Date: What is good for everyone? Early enough in the spring, outside venues are definitely an option.
Place: Inside or out? What part of Nashville / Middle Tennessee? Several of those of us interest are in Rutherford or Wilson counties, so somewhere on the east side would be good. However, if we have a lot of out of towners, to be fair, whatever direction the majority will be traveling from would be best.
Activities: Adult only or family oriented? Be responsible for our own meals or have a potluck? Anybody want to bring acoustic instruments (if the venue is suitable) for entertainment?
Well, if we have it in June, it will likely be an indoor event. Any ideas?
Like others who have replied, I strongly prefer an adult event. I’m game for in the city or out. I think that an outdoor picnic type event would be the most fun. I’m booked next week and the last weekend in April (anytime on the weekend is understood that I’ll be taking time off work - that’s cool).
Just my $.02. Whatever the group consensus is will be what is planned.
(Even if I’m not sure I can make it, I can still make suggestions, right? :p)
If I remember right, Murfreesboro has a pretty nice park (Old Fort Park). Lebanon does, too (Don Fox Park), but I think I’m the only Doper that lives here. I’m not sure how far out of the way it would be for everyone.
If you do go with a city park, someone might need to get an approximate headcount and call the appropriate city department to reserve an area, unless everyone’s cool bringing their own blanket.
Actually, I was looking at Old Fort Park, considering our 'Boro contingent. Don Fox Park would be convenient for me (I didn’t know you lived in Lebanon - so do I) but they don’t permit dogs and I know of a couple of folks who would like to bring one.
More suggestions, folks! I’ll be putting them together this week for a vote.
Old Fort Park would be great for me. I may have to bring my son because I’m a single mom, but will try to make other arrangements. And I know Brynda will be up for it and pinknotes210 will probably come along also. I think the picnic idea is great! May 29th looks like the best Saturday for me.
Murfreesboro or Lebanon are both fine with me - I kind of live right in the middle of Lebanon, the 'Boro, and Nashville. Don’t know if I’ll be able to make it or not - we have small kids; and my wife already thinks I’m weird for talking to strangers on the internet.