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Potluck Picnic up on Mt Lemmon

Hey everyone, let's take some time to escape the summer heat, and head up Mt Lemmon for a potluck picnic. We did this last year, and it was a lot of fun. Temperatures up there are usually about 15 degrees cooler than in town, and the Tucson Atheists are the coolest group in town anyway, so come join us for a few hours out of the heat.

We'll meet at Le Buzz Cafe, which is on the corner of Tanque Verde Rd and Catalina Highway (in with the Walgreens and Safeway), sort out carpools and head up the mountain. Our destination will be Box Elder Picnic area, which is just past the Mile 23 marker on the right. The parking lot has only about eight spots, so we will need to carpool. It will probably take us about an hour to get up there from the cafe, and these places tend to fill up, so we need to get up there sooner rather than later. For that reason, we will be leaving the cafe at 9am, so you need to be there no later than 8:45 so we arrange car pools and stuff. Please be respectful of others and arrive on time. We will be leaving at 9am with or without you. (Sorry to sound like a jerk, but this is always an issue)

Dogs are allowed up on Mt Lemmon, so if you have a well-behaved dog, feel free to bring him or her along. This will also be a kid-friendly event, so bring the family! As of right now, fire restrictions are still in place on Mt Lemmon, so we will not be able to have any charcoal fire or fire of any sort other than propane grills. This may change, but don't plan on it. *UPDATE* Fire restrictions were lifted on July 16, so we are okay to bring grilling stuff.

Weather may interfere with our plans, so please keep an eye out for any updates. I will make a final call Friday afternoon/evening. We'll try to push this out a week if it looks like we'll get rained out, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

When you RSVP for this, please let us know what you plan on bringing. I don't want to end up with 25 potato salads. For anyone who doesn't know what to bring, things like sodas, water, paper plates, napkins, etc. are always needed.

Hope to see you all there!

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  • Matt

    Funny thing is conversations like that happen a lot in this group ;)

    August 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I remembered the context! We were talking about presidents, and how it sucked Slick Willie got in trouble, because seriously no way has any president ever *not* gotten head in the oval office, and then someone else was like what if we had a female president and I was like well she could get face instead, ORAL FOR EVERYONE.

    August 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was appropriate in context, I swear. I just can't remember what the context was!

    July 30, 2012

  • Matt

    Best quote goes to Ginna "Oral for Everyone!"

    July 30, 2012

  • marilyn b.

    I endured it!!! I can't believe what a BAD joke it was!!! Some very nasty and verbally abusive persons there!! What is that about??? I would NEVER go again!!! I am not a politician and I am not telling a lie!!!

    July 29, 2012

  • charline s.

    i loved it!! I think we should do that more often. I would be interested in how this would sit with the rest of the group

    July 29, 2012

  • Philip M.

    Thanks everyone for coming! Lots of great food and even better company!

    July 29, 2012

  • Matt

    This was one of my favorite events. We should go camping! If you didn't go you missed out. Come next time!

    July 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a super lovely time. Great company, wonderful people, one cranky exception but apparently she's already vowed never to go to meetups anymore so problem solved! I'd do this again and camping sounds awesome too!

    July 29, 2012

  • Oliver S.

    I'm bringing Soda, Sangria, chips and dip. I have paper cups and plates that I'll bring, too!

    July 28, 2012

  • marilyn b.

    I am changing what I am bringing to a Ranch/Bacon pasta salad. Tanque Verde Road is a mess with construction, so allow yourselves plenty of time to get to Le Buzz Cafe.

    1 · July 24, 2012

  • Lisa D.

    I have my kids that weekend. Anybody bringing your kids along and if so what are their ages? Mine are 7 & 9.

    July 23, 2012

  • Philip M.

    To all those who are not able to join us, I am sorry, but we will have more events like this! i and the rest of the organizers will be trying to do more stuff that will be family friendly.

    July 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    awww my wife and I are baby sitting this day, and with the kid friends nature I am actually upset that I don't get to go. I would love to have my kids meet other kids with secular parents too.

    July 19, 2012

  • Andrew O.

    is alcohol allowed?

    July 18, 2012

  • Matt

    I'll bring some Italian sausages or brats to bbq and all that goes with it.

    July 17, 2012

  • Philip M.

    Okay, fire restrictions in Coronado were officially lifted yesterday, so grilled stuff is back on the okay list. Feel free to bring barbecue stuff if you want!

    July 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to bring a "bread salad," that is, fresh tomatoes and onions and bell peppers in a sort of Italian style vinaigrette, then tossed with bread and fresh mozz. Can reserve a vegan portion aside if there's interest.

    July 15, 2012

  • Hayley J.

    Oh and I'll bring chips!

    July 12, 2012

  • Autumnlei S.

    It RSVP'd me yes before I saw the note about what I'll be bringing. I promise to add that as soon as I actually decide what I'll be bringing!

    July 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh no! No chance of moving this to Sunday, is there? I would love to come, but I work Saturdays.

    July 12, 2012

  • Philip M.

    I've got a couple coolers, so if you want to bring something cold but don't have a cooler, let me know and I'll bring an extra one.

    July 12, 2012

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