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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/03/05 15:14:31 (permalink)
Please send Doodle invitations to me & Pie Diva.
 
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/03/07 10:42:57 (permalink)
Doodle poll sent to all who've requested it.  Let me know if I missed anyone.
 
So far, June 10th and the 24th are the frontrunners.
post edited by abe_froeman - 2017/03/07 10:57:52
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/03/08 13:54:43 (permalink)
send me the doodle also
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/04/08 23:37:23 (permalink)
So, I think we'll go with June 10th for the date!
 
Once the Kansas City tour is behind y'all (sadly, Mr. Maki and I were not able to make it work out for us), I'll start posting more specifics about this trip.  
 
But mark your calendars!
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/04/13 17:48:30 (permalink)
Calendar is marked - count TBD
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/04/13 18:28:10 (permalink)
Just saw this post. Bummer I am going to miss you all by a week, as I am heading to Green Bay, WI the following weekend to see Billy Joel at Lambeau Field. This could have been a nice tie-in. 
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/04/13 19:15:32 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby abe_froeman 2017/04/13 23:00:27
Looks like we Travelin Manned The Travelin Man.
 
There's gotta be some excuse you can come up with for being in Chicago an extra week.  Tell the boss you're scouting some red hot phenom in the 51st Ward.
 
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/04/13 23:01:02 (permalink)
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Just saw this post. Bummer I am going to miss you all by a week, as I am heading to Green Bay, WI the following weekend to see Billy Joel at Lambeau Field. This could have been a nice tie-in. 




C'mon, Steve!  Make it work!
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/04/14 22:57:48 (permalink)
Sadly, June 10th I am working:(
If it ends up on the 17th or 24th, count me in.
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/03 23:35:31 (permalink)
I'm in
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/06 00:43:32 (permalink)
Looks like I'm going to have to downgrade my attendance likelihood to "hopefully, if I don't have a lot to do here at the house".  My job's taking me to St. Louis for a lot of June...a city that is very accessible by water taxi right now.
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/14 23:38:00 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby abe_froeman 2017/05/15 09:18:14
 
I plan on going-- likely without The Other Half, but I'll just have to eat more for the both of us.
 
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/15 17:25:41 (permalink)
I am working on the itinerary and making some travel recommendations for people based on where you’re coming from.  Some of you may have seen the photos I posted on Facebook about my trip to The French Market last-last weekend.  It was my first trip there and it makes me recommend taking Metra there even more strongly than before.  It could not be easier- the market is directly underneath the platform at Ogilvie Transportation Center.  You don’t even go into the station.  You literally get off the train and walk down the stairs on the platform of the track you’re on and it’s right there.  And since the launching point for the Chicago Water Taxi is right at the end of the block, it’s a no brainer to just take the train.

Based on the Doodle and comments in this thread, here’s who I have on the definite/possibly list:
ScreamingChicken (I know you recently downgraded yourself from “definite” to “possibly” list)
ChiTownDiner
AnnPeeples
ChiBears
Quixote
IrisArbor
Gyp
JPfefferle
PieDiva
CNW

 
BuddyRoadhouse, I assume you’re in, though you didn’t respond to the Doodle, nor do you directly say yes/no in this thread.  You and I are on the same Metra line, so we can coordinate.
 
I haven’t heard from ChicagoStyleDog, MilwFoodLovers, or X1, so I’ll send them a note here and on Facebook.  If there’s any regulars I’m missing, please let me know!

Those of you coming from Milwaukee (Gyp, The Pfeffsters, Quixote, AnnPeeples), I’m working on your travel information.

ScreamingChicken, if you make it, are you still going to get a hotel room near my house so I can be your Metra Sherpa?

ChiTownDiner, if you’re not aware already, the BNSF line goes to Union Station, not OTC.  You can walk the couple blocks, or go to the UP-W line in Glen Ellyn, Villa Park, Elmhurst, whatever’s most convenient.
 
IrisArbor, same as CTD- the MD-N line goes to Union Station, so you may want to look into going east to the UP-N line at Highland Park, Braeside, etc.  That’ll be the same line as the Milwaukee people. 
 
CNW, do you think you’re going to come into town?  If so, where do you think you’ll be staying?
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/15 18:21:58 (permalink)
Thanks Abe!
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/15 18:32:06 (permalink)
Yes, we'll be there.  With my erratic schedule, i was waiting to see where this plan(e) finally landed.  Once a firm date was chosen I forgot to confirm.
 
We'll coordinate Metra plans as we get closer to the date.
 
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/22 16:54:53 (permalink)
Thanks- was definitely planning on training from HP
not sure of my count- 
possible Laura and some of her crew may tag along
I'll try to firm them up 
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/22 18:48:46 (permalink)
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I am working on the itinerary and making some travel recommendations for people based on where you’re coming from.  Some of you may have seen the photos I posted on Facebook about my trip to The French Market last-last weekend.  It was my first trip there and it makes me recommend taking Metra there even more strongly than before.  It could not be easier- the market is directly underneath the platform at Ogilvie Transportation Center.  You don’t even go into the station.  You literally get off the train and walk down the stairs on the platform of the track you’re on and it’s right there.  And since the launching point for the Chicago Water Taxi is right at the end of the block, it’s a no brainer to just take the train.





Hi Abe,
 
I'm hoping you will post the itinerary on this thread and not just for the people who have signed up. I would at least like to see what I'll be missing. There's a very slight chance that I might be able to attend, but at this point I'm still not sure.
 
Thank you.
 
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/23 03:11:43 (permalink)
Davidsanders

Hi Abe,
 
I'm hoping you will post the itinerary on this thread and not just for the people who have signed up. I would at least like to see what I'll be missing. There's a very slight chance that I might be able to attend, but at this point I'm still not sure.
 
Thank you.
 


Agreed, this sounds like an excellent way to spend a day off 'downtown', even if unable to take the Contingent sponsored tour. Oh, and the cost for an all day pass, is the super reasonable price of $9. Looking at their website (www.chicagowatertaxi.com), shows boats on a loop of all stops and departing every 15 minutes. I know with more free time on my hands this summer and ease of getting to, it'll definitely be using it a bit.
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/23 11:24:27 (permalink)
Update on count- 
still not 100% on Frank, but I think he'll ultimately be a yes. 
However Laura and 3 of her friends are enthusiastic yeses.
A couple live downtown, some will train with us.
So make us a total of 6 
 
post edited by irisarbor - 2017/05/23 11:25:37
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/23 19:30:26 (permalink)
I'm hoping to make a date with BuddyRoadhouse sometime this week to look over my logistics and then I'll be posting an itinerary of what's happening. 

To begin the temptation, here's a link to everything at the Chicago French Market. 
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/25 10:37:23 (permalink)
 
Thanks for the info abe_froeman. I'm still in.
If anyone wants to carpool from Milwaukee let me know.
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/25 12:23:14 (permalink)
Gyp-pending unforeseen things-I would love to go with you!
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/25 13:36:22 (permalink)
Gyp & Ann,
 
Are you coming to Pewaukee on Sunday?
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/25 14:20:06 (permalink)
Hoping to!
 
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Re: Proposed Contingent Outing: Late May/June- French Market/Chinatown/Eataly via Water Ta 2017/05/25 14:47:25 (permalink)
Yes, you can ride with me Ann.
Jim I won't be able to make it on Sunday as I'll be at the Indy 500. Thanks for the invite.
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