Was mulling about logistics with SS over coffee this morning. Thinking to suggest the following fairly public meetups:
1) Evening of 2/23,someplace downtown for drinks -- convenient for those who work downtown as well as those who are flying in. I THINK there is a bar at the top of the Columbia Center that may be pricey, but has a tremendous view -- I will look into that as an option, and explore others as well. Thinking to make this a happy-hourish, early meet-up (starting at 5:00ish), with the option for the group to move on to a less expensive venue once the view has been enjoyed and the first drinks consumed. This will also give 94 and anyone else planning to go to Los Lobos time to get there.
2) Pretty much all day 9/24 my house can be pit-stop central. Depending on the weather, we can plan a walk on the Burke Gilman, which is about 10 minutes from my house.
I still need to figure out where a good place would be in my neighborhood for an evening meetup. Thinking about a pub-crawly reconnaissance mission for Seattle area MMMers either this Friday or next. Goal: Find a place that isn't too crowded, with cheap but good food and drinks. Preferably within a 10 minute walk from my house.
Sorry all -- I am not going to be able to host at my place after all.
3) 9/25 Probably want to plan somethng free/outdoorsy during the day, with Lake Forest Park Towncenter as a possible backup if it is pouring rain. ALso need to consider public transit availability for those who are staying downtown. If weather is nice, we could meet up at the Olympic Sculpture Park and walk the waterfront trail -- some of the best views Seattle has to offer. Welcome suggestions from other Seattle area folks as to indoor alternatives that are cheap or free.LFPTC is nice because they have a big free open space with tables and chairs, and you can bring your own food (or buy from the nice cafe there).
Welcome input from other Seattle area folk on how to make this an awesome weekend for the MMM crew -- I don't need to be planning czar, so feel free to weigh in!