Please join us!

Blog Post created by Strudel on Jan 29, 2020

Each year, since 2013, people who have met here on EX, have gathered informally. It has always been an incredible weekend of laughs and tears - of making new friends and of thanking folks we had met here for making such a difference in our quits and in our lives! I realize that for some of you the thought of traveling far from home to meet folks you have met online seems pretty outrageous! However, I can assure you, that you won’t regret it! 



I will post the details below. Please let me know if you have any questions. 



Dates - MAY 15 - 17, 2020


Place - Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Virginia Beach - Location - 2809 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Drive or fly into Norfolk, VA 


The rates given to us by the group sales person, Amy are listed below. You will also see the directions on how to book your room below. PLEASE, reserve your room as soon as possible. Rooms fill up fast at the beach in the spring. Amy has saved a block of rooms of both types for us....and she will hold those open for a while. These are refundable rooms - if canceled at lease 3 days before.  Also, many folks often pair up to share rooms. So, please feel free to do that. Or, you can discuss it on the site in order to find someone to room with. Of course also feel free to book your room through any other method - using any site or discount you may have. Or, you may choose to stay at another hotel. Sometimes folks who live in the area - drive in from home each day.


Once you have booked your room, please make a comment on EX - or send a private message to me. (Strudel ) - so that we can keep a list of attendees. Some people come for the weekend, others stay longer. Quite often folks start coming in on Thursday and stay until Monday. It is all up to you!


RATES for weekend of May 15-17 -  

Ramada Plaza - Oceanfront rooms Friday and Saturday - $159.00 and $139 for Sunday – Thursday

Ramada - Non-Oceanfront - Across the street - Friday and Saturday - $119  and $109 for Sunday - Thursday


Amy, the group sales person at the hotel has confirmed our block of rooms. Since they have changed brands, the oceanfront hotel is now called the Ramada Plaza and the non-oceanfront building is just called the Ramada. The reservation phone number for both hotels is (757-428-5370). Tell the hotel that you are part of the “Become An EX” group. If you would like an oceanfront room - ask for the Ramada Plaza and ask for the Ramada if they want non-oceanfront. Unfortunately, breakfast is no longer complimentary, but will be available for purchase from the ala cart menu in Shoreline Grill. As in previous years, we will use the Shoreline Grill as a gathering place. We will also communicate by text once we get there, as we have in the past.  


The committee will be working on sharing information and ideas on activities while we are there. Folks are always free to do things on their own too. Things are very informal. We usually plan a big group activity on Saturday morning and then another on Saturday evening. Any ideas on activities - please let us know! Thanks! Kathy


PS - Be sure to visit and follow the group - EX Weekend 2020 - Virginia Beach