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Author Topic: Mittens 2018 confirmed - Boston 15-22 September  (Read 1963 times)

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #20 on: 19 Jan 2018, 15:47 »
Yeah, I think that should be Ok. I spent a summer in Boston once, and in July it topped out at 33°C and 100% humidity, so waiting for a cooler month may not be a bad idea.

If anyone is keen, it would be nice to take a road trip around New England as well.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #21 on: 19 Jan 2018, 19:51 »
Definitely add me, I'll come almost certainly since I live a little outside of Boston. Really look forward to it!
Makes no difference to me, but yeah September is usually a decent bet in terms of weather, and it's also a bit cheaper for flights from Europe.
I might be able to bring a car or two, if people want to do anything off the T.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #22 on: 19 Jan 2018, 22:43 »
Definitely add me, I'll come almost certainly since I live a little outside of Boston. Really look forward to it!
Makes no difference to me, but yeah September is usually a decent bet in terms of weather, and it's also a bit cheaper for flights from Europe.
I might be able to bring a car or two, if people want to do anything off the T.

What about the wife?  Would you be staying, or just commuting from home?

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #23 on: 19 Jan 2018, 23:37 »
I'd stay unless there is a space issue, but I'd only drag my wife (Kristin) along for trips/dinner rather than have her stay, due to vacation time issues.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #24 on: 20 Jan 2018, 11:07 »
September works for me too.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #25 on: 20 Jan 2018, 14:00 »
Count me +1 (my GF) as interested

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #26 on: 20 Jan 2018, 19:41 »
I am fine with September, but won’t be able to do the second week. Kayla and I visit our brother every year around the 7th to ~10th that month. Having it the first or third week would actually be really convenient for me (and my employer) by lumping time off in one go, if that works for the group at large of course.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #27 on: 20 Jan 2018, 19:45 »
We can't do the first week, but the third is fine.  Weekend to weekend is of course always preferable for a Mittens, so does 15-22 September work for everyone?

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #28 on: 21 Jan 2018, 20:18 »
Boston sounds great and I'd love to go, but the only feasible way for me to meet up would be if I took the entire family to Boston, stayed at a hotel and then visited you guys from there.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #29 on: 24 Jan 2018, 23:06 »
15-22 september works for me.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #30 on: 25 Jan 2018, 16:32 »
Not possible for me (too far). However if there is some sort of European-based warmup or after-party, I'd be very interested. (roll)
 

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #31 on: 25 Jan 2018, 21:41 »
I'll have to think about this one. Count me (+1) as a maybe.

I'm fully ok with families being involved if it means we get to see more old friends.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #32 on: 26 Jan 2018, 23:25 »
That might be the same weekend as Boston FIG? (festival of indie games). The date of the event hasn't been released yet, but usually they have it the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of September. Could be a fun thing to go to.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #33 on: 31 Jan 2018, 15:04 »
If anyone is keen, it would be nice to take a road trip around New England as well.

That would be grand! Of particular interest to me is Vermont/New Hampshire, but wouldn’t mind trying to visit all the states if time and itinerary allow.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #34 on: 31 Jan 2018, 15:55 »
Cool!

I'm in! I need to clear it with work, but we have freedom to schedule our vacations, and it shouldn't be a problem when it's fixed this far in advance.

Not possible for me (too far). However if there is some sort of European-based warmup or after-party, I'd be very interested. (roll)

If there is interest in a smaller-scale Euro-Mittens, we are (as I have sometimes mentioned) welcome to stay at my family's house in Southern Spain. It sleeps 7 people comfortably, and we could probably squeeze in another 2-4 at increasing inconvenience (sofas, etc.). It's quite far inland, an hour's drive from the nearest international airport, with nothing particularly interesting nearby, but it's a nice place to unwind.

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(Pictures taken last January; it's quite a lot drier in the summer)

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #35 on: 01 Feb 2018, 07:51 »
15 to 22 is good for me
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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #36 on: 02 Feb 2018, 16:59 »
Okay, so housing options...

There are quite a lot of options, in a variety of locations and styles.  A few choices below:

LinkBedsTotal CostCost Each
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417583vb12$4,028.00$335.67
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p475575312$7,769.50$647.46
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1186801vb15$5,306.00$353.73
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p856496216$8,042.04$502.63
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1186801vb20$6,148.00$307.40

Just some ideas, please feel free to suggest anywhere else you see that might be suitable.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #37 on: 09 Feb 2018, 22:15 »
We're running out of options rapidly, as places are booking up.  What about this place: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492936vb?  It sleeps 16, seems well equipped, and the ocean location could be great!  Around an hour's drive or public transport from Boston.  It's about $400 per person, but the larger, cheaper places are running out!

If we can agree on a place quickly, I'll make the booking ASAP.  Everyone please respond to confirm if this place would be good, from 15-22 September.  If people don't at least respond with a yes or a no, I'll have to assume you're no longer interested.


http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55673.msg636580840#msg636580840
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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #38 on: 09 Feb 2018, 22:29 »
My only issue with that place is that it's marketed as being "away from it all", which tells me that it's not near the actual city? I can find an address on the site so I can't say for sure.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #39 on: 09 Feb 2018, 22:32 »
There's a map.  As I said, it's around an hour's drive, same by public transport, from Boston.  That's pretty standard for Mittens, I think.  We're usually a medium journey from the nearest big city, and it's never been a problem before!

Hull / Nantasket Beach, since I know you know Boston.  Here's a Google Maps link to the exactish location.
« Last Edit: 09 Feb 2018, 22:38 by AGA »