[info][Cloud USA] A Super Cell Cloudburst is on the horizon — in New Orleans.

{*PLEASE NOTE: Now, just so that newer folks don’t misunderstand, this is NOT a Rain fan meeting, with him. This is a Cloud USA community get-together for Clouds and fans, the same as the ones we’ve been having for the past few years. ^@@^}

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Hear ye, hear ye!

WHAT: It’s time for another Cloud USA get-together, where we can all get our Rain-on and celebrate his return to the world stage. Only this time, the super cell won’t be hovering over Atlanta like the others have, but over “Nawlinz.” The Big Easy. New Orleans, Louisiana.

WHERE: Cloud USAer Gee is graciously opening her home to Clouds and other Rain fans for the event. She lives only about a mile away from every major hotel in the city, so she won’t be hard to find. She is planning an amazing menu of New Orleans dishes, and there is even going to be soju. 🙂 For anyone who might be worried about hotel AND travel expenses, Gee’s house is large, and she has four extra beds (a set of twin beds and two queen-sized beds), if you need to save on some money. She’d love the company!

WHEN: Saturday night, September 28, 2013 at 7 PM until. (You heard right. UNTIL!)

NOTES: Gee has given us permission to post her cell number for those who plan to attend. That number is: (504) 415-1258.

For Gee’s home address, please drop us a line at letitrain@cloudusa.org, and we’ll email her address to you ASAP.

As we understand it, there is a big football game in town that same weekend between the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins.  So, don’t wait too long to make concrete plans as to where you’re going to stay.  A good idea is to check for lodgings in Metairie, as that is only five minutes from downtown New Orleans and five minutes from Gee’s home. There are quite a few options on Causeway Blvd. (the Hampton Inn Metairie, the Sheraton Metairie, the New Orleans Marriot Metairie, the Holiday Inn Metairie, etc.) We know of one Cloud who has already made reservations at the Sheraton.

Gee is planning goodie bags and door prizes in addition to great food, and we’re bringing some Rain goodies with us from Atlanta to give away and some classic Rain entertainment to enjoy.  So, you can bet a great time will be had by all.  🙂

We’d like to get an accurate headcount for meal and door prize budgeting purposes.  So, if you’d like to come, please R.S.V.P. to this invitation at letitrain@cloudusa.org.

That’s it for now!  Hope to see you there!

— Stephe ^@@^ and Terri :-}

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~ by Cloud USA on September 8, 2013.

113 Responses to “[info][Cloud USA] A Super Cell Cloudburst is on the horizon — in New Orleans.”

  1. Ok fellow Clouds, I will be in the house Saturday! Sounds like a PAR-TAY! Thanks so much Gee for your hospitality in advance!

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  2. Terri, a 12pack is plenty. Thanks

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    • Ok, just came back from Spec’s and I’ll be bringing my little “6 pack” of Hite. I would have gotten more, but Hubby said “you don’t even know if you’ll like it.” I couldn’t argue with that. Besides, I think Terri has got the Asian beer covered. See you all this weekend!

      *SMILES*…………………..

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  3. Alright Cloud Sisters let’s talk, I see alot of talk about eating and drinking. In New Orleans the party is alway BYOB! That means bring your own bottle. Whatever you drink, bring it! I have enough food (maybe) (smile) but let’s be real this is not a resturant. (smile) I Love yall (even the ones I haven’t met) but let’s be real. I’am going to show all of you the best Southern fun possible. I want everyone to also know (cause I know you watch the news) treat this place like any other place you travel as strange. Pay attention to where your at and your soroundings. I have no fear here because I m always paying attention to where I m at. Just a note to all of you. As far as drinking, well all I can say, ” I’m from New Orleans and this is what I’ll pass time is” meaning do what you want. Anyone who can’t make it out of here, (my house) will have to stay and sleep it off. LOL! I will take care of all of you, believe me. I have the best family and friends any one person could ask for or wish for. You will be in good hands. I m so excited and happy to be your host in one of the funniest cities in the US. (smile)

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    • Point(s) taken miss Gee! I, for one, you won’t have to worry about. I’ve got 2 “road dogs” coming with me to the Big Easy. I definitely plan to be able to make it back to the hotel. Dee Dee is not a big drinker…..believe me. I still have to be “coaxed” into a drink. Also, when it comes to eating don’t take my earlier comments too much to heart. I don’t “pile it on” either. I guess everyone is beginning to feel the excitement of Clouds getting together, but I don’t personally want you to feel put upon. Besides even if I was inclined to get out of line (which I’m not)…..there’s a little short non-Cloud who would gladly “pull my ear” to get me to straighten up and fly right. So no worries.

