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Autumn days
Well, definitely a bite of autumn in the air this morning. 8 degrees C, and a lovely clear day on the way into work. Leaves on the trees, just starting to turn, but not quite falling just yet.

Really was rather a beautiful day. I really like bright, clear and cold weather that autumn and winter can bring with them. There's nothing quite as much fun as a walk on a bright day, when there's puddles encrusted with ice.

But anyway. There seemed to have been a spot of interest in 'exploring places where people live/lived'.

So. For those that are interested in doing so:
What would be your ideal amount of time?
Options are 'A weekend' - leaving after work friday (sharpish, but never the less after work) and aiming to be back sunday evening. Bearing in mind that travel times become a factor, the friday evening is liable to be mostly unconstructive.
A long weekend - Thursday 'after work' to Monday evening.
A week? Well, Friday, to Sunday the following week.

Some of these, involve booking of holiday. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, but it's a definite tradeoff of one or two 'trips' vs. ... more.

Also, I'm working on the assumption that we're looking at camping trips. Set up at campsite. Barbecue + Beer catering (for evenings/breakfast) and maybe a pub lunch or a picnic.

Also, where would you consider your 'area' for exploring? When I referred to 'hosting' I meant more a question of just being the person with good area knowledge. It's not mandatory, but there's stuff you can find in guidebooks, and there's stuff that you know about from living somewhere. The two aren't really the same.

Campsites are 10-20 per pitch per night. Fuel comes in at 'around' 10p/vehicle/mile. excursions ... well vary somewhat, but there's plenty to see and do that _doesn't_ require admission fees.

Now, we may hit a bit of 'herding cats', so I think the best aim is to pick on a location. Arrange with the person who knows the area, a good date/dates for them, and then try and round up some people to go to that. Aiming for ... well, ideally 3 months advance notice, but at a bare minimum a month, to give everyone interested in going time to book holiday (if necessary) and find somewhere in the area 'interesting' to go to.

Sound reasonable? Oh, and as far as possible avoid clashing with 'major' events, but obviously it's virtually impossible to guarantee availability of everyone. The only real constraint is finding enough drivers for the number of passengers ;).

For my money, I'd be happy enough to do '4 day' weekends. I'd consider my 'home' area to be Hampshire - specifically, Andover. (Although, one day I'll do this with Coventry area too :)).
Is April too early in the year to be considering camping trips? (I mean, for those who aren't quite 'hardcore nutter' enough to be doing easter LRP events :))
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From: portilis Date: September 18th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, if you're coming south feel free to prod me and we'll meet you guys for lunch if we're around.
iamnotramphus From: iamnotramphus Date: September 19th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would like to do a weekend, sounds like fun.
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