Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Get-together in Ohio - June 2009!

I can't believe it's been over three months since I posted From internet to interstates - Ohio - Summer 2009! At the time, the summer of 2009 was so far off, but now it's just a few short months away!

What this is all about is a weekend get-together for some of us who have, up till now, known each other mainly through online interaction. We all live in various parts of the United States and around the world so we obviously can't all meet in person often, but if we plan in advance, we can at least get some of us together! I'm really, really looking forward to meeting you, if you're able to make it! This will all take place during the last weekend in June: Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28, 2009. We have no "agenda" except to meet one another and share in Christ's life with each other!

Note: Our previously planned meeting location has changed, so please disregard all of that particular info on the link above, but we'll still be meeting near to where we originally planned. We had originally thought of meeting together inside a community called Lakeside, which is a place on the shores of Lake Erie where my family vacationed when I was a child, but there are daily fees involved just to get into this gated community, in addition to lodging fees, so we decided to go with something that will still cost money, but hopefully not as much!

Our new location is the Sandusky/Bayshore KOA campground (and/or Knights Inn - next to the campground). My family will be staying in a "2 Bedroom Park Model" home next to Ryan and Jamie and their family and Matthew in a similar model. We figure this will give us kind of a larger general meeting area. The campground also has larger and smaller cabins/homes, as well as RV and tent camping, so you've got a choice of places to stay! There are also such things as basketball, volleyball, a playground, swimming pool, game room, etc, on the campground site. Click the link at the beginning of this paragraph for rates and information for the campground and motel. You'll also find links to area attractions, such as the Cedar Point amusement park and many other things. (With all the local attractions, feel free to make this into a longer family vacation if you'd like! We've simply set aside these particular days for our get-together).

FYI, Sandusky is in northern Ohio, and is located about 65 miles east of Toledo and 65 miles west of Cleveland. Any questions... email me and I'll try to help! My contact info is on the side column of the blog.

I'm not sure yet who all is coming... but I believe we've got at least 4 or 5 states represented, as far as people who have talked about coming, and anywhere from a dozen to 20 people so far! If this sounds like something you want to do, give it some serious thought and prayer and see what Father wants to do!


  1. Oh, Joel, this is a GOOOOD THING!!! Yes it is!!

    Thanks for being the go-to guy!! :)

    C'mon, y'all!! We want to meet you!

  2. June!! Aah!! That IS soon! Gonna start saving my pennies................

    Thanks for this Joel!!

  3. I think we'll all have an ok time. But it'll be good when it's over.

    Hahaha! NOT!

    I'm really looking forward to this... it'll be great to meet some and reconnect with others!