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Conference House - Private with Complete Access

THIS NEW DATE, Tuesday, November 26, HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY DEB.  Juan is now home from the hospital and although pretty badly battered, they look forward to our visit next week.  Could you confirm now if you are still planning on attending?  Thanks.

Greatest spot on SI for sunset shots... but before that... the ropes will come down in the Historic Conference House at 2:00 pm as the lowering sun puts a glow in the building. We will be able to enter all rooms and shoot them as we like... though no hanging from chandeliers. We have been invited by Deb, the care taker, to have a potluck lunch in her part of the house starting at 1:00 pm. Her seating is limited to nine, leaving four openings at this posting. You can come as early as you want to the park and roam the gorgeous grounds. If you have never been here you will be impressed with it's priceless location, sitting right on the water. Lots of photo ops. Then, we will be there on the shore at 4:30 as the sun sets on this beautiful bay.

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  • Larry

    Thanks for organizing this DeHaven. Will you schedule another one in the future?

    November 29, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      For you Larry? You betcha!

      November 29, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      Maybe in the Spring? When the vegetable & flower gardens are coming up and the trees are in bloom.

      November 29, 2013

  • iz

    Thanks Alison. I'm feeling much better.

    November 28, 2013

  • Alison V.

    Hi Iz, I really missed you too. Hope you are feeling better and are on the mends

    November 28, 2013

  • iz

    I'm so sorry, but I will not be going today. I didn't feel well this am and went back to bed...Just woke up and still not feeling up to par. My deepest apologies. Hope you all have a great time and a very Happy Thanksgiving.

    November 26, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      We missed you Iz. Sorry you couldn't make it. We had a nice day. Sure hope you are feeling better.

      November 27, 2013

    • iz

      Thanks, DeHaven. Looks like a good time was had by all and am bummed out that I couldn't be there.

      November 27, 2013

  • Alison V.

    Great to see you there jean and looking forward to other photo ops in the future

    November 27, 2013

  • Alison V.

    We Will miss you Larry, looking forward to next time when you will be along

    1 · November 26, 2013

    • Alison V.

      I had a great time until the next time. Thanx all

      November 27, 2013

  • Alison V.

    Good to see you

    November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time yesterday with great people. Thanks Deb for everything.

    November 27, 2013

  • Larry

    Looks like a good time was had by all :)

    1 · November 27, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      I think so. Wish you could have been a part of it.

      November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great day at perfect time of the year

    November 27, 2013

  • jean

    Enjoyed meeting great new people today. This was my first meeting with the group and everyone made me feel welcome. How fortunate to get an opportunity to explore the inside of the Conference House with the added bonus of Christmas decor. The potluck food just hit the spot. Thanks Deb for your friendly hospitality.

    2 · November 27, 2013

  • DeHaven C.

    I had so much fun. For the first time, the potluck made it possile to spend some time just visiting. Thanks everyone for your contributions; beautiful wines; delicious soups; divine bread pudding; and cozy cappacino. The Conference House was all decorated for Christmas and looked beautiful! It was also a terrific day to be inside out of the cold, where everything went as hoped... except for the sunset. I know it set, we just couldn't see it! We'll have to try again one day. We're talkin' "Cocktails at Sunset".

    Deb, thank you so much for opening your home to us. It set the tone for a perfect day. So sorry that Juan was not feeling well enough to join us... next time.

    3 · November 27, 2013

  • Alison V.

    I really enjoyed our meet up. Great group,photos and food are there any other words to describe being welcomed to this very Historical Home

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it today. Hope everyone has a great holiday! Looking forward to seeing you all at the next meetup! :)

    November 26, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      Thanks for letting us know Paula. See you then.

      November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I don't have my car. So wanted to be there. One if my fav places to go on SI. have fun.

    November 26, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      Next time, Linda, let me know. If you still want to come there will probably be someone near you who would be happy to pick you up. Sorry you you missed it.

      November 27, 2013

  • Ed J.

    It was really really great. We were welcomed into the living queaters like we were family. We seen parts of the house I had never seen before and would be willing to do it again. Someone worked hard to put this together and I thank them.
    Ed J

    3 · November 26, 2013

    • Larry

      That is beautiful. Thank you DeHaven!

      2 · November 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im in my way was in traffic

    November 26, 2013

  • Larry

    Enjoy your trip today :)

    November 26, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      Thanks Larry. Hope your friend is doing well.

      1 · November 26, 2013

  • Alison V.

    I will miss you Anne, but looking forward to seeing you on the next meet up

    November 22, 2013

  • Alison V.

