Gettysburg Gathering
posted May 19, 2019 12:55 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat June 8 at 11:00 AM, Gettysburg Baking Co.
17 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
Come gobble and gab with your fellow MeFites in this cozy historic town this June!
When most people think of Gettysburg, they think of US history: the Battle of Gettysburg, which had the largest number of casualties and was a turning point for the Union in the American Civil War. Indeed, the historical significance of the location is most important -- and as relevant as ever, unfortunately. However, perhaps you did not know that Gettysburg is also a cute little town with cozy cafs and bustling boutiques?!

At last month's lovely meet-up in Harpers Ferry, we discussed another holding a June gathering in Gettysburg as it is a convenient place to converge with lots to do. I hope you consider joining us!

Right now I suggest we meet on Saturday, June 8 or Sunday, June 9 at 11am at Gettysburg Baking Co., which has delicious treats and brunch options as well as large room in the back for get-togethers. We could discuss creative topics like art, writing, zinemaking, and more as well as history, too, of course. Afterwards, we could stroll around downtown or even visit a battlefield if people prefer.

FWIW, the big reenactment isn't until July. There are always lots of summer tourists but we'll be avoiding the busiest time of year. I am available to meet on a weekday as well -- in fact, I'd prefer it -- but know weekends are more convenient for most people!

Parking: There is metered parking around Lincoln Square and along Carlisle Street. The spots are very popular during high tourist season but there is also ample free on-street parking on side streets, especially those closer to Gettysburg College.

EDIT on 5/21/2019: Because Saturday would be best for most, I am confirming the date of our meetup to be Saturday, June 8.
posted by smorgasbord to Meetup (16 comments total)

There's an outside chance I could make it on the Saturday... sounds fun!
posted by duffell at 6:11 AM on May 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

Saturday is better for me, and I plan on being there barring any family transportation issues. Thanks!
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:40 AM on May 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

D'oh! This would be great, except that I'm headed to Atlanta that weekend. I'm probably going to stop at Chickamauga on the way down, though, so there should be some sort of spiritual resonance.
posted by McCoy Pauley at 9:29 AM on May 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

I think Saturday would be a bit better for me as well. My 21-yo may be interested in coming as well, esp. if I can pitch it to her as an opportunity to get a couple hours of driving practice in.
posted by drlith at 11:31 AM on May 20, 2019 [2 favorites]

Because Saturday would work best for the most people, I will confirm the event and set the date for 6/8. I'm so glad to see interest, and I look forward to seeing everyone there!
posted by smorgasbord at 8:46 AM on May 21, 2019

Sounds good!
posted by ubiquity at 6:21 PM on May 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

Moving us into the yes column! We'll be without kiddo (I don't think she'd love the Greenbelt-Gettysburg driving trip) but looking forward to it!
posted by duffell at 10:38 AM on May 31, 2019 [1 favorite]

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow at 11 in Gettysburg! I plan to stand outside the entrance from 10:50-11:05 to greet people. If you come later, order up front & then join in the backroom!

Please send me a MeMail if you'd like my cell number. Thank you!
posted by smorgasbord at 1:18 PM on June 7, 2019

Anyone needing a ride from the DC area? We might be able to make that work.
posted by duffell at 6:03 PM on June 7, 2019 [1 favorite]

And transportation has become an issue (not me, my kids), so I will not be able to make it. I hope you all have fun!
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:12 PM on June 7, 2019 [1 favorite]

So sad you can't make it, MonkeyToes, and I hope to see you elsewhere soon!
posted by smorgasbord at 7:24 PM on June 7, 2019

Driving up now, but will be late (11:30ish). Got distracted this morning because a friend went into early labor!!!!!! :D
posted by rue72 at 6:58 AM on June 8, 2019 [1 favorite]

Fantastic time today, everyone! Hope to see y'all soon!
posted by ubiquity at 3:57 PM on June 8, 2019 [2 favorites]

What a good-looking crew!
posted by duffell at 6:50 PM on June 8, 2019 [4 favorites]

I had a great time today with you all! Should definitely do it again soon.

Also, the baby that decided he was ready to see the world a few weeks early is already here! Right under the wire for a 6/8/19 birthday, and everyone is safe and sound. <3
posted by rue72 at 8:32 PM on June 8, 2019 [3 favorites]

Thank you everyone for a wonderful meetup!!! It really was a perfect day with you all and I can't wait for the next one. :-D
posted by smorgasbord at 4:02 PM on June 9, 2019

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