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Thread: Tri Cities meetup!

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    Tri Cities meetup!

    THE DATE IS NOW FIRM!!!
    Saturday, June 25th, from 10am to 2pm


    Alright guys, I’ve been digging around and looking for a good place (nice, family friendly, public area, restrooms, cover, cheap) and I’ve found a good place for the first of hopefully many future Tri Cities OC BBQs.

    Location: Wye Park off the North end of Columbia Mall Blvd. It’s a nice, easy to get to park, located at Bateman Island and has a picnic cover, playground, bathrooms and a cool walking trail out to the island. And since it's free, I'll pick up the rental fee... Description and location.

    Date: As for a date, let’s do Saturday, June 25th, from 10am to 2pm. The site is free but we cannot reserve it either so I will head over at 8am to get stuff set up and “claim” the gazebo and tables. If the date/time don’t work for you, let me know. Since this is over a month away, we can be flexible. No griping later.

    RSVP: I would like an RSVP from folks who will be coming so I can make sure we will have enough tables and seating. I am bringing my wife and four kids so please feel free to bring your kids too. If you have resources in terms of tables and folding chairs, please let me know.

    Menu: BYOB (Bring Your Own Beef, Barbeque, etc.) I.e. Feed yer own and maybe bring a bit to share… I will be bringing my BBQ grill but depending on attendance we might require another grill. Let’s not do alcohol with the kids and firearms in attendance.

    Firearms: Let's just do our normal EDC. Personally, I am envisioning this as a chance for us to meet each other, share our families and build some contacts, not a place to "make a point". But, as I am a Freedom loving guy, do what you think best. Just don't whig out my wife!

    Advertisement: This will become a “Special Event” if it’s advertised to the general public. I’m not willing/able to organize or pay for a “Special Event” so we will need to keep this limited to personal invites and any notices will need to be designed with that concept in mind.

    Media: I don’t really think that inviting media to this event would be a good idea. Just my take. Once we get more familiar with each other, I think it would be appropriate for perhaps the next event. We will want to be ready in case they do show up though, thus, don’t act the fool or wear the “Kill ‘em all” shirts… Signs will push us into the dreaded “Special Event” realm so please leave them at home but I’ll bet flags would be fine…

    Special: We will not be able to have official speakers as that would change this into, once again, a “Special Event”. On the other hand, if you know anyone interesting who would like to share their views on OC with us, please invite them to come and have some BBQ.

    I’ll be heading over there today to take a look at the setup. I need your feedback!

    Freedom.First.1775@gmail.com
    Last edited by Freedom First; 05-21-2011 at 02:37 AM. Reason: Updated 5/20/11
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    If I know far enough in advance I can request the saturday off. It would be imperitive for it to be Kid friendly. Any time off is spent with my family.

    BTW, I talked with Greg from Griggs and he said if we need Trash bags for an Owens rd clean up, He'll help out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amzbrady View Post
    If I know far enough in advance I can request the saturday off. It would be imperitive for it to be Kid friendly. Any time off is spent with my family.

    BTW, I talked with Greg from Griggs and he said if we need Trash bags for an Owens rd clean up, He'll help out.
    Same here regarding my kids. Not at work = with my family...

    My wife suggested Wye Park just off the end of Columbia Mall Blvd. It's got a play area, good BBQ cover and it's easy to get to. Link
    A downside is that it looks like it is available on a first come first serve basis.

    While digging on the Richland Parks site, I found this little gem:
    24. There shall be:
     No fires.
     No destruction of vegetation.
     No smoking within 50 feet of any playground.
     No unauthorized camping.
     No dumping of trash, litter or garbage.
     No weapons unless allowed by State or Federal Law
    So we're good.
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    What do they mean by an "Expressive Activities" permit?

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    I'm thinking the more visibility we can get the better. We should find the biggest busiest park there is in the tri cities and put ourselves right in the middle of it. Some parks have pavillions that can be reserved for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermannr View Post
    What do they mean by an "Expressive Activities" permit?
    That's a good darn question. Mime? Water ballet?

    Actually it refers to political events, protests, etc. that might require more interaction with the city. "Speakers, signs and the like..."
    Last edited by Freedom First; 05-11-2011 at 05:45 PM. Reason: More info
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    That narrows it right down...

    Quote Originally Posted by amzbrady View Post
    I'm thinking the more visibility we can get the better. We should find the biggest busiest park there is in the tri cities and put ourselves right in the middle of it. Some parks have pavillions that can be reserved for free.
    That would put us on the river at either Howard Amon in Richland or over by the Playground of Dreams in Kennewick. I'll look into it.
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    If we get something definite soon we can run some flyers and see if Ranch and Home, Griggs, the place on Canal, and some of the gun shops will let us post them.
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    I'll do my best to make it. Chances are I'll be able to, but my preggy wife & 17 mo old son might need to sit this one out.

