||[Mar. 3rd, 2011|11:29 pm]
An Alternative Spiritual Gathering for Gay&Bi Men
So if one was considering going to BTW from out of state.. anyone have any good advice? Also, how would one get to the site? nearest airport etc?|
I should note.. Camping for me is a Motel 6. No Roomservice is roughing it. *wink*
So yeah.. tips or tricks?
What do you mean by "advice"? About 75% of the gathering comes from out of state, a large chunk of them from Massachusetts. However, they drive.
To get to the site itself, everyone has to drive. The nearest airport is Columbus (CMH). There's a shuttle that goes from there to the site, but it'd be pretty pricey for just one person, I believe. When you register (see what I did there? ;-)) you'll get an invitation to the mailing list and you can start setting up options to get from the airport to the site (which means that I'd recommend registering sooner rather than later to get more options on that).
As far as "camping == Motel 6", honey, if Christopher Penczak and Jeffrey Altergott can give up that mindset, anyone can. ;-)
Well, as far as tips or tricks, please do plan on arriving with a tent and bedding (believe it or not, we have had at least one person arrive without, despite the warnings that it was a campground requiring said equipment). Practically speaking, bring a sleeping bag and blanket, and something to keep you off the tent floor such as a heavy foam pad or air mattress. I would advise bringing a tarp large enough to cover your tent and drape over the sides (and stakes to tack it down) in the event of stormy weather. There is a "what to bring" list that mentions a lot of good stuff to have. And, as mentioned, when you join the BTW yahoogroup you will have access to many decades worth of camping experience in the form of past and present attendees. B*B
Gasp! someone posted here!
Flying to Columbus and driving is good option. Taking the drive from the east coast isn't TOO bad if you take it in two days. I cam from NY for my first year...
Yes, there is an occasional special person wish to plug their hair dryer in to the nearest tree, but Wisteria is not real "ruffing it". With Athens only half an hour away, you can get anything you need.
recommendations to make your stay easier.
A tent you can stand in. Bedding that is cozy, warm, and that you are comfortable sleeping on. Pack for all weather, from hot to cold, and we won't mention that four letter word -r@-n.....
Any really specific, send me a message.
Gonna have to agree with Daystar about the camping mindset. I hate camping. The bugs, the grass and mud, the sleeping on the ground... all of it.
Except BTW. BTW is freaking awesome. ;)
If you decide you want to rent a car from Columbus, let me know and we can coordinate with you. My hubby and bf and I are flying in from Nevada, and we're likely going to have to do the same thing, so we can just co-pay with you.
Also, HEY! Good to see you're planning on coming! *smiles* It'll be good to see you in person!