Thursday, December 14, 2006

Blogger Duck Bus Cancelled Due to Weather

Oh bah humbug. I was so looking forward to a SOLD OUT bus ride onto the Willamette River tonight, but the stupid weather would pretty much make it miserable, and I don't want any blogger barf coming over my shoulder due to wind and waves. Darn it! As I just sent out to everyone...
The weather genies are not our friends today, people, and it looks like the Christmas Ships with their twinkly lights on the river will most likely cancel tonight due to the predicted windstorm and sheets of rain.
The holidays are a crazy time to reschedule, so we're just going to postpone this event until another time next year. Portland Duck Bus wants to offer all of you RSVPs a special discount on tickets until January 14th, though: if you were scheduled to go on this trip, e mail me and I'll send you the info about the discount. Aren't they great?!?! They run year round and in JUST ABOUT any weather.
Finally, I just want to give mad props to the response and interest you've had: the influence of blogging as a source of information, networking and trends is fascinating, and businesses and organizations are beginning to see that. We'll pull it together another time.
Happy Holidays all,
Lelo

We'll make it happen and maybe even make it weirder in the new year. Promise.

11 comments:

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

The members of the RSG household are sorely disapointed with this slap from Mother Nature. We will look forward to another Portland blogging adventure sometime soon!

Anonymous said...

Bummer! Well I'm looking forward to the next try.

witchtrivets said...

Well poop. mwt and I were pumped up about it. But we appreciate you pulling it together and the Duck Tour people being willing to take out a bunch of bloggers. Definitely looking forward to another Portland blogger adventure -- whatever and whenever it is.

Anonymous said...

Oh, poop. I had to say no at first to this cause I have a company holiday party tonight, so I guess I feel 'kinda' better knowing that I haven't missed out yet. So sorry you had to cancel tho!

purpletwinkie said...

Fucking weather. Oops, my mouth... I mean Merry Christmas anyway.

Jalpuna said...

I was bummed that I couldn't make it - so, if you set up another time, count me in!

Gretchen said...

As bummed as I am, I think cancelling was the right call. I sat in my car outside my house for about 20 minutes tonight around 5:30 - just watching the storm. In that time I saw 5 different large flashes of light off in the distance in SE Portland which I am assuming were transformers blowing. I heard on the news there are 17 downed power polls around town. Perhaps not the best night to be out. And I seriously would have barfed all over myself and maybe others.

I would totally go if rescheduled and I'm totally in for whatever the next proposed outing is!

bemused said...

Boo that is was cancelled. Yeah, that it will be rescheduled. Hopefully, I can make it next time. (Thanks for arranging this, lelo)

My son's choir concert was cancelled - no power. It's quiet here for the moment but I'm sure it will blow hard again before the night is out.

Stay safe, everyone!

Anonymous said...

I am using my power ring to turn into a giant amphibious bus that can carry all of you into outer space, regardless of weather.

blog Portland said...

That sucks, but I'm kind of glad too. My wife had surgery the day before, or else I would have definitely signed up. I hope you'll think of me again the next time around (I may be willing to consider bribing you with alcohol).

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