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CurtHowland

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I think I can make it to PF2010! What about a child?
« on: March 29, 2010, 04:56:24 pm »

Oh heck, it's only 900 miles. With a 2-year old. Oh, wait, by that point he'll be 3.

Which brings  me to my questions.

Is anyone else bringing kids?

Should I expect that the Rogers hotel still has space available?

Am I crazy?
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Re: I think I can make it to PF2010! What about a child?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 07:22:59 pm »

There are plenty of kids of all ages at PF.
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Re: I think I can make it to PF2010! What about a child?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 08:29:34 pm »

You may however be crazy.  ;D
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Re: I think I can make it to PF2010! What about a child?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 09:56:03 pm »

I try to travel by the advice of Malcom Forbes:

"Get together everything you think you'll need for a trip.
 Then take half the stuff, and twice the money."

But this 3-year old has me a little spooked. I have to look back on the epic cross-country road trips of my own youth and realize that it didn't do me any harm to sit still for a few hours.

...of course, at that time there weren't any child restraint laws so I could bounce around in the back of the Oldsmobile stationwagon (a rolling Taj Mahal!) and get the wiggles out, my boy won't have that liberty.

How pathetic is it that I can remember simple pleasures now prosecuted as crimes. And people still wonder why I'm an anarchist! Argh!

Thanks for the reassurance, yes I may very well be crazy, let's see what Rogers sends in reply to my request for information.
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Re: I think I can make it to PF2010! What about a child?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 06:47:07 am »

rogers is notorious for not responding fast during the off season

there are lots of kids there

you will be able to find motel space right now

you could let your kid run free in the back and risk the pullover situation

when my kids were little ... i would stop every hour and run around with them .... good for bathroom stops and tire us all out
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Re: I think I can make it to PF2010! What about a child?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 07:00:57 am »

My son will be 9 months old in June, and we're going camping with my reenactment regiment in an 18th Century tent. In July, we're going to Hubbardton, VT and Ontario, Canada.

So if you're crazy, I'm absolutely insane. ;p
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Re: I think I can make it to PF2010! What about a child?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 09:04:49 am »

But this 3-year old has me a little spooked. I have to look back on the epic cross-country road trips of my own youth and realize that it didn't do me any harm to sit still for a few hours.

Um, is it Your 3 year old ?  (Amber Alert, LOL)
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Re: I think I can make it to PF2010! What about a child?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 12:06:42 pm »

Um, is it Your 3 year old ?  (Amber Alert, LOL)

I'm not going to giggle, I'm not going to giggle.

In fact, last night I thought of bringing his passport along just in case someone with a badge asked that question.
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Re: I think I can make it to PF2010! What about a child?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2010, 11:56:30 am »

My sister made the trip from NJ to NH with a her two kids who had just turned 3 and 5. 
Be prepared to stop much more often and allow lots of extra time to make the trip.  The trip was easier the following year when she came to Porc Fest.
The boys loved the trip.  They came up for 10 days.  My brother in Law couldn't come up and the boys missed him since they had never been away from him that long.
That was the only real problem she ran into.  She is hoping her son's school gets out early enough to come up again this year.

There will be a surprisingly large number of small children ranging form age 1 to 6 at Porc Fest.  I would expect a couple dozen at least.
The campground has a pool and playground next to the motel and you will have no trouble finding kid friendly attractions in the area to keep the little one entertained.
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Re: I think I can make it to PF2010! What about a child?
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2010, 01:33:23 pm »


I was there last year with my 5yo - he had a blast and quickly became friend with Kate's nephews and other kids. He loved it, so we'll be there again this year.

The campground is a great environment for kids, not so sure about adults though.

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Re: I think I can make it to PF2010! What about a child?
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2010, 01:00:40 pm »

I try to travel by the advice of Malcom Forbes:

"Get together everything you think you'll need for a trip.
 Then take half the stuff, and twice the money."


If you bring enough money, everything else on the packing list is optional.
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Re: I think I can make it to PF2010! What about a child?
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2010, 04:23:54 pm »

"Get together everything you think you'll need for a trip.
 Then take half the stuff, and twice the money."

If you bring enough money, everything else on the packing list is optional.

Maybe Forbes could do that. I can't.

Well, I've emailed and called Roger's, no reply as yet. Their online booking process didn't work for me either, by Cromm I hate java scripting.
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2010, 05:20:05 pm »

They will call you back.  Rogers closes for the winter so no one is around. 
They should be getting there in the next couple of weeks to start getting the place ready for the season.
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2010, 06:54:50 pm »

They will call you back. 

Yep, he did, we have now "swapped voice mail", he said he'd be in toward the end of this week.

I hope they had a good vacation. 'Cause I want a good vacation!  ;D
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