Given the long connection the Fest has had with Finns such as Risto
Vahakainu and Kari Kivekas, it somehow seems fitting your bag went to
Finland.

Perhaps I can ask those guys to intervene if needed to navigate the process.

Hope you and your bags (and new radio!!) are reunited soon.

Rich C

On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 8:09 AM, The Professor <the.p...@verizon.net> wrote:
> I just found out my bag (and my radios) actually went all the way to
> Helsinki, Finland. Apparently, they're on the way back to me, hopefully. I
> have a tracking number...
>
>
> On 3/5/2018 7:36 PM, The Professor wrote:
>>
>> I got an email this afternoon saying that they "just brought the suitcase
>> to a local UPS place and had them see if they could box it and send it ASAP
>> to New York." Which does sound good, but the email didn't mention if it had
>> actually been shipped from Germany yet. I asked her to assure me that
>> everything was still intact. Haven't heard back yet. But I don't feel
>> inclined to send back this suitcase I ended up with (luckily I only have to
>> send it to Philly and not to Germany) until I get the tracking number for
>> mine, and then confirm it.
>>
>> On 3/5/2018 12:29 AM, The Professor wrote:
>>>
>>> First I want to say it was great to be back at the Winterfest, and an
>>> honor to spend time with all of you. Camaraderie beyond compare. Y'all know
>>> what I mean. I won't say much more. Thank you. That last session of
>>> shortwave memories was really something.
>>>
>>> Now the downside, at least for now. I already posted something about his
>>> on facebook, where I guess I don't wanna say much more about it there. But
>>> through a strange and unexpected turn of events at the end of a bus out of
>>> Philadelphia, my bag is now in Germany, and I have a very similar looking
>>> bag full of a stranger's sweaters and Doritos and cookies, and my grand
>>> prize from the raffle and a number of important items of mine ended up with
>>> somebody leaving the country.
>>>
>>> The woman who bought the ticket for this German traveler has assured me
>>> that my suitcase will be shipped back to me as soon as possible. I hope
>>> that's true. But these are strangers, and this is a strange situation. At
>>> this point, I don't know what to expect. Whatever happens, I will post on
>>> this list and let you all know.
>>>
>>> Meanwhile, thanks for the memories of this weekend. I'll say this - Rich,
>>> and John, all of you, even if I've lost my prize, along with my prized GE
>>> portable that was in that bag, and everything else, this last weekend will
>>> remain a prized moment in time for me, despite all that. Still, I'm sad
>>> (Remember the Yardbirds?), and frankly stressed. But again thank you, for
>>> the good times.
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