Tuesday, May 26

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?

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Blogger Mrs. Modern Tightwad said...

I'm game! I figured I'd post some basic stats for organization's sake, and if you gals need any help putting it together I would love to be of assistance.

Location: Portland, OR (as of next week)
Availability: Open except Sunday mornings
Travel Radius: Open with at least a few weeks notice (I like to get those ding fares)
Entertainment Book: Only for Las Vegas, but should have a PDX one shortly

This is so exciting!!!

May 26, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Anonymous Shevy said...

As I told Krystal, my preference would be for Seattle. It's a lot shorter drive, I have friends I can stay with in the north end (around UW) and it's just easier logistically what with my responsibilities to my family members. (I would be hoping to come sans small children and smaller grandchildren, but could possibly leave my 6 yo with my friend for the day or the evening as Dear Child is friends with their 7 yo.) I'd have to arrive before sundown Friday and wouldn't be available to come out and play before dark on Saturday night. If we do this towards the end of the summer that happens earlier (right now it's about 10 pm). And what about the possibility of doing it on a long weekend? Then we'd have the Monday too (and more time for the return home).

May 26, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Blogger krystalatwork said...

Hey I'm currently gathering e-mail addresses for those who are interested, so shoot me an e-mail at krystalatwork@gmail.com. Then I'll mass email everyone and we can start the discussions!!! :)

June 2, 2009 at 7:03 PM


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