New England Vacation time!
posted August 7, 2014 3:32 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed August 20 at 7:00 PM, Joe Sent Me
2388 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
My grandson and I will be traveling to the New England / Maine area August 17-22. I'd like to meet up with as many Mefites as we can during the week. This is kind of our last time together before he leaves to join the Army. I put Cambridge, MA in the location field,; this is not to rule out any surrounding communities or states. Built in limitation of the location algorithm, I am told, on good authority :)
posted by pjern to Meetup (28 comments total)

FWIW, we are likely to have our bi-weekly Trivia meetup on Wednesday the 20th - we go to a bar in Cambridge and drink beer and kick ass at Trivia.

This is not to stop you from organizing anything else, but I thought I'd mention it. If you aren't interested in trivia but that ends up being your only free day, you could probably convince us to put if off a week and do something else that evening.
posted by maryr at 8:08 AM on August 8, 2014


pjern mentioned that, with his grandson in tow, and most of our meet-ups being in bars, if there wasn't an age issue there. I'm not sure, but I've seen lots of bars with parents bringing their kids, and my guess is that they can come in, but they can't drink if they're under 21.

Anyone actually know what the story is?
posted by benito.strauss at 11:26 AM on August 8, 2014


Q: Anyone actually know what the story is?

They can totally drink if they're under 21!

Under-21'ers can't sit at a bar, but they can sit anywhere else. There, they can drink.
posted by not_on_display at 12:02 PM on August 8, 2014


So if we go to the Trivia bar, or just join the meetup in progress, is this at a place where there is good parking or readily accessible transit? I'm a bit mobility-impaired, and paranoid about my car getting towed.
posted by pjern at 12:10 PM on August 8, 2014


There's usually plenty of street/metered parking around the pub trivia place -- Joe Sent Me, 2388 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140 -- and it's readily accessible by MBTA bus #77, which leaves from the upper-level bus tunnel in the Harvard T Station. You'd want to get off at the "Massachusetts Ave @ Cameron Ave" stop.
posted by not_on_display at 2:02 PM on August 8, 2014


If you do take the bus (and I think they're pretty good for folks with mobility issues), just go up to the front and ask the driver to let you off at the cross-street you want (Cameron). It's impossible to read the street signs and pull the request stop cord quickly enough if you don't know the route already.
posted by benito.strauss at 2:29 PM on August 8, 2014


Quick beer in Wood's Hole?
posted by vrakatar at 4:42 PM on August 8, 2014


You're welcome to stay a night with me in Westport if you want. There's room for both of you.
posted by jessamyn at 5:23 PM on August 8, 2014


Thank you, Jessamyn! I'll text or call you after we set up a tentative schedule.

vrakatar: I'm up for a meet, how long from Westport to where you are?

I will hopefully know more about what's going to happen tomorrow afternoon: I'm getting together with Aaron to plan.
posted by pjern at 8:42 AM on August 9, 2014


So sometimes the 77 has 4-5 steep stairs. It's a bit of a crapshoot, because many of the buses are standard kneeling buses.
posted by the young rope-rider at 10:24 AM on August 9, 2014


Not to far from Westport if I come over to the cape side. I'm free monday afternoon eveningish, and all day tuesday. If you two want to daytrip to MV tuesday I could give you the nickel tour.
posted by vrakatar at 11:07 PM on August 9, 2014


FYI, while trivia is at a bar, it is also a restaurant with a full menu, so you definitely do not need to drink nor be 21+.

(And again, you're more than welcome to set up something else, I just thought I'd mention the trivia.)
posted by maryr at 10:17 AM on August 10, 2014


I changed the status to confirmed: I thought I'd at least stick this pin in our plans. Is the time correct for the trivia teams, or should we plan earlier?

Vrakatar: coming over to MV seems a little spendy for our budget. I's like to see WH, though: I'll need to see what our other arrangements are going to be.
posted by pjern at 9:48 PM on August 10, 2014


The tater-trivia-team usually meets around 7:30, so that way we can split up the teams by the 8pm start, in case we are over the 6-tater-per-team limit. I would even start a little earlier, so that we have time to chat with you and settle in before things get wicked serious.
posted by not_on_display at 9:26 AM on August 11, 2014


I changed the time. I'm perfectly happy to sit out or just kibitz if it puts a team over the limit: my point is to enjoy time with people :)
posted by pjern at 9:55 AM on August 11, 2014


I thought I was going to be back from my work trip in time for this, but the schedule shifted and it looks like I'll be out of town longer than I expected. Enjoy Boston!
posted by backseatpilot at 4:57 AM on August 15, 2014


So Horace Rumpole & I are *finally* moving into our house Tuesday, and finishing up stuff at our apt on Wendesday, so there is a good chance we will not be able to do trivia this week. However, if you guys want the gift certificate just let me know. I can probably drop it off with maryr at some point.

Sorry that we might miss you, pjern!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 12:54 PM on August 17, 2014


I know everyone else is talking about Cambridge, but you said you'd be in Maine as well? I'll be in Portland, Maine the evenings of the 21st and 22nd, if you want to try to meet up there.
posted by bile and syntax at 7:15 AM on August 18, 2014


bile and syntax: Portland Meetup set for Friday 8/22
posted by not_on_display at 12:39 PM on August 18, 2014


I will try to swing by!
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 3:12 PM on August 18, 2014


I still have a little bit of that vertigo I caught a few weeks ago, but I'll see if I can't make it.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:19 AM on August 20, 2014


We can't make it, but not_on_display has the gift certificate. Have fun, and win one for us!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 9:17 AM on August 20, 2014


I'm here, toward the back-right corner. Both the usual spots are already taken.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:04 PM on August 20, 2014


<3 :)
posted by the young rope-rider at 6:18 PM on August 20, 2014


You guys were awesome! Aaron was impressed and enjoyed the evening. Thank you all for making us feel at home. COLTS NATION RULES!
posted by pjern at 11:22 AM on August 21, 2014 [3 favorites]


The zippity, it is bopped.
posted by vrakatar at 7:42 PM on August 21, 2014


So how'd we do, anyway?
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:53 PM on August 21, 2014


2nd place.
posted by maryr at 2:52 PM on August 22, 2014



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