June 27th 2009 - The Big Hunt
Location: The Big Hunt
1345 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
33 Years and Holding!
(Lots to cover here, read carefully.)
Join us for what will become our annual soiree On Saturday and Sunday June 27 and 28, 2009.
On Saturday, June 27, we will meet at the bar owned by Kyle Remissong, The Big Hunt (blame him for the name) on DuPont Circle in Washington, DC. We celebrated our 50th birthday there last year and everyone in attendance had a blast. Many folks we had not seen in years came and thoroughly enjoyed doing so. Last year, Robbie Curry closed the place at 3am. We will be glad to see you after 8:00pm.
I asked Kyle for his private room, as it was too cumbersome to plan a formal event. This way, costs are low based on how much you drink. Simply pay your own tab. Beer and cocktails run anywhere from $3-7.00. Just take $1 OFF of any drink you select. Top Shelf or Beer.
See www.thebighunt.net for details. A light fare menu is also available. (Wings, Burgers and Pizzas).
Traveling by Metro to Friday Night’s Big Hunt:
The Big Hunt is located on Dupont Circle Metro. The Red Line. 19 minutes from downtown Rockville. And, only $2.35. http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/Stations/station.cfm?station=6
Flying into town? We strongly recommend using BWI, as it's cheaper (and only 35 minutes away)
Driving Directions to The Big Hunt from BWI Airport:
Start out going EAST on I-195 E.
Go STRAIGHT toward DEPARTING FLIGHTS.
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto I-195 W.
Merge onto MD-295 S via EXIT 2B toward WASHINGTON.
Merge onto US-50 W/ NEW YORK AVE NE toward WASHINGTON (Crossing into DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA).
Keep RIGHT at the fork to go on NEW YORK AVE NE.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto MT VERNON PL NW.
MT VERNON PL NW becomes MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW.
Enter next roundabout and take 4th exit onto RHODE ISLAND AVE NW.
Turn RIGHT onto CONNECTICUT AVE NW.
Keep RIGHT at the fork to continue on CONNECTICUT AVE NW.
End at 1345 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20036-1801
The Big Hunt
1345 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Click on the following link for a map to The Big Hunt:
June 28th 2009 - Seneca State Park, Gaithersburg, MD
Location: Seneca State Park
Clopper Road (Route 117)
On Sunday, load the kids in the SUV and join us for a picnic at Seneca State Park in the "Doe" area (same place as the past).
Fortunately, for us and Kyle has offered to finance the Hot Dogs and Beer. We’re lucky to have such a generous classmate. Of course, if you throw some singles into the bucket on the grounds that day, it will be warmly appreciated. Plan on anytime after 2:00pm. $3.00 for parking comes with a trash bag for cleanup. Any help with clean-up will be warmly appreciated.
NO COMMITMENT, NO COST - - - JUST SHOW UP
RSVP preferred but not required.
Bring your own lawn chairs if the ground is unappealing.
The park is located in Montgomery County. From Washington, D.C, Virginia and points south, take I-270 north towards Frederick, Maryland. Take Exit 10, Clopper Road (Route 117). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. The park is approximately 2 miles on the left.
From points north, take I-270 south towards Washington, D.C.; take Exit 11 (MD Route 124 west). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. At the second light, turn right onto Clopper Road (Route 117). The park is approximately 1.5 miles on the left.
(See Below Map of Seneca State Park.)
Map of Seneca State Park
Look for us after 2 p.m. in the "Doe" Picnic Area, which is labeled on the map below (in the lower right).
Traveling by Air for the Weekend:
Consider flying into BWI (Baltimore/Washington) as it’s only a 40 minute drive to The Washington, Dc area and all of the discount carriers fly into that airport. You’ll find very low rates:
2.) America West
Make contact with me and I’ll point you in the right direction. Kyle said if you go through Travelocity or any third party provider, you can always find $99 rooms up until the day you arrive. The Jury’s Washington Hotel is directly across the street from The Big Hunt. Do not call the hotel for reservations. Better rates are available through a third party provider. Travelocity, Expedia. Etc. But, it’s a hike to suburbs to go to the picnic.
If you forget our URL in the future, you can always Google any version of RMHS Class of 1976 and find us. However, we do compete with Rocky Mountain High School and Reading Memorial High School, all being, “RMHS.”
This website has been revised to include photos from the past few events, email addresses for classmates, a forum to post messages, memorials and more. We have an Open Forum on the site for you to talk to classmates (see the home page under "Class Commentary ...").
(Please see attachment for, “Memorials,” and update us on year passed away or anyone we have omitted.)
Please keep us updated with your current email address, so we can keep you posted on class related matters. Folks, people come and go very quickly in our class. Please forward, this information onto to anyone in your address book and have them make contact with email@example.com with a current email address. Or, simply forward me any addresses in your database for our records.
It is also important to check the site periodically, as there will be updates over time and posting notes to one another in an open forum.
For over 30 years, I’ve organized and hosted these gigs and have spent an extraordinary amount of time talking folks into coming. On every occasion, I am graciously thanked by the hold out as he/she had a wonderful time and didn’t expect it. So, if you’re sitting on a fence about attending, get over it and save me some time. You’ll enjoy yourself. We’re not the immature children we were in High School. We’ve actually grown up. For me personally, I’ve become friends with classmates I feared or dodged in High School.
Managing 365 people over 35 years and keeping up with all the changes of contact information has been very challenging. We have used all the emails everyone has on file as well as the ones we collected from past gigs. Chances are many of the email addresses are now defunct. Please make a point to forward this email onto any classmate for which you have contact information.
As a matter of fact, Everyone email my domestic partner James at firstname.lastname@example.org as he is our webmaster and has sacrificed hundreds of hours to minimize the dupes you get and keep our website and email list together. There is no way I could have done this without him.
So, join us.
RSVP’s are helpful, so, we can plan accordingly. You’re coming and can hit a quick, “Reply,” it will help us plan the staffing at the Big Hunt. But, if it’s 8pm on Saturday night or 1:00pm on Sunday and you’re suddenly in the mood, just stop by.
You may have access to classmates we do not have. Just take a moment and look into your database and hit, “Send.” Send them to this website.
You’ll make a classmate happy for thinking of them.
Looking forward to seeing you. Please pass this information onto anyone in your database, as you know, we do not have addresses for everyone.
With Every Good Wish,
Rich Moonblatt (Bedard)
P.S. Your email address may be on several different lists, so please excuse any duplication. Better to be notified often, than not at all. We believe, we have resolved this problem. One never knows. Contact us, if you’re getting duplications.
Remember: The greatest accomplishment is not in ever falling, but in rising again after you fall.