Twitchietai 6:51am, 6 January 2009
It seems like there are more than a few of us who visit the zoo regularly. Anyone interested in meeting up at the zoo one day?
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mario.pineda 9 years ago
That would be interesting!
MickiP65 PRO 9 years ago
Sounds good to me.
Twitchietai 9 years ago
We;d need to come up with a day and time to meet. I am surprised that the zoo is so crowded on the weekends, with the cooler weather we've had. It was really packed this Sunday and I spent a lot of time waiting for crowds to clear so I could get close to some of the exhibits.

That being said, I know most of us work during the week so weekends are going to be our best bet.

Hopefully a few more people will be interested in joining us.

Any thoughts on when we should plan a meet up?
MickiP65 PRO 9 years ago
Probably any time is good for me. Since I need to walk, I like to take my walks here.

You're right, the weekends have been very crowded. I'm really glad for the support of the zoo ... but, they can be a pain to navigate through. Nonetheless ... I hope they keep supporting it.
I'm also interested
BuicksRock 9 years ago
Definitely interested -- I could only make a weekend meetup.

I'd like to avoid the harsh mid-day light, but haven't been to the zoo enough to know when the animals are most active.
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mario.pineda 9 years ago
I could only make it on weekends also.
MickiP65 PRO 9 years ago
You may want to Flickr mail some people directly. If they are like me, they may not look at it very often.
Twitchietai 9 years ago
Well, how does a weekend in February sound? Anyone need need free admission?
MickiP65 PRO 9 years ago
Sounds fine. I have a membership, so no admission needed. Thanks!
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mario.pineda 9 years ago
Sounds great. I already have membership, but I lost my card so I'll have to buy another one.
Twitchietai 9 years ago
Now that the weather is getting warmer should we start looking for a date in March? The 14th is out for me because I am volunteering for the city day of service.

The weekends of the 21st-22nd and 28th-29th would work for me.
Anyone else?

You don't have to buy a new membership if yours is still good. Just show an ID at the membership booth.

Also - I've given out all my passes but I have a dual membership so I can get another person in with me. Does anyone have any passes left they might be willing to share with those who do not have memberships?
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mario.pineda 9 years ago
I think the last weekend (28th or 29th) of the march would be good for me, as I'm not volunteering that day.

I have 4 extra passes I'm willing to share, as I probably won't use them.
Twitchietai 9 years ago
That's so nice of you!
I think between us we can probably get everyone who doesn't have a membership in.

The 28th or 29th sounds good. Let's see if anyone else responds and I will e-mail people who have expressed an interest in this thread as soon as we nail down a definite date.
Brett A. Fernau PRO 9 years ago
If I'm not working, I'd love to join the group. I don't mind paying the entrance fee to support the zoo.
Twitchietai 9 years ago
Excellent!

All--Shall we set a definite date for the weekend of the 28-29th?
We need to know if Saturday the 28th or Sunday the 29th is better--please cast your votes!

I prefer Saturday but can do either
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mario.pineda 9 years ago
I prefer saturday. So how many people might be going? We should flickrmail the people that agreed earlier in the thread to see if they are still interested in going.
Wade Rose PRO 9 years ago
Sounds good!! have not been to the zoo in a while
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mario.pineda 9 years ago
Cool! One more person added to the meet.

Anyone else?
MickiP65 PRO 9 years ago
Are we going to meet at 10am? If so, where? I'm looking forward to this. On the 15th, I woke up early thinking I had missed it on the 14th and was really bummed until I pulled up this thread.
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mario.pineda Posted 9 years ago. Edited by mario.pineda (admin) 9 years ago
I think we should meet at 10 am, but I'm not sure where. Probably right by the members area or by the childrens discovery center entrance..
Twitchietai Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Twitchietai (member) 9 years ago
Ok then-- Let's meet on March 28th at 10 am in front by the member's entrance!
I will send an e-mail tonight to the others who expressed and interest.
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mario.pineda 9 years ago
Cool!
Brett A. Fernau PRO 9 years ago
At this point, it looks like I'll be able to be there. I was going to be working that day, but the job ended so I'm open that day. Fun! (the meet-up, not the job ending.)
Twitchietai Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Twitchietai (member) 9 years ago
Excellent! (the meet-up, not the job ending)

I will definitely be there-- I'll have a black backback with all my stuff.
I probably won't wear the big pink glasses and red clown nose though.
pyromuzikman 9 years ago
I'm looking forward to it, I'll be there.
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mario.pineda Posted 9 years ago. Edited by mario.pineda (admin) 9 years ago
Great!

I'll be wearing a black shirt with a campo gorilla reserve logo on the front.
Brett A. Fernau PRO 9 years ago
Here we are (except for me):
Group Meet Up
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mario.pineda 9 years ago
Great photo Brett!
Twitchietai 9 years ago
Yep-- there we are!

Wow! I just want to to say that the meet-up turned out better than I even expected. Everyone I met yesterday was so nice and friendly. It was so cool to be with people who are so knowledgeable about the individual animals. I really learned a lot and I want to thank you all.

I think this was a big success and I'm looking forward to another meet-up, maybe in the fall.
MickiP65 PRO 9 years ago
Thanks to Terri for heading this up and to Mario for his sharing his vast knowledge. Also, it was great meeting each of you. Tom, Josh, and I had a nice time.

Here is a pic of the group's picture taker, Brett. We didn't want anyone to be left out of the picture. :)

The Picture Taker of the Los Angeles Zoo Pool Meet Up Group
Brett A. Fernau PRO 9 years ago
That's me alright. It really was a fun day. Definitely worth doing again, and maybe with even more of our group members.
EmperorNorton47 PRO 9 years ago
Hey. When are we doing this again? And am I the only one who wears a hat to the zoo?
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