I held off on scheduling our first meet-up in hopes of finding the perfect meeting place. I had visions of a cozy, quiet atmosphere, where we could sip drinks and chat comfortably at our leisure in a place with great energy. I haven't yet found it (smile). I also wanted to get a healthy group-size of like-minded people, which I do
think we've now achieved. So let's get started anyway, and let the perfect meeting spot for us come at a later time. I'm truly eager to get to know everyone who has joined our group. Let the group sharing and learning begin!
A place that I think would serve for our initial meeting is West Gray Cafe. It's fairly central, has food and beverages if anyone should want them, and tends to not be busy on weeknights before 11 p.m. (per the manager). I'm told we can reserve the middle room downstairs and have privacy and reasonable quiet.
And again, if anyone has a better suggestion, I am all for that. Having brunched many times at West Gray Cafe (but not in ages), the room I'm thinking they mean is the only path to the outdoor patio seating, so I'm not sure we'll have complete privacy. Still, barring other suggestions, I think this will do for now. A link to a map of the location is: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=415+W+Gray+St&city=Houston&state=TX
As for when, let's poll the group on a few different days of the week and see what's best for the most people. Please e-mail me back with your preference of days (all this-coming week): Tuesday (Feb 2nd), Wednesday (Feb 3rd), or Thursday (Feb 4th). I was thinking we could meet from 7 until 9. Please also let me know in your e-mail if that is your preferred time. At the first meeting, we can solidify certain days/times for future meetings to be held, considering time/date requests of anyone who can't make the first meeting as well.
I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond with your 1st and 2nd choices as soon as you are able so we can have the meeting time confirmed by this Wednesday.
Looking forward to meeting you all!