Getting Out
posted June 26, 2011 1:46 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 9 at 11:00 AM, Missouri Botanical Gardens - front gate
4344 Shaw Blvd, St Louis, MO, USA (Map & Directions)
Pursuant to the ethusiasm about being outdoorsy in St. Louis, how about a summer group hike?
Votes for times or places?

Personally I'd be happy with trees and, if possible, a babbling brook. Or maybe we keep it super local and just do a Botanical Gardens walk...

All ideas welcome! Any weekend in July works for me.
posted by Karmacane to Meetup (21 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

So far, notsnot and I have a clear calendar for the 9-10 and 30-31 in July. (During the day, I'm assuming?) And possibly one of the other weekends. Apparently my husband scheduled a vacation and doesn't know when...
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 6:16 PM on June 26, 2011

I like the Botanical Gardens idea because it would probably make coordination easier. Also it's free before noon on Saturdays for city and county residents. On the downside: they don't allow picnics, but I don't know if that's part of the plan anyway.

In any case, I could probably make any July weekend other than the July 4th weekend.
posted by jedicus at 8:34 PM on June 26, 2011

Doing a walk at the Botanical Garden would be easy to coordinate, and it's really nice (I'm there almost every Saturday just to take pictures). We could also add a second 'leg' and head to the nearby Royale - long a Mefi fave - afterward for victuals and beverages.
posted by notsnot at 6:33 AM on June 27, 2011

Botanical Gardens works for me.

Should we say Saturday, July 9th? 11 AM to take advantage of the free admission.

We can talking biking then, notsnot. Fifty miles might be a bit much for me, but I'd definitely be game for something.
posted by Karmacane at 7:18 AM on June 27, 2011

I live a couple blocks from the BotGardens, and love any excuse to get out there. Count me in.

I also have a super-secret picnic spot in the gardens... incredibly secluded and lightly (not) trafficked. If every person brings one picnic thing, and one person brings a blanket, I see no reason why we could not picnic (frame it as an act of civil disobedience if your moral compass requires it).
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj at 8:26 AM on June 27, 2011

(Also: Sat/Sun July 16 and 17 at Off Broadway there's a screening of our film. I say this not really as a plug, but as another opportunity for MeFites to gather. So as not to create a fork or rift of this meetup, I'll announce that this outdoors thing seems like much more fun.)
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj at 8:33 AM on June 27, 2011

I approve of the Botanical Gardens + Royale combination. July 9th seems to be the current winner, date-wise.
posted by jedicus at 1:16 PM on June 27, 2011

I'm in for MoBot + Royale! Any weekend works for me. The biking thing sounds interesting too -- I've been looking for a good excuse to go on a long ride again. I'll be riding to the gardens in any case!

(jjjjjjjijjjjjjj, are those screenings going to have the same post-film Q&A sessions with the interviewees that the screenings at the Tivoli had? That really took me from "wow, that was an excellent documentary" to "wow, that was one of the most memorable experiences of my life," and I hope that some of my friends who missed the first screenings could get to experience the same thing.)
posted by invitapriore at 2:33 PM on June 27, 2011

MoBot is an incongruous (and hilarious) nickname for a public garden.

I'm in for a secret picnic. I can bring a blanket.
posted by Karmacane at 8:22 PM on June 27, 2011

Can/Should we get a quorum vote on Saturday, July 9th, 11AM, Botanical Gardens? Seems to work for most people? Once that's settled, we could, maybe, contact other STLers to wrangle up some more folks?

invitapriore: Thanks, much, for the kind words. They mean a lot. I know one of the two dates doesn't have a Q&A, but I will def. see about approaching former residents about the other date. You're exactly right about the transformative aspect of it: it's very special to us, special to them, and seems to be a great thing for the audience.
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj at 9:24 AM on June 28, 2011

Saturday, July 9th, 11AM, Botanical Gardens sounds good to me.
posted by jedicus at 9:41 AM on June 28, 2011

notsnot and I vote Yea on Sat. the 9th at 11am.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 4:54 PM on June 28, 2011

I just left STL and have a MoBot membership card. If anyone wants it, I can drop it in the mail for you. MeMail me. Enjoy the meetup!
posted by slogger at 7:05 PM on June 28, 2011

Another yes vote for Saturday the 9th. Let's book it!
posted by Karmacane at 7:23 PM on June 28, 2011

Event confirmed! I put the front gate of the gardens as the meeting point. (I'm presuming there is a front gate. It's been awhile.) Course give a shout if that's an issue.
posted by Karmacane at 7:27 PM on June 28, 2011

Doh! I forgot that we had people coming down tomorrow to work on a project. So I won't be seeing you all tomorrow.

Anyone for dinner Sunday night?
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 10:11 PM on July 8, 2011

Stuck in traffic. GPS says 12 mins.
posted by jedicus at 9:07 AM on July 9, 2011

We're late
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 9:23 AM on July 9, 2011

Had a great time. Was fun meeting y'all. Sorry I had to bail a bit early. Let's do this again sometime.
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj at 11:06 AM on July 9, 2011

Thanks for the good time everybody. And for the STL recs!

Also, I'll be attending jjjjjijjjjj's film if anybody wants to meet up.
posted by Karmacane at 5:35 PM on July 9, 2011

Sorry Kimothy and I didn't make it out this time—we were each in the midst of other things this past weekend. I'm looking forward to the next one, though!
posted by limeonaire at 9:16 PM on July 13, 2011

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