July 11, 2006

Gather Round Y'all!

UPDATE! If we do St. Louis - Southwest has decent prices on plane tickets for people like me that would otherwise need to drive 10 or more hours . . . Just saying!

So, I was on the phone yesterday with this brilliant woman and we were talking blog meet and a thought dawned on us:

For example, so many of our favorite bloggers are parents of young children. We want to meet them and their children. So? Why not throw a blog meet where we can bring the kiddies? A family meet so to speak.

It would have to be somewhere kid friendly and not too expensive - because ya know kids=poor.

So what do you think? Oh, and you don't have to have kids to come, just have to like em a bit.

Suggestions are welcome.

Oh, and as incentive? you get to meet this cutie!


Posted by Oddybobo at July 11, 2006 10:46 AM | TrackBack

Someplace centrally located and easy to get to would be great.

Posted by: Rave at July 11, 2006 11:00 AM

Dozens of kids in one place?

*runs away screaming*

Posted by: Quality Weenie at July 11, 2006 11:43 AM

Hey that's a great idea! But what would be central??

Posted by: Richmond at July 11, 2006 11:52 AM

What do you mean by "central"?
Texas? - no.
Georgia? - no.
Michigan? - no.
Minnesota? - no.
Western Pennsylvania? - hmmmmm...

Posted by: Bob at July 11, 2006 01:57 PM

I'd say my place but then, as I look around I realize - probably not my best idea!

Posted by: Tammi at July 11, 2006 02:28 PM

Well- central would be relative to where everyone is located currently.

I think Little Rock would be good...let's all converge on AWTM... :)

Posted by: Rave at July 11, 2006 02:50 PM

As full of rednecks as it may be...Branson can be done economically.

Silver dollar city has planty for kids to do, and can be educational.

There is also a outdoor/indoor waterpark/mini golf/hotel/restaraunt to stay at.....


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This is a hot and icky and expensive time to go, however during the school season, the place is WAY LESS packed...

I also know if the waterpark hotel is cost prohibitive, there are plenty of rooms to be had for under 40$

May be something worth looking in to...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at July 11, 2006 03:01 PM

For those who would like to spend time with only family, a dinner could be arranged...so we can meet you and prove my kids are crazier than yours...I promise.

I think it is a great idea.

the Great Wolf Lodge is a great place...but it runs HIGH....

St. Louis?

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at July 11, 2006 03:04 PM

Oooooh!! St. Louis is a VERY kid friendly city. The Zoo is free as is Grant's Farm (well, $3 to park...). That would make for a fabulous weekend!!! :) ~R


Posted by: Richmond at July 11, 2006 03:18 PM

I hear St. Louis is a kid friendly city. I know I can drive it, even if DH cannot come with I can drive it.

Now to budget the trip in somewhere.....

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at July 11, 2006 04:35 PM

. . . and to plan a date . . .

Posted by: oddybobo at July 11, 2006 05:07 PM

... yikes....

Posted by: Eric at July 11, 2006 05:38 PM

Okay- either is fine with me- although Branson is closer. The date-hmmm...is there a long weekend coming up soon? (I don't pay attention to that- every weekend is looooong for me.)

Posted by: Rave at July 11, 2006 09:48 PM

Crap! I just thoughtta something!

My car is dying....hmmm...better add in prayers that it has a miraculous recovery or I get that promotion and buy my soul car!

Posted by: Rave at July 11, 2006 09:50 PM


E-mail me your #.

Folks I think this can be done, and I think economically too.

lets brain storm on this...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at July 11, 2006 10:17 PM

I'm with you AWTM - I think we could definitely put something together. Oddy has my number. Tee hee!! :)

Posted by: Richmond at July 12, 2006 05:11 AM

And Richmond has my number.

Posted by: Rave at July 12, 2006 10:17 AM

How about the weekend of October 6,7,8 - The weather in St. Louis in gorgeous in the fall and they are haing a "Living History" event at Grant's Farm:
This biannual event takes guests back in time, as members of the 8th Regiment Missouri Infantry (8th MO) set up camp at Grant’s Farm and welcome visitors to witness live performances that include military drills with an actual cannon blast, open-fire cooking and blacksmithing.

Whaddya think?

Posted by: Richmond at July 12, 2006 11:20 AM

OOO, I can do that!

Posted by: oddybobo at July 12, 2006 11:31 AM

Can I come even without any kids?!?! I act like one most of the time!!


Posted by: Tammi at July 12, 2006 12:24 PM

This would require me to fly. Let me see how they do on this flight to my mom's. Also, I'll need to see how much money it costs from here. I think I'm out of 'free' tickets. And as of Oct 9th, I have to pay for 3.

I love the idea. And I will do my best to see if I can make it with the kids.

Posted by: vw bug at July 13, 2006 05:59 AM

Just missed me in st.Louis. Darn. Not planning on going back soon either. Had dropped/picked up my kids with the grandparents who live in KC. Great idea Bobo!

Posted by: GaMongrel at July 13, 2006 05:59 AM

oh.. an OCt 6-8 I'm flying to my folks in KC... bummer...

Posted by: gamongrel at July 13, 2006 06:00 AM

In answer to Tammi's question, yes you can come, even without kiddos!

Posted by: oddybobo at July 13, 2006 12:23 PM



Tammi and extra pair of adult hands are always welcome when there are more than 1 child present!! Ha, wear a raincoat!!

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at July 13, 2006 01:13 PM

Oh yes, I think anyone who wants to come *should* come - kids or no! ANd like Oddy said over at my place, these dates are NOT set in stone... feel free to suggest others.

Oh and Oddy - I'll help you and AWTM put this thing together if you want me to! :)

Posted by: Richmond at July 13, 2006 02:37 PM

Okay, back the truck up! A kid friendly blogmeet? I thought the point of blogmeets was to ditch the kids! j/k

St. Louie is a very doable location for us, however the weekend is our anniversary and we already have plans, tickets and reservations made for that weekend. Sorry.

Posted by: Contagion at July 17, 2006 10:20 PM