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Two Aussie Jellies will be in the states from September 20 - November 1, care to meet up?

Asked by shrubbery (9835 points ) August 9th, 2010

So, you might already know but jelly bluemukaki and I will be travelling together for 2 months, spending 6 weeks in the States and then 2 in Europe. You may have read our other question but we have since changed our plans around quite a bit and now know exact dates so I wanted to post them here and ask if any Jelly would want to meet up with us :D

Or if you don’t, perhaps you could recommend some things we should do at the places we’re going.

Answer here and/or PM me. We’ll be taking a little netbook computer so will be able to stay in contact and update things here while we’re away, and we will also get a US sim card when we arrive, the number which I will give anyone interested in meeting up. We’ll most probably have a blog too, to document our travels and Jelly meetings.

So here are the dates:
20th September – 1st October = NYC.
2nd October – 7th October = DC.
8th October – 10th October = Cleveland.
11th October – 14th October = Denver.
15th October – 17th October = Portland.
18th October – 1st November = San Francisco, maybe San Diego, and mayyyyyybe Vegas.

We will spend probably 5 days in San Fran at least but we don’t have to be in LA for our flight to London til the 1st of November so we’re not exactly sure about those last few days. Suggestions?

We will be in Europe then from the 1st of November to the 17th. We’ll be spending time in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Munich or Frankfurt, but we don’t have those exact dates, sorry.

So. Anyone interested in a Fluther meet up? Or think there are things we really have to do while we’re there? Would love you hear from you :)

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FireMadeFlesh's avatar

Maybe when you guys get back to Australia we could meet up.

Frenchfry's avatar

Why not Florida? Darn…. Disney World!!!! Universal!! Sea World!

marinelife's avatar

I am planning on joining the group with @Augustlan to meet up with you.

IBERnineD's avatar

I would love to see you in DC!!!! I could treat you two to cupcakes!!! :D I will PM you my number so you have it :)

OH and I can give you all those letters I’ve been writing you and keep forgetting to send….

J0E's avatar

I’ll meet up with you in Cleveland…which will be during my birthday!

rangerr's avatar

I think I might be able to meet up with you in DC ;)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

JeanPaulSartre and I can meet you in NYC.

kenmc's avatar

Mmm… Nah, I think I’ll pass.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I have another small travel outing in mid October, and I’m not sure of the exact dates. But, if I’m around, I’d love to meet up around Denver!

Things you should definitely do:
– Visit the 16th street mall. (I know that sounds boring, but it’s actually quite a good time, and outdoors).
– Take a trip up to the town of Estes Park (about an hour from Denver). There is lots of history in the town, and lots of great food/shopping/hiking etc. The Stanley Hotel was where the movie the Shining was filmed, and you can take a tour of it while in Estes. Rocky Mountain National Park is near the town, and offers a great view of scenery and wildlife. (It’ll be a bit cold in October though).
– If Estes is too far, there are plenty of hikes/outdoor activities close by.
– Denver has a great culture/arts scene. Check out the Natural History Museum, Zoo, Art Museum, or Center for the Performing Arts.
– *Most highly recommended: Go to Red Rocks Amphitheater (Another hour-ish drive from Denver). It’s a huge outdoor amphitheater made out of… well, big red rocks. But it’s seated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and offers a spectacular view. There you can take in a concert/comedian/performance/movie. It’s an experience like no other.

Well, there’s a start, anyways. PM me if you want to know more. When I learn more about my schedule, I can let you know if I’ll be around. I know of at least two other jellies in the general area who’d probably be willing to meet up as well.

