Happy Thanksgiving Meetup Style!!

  • November 16, 2013 · 1:00 PM

Thanksgiving is coming and no better group to celebrate it with than your Meetup family!! We will descend once again upon Brook's home and have an absolutely fabulous time. If you've attended an event at his house you know how wonderful it is, thank you Brooks for your gracious hospitality and generosity. :-)

Carpooling will be mandatory with this size group. The carpool address will be sent to those who are Yes people shortly before the event. We have times, starting at 1pm (or whenever you get there after that), clean up at 7, depart with a smile on your face by 8pm. I will make fish sticks, no, sorry, I'm making hot dogs in a bun, no, sorry, PB&J's...no!!! OK, I'll do my usual turkey with stuffing. :-) Gotta do it!!!!!! I'll also bring the paper goods/plasticware.

Brooks lives in Pleasant Valley, above Poughkeepsie and easy to get to. We will have to carpool, you will need to call for a ride or if several people are there you can drive over, but we absolutely can't park a million cars there. Bring a dish to share, your favorite beverage and your hiking boots. We will likely enjoy a short hike and hopefully get to sit by the firepit or on his wonderful porch and hang with friends......lawn games may be enjoyed by some if the weather cooperates (I feel a sunny day will be ours to enjoy), and do bring a lawn chair to hang out on. You never know what other wonderful things may happen.... :-) Please, no guests as this is for members only.

A big thank you to Brooks for his hospitality and generosity in opening his home to us. Doggies not welcome, sorry!! Shoes please to be removed to keep the dirt outside, so do bring your slippers for insiding!!! If the weather is stinky on Saturday we will switch to Sunday the 17th. Cheers!!! :-)

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  • Sheryl

    Hi Friends, Someone left a brown (taupe) ladies jacket at Brooks' last week. It has a lot of buttons on the front. If it belongs to you please let me know, I have it. Thanks!! :-)

    November 24, 2013

  • Louise M.

    What a perfect day! Brooks, thank you so very much for inviting us all into your beautiful home and for being such a gracious host. Sheryl, thank you so much for being our organizer and for your amazing ability to create such an outstanding event. It was a truly, enjoyable day with an incredible amount of fabulous foods, lots of fun, interesting people and perfect fall weather.

    November 19, 2013

  • John D.

    It's hard to put into words the appreciation,I have for this group,I read something by David Roper,that helps;
    "Good company on the road makes the way to seem lighter"
    Thank You all
    and, a Very Special Thank's to Sheryl and Brook's for there organizing and Hospitality

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Megumi

    Thank you, Brooks, Thank you, Sheryl, and all the people who made it possible. I am so grateful to be in a community of such generous and warm-hearted people.

    November 18, 2013

  • Brooks

    Wow! Thank you all for sharing your amazing treats, your warm hugs and smiles, and your most generous gift and poster. I couldn't have had a better day. Sheryl, you've seeded a growing community of delicious people! Thanks for all you do for so many of us. With love, Brooks

    3 · November 18, 2013

  • Debbie Z

    Thank you again Brooks for opening your home and Sheryl Thank you for organizing another terrific meetup. What a great group to spend time with.

    November 18, 2013

  • marc

    The weather was great ,the food was great , the people were great , the atmosphere was great , sheryl and Brook's priceless thank-you both for a wonderful day filled with fun and plenty of laughter

    November 17, 2013

  • mary e.

    Thanks. So much for the hospitality yesterday so nice to be with happy people! Thank you Brooks for the warmth of your beautiful home and Sheryl for the organization of the day Be Well All

    November 17, 2013

  • Susy

    Now this was an epic day! Sheryl you are an amazing organizer and I greatly appreciate all that you do! I love the new friends that I have made in this group, and being with them yesterday was perfect! There was such an abundance of delicious food and laughter, all on a gorgeous autumn day. Brooks you are a superb and generous host to open your home to such a large group...bravo to both you and Sheryl for a fun filled day! :-)

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Stephanie M

    Thank you so much Brooks and Sheryl for a wonderful day. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!

    November 17, 2013

  • VICKI

    It was a perfect day. Thanks to all who made it possible.

    November 17, 2013

  • June

    More fun than human were meant to have! What a great day - with beautiful weather, amazing food, and the kindest, friendliest people around. Thanks to Sheryl for putting this event on the map and to Brooks for your generous hospitality.

    November 17, 2013

  • Marta

    Warm people, yummy food and great fun!

    November 17, 2013

  • Roberta T.

    Thank you Brooks! Thank you Sheryl! Your generosity, hard work and planing are sincerely appreciated. Another wonderful memory has been made.

    November 17, 2013

  • CHARLIE V.

