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    totally disagree with that bad-mouthing of Tacoma. 20 years ago maybe Tacoma was a work in progress. today it is an undiscovered gem of a small American city with good restaurants and lots of pockets of great culture. Actually it has been my last two trips to Wintergrass that made me feel this way.
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    I totally agree with Jim.
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    Well, I have to say, this is the first time in all the years of going where I'm not either showing instruments or gigging, and its also the first time that none of my bandmates/picking partners or tight friends are attending. So, in some respects, I have no idea what to do. So any jams, mando fun or whatnot, I'm up for. Any suggestions?
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    Any suggestions?
    Mexico is really nice right now, and you'll probably come out ahead money-wise...

    And the jammin' and music scene is really good too....

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    its getting closer.... !

    ps. i like tacoma too....

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    Except for the weather I've really enjoyed Tacoma as a Wintergrass 3 day get-away. The Glass Museum is fabulous there, as is the old Train Station....now courthouse......full of Dale Chihuly installations. The Fine Art & History museums are right there too......surrounded by good restaurants, cool old antique stores, galleries.......Tacoma has really come around, just in the 7 years I've gone to Wgrass. Sorry to miss it this year.......lots of fine music! And being with like minded folks, who come from all over for this event, has become like a reunion each year.

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    Chalk up Tacoma's rebirth to 2 things... Dale Chihuly and Wintergrass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spruce View Post
    Mexico is really nice right now, and you'll probably come out ahead money-wise
    Hey Bruce - we're on opposite ends this year. Last year I went to Mexico instead of Wintergrass. This year I'm doing the opposite (although I went to PV in November).

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    Troncones near Zijuatanejo...

    A nice poiont break (a left), with maybe one or two other surfers in the water...

    Might have something to do with the guy who got killed by a shark down here 6 months ago....

    Ya know, someone should start a bluegrass festival at one of the large haciendas down here.
    Large fish cooking over campfires, lots of good beverages and food, and great picking weather all night long...

    It would cost about what Wintergrass runs, only we'd all be in shorts all week...

    Hmmmmm.....

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    I've thought about the same thing a number of times, B, usually when in La Paz (with its natural seaport, intrn'l airport, reefs nearby, islands and unoccupied playas abounding, and of course, tacos de langosta!), but then, surfing at Bahia de Mantenchen wouldn't suck either.
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    I made a late decision to come up to WinterGrass again and looking forward to seeing a lot of old friends. We're arriving late Thursday afternoon and staying through Sunday Morning. I'll be bringing two of my WF-5s that are still available. Here is a pic of my #3.
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    Here is a shot of #6. Anybody interested in checking them out can call me on my cel: 661-809-5622.
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    Cool, Craig, look forward to seeing you again and picking a few tunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spruce View Post
    Ya know, someone should start a bluegrass festival at one of the large haciendas down here.

    Hmmmmm.....
    Yeah, someone like Bruce!
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    Craig, I'll be there on friday and will give you a call if I can't find you. I'm looking forward to seeing those F5s.
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    Thanks Gail. Looking forward to visiting with you.

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    Zeke, look down once in awhile and you may spot me wandering around. I'll look up occasionally. I need to get a picture with you this time and I'll probably have a mandolin for you to check out. If we can get our gang together we'll drag you into a jam.
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    Well - keep the vibrations flowing as long as you can: I plan to come over to the West Coast sometime in the summer so will be looking to pick up on those vibrations ......
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    Jack, you might think about coming for the Fathers Day Festival in Grass Valley, CA in mid-June. It's a great one with a terrific lineup. Check it out on: www.cbaontheweb.org

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    See ya'll today, folks, and I'll keep 'em peeled for you. Looking forward to great mando tasting and picking with all!
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    Watch out for the Alaskans. There should be like 40 of them.
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    40?!?!? 8 or 9 of them were creating legendary times! I can only imagine...40?? oh my...

    Well, its the day off folks....whoooppeeeee

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeke View Post
    Well, I have to say, this is the first time in all the years of going where I'm not either showing instruments or gigging, and its also the first time that none of my bandmates/picking partners or tight friends are attending. So, in some respects, I have no idea what to do. So any jams, mando fun or whatnot, I'm up for. Any suggestions?
    Nina will be there so that should keep you busy to the wee hours.

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    On my way, flu leave me be!
    I will have a few at Mike's Tricopolis booth. See eveybody there!!

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    Incredibly disappointed I have to put in a day of work before getting down there tom night; I've been looking forward to this for months! Should be a great wknd!

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