The Arboretum Strikes Back!
posted September 26, 2011 10:33 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun October 9 at 10:30 AM, Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway, Boston, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
Join the Boston MeFikers (organized by bondcliff, canine epigram, and cranberry_nut) for a autumnal stroll through the Arnold Arboretum, the oldest public arboretum in North America.
We expect to spend 1-2 hours at the Arboretum. Check the forecasted temperature to see if you need a jacket. 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 up for a snack, coffee, or smoothie following the walk will head out to a nearby establishment.

The group will meet at the Forest Hills Gate entrance on the Arborway, close to the Forest Hills stop on the Orange Line (map here).

The Arboretum is easily accessible by MBTA. Here are directions to the Arboretum.

Rain will be a reason to cancel and any updates will be posted here.
posted by canine epigram to Meetup (20 comments total)

My wife is away that weekend so I will probably have my son (9) with me. He's sort of a Metafilter celebrity and if anyone would like to discuss Minecraft, Foxtrot or Star Wars in depth, you're in luck. Being only 9, he prefers the prequels. I'm working on that.
posted by bondcliff at 11:52 AM on September 26, 2011

Really excited to see another one of these... wanted to do the previous one but was out of town that weekend. I love the Arboretum and haven't spent nearly enough time there.
posted by Kosh at 4:30 PM on September 26, 2011

The trees are striking back? Disturbing. Should we bring swords?
posted by mkb at 10:11 AM on September 27, 2011

The trees are all kept equal, by hatchet, axe, and saw.
I would love to go, but I may have to make it a last-minute decision.
posted by not_on_display at 11:05 AM on September 27, 2011

I am going to try to make it! And I will bring my non-mefite boyfriend!
posted by pazazygeek at 11:20 AM on September 27, 2011

I would love to come (since I totally forgot about the last one, oops) but I'll be out of town. Which sucks, 'cause I've STILL never been to the Arboretum.
posted by maryr at 7:57 AM on September 28, 2011

So who's committing? Who's in? We've got a whole lotta maybe and not so many affirmatives!
posted by canine epigram at 6:22 AM on October 4, 2011

I'm up to two guests -- this includes a friend-of-a-friend who's looking to meet people in the area. He's a librarian, and MeFites seem to like librarians. Or maybe he's studying to be a librarian? I don't know, I've never met him. Should be an interesting addition, though, and maybe we can get him to join MetaFilter...
posted by cranberry_nut at 5:12 AM on October 5, 2011

It's hard to believe it now, but the forecast for Sunday is warm! You "maybe" people should definitely come out and enjoy one of the last summery days we'll be having for a while.
posted by cranberry_nut at 6:15 AM on October 7, 2011

I'm still on the "can't commit but want to go" side... but things are looking good. If I come, I will bring my son. (He's a teenager, so he can keep up. He's also a 4-channer, but I will make sure he doesn't troll the hike.)
posted by not_on_display at 7:51 AM on October 7, 2011

I was waiting on the weather report too. Warm?!?!

See you all at the Forest Hills Gate at 10:30.
posted by benito.strauss at 7:52 AM on October 7, 2011

Ignignokt and I are going to be there!
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:58 AM on October 8, 2011

Or, actually, we're going to be late. Don't wait up for us, if any of you are reading this on your tree-computers. We'll head out there and hopefully run into y'all at some point.
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:25 AM on October 8, 2011

At this point Bondcliff Jr. and I are still planning on coming but I'll have to see how the morning goes.
posted by bondcliff at 7:03 PM on October 8, 2011

Photostream of people being startled
posted by benito.strauss at 10:59 AM on October 9, 2011 [2 favorites]

glad I finally got to join you all, MeFikers. :) hope we can get something else in before it gets too cold!
posted by Kosh at 11:56 AM on October 9, 2011

Good to see everyone. Sorry we had to bail early but we had a long day yesterday and were both pretty tired. Be glad I spared you the wrath of a fussy nine year old...
posted by bondcliff at 2:39 PM on October 9, 2011

I have that cold that's going around, and I still haven't gotten to the arboretum! Hope you all had fun!
posted by not_on_display at 4:09 PM on October 9, 2011

Glad to see everyone. Very nice walk, saw stuff I'd never seen before. (Who knew there were bonsai trees there?) Looking forward to the next MeFike, or MeStroll.
posted by benito.strauss at 4:25 PM on October 9, 2011

Ah, poo, I have a friend from out of town staying with me this weekend, and she decided that going out until late o'clock Saturday night sounded more promising than looking at trees! with nice people from the Internet! Glad you guys had a great walk, though - the weather's been fantastic lately!
posted by estlin at 10:52 PM on October 9, 2011

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