    Another great party with great people!Many thanks to Brooks for opening up his home to us and as always thanks to Sheryl

    November 17, 2013

  • Emily

    i don't have the words to express how wonderful yesterday was. the friends, the bounty of delicious food, the weather and Brooks lovely home and grounds. thank you so much Brooks and Sheryl!!

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Wally

    Amazing weather, amazing people, amazing, place, amazing food...
    Thanks Sheryl and Brooks for a great day.

    November 17, 2013

  • Sheryl

    Due to the large number of feet, sorry, no dogs today. Sandi is staying home too. Shoes are welcome in Brooks' house, no need to remove them. Don't forget your chair! Late arrivals, remember you can call from the carpool location for a ride. :-)

    November 16, 2013

    • Evelyn

      You will? That would be awesome. :-)

      November 16, 2013

    • Evelyn

      So glad to meet up with everyone. Had a good time. Thank you, Sheryl and Brooks.

      November 17, 2013

  • Jim S.

    It was a terrific party with lots of great food. The full moon really was a special touch. Thanks to Sheryl and Brooks for all of the work that went into putting this together.

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Amy

    What a wonderful afternoon with friends. All the delicious food, desserts, drinks, laughs, walking, the bonfire and spending the day having fun is priceless. Sheryl and Brooks a huge thanks for another great party.

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • JMS

    Opps, and Brooks..thank you for your trails, bonfire and especially your kitchen! Many heart-warming moments created there :)

    November 17, 2013

  • Mary

    Ditto...Fall fun and feasting with such a nice group of people...thanks Sheryl for organizing and Brooks for hosting...and all the great teamwork that helped make it a success!

    November 17, 2013

  • JMS

    The words amazing and wonderful keep getting thrown around in regards to the people in this group.... and the times and events that we have shared. I say ditto! Sheryl, you have created a community of friends who brighten my days- for that I am thankful. PS- June, great tag on that photo!

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Sheryl

    A truly amazing day spent with truly amazing people in a truly amazing place!!! A big thank you to all who carpooled and made it work. I pulled the names for the Carpool Prizes, they were...drum roll please....Larry, Marta, Terry, Roberta, Janet and Linda M. Yeah!!! You each won a candle, I'll give them to you when I see you next. :-) Thank you to all the wonderful cooks and helpers in the kitchen, and to John for finishing off the turkey. Thank you Brooks, words don't express how generous it is of you to open your home up to us for our wonderful gatherings. Each time is better than the one before!!! Big hugs to all. :-)

    3 · November 17, 2013

  • Jean S.

    Thank you Sheryl for a great meetup and to Brooks for your beautiful home and hospitality! Wonderful people and memorable time.

    November 17, 2013

  • Una

    What a wonderful day spent with friends! Thank you to Sheryl for the great organization and to Brooks for allowing us into his glorious home!

    November 17, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Once again, another truly AMAZING get-together! Thanks to Brooks for opening his home to us, thanks to Sheryl for another tremendous event, thanks to the cooks, bakers and everyone on the cleanup crew for making this a spectacular gathering! Happy Thanksgiving to all and your families!! Xoxo

    November 17, 2013

  • Dawn

    Nice company and wonderful atmosphere !

    November 16, 2013

  • Cathy M

    Wonderful company....great cook'in.....terrific host and amazing organizer. Hugs to all!

    November 16, 2013

  • Sue K.

    Couldn't have asked for better weather (for November) or better company. It was good to see everyone! Thanks Sheryl and Brooks, the hosts with the most!! :)

    November 16, 2013

  • Deborah S.

    Thanks very much Sheryl for planning a great gathering. Brooks thank you for opening your house it is truly a delight for me to enjoy the group and sit outside on your porch and enjoy the walk, and firepit. Thanks to this generous group, great hearts, great humor, great cooks. Thanks to all of you in the kitchen heating everything and staging all the food.

    November 16, 2013

  • David

    I'm so sorry I couldn't make this, I hope you all had a great time. See you soon I hope.

    November 16, 2013

  • Cathy M

    Donna coming last minute w me. No time to update rsvp.

    November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it today have a good time everybody.....!

    November 16, 2013

    • Joan

      Will miss you. Hope to see you soon.

      November 16, 2013

  • Bramara

    Sorry, last minute change of plans.

    November 16, 2013

  • nancy

    Good Morning...sorry to say this but I will be unable to attend today...missing all of you...have a great time!

    November 16, 2013

  • Cara

    Hi all,
    I am new to the group and am excited about meeting you all.
    I do not know the address in Pleasant Valley. Could someone please get email me with the address? Either thru Meet Up or
    my email
    [masked]

    I work until 3 pm tomorrow so am unable to carpool. ( unless someone wants to go to the party from the Red Hook area at 3 pm) I should arrive by 3:45. . . if I have an addresss! If not, I guess I am outta luch!

