Tour the Arnold Arboretum!
posted September 7, 2011 1:26 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat September 17 at 1:00 PM, Arnold Arboretum
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3500, USA (Map & Directions)
Whether you're looking for a break from your first few weeks of classes or just inclined to get some fresh air, join the Boston MeFikers (organized by bondcliff, canine epigram, and cranberry_nut) on our most relaxing journey yet: a walk around the Arnold Arboretum, the oldest public arboretum in North America.
Show off your plant-identifying talents, bring a camera to photograph the changing leaves, or just enjoy some pleasant conversation. We expect to spend 1-2 hours at the arboretum.

Good walking shoes and a water bottle are suggested. Older children are welcome if under adult supervision. The organizers take no responsibility for childcare.

Those desiring a snack, coffee, or smoothie following the walk will proceed to a nearby establishment.

The Arboretum is easily accessible by MBTA. Directions are available here. The group will meet at the entrance on Washington Street, close to the Forest Hills stop on the Orange Line (map here).

Bad weather will ruin the fun -- any changes will be posted here prior to the event date.
posted by cranberry_nut to Meetup (10 comments total)

I'm out of town that weekend--but would have loved to come! I live near there, deep below the surface of Jamaica Pond, and made my first trip to the Arboretum on Labor Day. So lovely!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:11 AM on September 8, 2011

Deep beneath in the forgotten city of Cod, the Admiral sleeps...
posted by canine epigram at 5:24 PM on September 9, 2011

What a great idea, and I've been wanting to go there forever! But I have the worst luck with Boston meetups. I have to work that day. Rats. Will be looking forward to the next one....
posted by Miko at 11:25 AM on September 15, 2011

Hi, maybe people, what's your status? Are any of you planning on coming?

We ask because unforseen events mean that the three of us (myself, cranberry, bondcliff) won't be able to make it. If a reasonable number of the maybes were coming, I'm sure benito could stand around and look awkward until you show up.

However, if you aren't likely to make it, please let us know now, so we can decide whether to simply reschedule for another date.

Sorry about this meta-peeps!
posted by canine epigram at 5:56 AM on September 16, 2011

Yes, I apologize. Family matters have come up.

There's no reason people can't still meet up at the Arboretum, it's not like you'll need a guide to find your way around.

We will no doubt be planning another hike/walk or two. Others are certainly welcome to plan their own and we can participate.

Also, SPOILER ALERT, but there was some talk about maybe doing some snowshoeing this winter, assuming we get enough snow.
posted by bondcliff at 6:09 AM on September 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

Don't worry about it! Metroid Baby and I were planning on going, but we're fine with going at a rescheduled time when you guys can make it.
posted by ignignokt at 7:34 AM on September 16, 2011

(Ha, I just noticed this below the comment form for the first time: Note: You're going to see these people in real life. Awesome!)
posted by ignignokt at 7:36 AM on September 16, 2011

Anyone now looking for something to do on Saturday afternoon should come to the Somerville Squeezebox Slam (Facebook). If you need a loaner accordion, I have extras!
posted by nonane at 1:00 PM on September 16, 2011

.... unforseen events mean that the three of us (myself, cranberry, bondcliff) won't be able to make it.

Believe it or not, I'm relieved. I'm fighting against a cold and was just wondering whether begging off would make me that says-he'll-come-but-never-does guy. So I say reschedule.
posted by benito.strauss at 3:00 PM on September 16, 2011

Hmm, is the accordion something you can just pick up and play? The idea sounds fun, but I've heard it's among the most difficult of all instruments.
posted by ignignokt at 4:15 PM on September 16, 2011

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