will be there, that's all you need to know.
I highly doubt that I'll be staying there. Odds are I'll just drive up for the day and then head home. If I do crash up there I don't see it being in the Ramada unless SWISS is going to make it out but I haven't talked to him about it yet.

Last years "events" at the hotel were non-existant and that was the whole reason why I wanted to stay there again. Everyone seemed to do their own thing, the reservation only gig even just to see friends was a turnoff for those of us travelling on a budget and the hotel was dead both nights we were up there.

If next year looks like it's going to be more fun and more financially doable then I might reconsider crashing in SB but right now, I don't see it happening. Something about spending $300+ to sleep 45 min away from home just doesn't sit right.
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We usually pull into SB around midnight Friday. We wont have the time/energy for all night parties at the Ramada. Some of us have limited vacation time/budgets.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:13 PM
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Just reserved two nights for the 3rd and 4th at the Ramada. Now I just gotta figure out a group to drive down from seattle with.
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:07 AM
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We're in. I just made our reservation this am. I just hoping to run into Lucky589. I want to make him feel "welcomed", if you know what I mean.
oh good

should I wear a shirt that says
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just so you can find me <3
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:19 AM
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oh good

should I wear a shirt that says
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Is there any particular reason my name is mentioned in your post?
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:26 AM
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Is there any particular reason my name is mentioned in your post?
I was going to ask the same thing!
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I think his comment should be directed toward me. I will officially welcome him if he joins our Elk Grove caravan. And no, I will not loan him $20.00.
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I think his comment should be directed toward me. I will officially welcome him if he joins our Elk Grove caravan. And no, I will not loan him $20.00.
Oh, I'm certain it was directed towards you I'm just not sure if it was aimed more broadly than that and if so, why.
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Perhaps we should pass the hat so Lucky579 can afford the entrance fee to Bimmerfest.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:33 AM
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Can you recommend a hotel that's perhaps a little bit *more* upscale? The ramada doesn't sound attractive to the wife and the 3 other couples we're going with.

Looking in the ~$300/night range-ish.
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