Past Meetup

2nd Annual Big Fat (Free) (Critical) Thinkers Pot Luck Picnic

This Meetup is past

18 people went

Location image of event venue


I can not be there early! I will have to be late. Sorry business before pleasure. Can anybody get there early to claim a pavillion and maybe start the coals?

Does anybody have a flag? That would help mark the pavillion.

I think we should check out the first four pavillion first since they are centrally located. If they are taken, then we will check out 7 & 8 pavillions next.

The first picnic was in 2011! Let's make this an annual event. The pictures are here:

Yes, this date is set. Please bring utensils, food and picnic stuff!

Does anybody want to pray for nice weather? ;)

The 240-acre site offers something for everyone. Wooded picnic areas and playground are family favorites. A bicycle path/jogging trail, complete with a fitness course, meander through the park. Lettuce Lake is also a haven for nature study. An interpretive center, featuring exhibits, leads to a 3,500 ft. boardwalk and an observation tower where visitors can view an extensive variety of wildlife. The parks also has canoes/kayaks available for rent.

(813) 987-6204 park closes at 5:30, $75 to rent a pavillion, otherwise "first come, first serve," but 11 shelters available, park kicks us out at 6 PM

Colin has BBQ coals and lighter fluid.

Map of park is here:

Shelters 1-4 are obviously the most accessible. 7 & 8 are on the water though.

There is a 1.25 mile bicycle path/jogging traiI with a three story observation tower. I suggest a volunteer lead us on a hike before lunch.

Anybody have football or frisbee?

50-60 come daily to walk their dogs. Pets must be on leash and not indoors.