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      • Girlfriend I know my twin birthday lady has got my back. You I don’t worry about, cause your mama taught you that. Girl….. am I laughing.
        Love yall!!!!!

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        • LOL! That’s right….you do share a birthday. How could I forget. *SMILES*

          Hey, I’m well over……umm….well over a certain age and she STILL will let me know the Deal. I’m like “dang, still?” But, it would take a lot to see that side though. LOL!!

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    • Gee, Thank you so much for opening up your house for the Cloudburst. I briefly met you right after you met Rain in DC. This will be my first Cloudburst and first time in NO, can’t wait to see you again and meet everyone. I would like to know if there is anything I can do to help. I will send you a DM soon.
      I do also want to see some sights as I don’t leave for NY until Monday afternoon.
      Ok I get it that Rain is not coming, did anyone invite him and the Fabulous 4 at least (lol!)

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      • Tonicny says:

        “Ok I get it that Rain is not coming, did anyone invite him and the Fabulous 4 at least (lol!)”

        BiAlamode says:

        Entertaining that kinda fantasy might give us all coronaries. However, it would be awesome as hell would it not?

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      • Tonicny,

        For those of you who want to maybe do lunch on Sunday and a little sight-seeing, I’m game, for sure. Stephe and I don’t have to leave until Monday, so I know I’d love to get out of the hotel and see a bit of the city. Maybe Gee can tell us the best place to go on a Sunday afternoon?

        We will talk about it at the meeting.

        Darn it. Why didn’t we think to invite him–especially the Fab 4, right? I have a feeling those guys know how to party. LOL. Lemme send an e-mail right now. 😛

        Terri :-}

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        • Hi Terri, sounds like a great plan.
          See you soon!

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        • Hey Terri,

          I would be game, but whatever I did I would have to “cram” into Sunday because one of my road dogs has to be back home on Monday (party pooper). However, don’t let me stop the show. Whatever you ladies decide will be cool with me. *SMILES*

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          • LOL. Ain’t work annoying? Gets in the way of all the fun. 😛

            We’ll think of something to do–even if it’s just sit around and gushing about Rain for a few more hours, eh?

            Terri :-}

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        • I’m game as well…. I will be there until Monday morning, yay!!

          Darn it is right….we should have invited them…….

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  4. (^_^) Sounds like so much fun! I’m really near but unfortunately will not be attending this time (prayerfully the next time, though). Take some vitamins a while before drinking (for easier strength, energy & recovery after), and bring Pepto-Bismol pills to take RIGHT AFTER drinking as a sour stomach preventive/stomach settler, just in case…Third thing- bring electrolyte drink/water or coconut water to drink in the morning WITH ANOTHER vitamin a bit before breakfast, or in place of breakfast if you’re still a bit queasy & will skip eating. This triple combo works beautifully for me, and these could be on hand at the place of gathering for everyone & to take with back to your respective hotels.

    I’m sorry to sound like a Debbie Downer (“SERIOUSLY, Ms. Stranger Mom!”)<<< LOL, right? But it's too easy to go overboard and the aftereffects are bummer…! So, just in case you've never thought of these things.

    I use a small, whole food capsule vitamin that I take each day (can name it here if anyone is interested) because those kind can be taken on an empty stomach and never makes you sick. At least, they've never made me sick like all the synthetic hard vitamins, nor have my sisters had any problems. I don't recommend any drugstore/big box brands.

