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Chicago Map Moot Report

a.s.
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Nov 5 2007, 3:17am


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Wow, I'm the first one reporting in?

I had a blast. It was wonderful to see everyone, most of whom I was meeting for the first time. Chicago is a wonderful town, of course we had way too short a time to visit.

The maps exhibit was wonderful. The special touch for all of us was, it goes without saying, the handrawn Tolkien maps. Thror's map, a handwritten working-out of the moon and sun phases for parts of the journey of the separated members of the Fellowship, and then the map of Minas Tirith with the gates indicated, etc. I spent a lot of time trying to decipher Tolkien's handwriting and pretty much gave up; several sibs were MUCH better at that than was I!

Entmaiden was the best hostess ever, superb! She went out of her way to make us comfortable, and Mrs. Maggot couldn't have set a better table. This morning we all went out for a last meal together and, well...let's just say if you're ever in Chicago and they tell you Laverne is your waitress and she'll be with you shortly, be very skeptical!

(We never actually saw Laverne. We suspect Laverne is a convenient fiction, but had a lot of fun talking about her anyway!)

I'm too tired to post much, but wanted to send a couple pictures:



Here's Gramma in Entmaiden's kitchen cooking up polenta!!



That's Deej, Greendragon, and Corvar toasting Torn (and the rest of us mooters).



Not the best lighting (hey, it's a camera-phone) but this is the outside of the spectacular Maori Meeting House which is inside the Field Museum. That's back views of Corvar (with hat), Deej, and Namadriel.



And finally, here is most of our group (Finding Frodo and Mr. FF had already left) posing inside Second City! Wow. That's (L-R) L. Ron, Corvar, Namadriel, Greendragon, Deej, Entmaiden, and Gramma).

OK! I'll be quiet now and let others report in. Entmaiden, thanks so much for a wonderul time. Everyone else, thanks as well. You were the best company anyone could ask for.

Corvar, especial thanks for chauffer duties above and beyond the call of duty.

a.s.

"an seileachan"

"Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love."
~~~Reinhold Niebuhr

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Chicago Map Moot Report a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Nov 5 2007, 3:17am
    Oh, you lucky guys! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 5 2007, 3:46am
    What a great gathering! Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Nov 5 2007, 8:03am
    Here's another one Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Nov 5 2007, 5:18pm
        THERE you are!! :-) // a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Nov 5 2007, 9:58pm
            Yes, and it was so nice to meet you! Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Nov 6 2007, 3:00am
        Excellent Picture! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 9 2007, 11:20am
    Love the pictures! entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Nov 5 2007, 5:21pm
    Hey there Corvar Send a private message to Corvar Nov 5 2007, 10:31pm
        actually I'm posting from a borrowed laptop at gate C5... a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Nov 5 2007, 11:54pm
    Great report a.s.! greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Nov 5 2007, 11:52pm
    As greendragon would say deej Send a private message to deej Nov 6 2007, 11:59pm
    Looks like you had a blast drogo Send a private message to drogo Nov 7 2007, 3:43am
    Gosh, that was fun entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Nov 7 2007, 4:10am
        *heaving sigh amid applause* Glorious! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 9 2007, 11:34am
            *snert* entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Nov 10 2007, 2:58am
        Awesome reports! I'm so glad you guys had fun! Smeagirl/Girllum Send a private message to Smeagirl/Girllum Nov 10 2007, 3:23am
    I love Chicago! And tornsibs!!! namadriel Send a private message to namadriel Nov 7 2007, 5:34am
        Oh namadriel!! Poor you! greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Nov 7 2007, 7:24pm
        How Awful!! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 9 2007, 11:37am
    Sounds like a lovely time FantasyFan Send a private message to FantasyFan Nov 7 2007, 1:24pm
        There's another one coming up! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 9 2007, 11:40am
    *applause* That was fun! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 9 2007, 11:17am
    Finally! Here's my Map Moot report *takes a deep breath* // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 16 2007, 8:38pm
        "winning" is surely an exaggeration :-) a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Nov 16 2007, 10:33pm
            Get it down? grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 16 2007, 11:44pm
        You crack me up, gramma! Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Nov 17 2007, 2:01am
        You say "empowered", I say "control freak" entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Nov 17 2007, 2:35am
            That's Great News! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 17 2007, 2:12pm
        If that's the Galileo, then where's Spock? dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 17 2007, 3:40am
            Spock and Spock. Where is Spock? grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 17 2007, 2:15pm
        Maori house = Meduseld? stormcrow20 Send a private message to stormcrow20 Nov 18 2007, 6:31am
            I know what you mean... greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Nov 19 2007, 12:57am
        fab as ever, gramma! greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Nov 19 2007, 12:59am
        Well i finally got to imbibe silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Nov 21 2007, 11:23am

 
 
 

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