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    Scotland mini hang anyone?

    So Craige and I are thinking about a weekend hang somewhere around central or southern Scotland some time around mid April or May.

    Neither of us is particularly knowledgeable on Scotland so we're open to opinions and ideas as to where to go.

    It would be great if some of the HF rabble could come on a hang with us.

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    I'm free the next three weekends

    I am also happy to travel to wherever, as long as there is public transport within 10-15 miles.

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    An American here who will be in the U.K. May 11- 23. And i just happen to have the weekend of May 17th open. I will have a car, and more than willing to drive up to Scotland from London for an overnighter the 17th, yes I know how far that is. I used to live in Liverpool, and drove all over Britain, but never made it north of the wall. I will be in Dublin on the 16th and could move my flights to Scotland easy.

    Let me know if you would be willing to include a YANK on you hang, and if May 17th works!

    Thanks

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    At any other time in my life I would have come but my wife is now three weeks or so from delivering our first child.

    Great idea, I look forward to the photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfanboy View Post
    An American here who will be in the U.K. May 11- 23. And i just happen to have the weekend of May 17th open. I will have a car, and more than willing to drive up to Scotland from London for an overnighter the 17th, yes I know how far that is. I used to live in Liverpool, and drove all over Britain, but never made it north of the wall. I will be in Dublin on the 16th and could move my flights to Scotland easy.

    Let me know if you would be willing to include a YANK on you hang, and if May 17th works!

    Thanks
    Wow that is commitment ! It's fine by me, perhaps you'll learn what rain is

    Quote Originally Posted by onfire View Post
    At any other time in my life I would have come but my wife is now three weeks or so from delivering our first child.

    Great idea, I look forward to the photos
    Congratulations (you're more than welcome to come should you need the rest )

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    Oh I know what rain is, I live in TX and we get crazy Thunderstorms that make you think the world is coming to an end.

    I lived in Liverpool for years, I used to fly from Europe back to Manchester every week, and I knew I was getting close to home when walls clouds blotted out the earth. Also I am moving to the Pacific NW where it rains daily I am told.

    Though i think Scotland has a special type of rain, one that magically gets past your rain gear and brings cold with it.

    Maybe I will bring some nice weather with me and you will experience sun on your skin.

    I will watch this thread and as we get closer if it going to happen, I will change my flights an car hire location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfanboy View Post
    An American here who will be in the U.K. May 11- 23. And i just happen to have the weekend of May 17th open. I will have a car, and more than willing to drive up to Scotland from London for an overnighter the 17th, yes I know how far that is. I used to live in Liverpool, and drove all over Britain, but never made it north of the wall. I will be in Dublin on the 16th and could move my flights to Scotland easy.

    Let me know if you would be willing to include a YANK on you hang, and if May 17th works!

    Thanks
    Nice, would be great to have you there! I was messaging hobbit last week and he is over for two weeks in May, he goes home on the 16th though, otherwise we coulda had 2 guys from the U.S.

    May 17th SHOULD be ok, I'll try and get time off work, should be ok, I'll tell them it's for my Birthday, not to meet some guys from the Internet in the woods

    Quote Originally Posted by onfire View Post
    At any other time in my life I would have come but my wife is now three weeks or so from delivering our first child.

    Great idea, I look forward to the photos
    Bring her!! There's always next time.
    Last edited by craige; 04-06-2014 at 17:49.

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    Man, every time I wanted to get off work using my birthday as an excuse... well lets just say I'd have alot of birthdays in a single year.
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    Ha, I've not tried since last year, but plenty friends and family have birthdays, anniversary, weddings etc.

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    Don't you guys get like 50 days off a year, kidding I remember I had 25, and was encouraged to take the month of August off.

    Of course I did not, because that is when my clients were off and I could get work done.

    We only get 10-15 over here.

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