Fall meetup in Dukes County
posted July 20, 2019 8:55 PM   RSS

So we were talking at the 20th party and...
If people want to do a fall MV weekend party meetup thing, it can be done but I am way to busy to organize it. I know some houses we can rent and have good leads on local stuff, but if this is going to work and be affordable to attend, food and booze and supplies should be secured off-island and brought by the group.

So I can put us on the path, but a working group of gathering-throwing wizards would need to do most of the planning.

I talked about this idea with Miko a couple of years ago so she might be a good person to invite to join the cabal.

Based on today's date, I'd say early Oct. is the earliest reasonable time frame, but even a good plan for later or next year would be fun.

Any volunteers? Or is this just too complicated?
posted by vrakatar to Proposed (4 comments total)

We were talking about going to the island around that time, so count us as interested. I could also fly folks over from greater Boston if we work out the logistics.
posted by backseatpilot at 5:18 PM on July 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

As I mentioned at the 20th party, I've never been to MV, so I'm probably not somebody who should be involved in organizing it, but I'd definitely be interested in going.
posted by mstokes650 at 7:03 PM on July 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

If we pull this off, you are in charge of the deviled eggs, stokes.

Oct 10-14, a Thursday to a Monday, that's a good working date. I'll poke around for a house to rent and get back with a breakdown on costs, but remember costs come down with more humans, as long as we don't overcrowd the house. If it takes off I can help late rsvpS find walking distance B and B, hotel, or other options.

So we got a working date, we got the eggs covered, we got an Air Wing...we need: Main organizer, good with spreadsheets and email, food and/or bev wrangler, tho food will be potlucked cuz that's how mefi rolls, but we should have a core food plan and I will help with the beverages.

Alternate much easier plan especially for a small gathering, pick date come to MV I'll take a day off and we grill.
posted by vrakatar at 10:33 PM on July 21, 2019

I can get a house close to the beach and town for a bargain rate, depending on how many people.

House details:
5 BR, 2 full BA, 2 half BA, sleeps 10
Original 1900 Victorian home, updated in 2006, located in the historic Copeland District just one block from the beach. Three story home boasts decks and wrap around porch with ocean views from each. Five large bedrooms, spacious living room with French doors that open to the large wrap-around porch. Enjoy relaxing meals in the formal dining room and eat-in kitchen. Rec room in basement includes stone dry bar and 55' wide screen TV. Original wood paneling throughout. Fenced in back yard for privacy, perfect for post-beach barbecues. On Waban Park. 5 minute walk to town and Back Door Donuts; 1 minute hop, skip or jump to Oak Bluffs town beach/Inkwell.

House is probably haunted and is owned by my oldest friend on earth, so we can do this. Couples work best for the set up and I know the area very well. Halloween party anyone?
posted by vrakatar at 6:27 PM on September 2, 2019 [1 favorite]

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