Coming to Chicago for PDML Exhibit

Christine Aguila caguila at
Sun Oct 11 01:13:08 EDT 2009

roger that!  :-)  I'm working on info to post soon.  Cheers, Christine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stan Halpin" <stan at>
To: "Pentax-Discuss Mail List" <pdml at>
Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2009 12:06 AM
Subject: Re: Coming to Chicago for PDML Exhibit

>I have two things in mind for May 7th 2010:
> a - retire, and
> b - go to Chicago.
> Neither is an absolute certainty, but both are very strong likelihoods.
> I won't be able to go the GFM, will be doing another Costa Rica trip  for 
> one or two weeks end-of-May and/or early June. So the Chicago  gathering 
> will be my best chance for a PDML gathering.
> I expect Meg will join me for the weekend in Chicago as well.
> She has a college roommate who lives in the greater Chicago area, we 
> could stay with them, but I suspect it would simplify our logistics if  we 
> get a place to stay near you and/or near the gallery - I'll defer  to your 
> local knowledge as to best neighborhood for the purpose.
> Thanks again for taking on this project!!!
> Stan
> On Oct 7, 2009, at 7:11 PM, Christine Aguila wrote:
>> Hi Everyone:
>> Work has me so busy I haven't been able to keep up with PDML, but  I've 
>> got a bit of a free window here to pose some possibilities, so  here 
>> goes:
>> 1)  I know it might be too early for a solid  commit, but is it  possible 
>> for folks to respond to the list stating they are  "seriously considering 
>> coming."  If I could get some idea of who  *might* be coming, I might be 
>> able to help with places to stay.  For  example, my parents have a back 
>> yard, so if some folks were on a  budget, maybe they'd be willing bring a 
>> tent and billet in my  parents' backyard--though I do have to ask my 
>> parents about  this :-), but I don't think it will be that much of a 
>> problem--I  hope. Also, if I can get my living room cleared of book 
>> piles, I  could purchase another large air mattresses  (Darrel & I slept 
>> on  one at GFM, and they are really comfortable.)  We have 1, which 
>> could be put to use, and I'd be willing to get another one.  Anyway,  if 
>> you post back, I'll start a list of those folks "seriously  considering 
>> coming," and I'll try to help out.
>> 2) In a week or so, I'll post a list of hotels/motels folks might 
>> consider staying at.  I promise to be budget-aware when compiling  the 
>> list.
>> 3) Awhile back I suggested the following:  Folks fly in Thurs or  Friday; 
>> attend exhibit opening reception Fri night; Photowalk all  day Sat with 
>> pizza party/dinner Sat night;  How does this sound to  folks?  The bigger 
>> problem will be choosing a photowalk spot or  (spots)  lol--so many 
>> possibilities. If you want to offer  suggestions please do.  I'm going to 
>> do some serious thinking on  this and post some possibilities soon.
>> Anyway that's a start.  I hope it helps.
>> Cheers, Christine
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