SLO Meetup? September 10, 2007 2:23 PM   Subscribe

San Luis Obispo, CA Meetup in late September?

I'm heading back to the ol' hometown at the end of September, and I thought I'd see about a meetup. I'll have a 4-year-old in tow, so I'm thinking coffee in the afternoon on Saturday Sept. 23rd. I know you're out there, SLO MeFites.
posted by lekvar to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:23 PM (22 comments total)

This may be your only chance at sighting wendell in the wild all year, because, I WILL BE THERE.*

*unless I'm in the hospital in which case I will be accepting visitors all afternoon.
posted by wendell at 2:35 PM on September 10, 2007

My personal preference would be for coffee at Linnaea's Café on Garden Street, but it's been years since I was last in the area so I'd be open to meeting somewhere else.
posted by lekvar at 2:41 PM on September 10, 2007

You guys should meet for lunch here.
posted by dersins at 3:27 PM on September 10, 2007

dersins, it's obvious you have never been more than a day-tourist around here. We real SLO-vians would never meet -up at the Madonna Inn; however, after a few cups of coffee elsewhere, we will all head over here.
posted by wendell at 3:36 PM on September 10, 2007

Why would anyone be more than a day-tourist around there?

sorry. i kid because i love.
posted by dersins at 3:45 PM on September 10, 2007

Huh. My uncle and his life partner just moved there. Saw some gorgeous photos but haven't been able to make the trip myself. Have a great time, and take lots of pictures!
posted by lazaruslong at 4:05 PM on September 10, 2007

The Madonna Inn used to have some of the best pasteries in the county, and may still. But everything about the Madonna Inn, from that gawdawful pink-and-gold color scheme to Alex Madonna's politics, is ugly.
posted by lekvar at 4:47 PM on September 10, 2007

Obligatory link. and there happens to be a brewery across the street. disclaimer: I worked next door for years.
posted by hortense at 4:48 PM on September 10, 2007

Alex died.
posted by hortense at 4:49 PM on September 10, 2007

Yeah, I know. I have family ties to the Madonnas; a good portion of my relatives attended his funeral. I try very hard not to say anything too pointed about him. But his shadow, last I checked, still looms large over city and county politics.
posted by lekvar at 4:52 PM on September 10, 2007

And the stretch of Hwy 101 going north from the Inn to Atascadero has been christened "The Alex Madonna Memorial Chunk of Freeway". But we still have Ernie Dalidio carrying on.
posted by wendell at 4:57 PM on September 10, 2007

I'll be in SLO on Oct. 17th.
posted by ludwig_van at 9:04 PM on September 10, 2007

We're camping in Big Sur that weekend, I'll keep this option on the table...
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:19 PM on September 10, 2007

Option on table.
posted by k8t at 9:25 PM on September 10, 2007

In performance ludwig ?
posted by hortense at 1:31 AM on September 11, 2007

Yeah, I'll be at the Frog and Peach Pub that night, but it's a late show, 11 PM I think.
posted by ludwig_van at 5:30 AM on September 11, 2007

I've added the meetup to the sidebar.
posted by lekvar at 2:32 PM on September 11, 2007

OK, so here's my schedule, as far as I know at this point. I'll be at Linnaea's Café at 2pm on Sat afternoon, barring freak accidents. If a couple hours in one direction or another would work for the rest of you, let me know. Otherwise I hope to see you there!
posted by lekvar at 11:29 AM on September 21, 2007

I am so sorry so sorry so sorry so sorry... I missed the meet-up, but Murphy's Law has been ruling my life for the last 24 hours... breakdowns of both my computers as well as my car (fortunately only the former 'crashed'), an allergic reaction to something I ate last night, a knee so swollen for-no-known-reason I can hardly walk, plus a bad hair day and a wardrobe malfunction (okay the last two weren't important). Next year, lekvar, I promise.
posted by wendell at 3:51 PM on September 22, 2007

No problem, it ended well. hortense showed up and we had a nice time, even if I and my peers were directly responsible for his not being allowed to smoke in the patio. I think he forgave me.
posted by lekvar at 7:31 PM on September 22, 2007

Sorry I missed you ludwig-van but I was camping in Big Sur all week,I hope the show went well ! Yes lekvar, you are forgiven, except for the bars on the window ledges of the Maino Bldg. so maybe next year.
posted by hortense at 8:07 PM on September 22, 2007

I think ludwig_van's show is next month... so that's an entirely other opportunity for me... to screw up and miss.
posted by wendell at 10:35 PM on September 22, 2007

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