Well, it's not a requirement per se, but it would be really great if we could get these meet-ups back in force again. I know there are plenty of active local explorers, so no excuses, people! In the interest of our local membership (but even non-locals are welcome!), I'm making an executive decision for the greater collective good of North Texans everywhere. It's time to resurrect our dying monthly Saturday meet-ups, and it's Fort Worth's turn to shine.
Change is good.
I'm all for Dallas' tunnels, drains, and cranes, but I quit going to these things quite a while ago after growing tired of being the only one at Chicken Scratch in Oak Cliff trying to appear natural while staring my flashlight for an hour. As far as I can tell, we've all become flakey and boring and this must be stopped before the damage to our camaraderie and sense of adventure is untreatable and irreversible.
I'm exaggerating a little, obviously, but the only reason I'm throwing out a new location and venue is because no one else has taken the initiative to do so. I literally live smack dab in the middle of Fort Worth and Dallas, but chose Fort Worth because there seems to be;
1. More active members on that side of DFW,
2. Locations seem to be more plentiful and suitable for everyone from noobs to old timers (I can think of half a dozen within walking distance of the Stockyards that are pretty interesting and diverse enough for everyone to join in on the fun times to be had). Let's see if we can actually get this thing going.
I'll talk to an admin (cough, cough, ahem...
) about changing the location to the Stockyards and let's plan on starting back up the first Saturday of next month (i.e. July 1st, 2017... Canada Day!) at noon, same as the Dallas one was scheduled. There is a simple, casual, cheap hamburger joint on Exchange street called the Love Shack
. If you're under 21 and worried about getting into a bar, I have good news. The Love Shack feed you for about $5.00-$7.00 regardless of your age. If the place totally blows or someone feels ambitious and wants to change this up, by all means, feel free to do so. Honestly, I'm just doing this because no one else has.
Currently, I don't see anything coming up that would prohibit me from going, and I'll try my best to keep that whole day free - especially for the first meet-up in Fort Worth. Hopefully, some of y'all will show this time! I'll just plan on exploring something either way just in case no one shows so that I won't be devastated at having spent my Saturday afternoon alone, forlorn, staring awkwardly at a flashlight in some local burger joint.
This is as close to a welcome mat as you're going to get.
Come on, people... wake up and smell the asbestos!
Do your part!
RSVP in the event calendar right now! See you guys on Saturday July 1st at the Love Shack!
If an admin would be so kind as to help us make this happen... we would all be very grateful.
Gracias and thank you.