Pittsburgh and DC gathering in Berkely Springs

From: Janet M.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:51 PM
Hi Everyone-

Well, it's that time again! Jim and Wendi Dee of PureJeevan.com
are bringing the Pittsburgh and DC-area raw food meetups
together for a day of rawsome summertime fun! Just like last
year, we'll be gathering roughly mid-way between DC and
Pittsburgh, in the arty, wild, wooly, and uber-hip mountain-
energy vortex known as Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.


WHEN WILL WE MEET?
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>>>>>>>> We're meeting this Sunday, July 18, at 1:00 p.m.
(Last year, we meant to only meet for lunch, but we had so much
fun hanging out that we stayed until early evening. So, there's
no set time to leave.)


WHERE WILL WE MEET?
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>>>>>>>> At Berkeley Springs State Park (
http://www.berkeleyspringssp.com/), which is right in the
center of the town.

>>>>>>>>
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Berkeley+Springs+State+Park,+Berkeley+Springs,+WV&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=57.42297,114.169922&ie=UTF8&hq=Berkeley+Springs+State+Park&hnear=Berkeley+Springs+State+Park,+Berkeley+Springs,+Morgan,+West+Virginia+25411&ll=39.626672,-78.228536&spn=0.003458,0.006968&t=h&z=18


There's a swimming pool there, but we'll be meeting in the park
area just behind the pool, next to the springs. (The springs
are great for wading in, so it's great to wear shorts. Or, if
you're more adventurous, you can more fully immerse yourself in
a few parts. All of that is free, but the do have other fee-
based services such as roman baths, massages, etc. See the
various links herein for details.)


WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?
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>>>>>>>> It's a potluck, so each individual attending should
bring a raw food dish to share (if there are three people in
your group, you should bring three raw food dishes to share).

>>>>>>>> Aside from that, bring whatever or whomever you like!
(This is definitely a family- and kid-friendly place!)

>>>>>>>> Some additional suggestions: bring a blanket or two to
sit on, toys, instruments & other outdoor fun stuff (frisbees,
hula hoops, poi, etc.)


MORE INFO:
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>>>>>>>> FROM DC: Berkeley Springs is about 100 miles from DC
-- takes about 90 minutes!

>>>>>>>> FROM PITTSBURGH: Berkeley Springs is about 150 miles
from Pgh. -- takes about 3 hours.

>>>>>>>> General info on Berkeley Springs:
http://www.berkeleysprings.com/

>>>>>>>> Berkeley Springs State Park:
http://www.berkeleyspringssp.com/

>>>>>>>> About the water: They do have spigots to fill
containers with. However, we were told (on questionable
authority) that the water made available via the spigots is
actually chlorinated. (Yeah, what a bummer.) But, the part you
wade in is NOT chlorinated, so at least that's good. While it's
possible to fill jugs and so forth in that part, it's probably
not the cleanest way to gather spring water. So, we don't
consider this to be the best place for gathering spring water.
(Although, again, it might be worth asking someone from the
staff there to verify that they do in fact chlorinate the
spigot water.)



We hope you can all make it! Try to carpool, if possible (it
will make the trip more enjoyable, too!).

Lots of love to all of you,

Jim and Wendi Dee
XOXOXO
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* If you'd like to see the Meetup profile for Wendi Dee, visit:
http://www.meetup.com/rawfood-196/members/3501723/

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