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Hike and Picnic

In lieu of our clandestine camping aspirations, lets have a hike and a picnic.  

**Since the parking fees at the park itself are somewhere around $10, we will be meeting at the Park & Ride in North Haven near the bus station at State St. and Devine St--It's right near where Rts 40 and 5 intersect.**

From the park & ride, we'll take 1-2 cars to the eastern parking lot and begin hiking the orange trail to the picnic area. Once there, we'll have ourselves a good ol' fashioned Apple Family BBQ then take the yellow trail back to the cars.

I'd appreciate if folks could pitch in a couple bucks as I'll be bringing burgers'n'dogs, paper goods and fixin's. There are supposedly grills there but I'm not 100% sure if they're readily available, so I'll be bringing my portable gas grill (ew, gross) as backup--if anyone has a camping grill they could bring that would be great. Feel free to bring something else to eat and we'll grill it up for ya.

We would eat AFTER the first leg of the hike, later in the afternoon, so eat a nice late breakfast!


TRIP OUTLINE:

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  • Clinton

    I've made it here abit early lol

    November 16, 2013

    • Joshua K.

      Hey Clinton, are you at the commuter lot?

      November 16, 2013

    • Spence

      ...at the commuter lot?

      November 16, 2013

  • Sam "Mick" M.

    If anyone has two 9v batteries, I could really use them. I completely forgot to get them. I'll reimburse anyone who brings them.

    November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So I realize I'm mad late to be saying I plan on going, but I haven't tried to network with fellow bronies since BC and this seems like a good event for it. I realize I've flaked out on ya'll in the past, but I'll be there 100% today.

    I also know there's now a limited quantity of food (I.E. none for a non-RSVPer like me), so is there anything I can buy for you guys last minute, alongside what I'll get for myself?

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If there were a way to say "hellz" and "yeah" at the same time, that would be my response. Though I don't know how much drinking I'll be able to do based on me needing to drive back later in the evening. I plan on bringing some gaming goodness...Wii + Smash, PSVita & 3DS, and also my PS4 so we can figure out how good it is at get-togethers (AC4, Battlefield 4, Injustice).

      November 16, 2013

    • Mercedes J.

      If you bring your ps4 I have madden and need for speed as well.

      November 16, 2013

  • Joshua K.

    En Route. See y'all there! I'll be a little early.

    November 16, 2013

  • Amanda

    I'll see you guys at the Park & Ride--Red sweatshirt, gray pants, short, glasses!

    November 16, 2013

    • Joshua K.

      I'm going to be in lederhosen. You literally cannot miss me

      November 16, 2013

    • Quinlinn

      XD

      November 16, 2013

  • Amanda

    Looks like it did get a little wet overnight in some areas, pro tip: wear shoes with thick soles (cross-trainers/running shoes) thick socks and bring extra pairs in case the trail is wet!

    November 16, 2013

  • Gavin"Memes"

    I might be hitching a ride with Gerard, looking forward to it!

    November 15, 2013

    • Amanda

      Youre gonna be SOL for food, dude. Might want to swing by McDs for something. I made all the burgers and everything based on 12 people attending.

      November 15, 2013

  • Spence

    Eh, I guess I'll go now...

    2 · November 14, 2013

    • Joshua K.

      Your picture probably represents you quite well regarding this, Spence, lol

      November 14, 2013

    • Spence

      i do what i can ;3

      3 · November 14, 2013

  • Keith N.

    Just to let everyone know before hand, I converse well with people older than me. I live with 2 older sisters. One Is 21 other is 16. Also, I find older people more humorous than people my age.

    November 14, 2013

    • Amanda

      No worries, Snowbreez3! We are all there to have fun!

      November 14, 2013

    • Keith N.

      Thanks Amanda!

      November 14, 2013

    • Keith N.

      That's quite a long hike. YAY

      November 14, 2013

  • Sam "Mick" M.

    Is there anything I can bring other than a smile and medical expertise? I've plenty of money to buy whatever else may be needed, for the hike or the drinkup.

    November 13, 2013

    • Amanda

      What's going to happen is that we will meet up in the parking lot first, then anyone who brought stuff for the picnic can put it in my car. I'll be bringing my car to the picnic area so that people don't have to carry food-related stuff with them!

      November 14, 2013

    • Keith N.

      Thanks for letting me know! I didn't know if I was going to have to carry it In a backpack or not!

      November 14, 2013

  • Amanda

    If you are allergic to any of the following ingredients, please let me know and I will make your burgers hypoallergenic:

    Onions
    Garlic
    Soy
    Egg
    Seasonings (basil, parsley, oregano)

    November 14, 2013

  • Keith N.

    Just a question. Where is the drinkup?
    Thanks.

    November 13, 2013

    • Keith N.

      Nope, My email is [masked]

      November 13, 2013

    • Keith N.

      I connected my facebook to here, and the email for my facebook, I dont use anymore.

      November 13, 2013

  • Keith N.

    Is it alright if I pitch in a little in bring napkins? Or anything else if you guys need.

    November 13, 2013

  • Drew F. C.

