wanted: proposed spring olympia plant trade

bejoy2(8)May 1, 2008

Thanks to Plantknitter for pointing out that I need to start a new string, since I have changed the proposed fall plant trade to a SPRING plant trade. I am looking at Saturday, May 24th. If there are even a couple of people interested, I will contact my homeowner association and reserve the date.

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barbe_wa

Yes, I am definitely interested. We weren't able to attend the Newcastle trade due to the nasty weather, and I didn't get to a fall trade last year due to breast cancer surgery so I'm really itching to do some trading. Plus I should have a lot of extras to give to newbies. Are you planning on a potluck too?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2008 at 10:51PM
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nightnurse1968

I will be very sad to miss this because it would be the closest trade to me up until this point, but I won't be available the last two weekends of May. Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I know all will have fun anyways and hopefully we can do it again some other time.
Susan

    Bookmark   May 3, 2008 at 11:15AM
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Doris_J(Z8 WA)

I'd love to go! Then I could bring all the plants that I didn't bring to Newcastle! Woo hoo!

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 10:26AM
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girlndocs(8 WA)

I would love to come to this. It would be my first plant trade :)

Kristin

    Bookmark   May 5, 2008 at 3:15AM
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jburesh1388(z8 WA)

Mark me as tentative.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2008 at 2:14PM
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Doris_J(Z8 WA)

If we can both get there, Jacqueline, then I'll have some reserved plant goodies for you! Mmmm, plants...

    Bookmark   May 6, 2008 at 10:58PM
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littlesparrowz8

I would very interested in a spring trade. Mark me and a friend as tenative. I will have many left over seedlings that will need good homes. Looking forward to this.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 2:12AM
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bejoy2(8)

The spring trade is a go. We will not have the clubhouse, but I have been told we can set up a tailgate trade in the picnic area. The restrooms will be available, but the clubhouse is being used by another party, so we won't be able to heat food. How about if we stick to cookies and brownies and the like, if anyone would like to bring food, that is? This will be the first trade I have hosted, and on the spur of the moment at that, so there are a few kinks to work out. Next year, I will reserve the clubhouse for sure. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 10:09PM
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ebacherdom(8)

I would love to come, if we're still planning this!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2008 at 2:26PM
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barbe_wa

I'm planning on being there, too. It looks like I'll have several things to swap and more to give away.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2008 at 2:47PM
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michelelee(z8 WA)

I will make this one for sure. So excited! Will be lovely to see everyone. Will start digging..... Michele

    Bookmark   May 13, 2008 at 11:55PM
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nightnurse1968

*Sniff Sniff* Sounds like its gonna be fun!! And I'm gonna miss it. Counting on you to do it again next year!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2008 at 1:29AM
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bejoy2(8)

The address for the trade is 8005-1 Thrulake Circle SE. Olympia, WA 98513.

(This is only one way to get there. You may want to use google maps, too. I tried, but couldn't link to the map URL. If you live south of exit 109, you may want to follow the google maps directions instead.)

1. Exit I-5 at exit 116. If headed southbound, turn left at the top of the ramp. If headed northbound, turn right at the top of the ramp. This puts you on Mounts Road, which becomes Nisqually Road, which is also the Old Pacific Highway further along.

2. Follow that road (40 MPH zone) over a curved bridge, over the Nisqually River, through the town of Nisqually (35 MPH zone), past Reservation Road (50 MPH zone) to State Route 510. At the stop sign, turn left (your lane will be slightly uphill) - there is a pull-out lane to facilitate merging onto Hwy 510.

3. Follow Hwy 510 to Meridian Road and turn right. (Note: Meridian road is on the outside curve of the road, and this is where people get lost - they overshoot it. If you find yourself at the Red Wind Casino, you went too far. In that event, follow step 3a below. Otherwise, follow step 3b.

3a. Turn around and go back the way you came, and then follow the signs to Tumwater and Lacey, which will have you turn left onto the Yelm Hwy. Follow that road until you see the Evergreen Valley Grocery (EVG) Convenience Store and Gas Station, on the corner of Meridian and Yelm Hwy. Now you are back on track. Continue past the EVG, past Meridian Road, and continue to Spurgeon Creek Road, then proceed to step 4, below).

3b. If you found Meridian Road OK, then follow it to the Yelm Hwy. If you see the Evergreen Valley Grocery Convenience Store and Gas Station, you are on track. At the stop sign, turn right onto the Yelm Hwy and follow it to Spurgeon Creek Road.

4. Turn left onto Spurgeon Creek Road.

5. Follow Spurgeon Creek Road to 80th. Turn right.

6. The clubhouse is dead ahead, at the top of the hill. You do not have a stop sign, so pull straight into the parking area and find a place to park.

If there are a lot of people, we may move it to the tennis courts/ball field. In that event, signs will be posted.

Travel time from I-5 to the clubhouse is about 15 minutes, no matter which route you take. Can't wait to see everyone there! If anyone needs directions, call me on my cell phone at 360-970-2868.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2008 at 11:11AM
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michelelee(z8 WA)

Gonna miss you Suzy. Thought I'd get to see you this one:(

    Bookmark   May 18, 2008 at 3:46AM
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nightnurse1968

I know! I thought the same thing when I saw that you were going to be there. Maybe we can get together for that nursery trip we talked about way back when. :-) Hoping for good weather for y'all. But maybe not as hot as this weekend!! I fried a bunch of seedlings ARGHHHHH

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 1:52AM
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girlndocs(8 WA)

What time are folks going to begin gathering? And how long will it last?

Thanks,

Kristin

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 9:53PM
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bejoy2(8)

The trade is set to begin at 10:00 AM. SOrry for the oversight on posting the time. It's my first trade. I'll do better with the next trade, in the fall.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2008 at 5:37PM
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