Central Vermont Meetup to Welcome ThePinkSuperhero and Stynxno April 27, 2008 4:23 PM   Subscribe

ThePinkSuperhero and stynxno will be in the area over the Memorial Day weekend, and naturally we central Vermont folks must welcome them with a meetup on Saturday, May 24.

There has been some discussion about this offsite, and one of the ideas floating about is meeting at Peavine's pub in Bethel for drinks and river/scenery peeping. Depending on what is playing at the drive-in that night we could migrate there, or to Onion Flats cremee stand for ice cream.

If we go with Peavine's the start time would probably be between 4 and 5 p.m. in order to make sure they can accommodate a large group.

Any other ideas are welcome!
posted by terrapin to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:23 PM (51 comments total)

Yayayayayay! I can't waaaaaaait!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:24 PM on April 27, 2008 [1 favorite]

Everyone would gather
on the 24th of May
Sitting in the stands
to watch the fireworks display

Dancing fires on the beach
Singing songs together
Though it's just a memory
Some mem'ries last forever
posted by Eideteker at 4:37 PM on April 27, 2008 [1 favorite]

I'm there. (duh!)
posted by turtlegirl at 4:54 PM on April 27, 2008

At some point, face north and yell 'Ciao!' to my grandparents up the road apiece. (They're from the Old Country)
posted by jonmc at 4:56 PM on April 27, 2008

jonmc: still in Barre? Give me their number and I'll invite them.
posted by terrapin at 5:03 PM on April 27, 2008

Ha! That'd be a frightening encounter on both sides, I think.
posted by jonmc at 5:08 PM on April 27, 2008

Ha! That'd be a frightening encounter on both sides, I think.

How so? Your mom already loves hanging out with me. What a tiger. Psst, yr dad, too. But don't tell either of them. They each think we're exclusive. It's complicated.
posted by loquacious at 5:36 PM on April 27, 2008

Oh, well, I'll tell my mom to stop telling you to go back to school and make something of yourself if you leave Dad alone about the Nancy Sinatra thing. he can't help it, he's a man of his time.
posted by jonmc at 5:46 PM on April 27, 2008

I know I labeled this a central Vermont meetup, but we'd LOVE to see other northern New Englanders who are interested in a visit.
posted by terrapin at 5:46 PM on April 27, 2008

hint hint EIDE
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:59 PM on April 27, 2008 [1 favorite]

Saturday, huh?

Hell with it, I've got nothing else going on that weekend.

Anyone who wants to carpool 2+ hours from the Boston area in an old red Saturn 2-door coupe that drives way too fast is hereby offered a ride. Limit of 3 people.
posted by Ryvar at 6:15 PM on April 27, 2008

hint hint EIDE

Massachusetts is technically not in Northern New England. I'll be going to this meetup, but getting back from Wisconsin just a little bit beforehand so won't be too helpful with the planning.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:36 PM on April 27, 2008


posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:41 PM on April 27, 2008 [1 favorite]

make pinky wear a belly shirt so you can do shots out of her navel
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:51 PM on April 27, 2008

We'll be in New Mexico that day as part of a cross country trip. Well be traveling through southern Vermont (via Bennington) on the 29th. Too bad about the timing-- we'd love to see you guys again!
posted by idest at 4:06 AM on April 28, 2008

Alas, I'll be moving that weekend. Perhaps someone can give me my first ever shoutout.
posted by bondcliff at 6:28 AM on April 28, 2008

wow, that sounds exciting idest! Can't wait to hear about your adventures!
posted by terrapin at 8:48 AM on April 28, 2008

Sounds fabulous. We'll try to make this this one of our Rochester weekends and make the trek over the mountain.
posted by googly at 12:53 PM on April 28, 2008

Could we add this to the sidebar?
posted by Ryvar at 5:53 AM on April 29, 2008

I added it!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:31 AM on April 29, 2008 [1 favorite]

googly: yeah, Bethel Mountain Road is fine this time of year, so hopefully you can make it over!
posted by terrapin at 12:32 PM on April 29, 2008

People are still welcome to offer up alternate plan ideas, but I wanted to let everyone know that I spoke with a manager at Peavine's and they said they shouldn't have any problem accommodating us that night at the time suggested.
posted by terrapin at 1:34 PM on April 29, 2008

Ah, too bad for me — especially since it's always been a dream of mine to meet a pink superhero — but I gotta start tour guiding again along the Maine coast on the 19th, so I'll be far from Windsor County on the 24th. (I'm sure a great time will be had by all...)
posted by LeLiLo at 12:11 AM on May 2, 2008

