West Coasters unite!
Krystal at Give Me Back My Five Bucks beat me to the punch in posting about it, but I've been pondering trying to organize some sort of meet-up for awhile. She and I discussed it a bit on Twitter. Then the crafty gal, went and took some action. (It was bound to be her first, given my recent procrastination streak.)
For obvious reasons of energy, I'm hoping to keep things in Seattle. But Portland is possible in a pinch. My mom has already expressed some interest in rallying some troops.
It just seems like those East Coasters are always meeting up and having a great time. Meanwhile, there are at least 4 Vancouver-area bloggers I know of, a couple in WA, a couple in OR and at least one in CA. And I have a relatively limited knowledge of the blogosphere!
For religious reasons, Shevy would need at least some of the activities to take place on Sunday. But we could potentially also organize some general sight-seeing stuff on Saturday if there were an interest. Mom and I have at least three (maybe four) Entertainment Books between the two of us. Those have coupons for plenty of museums and other attractions. (Because you can't go on a vacation to see PF bloggers and spend full price!)
It sounded like some folks would be up for camping. Bless their hearts. Maybe I'll come by their tents so I can make some s'mores. But I'm not very outdoorsy. (My TempurPedic and I have a deep relationship that I'm quite content in. We miss each other when I'm not around. Don't worry, Tim knows all about it.) So if you're like me and interested in a meet-up but also in an affordable hotel, we can probably make that happen.
If and when we have a better idea of who wants to come, I can call some hotels and see if we can qualify for a group discount. If that fails, there is always Priceline, I suppose.
Anyway, Krystal is thinking next year, but if anyone is interested, we could probably do a mid- to late-summer meet-up this year. Depending on everyone's schedules. At the very least, we need to convene next year.
What does everybody think?