Lone State readers,
I confess to being remiss about firming up what ‘hood would be best for our meetup. I thought I’d be starying near the airport, but instead I’ll be in Plano (very near the city line of Dallas). The last time I was there, the traffic was much worse than it had been on previous visits, which I gather is due to some companies opening offices there.
We had met at a spot suggested by Steve in Dallas:
4546 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX 75244
We could do that again, or try a new place. The pluses of Castina Laredo were that it was quiet, the people who ordered food said it was good, and we had no problem taking over a part of the place (although management knew were were coming and made sure we had a section to commandeer). The only bad part was everyone wound up seated at first a table that got longer and longer as we kept adding square normally four-seaters to it, and then readers set up satellite tables. Everyone being seated impeded mixing a bit. But that may be the drill elsewhere. We had about 35 people at the peak last time.
Another issue (and this is operative no matter where we wind up) is I am not renting a car (I’m not keen about driving in some cities and Dallas is one of them, plus I have a sprained ankle, so driving would hurt). Cab service to anything other than the airport in Plano is crappy. Steve in Dallas was kind enough to give me a lift last time, which was above and beyond the call of duty.
That is a long winded way of saying that I will endeavor to be there at the start of the meeutup, but I am subject to the whims of the Logistics Gods. Readers have enjoyed meeting each other, and I’m sure you’ll have stimulating conversations regardless. So please forgive me if I am not there to be a proper host from the outset!
I’ll announce the location one we have that sorted, but assume that it will go from 5:00 PM till at least 8:00 PM. See you soon!