Hrm. The last time I knew TPS was in town, I bailed while on the way. I still owe her a beer, so maybe I'll actually make this one!
posted by sequential at 6:31 AM on May 2, 2008

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:22 PM on May 3, 2008 [1 favorite]

Would anyone familiar with the area care to comment on this planned route to the meetup? Strangely, I am already in VT for the weekend and would be cycling to the meetup. Also, can anyone suggest an inexpensive hotel for Saturday night on my proposed route or in the area of the meetup?
posted by sequential at 1:44 PM on May 7, 2008

That ride will be lovely, the route along the river [107 along the river] is a little hairy because the rode is narrow with almost no shoulder. If you're okay with that, then it should be fine, otherwise, lmk and I can fetch you someplace. I have two guestrooms and you are welcome to one of them.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:06 PM on May 7, 2008

comment on this planned route...

That area in Rutland where U.S. 4 and 7 come together is many many cars and much congestion; if I were you coming north — especially on a bike — I would bail out to the east before then (right turn on N. Shrewsbury Rd., Curtis Ave., or even Allen Street) and go over to Cold River/Stratton Road, then north to meet U.S. 4.
posted by LeLiLo at 8:11 PM on May 13, 2008

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:30 PM on May 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

So what's the actual plan?
posted by Eideteker at 6:46 PM on May 20, 2008

And who can give me crash space?
posted by Eideteker at 4:41 AM on May 21, 2008

Eideteker, you can stay at my place. You'll have to fight sequential for the good guest room. I think the plan is meet at Peavine at 5 or thereabouts? Doesn't look like the drive-in will be open by this weekend. Anyone wanna MeMail other local MeFites and let them know what's up?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:44 AM on May 21, 2008

Peavine at 5 works for meeeee!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:20 AM on May 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

jessamyn, would you message the others please?
posted by terrapin at 6:54 PM on May 21, 2008

Sorry, I'm in Wisconsin until late Friday night or early Saturday morning. I'm a bad point person for this particular event.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:01 PM on May 21, 2008

Eideteker, you are welcome at ours as well, but jessamyn is closer to the pub. Plus our road is rutty and not very motorcycle friendly. I'll look for the air mattress just in case.
posted by terrapin at 7:01 PM on May 21, 2008

We'll be there too.
posted by googly at 12:21 PM on May 22, 2008

You seem not to remember what kind of motorcycle I have. Plus, my driveway is rutty; I've gotten very good at ruts. (No comments about my life, thanks.)

Alas, work is right now threatening to cause me to explode into thousands of tiny little bits. Maybe some of those bits will land in VT; probably not. I just spent a long weekend in NH; as much as I love Vermont and y'all, I'm going to have to disappoint for the sake of my sanity. I'll send invites when I'm finally ready for my housewarming, though.
posted by Eideteker at 12:21 PM on May 22, 2008

I've never met you, but hey, if it will entice you up to VT, we can offer you: your own guestroom, bathroom, BBQ dinner, and a rut-free but excitingly steep driveway to play around on. And good music. And cats.
posted by googly at 5:57 PM on May 22, 2008

Hey I want to stay at googly's house!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:47 PM on May 22, 2008

Anytime, Jessamyn!
posted by googly at 12:03 PM on May 24, 2008

I am heading over there nowish. Anyone needs details, call my call 508-415-9074. Warning: who knows if it will work, it's Vermont.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:50 PM on May 24, 2008

What fun! You are all lovely.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:31 PM on May 24, 2008 [1 favorite]

That was fun. Pictures tomorrow.
posted by terrapin at 7:38 PM on May 24, 2008

Yay fun! I got here in time to take the dogs out, maybe I'll even upload some photos tonight, thanks everyone for coming out.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:05 PM on May 24, 2008

my photos
posted by terrapin at 4:22 AM on May 25, 2008

Twas a real pleasure meeting everyone.
posted by googly at 6:13 AM on May 25, 2008

What a nice time! terrapin, love the photos!
posted by picklebird at 6:32 AM on May 25, 2008

I only took a few photos that came out realt well, I tossed them in the list up top.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:17 AM on May 25, 2008

I finally posted mine.
posted by Stynxno at 8:59 AM on May 27, 2008

Fabulous photos (and captions) Stynxno!
posted by googly at 4:12 PM on May 27, 2008

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