    I like the idea of OCing near the veterans memorial in Columbia Park.

    Howard Amon would be fine too, though.

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    Should we bump this discussion over to the Tri-Cities Events Sticky? Afterall, that's why we requested a sticky in the first place.

    It's your call, Freedom First.

    If not, perhaps we should let them take the sticky down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbpeck View Post
    Should we bump this discussion over to the Tri-Cities Events Sticky? Afterall, that's why we requested a sticky in the first place.

    It's your call, Freedom First.

    If not, perhaps we should let them take the sticky down.
    My thoughts would be to keep the Tri-Cities Events Sticky as a clearing house for notices and notes for the Tri-Cities in a general fashion. Then add threads like this for specific events...

    I didn't get a note about this over there though... I'll get to that. Done!

    I'll try to get some info on specific locations up in the next day or two. Also, anyone have blackout dates when you cannot make it for sure? I know the 4th of June will not work for us.
    Last edited by Freedom First; 05-11-2011 at 07:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom First View Post
    Also, anyone have blackout dates when you cannot make it for sure? I know the 4th of June will not work for us.
    IIRC, I think the last weekend in May is bad for us.

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    Cool

    Isn't the last weekend of May always a bad time for planning anything?? (It's Memorial Day)
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    Update!

    Check out the original post for update!

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    Can you put on of those poll, vote, thingys up there, "will attend, wont attend, might attend". Do something when the date is definite. Only once in a blue moon I can get a saturday off. I need to know when your calender get artheritis and is no longer flexible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amzbrady View Post
    Can you put on of those poll, vote, thingys up there, "will attend, wont attend, might attend". Do something when the date is definite. Only once in a blue moon I can get a saturday off. I need to know when your calender get artheritis and is no longer flexible.
    Enjoy the exciting new poll!
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    Is that the definite date? If it is I will put in for it. There is a slight chance my boss will give me a day off on the busiest day of the week. If I can come I will bring a little extra like a pack of dogs and buns, and chips, for additional kids or possible happened to stop by'ers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amzbrady View Post
    Is that the definite date? If it is I will put in for it. There is a slight chance my boss will give me a day off on the busiest day of the week. If I can come I will bring a little extra like a pack of dogs and buns, and chips, for additional kids or possible happened to stop by'ers.
    It's doesn't have to be definite. When would you know if you can get the day off? Like I said in the UPDATE, it's over a month away, so we can be flexible. Would Sunday work better for the group as a whole?
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    PasT experience has shown that a firm date gets better attendence. A flexible date lets everyone try to sway it to meet their own schedule. Best to pick a date and those that can make it will. The others will try to make it if they can.
    YMMV

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    Does the park have camping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeak View Post
    Does the park have camping?
    Nope but there's places to camp in the area. Motorcycle camping?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeak View Post
    Does the park have camping?
    Squeak, what kind of camping are you looking to do? Are you coming by yourself, or with someone in tow? Riding your bike? We have a spare bedroom set up with a queen bed and can offer you a cot and a hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amzbrady View Post
    Squeak, what kind of camping are you looking to do? Are you coming by yourself, or with someone in tow? Riding your bike? We have a spare bedroom set up with a queen bed and can offer you a cot and a hot.
    WOW! What an offer! I was going to bring my motor home with wife and dogs and maybe son and his wife. If that falls through, me-n-the Harley!

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    YES! I axed my wife if I could go and she said,"Yes. We will go." So, gimme a time and place and I'll be there! I'll be driving my MH, 25 ft long, so if need be I can secure a spot if you have a first-come-first-serve spot. Yessiree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeak View Post
    YES! I axed my wife if I could go and she said,"Yes. We will go." So, gimme a time and place and I'll be there! I'll be driving my MH, 25 ft long, so if need be I can secure a spot if you have a first-come-first-serve spot. Yessiree!
    I wish we had parking here for a motorhome like I did in Ocean Shores. If you and yours come up and decide not to bring the motorhome, The two of you are more than welcome at our humble abode. Give me an actual lenth from front bumper to what ever sticks out the furthest on the back and I'll see if youll fit in our driveway. We could run an extension cord out to ya. If you prefer a nice campground, The KOA in Pasco is dog friendly and has ammenities. http://koa.com/campgrounds/pasco/. It is a short drive to the park from there.
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