    ^^^^^ With all that being said: Sing a lot, EAT A LOT and do group performances (LOL!) to "Rainism", Hip Song" " Instead of Saying Goodbye", and Love Song" <<< but of course keep it all on. :)) And make up a "secret" Cloud dap before you depart, yes? I'm thinking you can start with a couple of head toss slide front-claps, on to 1 overhead slide-clap, then straight into a little switch-foot/bounce with an over the hair to side of face to chest to stomach hand slide- and sealed with a snap & a hand slap. ("I'm gonna be a bad boy, I'm gonna be a bad boooyyy…")….. I'm dying with laughter in my head imagining this future greeting, and at the same time oh-so-serious. It's like I'm already there, even though it hasn't started and I can't even go. 😦 Maybe I'l just perfect this on my on and then dap Rain Bi if I ever meet him. 😉

    And if you're all non camera-shy (I'm camera shy so I understand if you don't wanna): Make a short vid/pic compilation of the gathering, please…????? (Your performances don't have to be included, that part of my imaginings is just fun to think about it in my head!)

    (^_~) Be safe, & bless you ladies!

    -Ray
    (SORRY SO LONG!)

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    • Ray,

      Thank you for the good advice. Really, we are not going to be drinking too much. So no worries there. Or at least I’m not. I don’t believe in drinking and driving period, and I will be driving. So, that leaves me out of the heavy drinking department. Besides, I’m not as young or as resilient as I used to be. That being said, we do thank you so much for the tips.

      Don’t know how much we can get the group in front of a camera, but we will at least try to do a group picture, okay? And I do hope some of us will get to do some sightseeing together on Sunday…if we don’t party too long into the night, of course. Um…okay, maybe it’ll be a Sunday dinner out. LOL.

      Thank you for your comment We wish you were able to join us. Next time, huh? Lordie, I can just see the choreography now. LOL.

      Terri :-}

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      • Ditto…..what Terri said. My goodness…..”the party people” need all that to recover the next day? LOL!! Personally, I plan on “sipping” some Soju, not “Chug-a-lugging” some Soju. LOL!

        Now, “eating a lot”…..I’m more than willing to try my hand at. But hey who knows, what happens in New Orleans might have to stay in the same place as what happens in Vegas…..(*just saying*……as she gets her camera ready for the “paparazzi shots”).

        *Just kidding*……………………………

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    • – I’m so sorry, I jumped to conclusions! From some of the comments I couldn’t tell if it was just jokes or not, but either way I’m easily excitable with a wild imagination and tend to suddenly turn into a blabbermouth, forgive me 🙂 You can just just erase that whole book I wrote!

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      • No apology necessary, Ray. It’s all good. 🙂

        Stephe ^@@^

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      • Agree with Stephe, no I’m sorries. I’ve tried some those potions and still woke up feeling bad. (Smiles) ill keep everyone safe, oops I mean they’ll keep me safe. Ha!

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        • LOL. Noted Gee. We will bring our own drinks. Although, I don’t know where we’re going to pick them up, because the Korean community in Atlanta is totally the wrong direction from our starting point for the trip. We will also bring some snacks.

          Terri :-}

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          • No need for snacks, I’ve got that covered. Korean beer is what I need. Can’t find any here. But with or without it, the party is on. 🙂

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            • Gee, we’ll see if we can find some Korean beer for you somewhere…

              Terri :-}

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              • Terri,

                I can check out Spec’s here in Houston to see if they carry Korean beer. What brand and how much to get if I can find it?

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                • Talitha,

                  I checked the Spec’s web site and there was no Korean beer/soju to be found. However, I do realize web sites are not necessarily reliable and there are several Spec’s locations to choose from. I was going to just stop by one on my way to New Orleans, but if you’re going to that’s cool. I don’t have to have “spirits” actually. I’m not a big drinker. *SMILES*

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                • Hi, Talitha.

                  Hite Max, if you can find it, is one of the best, as far as I’m concerned. Of course, that’s among Korean beers, not among other beers. Just about ANY beer from anywhere else is better than Korean beer–even Budweiser. OMG, I can’t believe I just complimented Bud. GAG. LOL. (Me, I’m more of a Guinness girl myself.)

