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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: bonsaikc on February 04, 2010, 02:07 PM

Title: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: bonsaikc on February 04, 2010, 02:07 PM
You've been feeling it. Cabin fever. You know you want to work on your trees but they are in cold storage for the winter and you just can't get at them. With the early hard snows, this has been a tough winter, but spring is on the way. What better way to break the back of winter than in a bonsai get-together in our own back yard?

Frank Kroeker has taken up residence in Topeka, Kansas, and we have come up with a way to kick off the new bonsai year and set the tone!

Dates: Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28
Location: http://forestparkretreat.com/ (http://forestparkretreat.com/)
Headliner: Boon Manakitivipart, other guests to be announced

Folks, this is a rustic retreat hidden away in east Topeka, and in some ways it reminds me a little of "Dirty Dancing" for its atmosphere of huge old trees, cabins, etc. It's very close to Kansas City, Wichita, Des Moines, etc. and looks to be a relaxing, fun time for all.

The premise will be "bring your own," although material will be available for sale. Boon will be doing a demo and a couple of half-day sessions, and the registration will cover room and board as well as admission to the weekend.

Please contact me for more information. I'd love to meet new folks from the area as well as seeing some old friends both online and those I've met in real life!

Chris
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: T-Town Bonsai on February 04, 2010, 02:48 PM
Thanks Chris.  Registration will also include all meals.
Frank
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: bonsaikc on February 04, 2010, 04:53 PM
I could have said "room and meals" but that's what "room and board" means.  Room and the sideboard, or din din. Except in this case it includes breakfast and lunch.  ;)
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: T-Town Bonsai on February 04, 2010, 11:59 PM
Thanks for explaining that but for us dummies, meals are included. 
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: bonsaikc on February 05, 2010, 09:38 AM
Please bring your own towels and bedding though! There is no maid service or laundry service!
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: John Kirby on February 05, 2010, 10:28 AM
is there a Hilton near by? Say, 50 miles?
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: T-Town Bonsai on February 05, 2010, 11:20 AM
Hilton, Topeka
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: T-Town Bonsai on February 05, 2010, 11:22 AM
is there a Hilton near by? Say, 50 miles?

Carolyn said, just a short drive to KC.
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: Don Blackmond on February 05, 2010, 05:31 PM
is there a Hilton near by? Say, 50 miles?

you don't want to stay at the Kroekton?
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: Steven on February 05, 2010, 10:10 PM
"reminds me a little of Dirty Dancing..."
Ya not gonna break out in a song and dance are ya Chris? Get ya Swayze on?  ::) Didn't know Topeka looked like Lake Lure, NC(where the movie was filmed) :)

Sounds like it will be a great time. Too far for me. Can't afford the ride OR the registration. It's either one or the other and ya can't have one without the other. Y'all just live too far away from this southern po' boy.
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: bonsaikc on February 06, 2010, 09:55 AM
"reminds me a little of Dirty Dancing..."
Ya not gonna break out in a song and dance are ya Chris? Get ya Swayze on?  ::) Didn't know Topeka looked like Lake Lure, NC(where the movie was filmed) :)

Sounds like it will be a great time. Too far for me. Can't afford the ride OR the registration. It's either one or the other and ya can't have one without the other. Y'all just live too far away from this southern po' boy.

Please read the quote carefully..."reminds me a LITTLE of Dirty Dancing.." It's quiet and treed, with a real anachronistic feel to it. I don't dance much...I DO get a lot of requests, but I usually sing anyway.
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: John Kirby on February 06, 2010, 10:49 AM
Frank, see the following hilton products:
http://www.expedia.com/Topeka-Hotels-Hilton.0-0-d6058365--bHilton.Travel-Guide-Filter-Hotels (http://www.expedia.com/Topeka-Hotels-Hilton.0-0-d6058365--bHilton.Travel-Guide-Filter-Hotels)
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: T-Town Bonsai on February 06, 2010, 01:45 PM
My bad, didn't know they were Hilton.  I guess we are bigger than I thought. 
Title: Re: Bonsai Retreat
Post by: John Kirby on February 06, 2010, 03:19 PM
As long as you don't mind me doing my Yoga on the roof sans clothes, it is a habit you know, all will be fine.