Corgi Caroling thru Balboa Park!!!
Here We Come A-wassailing among the leaves so green; Here we come a-wandering, so fair to be seen...
We'll meet at sunset (4:45pm) at Nate's Point for a little pre-caroling romp, to work our wiggles out. At 5:30PM, we'll leash-up and decorate our corgis with bells & glow necklaces for a corgi parade across the Laurel Street Bridge to the Bea Evenson Fountain. On the way back, we'll pass the Lilly Pond and stop at Lady Carolyn's Pub (http://www.balboapark.org/in-the-park/lady-carolyns-pub), which has pup friendly outdoor seating, warm apple bread pudding, hot chocolate, cappuccino, and irish coffee. Perfect treats to warm-up every corgi owner, both inside and out.
No caroling required... the pups will do the howling for us.
BRING: your decorated dogs, ready for caroling! Holiday attire, sweaters, collars, or colorful scarfs are suggested, but not necessary. Some corgis prefer not wearing clothes, and that's ok too. We'll provide bells and glow necklaces for 100+ corgis! It's Free! My gift to you. I'll also have blue glow sticks for those celebrating Hanukkah. Bring additional light sticks, necklaces/bracelets or other corgi lights, if you want. I recommend battery operated LED's because they shine bright and don't get hot.
OPTIONAL (But a lot of fun!): Join in on THE HOLIDAY PILE by BRINGing a small unwrapped toy or treat. Once at the fountain, we'll throw all the toys & treats in a holiday pile, then let our corgis nose around, one at a time, to pick one to take home!
HELP NEEDED: It's time again to request small contributions from our members to help offset the cost of our Meetup website and its great communication tools. I really do need your help. I don't want to charge an annual membership fee, or charge an attendance fee to cover incidentals like the bells and glow necklaces for this Meetup, or the Howl-O-Ween prizes. That ruins the fun and discourages people from attending. We have 40-60 people who participate every month (plus a bunch of other members too). If everyone at a single Meetup contributed $5, that would cover everything and I would not need to ask again for a year. We're asking for just $5 per dog! What a deal! PLEASE keep the fun going by dropping a few bucks into the MONEY JAR. I'll have it with me at the dog park, at the gate where we exit the park on leash, and at the pub. Thank you.
DIRECTIONS: Nate's Point is located on the West Mesa of Balboa Park, immediately south of El Prado / Laurel Street and east of Balboa Drive. SEE MAP. Click here for larger map (http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/2/c/2/0/highres_17291296.jpeg).
From the North: take 163 S toward downtown. Exit at University Ave (exit 2C). Merge onto 6th Ave. Turn Left at El Prado. Turn R (one way) on Balboa Dr and park on the street. From the East and South: take 94 West to/or Interstate 5 North. Exit at 6th Ave (exit 16B). Turn Right. Turn Right at El Prado. Turn R (one way) on Balboa Dr and park on the street.
Q: The corgis do a fine job of caroling on their own, but if anyone knows of a musician or two that might want to join us, please let me know.
Rain will cancel this event.
Light up the night as part of an unforgettable procession of jingling, glowing corgis as we meander thru Balboa Park.