                  How much you want to buy is up to you alone. We really are going to try to find some maekju too from somewhere before we head out.

                  Terri :-}

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            • You’re right. It’s like trying to find a “frickin” needle in a haystack. I’m gonna keep looking though. *SMILES*

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  5. Hello, all! We’ve gotten an inquiry from Jessica Smith, who is looking for a ride to the get-together. Her email to us and her address are below.

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    Jessica Smith / jessicaksmitten@gmail.com

    Hi my name is Jessica and I was going to be coming to the fan meet up, but unfortunately my ride has bailed on me. One of my friends (who lives too far away to come and get me) is going, and suggested that I email you to see if you knew of anyone coming from the Atlanta or Birmingham areas that would maybe give me a ride. I live in between both and am an hour from ATL and 2 from Bham. I hope that someone will want some company. Thank so much!

    Jess

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    PLEASE chime in if you can help out! Thanks much!

    Stephe ^@@^

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  6. Okay, this is so exciting. Clouds coming out of the woodwork and meeting other Clouds from their own home states. That’s what these gatherings were designed to do in the first place. So glad to see them starting to come together.

    Yay!

    Terri :-}

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  7. Congrats to whom ever chose New Orleans…. I live in this city…Im so happy clouds are coming together in the south…finally…love u all

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    • Thanks, CreoleCloud. 🙂 Nice to meet you.

      When we had our last Cloudburst back in March (in Atlanta), Gee was there and suggested we come to her town for the next one. And so, we took her up on it! We’re really excited. Glad you’re excited about it too.

      Stephe ^@@^

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    • Creolecloud, I can’t believe there is another Rain fan here. Can u call me? I’m excited to know someone in the NO shares my love for Rain.

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  8. Don’t forget Maryland please!!!! 😉

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  9. Well, I for one think Bi might get a little “jealous” himself that he won’t get to be in OUR company. Now, how about them apples?! LOL!!

    (*Just Kidding……sorta….SMILES*)

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    • LOL. If he’s smart he would come (and bring his fellas :-P), cause it’s gonna be one great party. I may have to take a taxi back to the hotel and pick up my car the next morning, but hey.

      Terri :-}

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      • I was trying to figure that out myself. I was thinking of a couple options, cause I think you ladies might wear me out. LOL! My “beddie-bye” time is normally Before midnight. LOL!

        Yes, I agree if he knows like I know, I think there’s some Noonas who could show him and his boys a thing or two…….(*just saying*…..I’m still a “baby” though….I wouldn’t know anything about that). *SMILES*………………………………..

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  10. Im amazed to see a cloud meeting so close to where i live but sadly i work that day =[ anyways Gee if youre not part of my rain group “Rain aka Ji hoon Jung (the official facebook fanclub) feel free to join =p

    * as a note,the group is in not in relation to j tune entertainment *

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    • Hi, Phylcia. 🙂 Nice to meet you! Maybe our next Cloudburst will work better with your schedule and you’ll be able to come then. *fingers crossed*

      Thanks for commenting, because it truly doesn’t matter what Cloud groups people like or belong to — everyone should belong wherever they want because we are all RAIN‘s Clouds when it comes right down to it and it’s all good. We are all one, for him.

      Stephe ^@@^

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  11. Would love to see the Clouds again but with school and a test to prepare for that weekend I can’t go. I know it will be Raining in New Orleans that day!

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    • Aw, that’s a shame, Alisa. We will miss you. Next time though! *thumbs up* We’ll try to tweet and post a few things from the meet-up on Cloud USA, so those of you who can’t come will feel sort of like you are there, okay?

      Terri :-}

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  12. Sounds like so much fun. Darn I out of town that weekend!!! So love to meet all of you. One day, one day my turn will come. Have plenty of fun

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  13. congratulations, meeting cloud .as I would like to be with you , jeje sad because I live far away and not being able to enjoy! a hug, happy to be friends clouds

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  14. I am sending an e-mail. My cousin Jessie and I will be there! Looking forward to it !! : D

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  15. Sounds like a lot of fun. If I can swing it financially, I’m there!!!