Allie's avatar

SFO!!!! Can’t wait to see you guys and Ryan. :D I think you already have my number, but if you don’t just send me a message (here, FB, chat room, AIM, whatever) and let me know.
– Golden Gate Park. I got lost here once for two hours and ended up stumbling upon a waterfall. Who knew? It’s a gorgeous park.
– Alcatraz, if you’re into that thing. Heads up: If you want to see Alcatraz you’ll probably need to book tickets a week or two in advance. They can sometimes sell out for a few days.
– Fisherman’s Wharf, just to see the touristy things. Bread bowl with clam chowder, Ghirardelli square, the wax museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, 5 t-shirts for $10…. I don’t know. All that touristy stuff you tourists do.
– Chinatown. Also kind of touristy, in my opinion, but fun nevertheless.
– Golden Gate Bridge. You cannot come to SF and not stand on the GGB.
– Lombard Street is pretty cool. When I was little I was told it was the “crookedest street in the world.” I’m pretty sure that was just me being gullible, but it is pretty crooked. (They played a life-size game of Candyland on Lombard last year, I think.)
– Cow Hollow has some cute little shops to check out.
– Haight/Ashbury. It’s obviously not going to be like it was when it was famous, but still, you can take a photo by the intersection signs and look around. It’s pretty close to GGP from what I remember.
Also, if you want to and have time, you can go see a play (which you’ll need tickets in advance for) or go to some museums/exhibits. The California Academy of Sciences is really cool. SF MOMA has some great art showcases. There’s also the Exploratorium and a bunch of other museums. Here is a link to a list of some museums that are always free.
Btw, depending on when she’s here, we could also meet up with Georgi. And Chuck lives about 15 mins from me.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Hey, I can definitely show off my ‘hood to you!

El_Cadejo's avatar

You still planning to go to cedar point in october?

If so me and alex were thinkin about makin the drive out to meet up with you guys.

jlm11f's avatar

@uberbatman Cedar Point is definitely happening :). And you guys should come, because not only will yours truly and the aussies be there, but so will @J0E (on his birthday nevertheless!!!!) and @boots and @Ivan. It will be a perfect Fluther-con!!

PS – You and alex are more than welcome to stay with me too (along w/ the aussies).

CMaz's avatar

There better be pictures.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@PnL Do we have a date for cedar point yet? I want to try and get off work now

Allie's avatar

@PnL WHAT!? I want to goooo.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Allie soooo get your ass out here in october…

Trance24's avatar

Cedar Point!!! Wahooo!! Can not wait!

chels's avatar

Depending where we are (SF or England) we could probably meet up with you somewheres! (ATLEAST I REALLY REALLY WANT TO KTHX)

augustlan's avatar

DC is on!

Allie's avatar

@chels I’ll be living 2 hours from you then!
@PnL @uberbatman @Trance24 I’m coming!!!

IBERnineD's avatar

Oh wait Cedar Point?!?!

tragiclikebowie's avatar

Oooh Cedar Point? Everything is a bit of a drive for me but I could maaaaaaaaybe figure something out; NYC, DC or Cedar Point.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Cedar Point cause its a bitching amusement park

wundayatta's avatar

For the life of me, I can not figure out why you are skipping Philadelphia! I mean, for God’s sake! Cleveland?!?

Just kidding. No worries!

rooeytoo's avatar

First prize – 1 week in Philadelphia, Second prize – 2 weeks in Philadelphia.

Need I say more, heheheh!

jrpowell's avatar

Judochop has been recruited into team Portland. We will show you two a moderately good-time.

wundayatta's avatar

@rooeytoo Third prize, a trip back home.

kenmc's avatar

Wait, so who’s all going to Cedar Point now?

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

WHAT?!!?! WHAT HAPPENED TO BOSTON?!?!?!??!!?!?!!!

Allie's avatar

TALI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <4
@boots (raises hand)

kenmc's avatar

That is going to be one hell of a weekend.

chels's avatar

@Allie YESSSSSS.I cannot wait.

IBERnineD's avatar

sidenote: @chels where will you be around Sept 3rd-5th?

Trance24's avatar

Cedar Point sooo can not wait, and a slumber party at Devi’s woot!!! =] the new goal of the evening is to get Devi drunk everyone. We have decided.

kenmc's avatar

@Trance24 It’s impossible. Devi is unaffected by alcohol.

augustlan's avatar

@Trance24 If you’ll post a video of said event, I’ll kick in a bottle of tequila!

jlm11f's avatar

I don’t remember agreeing to any such goal!!

Sarcasm's avatar

@PnL It’s okay, you were drunk when you agreed to it. Don’t worry, I remember it for you.