    I will be glad to see everyone

    November 22, 2013

  • anne b.

    Sorry I can't go have a workshop at verizon to learn about my phone... I wish I could be there sounds great have a happy hoilday *{(:-)~~

    November 21, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      So sorry to hear that Anne. You will be missed. Have a fun day at Verizon.

      November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new here. I was there yesterday, got there a little late, but only saw a couple of folks and wasn't sure how to approach. Sorry. But it was absolutely beautiful there and a perfect day to catch some amazing sunbursts. The sky was gorgeous! Maybe next time I'll get to meet some of you.

    November 20, 2013

    • Laury B.

      yes, I'm laury with the "sandwiches" LOL

      November 20, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      ha! Thanks for clearing that up. Now read all the message again, for they were written to you. Hope we see you next week.

      November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi
    So is the meet-up the 19th or the 26th? I am very confused

    November 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      THX. It winds up I can't attend tomorrow. Maybe if there is a weekday event after Thanksgiving. Everyone have a good and safe holiday

      November 18, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      Sorry you can't make it. You have great holidays as well.

      November 18, 2013

  • jean

    Ooops. Just noticed it is the 26th so I will be able to attend earlier. Will bring hot beverage to share.

    November 18, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      Thanks Jean, that would be great! So glad you can still come. 3:30 will be fine and something warm to drink by then should be very welcome. If you can make it at 1:00 that would be even better.

      November 18, 2013

  • jean

    Will get there around 3:30 pm in time for sunset. Looking forward to this special event. Thanks.

    November 18, 2013

  • Alex

    It is an amazing opportunity but this is a middle of a business day. Can we do it on weekend?

    November 13, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      The Conference House is open for guided tours:
      Friday – Sunday, 1-4 p.m from the first weekend in April to mid-December

      November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope the weather holds up. Although there might be great shots with the rain. I will not be there in time for lunch, I will join you later.

    November 11, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      Great Richard. Thanks for letting us know when you are coming. Look forward to seeing you.

      November 11, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      Although it would be great to have a gorgeous sunset, what ever the weather we should get oodles of photos safe and dry inside that solid old house. If it looks like rain on the day, we should pack some wellies for traipsing thru the park. It could be fun.

      November 13, 2013

  • DeHaven C.

    The entrance to Deb & Juan's is thru the fenced in vegetable garden on the back side of the Conference House. You can't miss it as you walk down the driveway into the park.

    November 12, 2013

  • Kenrick L.

    there are amazing sunsets here!!!! i take the doggy here all the time to play...

    1 · November 10, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      We will have to create a shoot where we can bring our doggies occasionally.

      1 · November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I get off from work I 1500 hrs so I will be late.

    November 12, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      OK, shouldn't be a problem. See you then.

      November 12, 2013

  • DeHaven C.

    Hey Guys, FYI! This is ABSOLUTELY a "no pressure" deal, so bearing "gifts" is not mandatory. The most important thing is that we see your smiling faces... even if it is standing room only. That being said, if you do want to bring something but are at a loss for ideas, here are some easy suggestions: bread & cheese, hydration (soda, beer or wine), finger food like stuffed grape leaves, olives, nuts, etc. If food isn't your thing, probably will have more than we need anyway, maybe a rose from your garden for the hostess.

    See you next week.

    By the way, I was remiss in not mentioning that Deb does not run the show at the Conference House alone. Her partner, Juan, will also be there to make everyone welcome. AND ... he is a fantastic photographer who I have been trying to get to join us on our adventures.

    November 11, 2013

  • iz

    I already posted "Yes", so I'm all set to go. I will bring Brownies and water, unless something else is needed.

    November 11, 2013

  • DeHaven C.

    Right Iz. First say if you want to come for the Pot Luck (sure hope you do), then what you would like to bring. So far: Deb has offered a home made soup; DeHaven will bring a Spanish Tortilla (omelette); Alison will bring a desert of some kind. Bring what ever you want and it will all be laid out on the kitchen table to gobble up.

    November 10, 2013

  • Larry

    Wow - Looks like a beautiful event! Sounds like one of the best meet ups for this group. I wish I could attend to it. Enjoy :)

    1 · November 10, 2013

    • DeHaven C.

      We wish you could be here too. I know the time of week may make it difficult for some.

      November 10, 2013

  • iz

    Might be a good idea for those attending to post what they plan to bring for the lunch...

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • DeHaven C.

    There will be a small fee for access to the house. For Seniors & Students $3.00. For all others $4.00.

    November 10, 2013

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