    Patsiii

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  16. YAY!! Rain coming to America!!

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    • Hi, Peachi. 🙂 Now, just so that you don’t misunderstand, this is not a Rain fan meeting, with him. This is a Cloud USA get-together for Clouds and fans, the same as the ones we’ve been having for the past few years.

      If that’s not what you meant, forgive me. I was unsure when I read your comment… Did you just mean that at some point, Rain is coming to America?

      Stephe ^@@^

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    • PLEASE whatever you do, Do Not start That rumor! That’s the last thing that needs to be put into the internet “cosmos.” LOL!! That would be a disaster…..and I’m being kind. LOL!

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      • Lordie, you’re right, BiAlamode. Let’s banish that rumor to a far-off land. Ladies, if you are coming to this meet-up thinking you are going to meet our man, Rain, you are going to be terribly disappointed. ‘Cause he isn’t going to be there.

        I’m glad you put that qualifier on top of the post, Stephe, but like you, I’m now wondering if Peachi meant it the way we thought she did. Maybe she didn’t. Maybe she will speak up soon. Peachi, where are you, my lady?

        Again, let me reiterate: Rain will NOT be there. This is just a plain old Cloud USA get-together. Except instead of having it in Atlanta, we are going to have it in New Orleans. Me, I’m just going to enjoy the fact that I’m in New Orleans and NOT at work. (Halleluia!) Of course, being with other Clouds is an exceptional bonus. :-}

        If this meeting works out well, maybe we can have meetings in other states as well? What do you all think? Would that be fun? Traveling around the country meeting ladies who love Rain? If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to YOU. Sounds like a win-win to me.

        North Carolina, Virgina, New York, Texas, Hawaii (oooh), Los Angeles, Los Vegas, Seattle? Are you ready?

        Terri :-}

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        • Oh wow Terri, Cloudbursts in other cities/states?! Sounds cool too me. I’ve never been to Hawaii. *SMILES*…………….

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          • Well, we’ve tried to get people to get together and casually meet each other in their own states and locations, and for some strange reason, nobody is (except for y’all in Texas). Go figure. ??

            The Hawai’ian Cloud does it regularly, several times a year, a whole huge bunch of them. It’s so awesome.

            Stephe ^@@^

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          • Glad you like the idea, BiAlamode. I’ve never been to Hawaii either. Looking forward to it, and to meeting Geri and her gang, some of whom we’ve spoken to on Skype, but haven’t met yet.

            My goal: One day to have met you all. ♥

            Terri :-}

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        • awww you forget Michigan. I think Im the only one here…”sigh” but I can’t believe I am…somewhere in the whole state there has to be another Rainfan. I did meet one in a store that sells hair supplies, a Asian girl working there freaked out when she found out I was a Rain fan. That was too cute. I havnt been able to reconnect with her tho.
          Wow Rain fans and my favorite place I want to visit Nawleans all at once. I don’t think I can make it but, I can chk into it.

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  17. Aw man, I so want to be there but I have to work that day and I don’t get off until 3pm. I’ll see if I can switch with someone. I’ll let you know.

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  18. Correction: Maria and Michele will be flying down separately and they’ll be sharing a hotel and car in New Orleans, and Maliaka is checking to see if she can make it. Woot woot!

    😀

    Stephe ^@@^

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  19. Woot, woot!!…..It’s gonna be fun! I’m even going to have to try that Korean soju. Now, that’ll be stepping outside the box for me. LOL!!

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  20. Omg YAAAY I’ll be there!!

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  21. Sounds like a freakin party!!! rushes to check her schedule

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  22. I can’t wait!

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  23. Ohh, how I’d love to be there, but , it is the day before my grandbaby’s first birthday. It would be too far to travel overnight (rats!). I’m sure you all will have a grand time and how gracious of Gee to open her home! Safe travels for everyone and have some fun for me. Maybe next time. 😦

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  24. Can’t wait to see you all. Aja Aja fighting. (smiles)

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