Okay, so a bit of bad news. All the B&Bs within walking distance of the Victorian Mansion have been booked up. Christmas is very popular in Galena. I've been on several waiting lists for a while now, and nothing is flying. If you want to come anyway and just arrange your own lodging there are some choices left. I'll be happy to give people advice on independently arranging their stay and coordinating with potential roomates, but basically I've done what I can on my end to make a convenient, additional booking. But it's okay, there will certainly be another overnight meetup in late Spring :)
For those who are coming, I'd like to request that you post the email that you check most regularly below so I can contact you with information and details. Those who are going to be coming from out of town by plane will also need to email me their arrival/departure plans so I can coordinate carpooling for them.
Finally, we need to decide on a few activities. The spa trip last time was fun, so we can do that again if people like. I also would like to have one night where we go to a fancy dinner and perhaps for some sort of walk through town to look at the lights.
Here is a tentative schedule that I've drawn up. If anyone wants to add ideas or subtract activities, let me know. I'm excluding the spa for now because that's a more costly activity and unless people really want it, it seems more appropriate for a warmer season meet.
-Arrival and Check-in
-Afternoon tea (time permitting, this may just be a casual lunch)
-Settling in and changing
-Walk through town to enjoy Xmas sights
-Pub visit/wine bar for 21+ crowd
-Sunrise hot air balloon ride (tentative :3)
-Shopping, visiting a historical sight
-Ice Skating, or another evening activity.
-Departure for those who need to get back earlier
-Additional activities, lingering for those who will be coming back late
Okay, let me know!