My living situation is going to change drastically at the end of September and I haven’t sorted it out yet, but I know I’ll be living elsewhere within San Diego by the time that you two (potentially) come down here. I wish I could offer you a place to sleep, but I can’t expect anything.
If you do come down to San Diego though, I better see you two. Or else.

J0E's avatar

Just a reminder, @Sarcasm, it’s common courtesy to be clothed and bathed when you get visitors. We know it’s been a while since you interacted with real people, but don’t worry, we’re gonna help you through this.

Sarcasm's avatar

@J0E Can we get a big Skype party call if they decide to come to San Diego? I think that list is too long for me to keep track of, you’ll have to tell me step by step.

Nullo's avatar

What, no St. Louis? I’m hurt, fellas.

Brian1946's avatar

I’d like to meet up in San Diego.

If you decide to do SD, please let me know here so that i can make reservations for my lodging.

If not SD, then please let me know when you’ve decided what dates you’ll be in SF. :)

bluemukaki's avatar

Hi gang, I’m the other one. We have a tumblr!

Here it is in all it’s five-minutes-with-tumblr glory. I’m sure we’ll be posting lots of amazing things there as we go about our journey so follow us or subscribe to the feed. Do it.

See you soon :P

Kayak8's avatar

Wait a sec, I live in Columbus and can to Cedar Point as well . . . . hmmmm need to see if I could make that fly . . . .

shrubbery's avatar

Ok so we’re leaving on Monday!!!!!!!!!! Anyone who’s number I don’t already have can you please PM it to meeee??

augustlan's avatar

Squee! I’m so excited. I’m painting the guest room tomorrow!

El_Cadejo's avatar

I dont know if im going to be able to make it now :( Lot of financial issues right now so i dont know that ill be able to take off from work, and even if i could, dont know if i could afford the trip out there and the park prices :( this blows….

IBERnineD's avatar

I’m not going to be able to make it to Ohio! The store is short staffed! BUT I’ll still be in DC when you visit so, feel free to hit me up when you guys are in town! Once I get my schedule, I will PM you it!

El_Cadejo's avatar

i knowssssss :( i sorry…

rangerr's avatar

@IBERnineD Kidnap them on Wednesday! I have to work and don’t know what to do with them! Ohgod, that makes me sound like I’m talking about kids.

IBERnineD's avatar

Madi! I have Wednesday off!! I think…

They will be in DC?

PERFECT XD

rangerr's avatar

They’ll be at my house all week. so I can arrange for my mother to take them to the metro to meet you in the morning. I have to leave here around 6:30 for work, and I figured that’d be too early.

IBERnineD's avatar

Oh yeah, as long as you are talking about Oct. 6th I am definitely off work. They can take the metro into DC and I can meet them there easily! I’ll be happy to watch the kids for you that day :)

shrubbery's avatar

Hahaha this is fantastic.

rangerr's avatar

@IBERnineD Wednesday it is! I’ll arrange to pick them up from you in the evening. :D

augustlan's avatar

SHRUB and any mid-atlantic jellies: I’m super sick with bronchitis, and need to make other arrangements for the aussies this weekend. Contact me if A) you’re shrubbery or B) can host them overnight on Saturday and/or entertain them on Sunday.

I’m so bummed. :’(

rangerr's avatar

To add to Auggie’s post: We get back in town arriving at BWI at about 2 pm on Sunday. I’ll pick them up Sunday after that! So keep me updated, too.

augustlan's avatar

I just posted a meta question about this here.

Grr. I’m so upset!

deni's avatar

i just saw that you guys are going to denver. haven’t read this thread, but you really really need to go to rocky mountain NP…and come to boulder too…and eat at falafel king ;) maybe you’ll see me. but really you should check out boulder, it’s awesome, and the mountains.

J0E's avatar

Woot! Cedar Point was awesome! Read all about it here.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Sounds like you guys had a great time. Shame I couldnt make it out there due to financial issues. Hopefully next summer or something I can head out and meet some of you guys

Allie's avatar

I plan on hitting up the east coast when I save up some money again. Keep your eyes and ears open.

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

@Allie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

augustlan's avatar

Yesss! @Allie I might even have that room painted, by the time you get here. ;)

Allie's avatar

It’ll be a while still, but I definitely plan to.

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