    So I live in west Hartford on-campus at Uhart, are any of you passing by West Hartford on your way to this hike? Because I dont have a driver's license yet, and I am interested in going on this hike.

    November 11, 2013

    • Drew F. C.

      Ok, so my only other concern is getting back to campus afterwards because I don't think I'd wanna stay overnight, cause I wanna keep a tight grip on my course work.

      November 13, 2013

    • Keith N.

      Okay. So I can go to the drinkup, but of course I will not drink. Sounds good. Just wanted to confirm that. I want to spend as much time with you guys as I can.

      1 · November 13, 2013

  • Drew F. C.

    So unfortunatley due to my professor's piling up my workload for the weekend, I dont think I will be able to attend this meetup. I'll see what I can do about the DnB trip though.

    November 13, 2013

  • Sam "Mick" M.

    I can most likely get there on my own, but if someone could meet me part way that would be a great help. I'm planning on going to the drinkup afterward (I won't be drinking though), and I would need to hitch a ride with someone else who is planning on going too. Also need to know what time we're expected to leave the morning after. This is all assuming people are welcome to stay the night.

    November 8, 2013

    • Zachary

      Sam I'll pick you up at the commuter lot at 10:30

      November 13, 2013

    • Sam "Mick" M.

      You got it boss.

      November 13, 2013

  • Amanda

    Hey everypony! I need y'all to sound off if you're bringing your own lunch or if you'll be having burgers, so I know how much to bring! I'm asking that everyone give me $2/person if you'll be having burgers (limit 2 unless there's leftovers and no one wants 'em!)

    November 11, 2013

    • Sam "Mick" M.

      Not sure who the mother is in that relationship though.

      1 · November 12, 2013

    • Quinlinn

      The world may never know

      1 · November 12, 2013

  • Keith N.

    I'll be able to attend. It's not far from where I live. As a matter of fact, down there is where my mother got her car fixed. So expect me to be there.

    November 11, 2013

    • Zachary

      Can't wait to see you there

      1 · November 11, 2013

  • Clinton

    you guys are making this soooo hard for me lol XD. I usually take tuesdays off to play Volleyball. But I'll try to make the meet up if I can get that saturday off. Will RSVP soon

    November 8, 2013

    • Clinton

      got the day off, I will attend.

      3 · November 8, 2013

  • Amanda

    Ok, everypony, I need two volunteers to ferry folks from the park and ride to the park itself. I will pay for their parking there because it wasn't in the plan for people to have to shell out cash. I also need one of those volunteers to first follow me to the southern parking lot where I'll be leaving my car for the picnic, then bring me along with their crew to the starting point.

    November 7, 2013

  • Amanda

    Hey guys, doin' my research and there may be a $7-$9 parking fee at the park, but there is a park-and-ride just down the road (Devine St. off 5) if everyone wants to meet up there and we can take 1-2 cars over.

    Parking also supposedly gets packed on weekends and they'll ticket you for parking on the road, so this may be our best bet.

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Amanda

    Ok guys, please respond to this comment with your vote: burgers or dogs? Limit 2 per person. Will be bringing a bag o' chips and a case of bottled water (but bring a water bottle for the first leg of the hike). I'm planning to bring ketchup, yellow mustard, and relish, and summa dem delicious potato buns. If you want other grillables, condiments or fixin's, bring 'em along.

    I will likely ask that everyone throw in $3 to help cover the cost of the meat, buns and paper goods.

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • Amanda

      If you're able to get the chips, I'll pick up some lettuce, tomato and onion for the 'burgs.

      November 1, 2013

    • Joshua K.

      Okay, I'll get the chips :)

      November 1, 2013

  • Joshua K.

    Likewise with Amanda, except slightly different, I'm willing to bring multiple types of flavored munchies/chips. If you have any preferences, let me know. It'll n lot be as involved as Amanda's quest, so no financial supplement shall be required.

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My vote is for hamburgers, I am more than happy to bring a couple of $$ to pitch in!

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Mercedes J.

    The hike is gonna start too early for me to get there.

    October 26, 2013

    • Mercedes J.

      Its gonna start too late for me to get there. The soonest I can get there is 5. And I'm hoping to have a meet up for non drinkers so they're not left out of any fun festivities after.

      October 27, 2013

    • Mercedes J.

      However I will go to the drinkup if my meet up doesn't get any guests.

      October 27, 2013

  • Quinlinn

    we're gonna see so many fluttershys!!!!

    1 · October 23, 2013

    • Joshua K.

      More of the reason to come, no? What better way to celebrate then with some friends?

      October 26, 2013

    • Amanda

      We plan to be done by 5pm at the latest--park closes at dusk, which will be around 5:30p.

      October 26, 2013

  • Mercedes J.

    So this is just camping for ponies under a different name and with a location?

    October 23, 2013

    • Amanda

      And no, I canceled the previous meetup and posted this new one, so no stale RSVPs. These are all real, baby.

      October 23, 2013

    • Mercedes J.

      Cool, see you all there.

      October 24, 2013

  • Joshua K.

    Yay!

    October 23, 2013

  • October 23, 2013

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