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scorpio1945

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Although I appreciate all the (prise winning:) ) advise it is nothing I haven't thought of a long time ago. My focus for this first, and possibly last get together was INCLUSIVITY versus EXCLUSIVITY. As Scea ably demonstrated there is no need for an open posting to put together a get together of friends and acquaintances.

" .. no need for an open posting to put together a get together of friends and acquaintances.", indeed!

What about snub appeal? B)

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And if you don't post it on the forum in the beginning no one knows how many knock backs you got!

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Unfortunitly rai Mae Fah Luang is not possible, they are looking for 200 baht a head..

anymore ideas out there???????

Hey.!

I dont know if it is an idea-but thinking about that spot,just before the waterfall-nam duk khun goon-its for free and a buityfull place, I think.?

I agree it is a beautiful place but I can not remember if it has any suitable place to have a sit down lunch. Not very central either. I need to go back and take a look. Thanks for the input. What do others think.B)

Thinking of a 'park' -like setting to suggest is proving taxing. The National park headquarters at LamNamKok are very pleasant ( hot springs, beside the river, lots of big trees for shade etc) but are out past the Elephant ride village of Ban Ruam and on the other side of the river. Rajahbat University has lovely formal gardens with plenty of paths and open space with a lake , but -being- private ground, I'm not sure how acceptable it would be for you to use.(?) The park at the beginning of the trail up to Khun Korn waterfall - again quite a distance out from C.R. Can think of lots of other very pleasant places but they have little or no parking, or wouldn't accomodate a large group. Good luck.

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I will go scout out the CR beach area this weekend. Lots of paved area there and lots of shade. We, as a group, should be able to bring enough tables and chairs for a get-together. I have enough seating and table space for several people besides the wife and myself and I can quickly build some portable tables and benches for others but not for enough for everyone. If all contribute, it will work. Tailgates on trucks make good seating for some people.

Only one big pavilion in that area that I can think of, so, let us hope it doesn't rain if that ends up being the place to go. Away from the river and in the old flower shoe area, lots of shade trees are available.

There are pay-as-you-go toilets nearby.

Anyone wants to go with me for the look-around, just let me know. I'll be having a look at around 1:00 p.m. Will also see if any of the vendors there by the river are interested in "hosting" us.

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I found what I was looking for. It so happens that it was the location that the last Hash was held . I forget the formal name but it is a govt. agricultural research facility.

It is reasonably central, easy to get to, easy to find, the camp ground area is somewhat isolated, on a lake, good parking, a reasonable covered area, adequate seating and tables, walking/hiking trail with great views for those interested before or after.eating, over night camping with security and lights for those adventurous souls, adjacent toilet and. enough elbow room for kids If a few people bring folding chairs, tables mats and an umbrella it should be more than adequate for most TVers, with one possible exception.

I still need to go through the formality of submitting a written request to the head guy but don't see a problem now.

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I found what I was looking for. It so happens that it was the location that the last Hash was held . I forget the formal name but it is a govt. agricultural research facility.

It is reasonably central, easy to get to, easy to find, the camp ground area is somewhat isolated, on a lake, good parking, a reasonable covered area, adequate seating and tables, walking/hiking trail with great views for those interested before or after.eating, over night camping with security and lights for those adventurous souls, adjacent toilet and. enough elbow room for kids If a few people bring folding chairs, tables mats and an umbrella it should be more than adequate for most TVers, with one possible exception.

I still need to go through the formality of submitting a written request to the head guy but don't see a problem now.

A few pictures attached.

We were there on Sunday - lovely venue. It's the Chiang Rai Horticultural Research centre, just off the old ChiangMai road at keystone 5k.

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Awaiting "official" approval.

it should also be noted that dindong again bravely volunteered to host if this does not work and Kd found a restaurant that has possibilities. though nothing certain.:jap:

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The first CR TV Pot Luck Picnic is ON.:) Sunday, 31 October at the Chiang Rai Horticultural Research Centre, Km marker 5 on the old Chiang Mai road. I suggest we eat at 13:00 but if anyone has an alternate time, please suggest. As stated before, you are welcome to come earlier to look around the facility or take advantage of the walking trails. If someone wants to bring a badminton set, that might be good as well.

Although not necessary, if you know you are coming or probably coming, it might be helpful to post what you are bringing to help other decide what to bring. No problem if you decide at the last minute to show up. That is the advantage of this kind of format. If there are 4 people or 40, it shouldn't matter. Just bring food and a smile.

The Center keeps asking if anyone will be camping overnight, I presume so they can provide security. So if you are thinking about it, let me know, otherwise I will tell them NO so they can quit worrying about it.

Bon appetitB)

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Weather forecast for Sunday. 26C and sunny i.e. no rain:)

I hope the forecast for today isn't the same Scorpio :)

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Weather forecast for Sunday. 26C and sunny i.e. no rain:)

I hope the forecast for today isn't the same Scorpio :)

:D Nope. They actually got it right for today.

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Are there barbecue facilities there or do have to buy one of Kandahar's barbecues :)

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Are there barbecue facilities there or do have to buy one of Kandahar's barbecues :)

I don't recall anything a westerner would consider a BBQ pit. Since it is for Thais I assume they would bring the little clay things or the 55 gal. drum type with them.

Everyone needs one of Kds BBQ pits although I am still trying to talk him into a smaller version.

If he comes maybe he will bring one for advertizing although it may take 4 grown men to lift it into a PU. Built to last.

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Are there barbecue facilities there or do have to buy one of Kandahar's barbecues :)

I don't recall anything a westerner would consider a BBQ pit. Since it is for Thais I assume they would bring the little clay things or the 55 gal. drum type with them.

Everyone needs one of Kds BBQ pits although I am still trying to talk him into a smaller version.

If he comes maybe he will bring one for advertizing although it may take 4 grown men to lift it into a PU. Built to last.:)

I may bring a little portable LPG camping grill, just in case.

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