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    I Feel like an Idiot!

    Early last year, I suggested to Suaby and Taylor that I'd be happy to help with Rhode Island, Idiot Fest, aka RIdiot Fest. Not realizing these events take years' of advance planning, I was told that such would be considered for 2017. Fast forward to this summer and there has been some backchannel chatter concerning such an event actually occurring, nowhere other than Newport / Aquidneck Island for the weekend of October 13th and 14th. We are just waiting for Taylor Marshall to surface and confirm his approval (and availability) for such and then we are a total go. Highlights are as follows:

    -Newport is home to Ocean Drive, which will certainly be part of the Saturday Drive - it is one of the most gorgeous coastal roads on this lessor coast of the United States.
    -Newport is home to both the newportcarmuseum (.org), the Audrain Auto Museum (fittingly founded by one of the greatest sharks of our time Nicholas Schorsh http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20170310/FREE/170319999/investors-accuse-nicholas-schorsch-of-plundering-rcap-for-own-gain
    -Newport is home to a wonderful drive through liquor store.
    -Saturday drive can include the 10 Mile Drive as well as the South Coast of RI and MA over some really spectacularly breathtaking (and failing) bridges.
    -The motel, Furnace Brook Motel and Suites in neighboring Portsmouth has not just a fire pit, but large rooms, several of which include lovely Suaby Approved Heart Shaped Tubs for True Idiots to share! he he
    (More seriously, most rooms are large enough with small living room to easily double up if so desired)
    -Many pubs and live entertainment throughout Newport and neighboring Bristol as well as a lovely German Restaurant & Pub
    -Sunday return day could include a stop at nearby Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun Casinos.

    Again, date would be the weekend after Columbus Day, October 13th and 14th. IMG_20170812_1727400.jpgBridge.jpg17211424.jpgdownload.jpg
    Last edited by jeffcfp1; 08-13-2017 at 07:36 AM.

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    Master Idiot Marshall, your attention please. Jeff, I can't thank you enough for doing the leg work here. Everything looks great. Suab

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    It's official, the Grand Marshall Co-Founder of Idiotfest has bestowed his blessings of the Venue and the date. So, please mark your calendars, will firm up room rates etc. early this week.

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    Looked @ Founders site not many rooms available @ low rate

    Just booked a room with one bed in case. Listed as last one left. If you get a club deal I can also cancel this one if needed.



    PS 1 hour after booking:

    Before I booked thru "Booking.com, I called Founders and could not hear their message at all.

    So the lady called me to find out about my call and she did not know why only 1 room came up.

    She's waiting for Jeff to tell her about the block of rooms. She will change my room to be in the

    same building when the time comes. So much for "Jumping the gun" It's just second nature for

    those of us who carry.
    Last edited by 1986series6; 08-14-2017 at 09:50 PM.

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    Wow, you are quick to draw! Just don't be like the last guy who was in a hurry while in Newport on Ocean Drive who ended up with a free car wash!


    http://www.thenewportbuzz.com/psa-do...an-drive/11944
    Last edited by jeffcfp1; Yesterday at 04:24 PM.

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    I was so excited 'bout "RIdiotfest" my mind went on auto speed non control.

    So glad you'll be there to keep me on the straight & narrow.

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