Wednesday, April 16, 2008

DC Area Meet Up

Update below
Another update!

Some of us readers of Ask Moxie have noticed that a bunch of us live in the DC area. There was some talk about getting together with other Moxie readers in the DC area. So, I thought I'd start the process by trying to come up with a plan and solicit opinions and ideas. I also thought I'd invite other bloggers in the area to join in if they wanted.

My initial thoughts are we could meet at the DC zoo some weekend day in April or at a park in Rockville, MD, right off of 270. I personally think the zoo would be the best place for a first meet up, as the kids will be entertained while we chat and it's a central location that is easy to get to.

Right now, I'm looking free on the weekend of May 10-11. Are those dates good?
Update:I can't believe I forgot May 11th is Mother's Day. We may be out of town that weekend. What about the following weekend, May 17-18?
Update over.

Second update:
People! Suggest other dates! I'm not set on any dates. Let's figure out whichever date the majority can make. May 10th might still be good for me, too.
Second update over.

Leave a comment below if you are interested and tell me your thoughts, or email me if you are not comfortable leaving a comment!

21 comments:

Becoming Mommy said...

We'd love too!

But...

May 10 Sasha has a birthday party and May 11 is Mother's day (and both Hubby's and my mothers are here). So that doesn't look to be a good weekend for us.

meggiemoo said...

I so want to meet up with you guys, but I think the weekend after Mother's Day we're going to drive up to Dutch Wonderland in Pennsylvania. If our plans change, or you decide on a different weekend, I'm definitely there.

Becoming Mommy said...

17-18 look good right now!

chaser said...

i'd love that too! may 17-18 at the zoo is a good idea. hope it works out.

Anonymous said...

Can't do the 17th/18th, but I won't be hurt if the first get-together is without me (never let quality stand in the way of completion!).

Slim

liz said...

The 17th is my college graduation, which I AM NOT MISSING because I'm 39 and my entire fregging family will be there.

But hows about the 24th?

DC Ranger said...

I can't do Mother's Day weekend, but I could probably make it either May 17th/18th or 24th/25th.

Becoming Mommy said...

24/25 is fine too!

caramama said...

I think the 24/25 sounds like the most likely candidate. I just wish it wasn't so far away time-wise!!

I will keep a link to this post on the left side of the screen and we can update info about the meet up as we get closer to the date.

Sharina said...

Just chiming in to say that 24/25 is good for me too. I can't wait :)

Anonymous said...

I'm in the DC metro area too and would love to meet up, but we're out of town from the 10th through the 24th of May. Hopefully I can catch up with you all at another outing?? Any thoughts on trying to do something during the week or are people working?

meggiemoo said...

24th/25th work great for me. I'm excited!

wealhtheow said...

Those dates look okay for me. My SIL is in town but hopefully wouldn't mind tagging along.

hedra said...

I'll check schedules and get back to you, but I'm definitely interested. Is it settled on the zoo, or the park?

caramama said...

Good question, hedra... Are we all on board with the zoo or is there another venue people would prefer?

hedra said...

Checked schedules, and epeepunk and myself are on board! Zoo is good, as we can park and take the red line in, and kind of know that routine.

My sister and her partner are DC (technically VA) folks, might be around - would it be okay to see if they want to tag along? (I feel like I'm asking about inviting extra people to a wedding... :wince: )

Also, which exact day? Sat or Sun? We can do either, but need to set up schedules/plans. (You know that's the holiday weekend, yes?)

meggiemoo said...

Also, is this mommies only? My DH has heard so much about Ask Moxie, I know he would love to come and meet ya'll. But if you want to keep it moms only, that's ok, too.

hedra said...

I'm only coming with DH, so... that's an automatic for me (zoo, 3 1/2 year old twin girls, 6 and 10 year old boys... yeah, I'm not coming without help!)

caramama said...

As far as I'm concerned, partners, family (like sisters), friends and whoever is invited! I'd always rather be inclusive of everyone, unless it's set up special to be something like a Girls Day Out, but that would probably be another time.

In fact, I told Londo last night to keep his calendar free so he could come too!

Everyone okay with keeping this open to whoever wants to come?

Becoming Mommy said...

Open is fine with me.

hedra said...

Do we have a time set? We can't leave until after riding lessons, which means arriving around noon, I think. Maybe a smidge earlier. But that's the earliest.

Oh, and my sister and her partner are out of town that week (having even more fun than we'll be having, lucky them!), so it will just be us. ('just' being a relative term, LOL!)

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