    Hope to see you,
    Cara

    (PS I'm bringing bottles of wine)

    November 15, 2013

    • Sheryl

      I have emailed you several times and I don't have any other way to get to you. You need to check your settings if you don't receive emails from Organizers....maybe check your spam folder....your mail gets to me but mine doesn't reach you...... :-( Please send me your cell, I'll call you in the morning. :-) Good night,
      Sheryl

      November 15, 2013

  • Marianne

    Hi. I live in Lake Carmel off route 84 at exit 18. There are plenty of park and rides at exits on 84. I can meet someone for carpooling if that works for anyone.

    November 15, 2013

  • jan n.

    Hi i have a ride from fishkill dont know when leave from fishkill, will get something from adams farm...cathy m..did you find a ride?

    November 13, 2013

    • Marta

      Or if someone is coming North from Putnum, we could meet you and carpool.

      November 14, 2013

    • Marianne

      Hi, I live in Lake Carmel and can meet somewhere on route 84 for carpooling.

      November 15, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Hi, Marianne. Three of us are meeting at the BBB at the Newburgh Mall at 11:45 if you want to hitch a ride with us. Please let me know soon, just in case I get asked my any others. Thx!

    November 12, 2013

    • Evelyn

      I should have put down earlier that I'm at Newburgh.

      November 14, 2013

    • Marianne

      Thank you Linda, but I live in Lake Carmel and will be coming from a different direction from you.

      November 15, 2013

  • Deb

    sorry my daughter needs me for tomorrow,,,, sorry for the last min change.. Enjoy the Beauty of Brooks space and all the good food and friends!! .. see you in Dec

    November 15, 2013

  • Sheryl

    A last carpool idea, there are 2 park and rides along the Taconic south of our destination if you're going that way. They are the old (cute) gas stations in the middle of the highway. One is near the 84 interchange (my big word for today), the 2nd is farther up..... :-) I CAN'T WAIT FOR TOMORROW!!!! WAHOO!!!!

    1 · November 15, 2013

    • Linda M.

      Hi, Sheryl. My car is packed!!! Including me, 5 of us leaving from BBB at the Newburgh mall. Can't wait!!!!!! Xoxo

      November 15, 2013

  • Claudia

    So sorry, Sheryl for the constant changing of RSVP's for numerous events from yes to no. I've been with my mom on LI for the past month or so as a result of a slip and fall she had and ultimately the breaking of her arm, as she has been spending these numerous weeks being rehabilitated.
    Hope in the next few weeks I'll be back on track for some great company, well needed exercise, and some yummy food. Have fun all and Happy Gobble, Gobble!!!!

    Claudia:-)

    November 15, 2013

    • Sheryl

      Hi Claudia, No problem, take care of your mom!!! We'll see you when life calms down. Be well and gobble gobble to you too!!! :-) Sheryl

      November 15, 2013

  • Lorraine

    I won't be able to make it. Have a great time

    November 15, 2013

  • Ted

    Will bring the coffee Kcups and hot chocolate

    November 12, 2013

    • Sue K.

      I'll bring Crème Brulee and Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer.

      November 15, 2013

  • Debi

    Sorry to miss this I have the flu have a great time.

    November 15, 2013

  • Les

    i wish i could be there with everyone. But i will be on my way to Florida this weekend with a stop over in North Carolina for a day or 2. I will miss all of you an will be thinking of you all. thank you for the great summer. i have really enjoyed getting to know all of you better. An have come to make some of my good friends into best friends. have a great thanks giving meet up . an have a gret hoilday season. be safe all of you an take care. I will be back again in the spring, when all of you thaw out from the cold an don't get hurt shoveling all the driveway an i promise i will not step on any sea shells on the beach or get eaten by any gators or Sharks while in my kayak.
    see ya next spring.

    1 · November 15, 2013

    • Cathy M

      Enjoy the sun and warm temps. See u in the spring!

      1 · November 15, 2013

    • Jean S.

      Safe trip back. Enjoy! See you in spring!

      1 · November 15, 2013

  • Larry M

    I'll bring a cheese/cracker platter. Does anyone need a ride from the Warwick/Chester/Goshen area? Also I have a 4 door pickup that holds four passengers. I can ferry the members from the parking lot to Brooks' home.

    November 14, 2013

    • Debbie Z

      That would be great. Thank you.

      November 14, 2013

    • Terry

      Im in! I can meet you in Warwick, name the place, thanks for the offer.

      November 14, 2013

  • Louise M.

    I will be driving up 9w through Newburgh & Marlboro and crossing the Mid-Hudson bridge. I have room for two more.

    November 14, 2013

    • Evelyn

      Hi, Louise, I live up RT 9W at Orchard Hills. You don't mind fitting one more? Evelyn

      November 14, 2013

  • Dawn

    Ooooo! This is going to be fun!!!

    November 14, 2013

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