11' 8" Bridge Memorial Meetup
posted October 20, 2019 8:26 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat November 9 at 2:00 PM, Sam's Bottle Shop
1112 W North Carolina 54, Durham, NC, USA (Map & Directions)
Inspired by this on the Blue, let’s have a 11' 8" Bridge Memorial Meetup at Sam’s Bottle Shop.
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posted by oceanjesse at 9:39 AM on October 20

Depends on the date, but I'm generally interested too!
posted by basalganglia at 1:26 PM on October 20

Saturdays in general work well for me.
posted by oceanjesse at 6:39 PM on October 20

Might be down for that. Life is an unending torrent of chaos right now, but I'd be down to try to make that.
posted by jzb at 4:26 AM on October 21

I also am registering interest!
posted by mfu at 5:54 AM on October 21

I'd like to go!
posted by azuresunday at 6:40 AM on October 21

> Depends on the date, but I'm generally interested too!

Propose a date!
posted by ardgedee at 11:09 AM on October 21

Am also interested!
posted by GrammarMoses at 11:54 AM on October 21

posted by aka burlap at 1:12 PM on October 21

Since I haven't lived in Durham for over a decade there's no way I can attend regardless of date, but I want to say that I will be there in spirit.
posted by Tehhund at 1:41 PM on October 21 [1 favorite]

Saturday Nov 2nd? I have a work thing in the morning but could use an excuse to bow out early-ish.
posted by basalganglia at 3:08 PM on October 21

November 9th would work well for us.
posted by oceanjesse at 9:41 PM on October 23

Interested here too — and another vote for the weekend of the 9th.
posted by GrammarMoses at 7:32 PM on October 26

So what time on the 9th would work for folks?
posted by research monkey at 9:43 AM on October 27

I might be able to make that work - I've always wanted to do a meetup.
posted by Vhanudux at 1:24 PM on October 28

2 PM on 11/9?
posted by oceanjesse at 5:45 PM on October 28

God I wish 11/8 wasn’t on a Friday!
posted by oceanjesse at 5:46 PM on October 28 [1 favorite]

Updated with time and venue info. Hope weather is good enough to hang out on the roof deck!
posted by research monkey at 7:19 AM on October 29 [1 favorite]

Someone do me a favor and buy something from Sam's with a fake ID. For old times' sake.
posted by Tehhund at 6:18 PM on October 29

My brother's visiting that weekend, but if I can convince him to come hang out with a bunch of Internet People, we'll be there!
posted by basalganglia at 4:15 AM on October 31

We visited Sam's yesterday to size up the space and parking situation. Here's their diagram of where you're allowed to park (basically, anywhere other than directly in front of the auto parts shop). The space has a few tables inside, though it looks like it's going to be easier to meet outside if the weather's good. They've got a couple dozen drinks on tap, including (iirc) some cider, for those who don't drink beer. I forgot to ask about non-alcoholic bevs, and can check if anybody's interested.
posted by ardgedee at 8:44 AM on November 1 [2 favorites]

basalganglia, given the venue, you and your brother could just show up to sample some beer, and say hi to internet peoples who also happen to be there :)

If people are feeling peckish, there are Treforni and Makus Empanadas in the mall across the road from Sam's. In Woodcroft Shopping Center behind Sam's, there are Pulcinella's and Chubby's Tacos. There's also Roots Bistro and Bar on Hope Valley Road. And if you want more beer, Growler Grlz is in the same strip as Roots.
posted by research monkey at 7:43 PM on November 1 [3 favorites]

Sorry to say I won't make it there after all. Have a great time, y'all.
posted by GrammarMoses at 10:51 AM on November 9

We’re here and holding a table inside.
posted by ardgedee at 10:57 AM on November 9

Upstairs, that is.
posted by ardgedee at 11:18 AM on November 9

Sharing 11 foot 8 bridge memories - this was us in the gunmetal CRV!
posted by oceanjesse at 11:42 AM on November 9 [1 favorite]

We wound up spending the day in Raleigh -- sorry we missed you all, and RIP 11'8"
posted by basalganglia at 5:02 AM on November 10 [2 favorites]

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